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Akada’s Best Features

Finding the right software to power your dance studio shouldn’t take a tremendous amount of time, effort, or money. The features that Akada Software offers is based on our years of expertise with studio management, which means we do the hard work, and you focus on making sure your students are nailing those pirouettes. Here … Continued

Mental Health and Dance

In the past year, professional athletes have made headlines by doing one thing: taking a step back. Tennis star Naomi Osaka pulled out of matches; and more recently, gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from Olympic events. Both athletes cited mental health reasons for their withdrawal, and both athletes have received praise and scorn for their decisions. … Continued

Raising Revenue for Dance Studios

Thankfully, the Covid vaccine is becoming more widely available to the public, and the return to full, in-person dance classes is on the horizon. However, many dance studios are still feeling the financial strain of the pandemic. Some studios are back to in-person classes but find themselves with lower enrollment. Loss of revenue has caused … Continued

Your Studio + Akada = WINNING

Maybe 2020 hasn’t been the best year ever, but we did learn how to adapt whether we wanted to or not. It is OK to feel cautious looking toward 2021, but hopefully, there is some optimism too. As dance studio owners look ahead to the new year, one thing is for sure: Akada Software is … Continued

Revamping Your Dance Studio During Covid

The flurry of “goodbye for now” messages from dance studio owners are not a surprise in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic has taken its toll not only on health but on business health. Many owners have struggled to hold on, trying desperately to think outside of the box to keep their studios open and their students … Continued

Keeping Dancers Motivated During a Pandemic

Deserted dance studios are definitely a sad sight, normally buzzing with excitement, movement, and the happy chatter of students. Now dancers perform for their computer screen instead of their classmates and teachers. Staying motivated takes a little more effort for now, but maybe these tips can help students and teachers stay connected and motivated. Make … Continued

YPAD Scholarship Opportunity

  As many of you know, YPAD originated as the heart song of Leslie Scott Zanovitch, its founder and long-time champion—and someone I now consider a forever friend. 🙂 Leslie created YPAD to uphold a high standard of health and safety in dance. It was an answer to the industry-wide question, “How can we serve … Continued

Navigating Through a New World as a Dance Studio

The events from the pandemic crisis to standing up for human rights have set dance studios on a course into unknown waters. Everything has changed in an instant, forcing studio owners and teachers to embrace a whole new way of teaching from a distance and through an array of emotions. When everything changes and confusion … Continued

Akada Express App for iPhone and Android

Akada is excited to release our first studio-facing mobile app, Akada Express.  Akada Express will save your dance studio both time and money. No attendance sheets or purchasing expensive tablets — your teachers will be able to download the app right to their phones and enter attendance in the classroom. Akada Express will initially be … Continued

COVID Related Updates

Hang in there! Akada’s COVID-Related Updates   The emergence of COVID-19 has changed everything about the way we live life over the past several weeks. While the guidelines and changes have been anxiety-inducing and scary for so many, dance studios are getting creative to give their students some sense of normalcy.  To support that creativity, … Continued