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What is Studio Training Solutions®?

Studio Training Solutions® (STS™)  is your go-to place for proven tools and resources to run a successful business. It is a place to seek inspiration, participate in educational courses, connect with vendors, and transform your business. We are so glad you are here!

Whether you are a veteran studio owner or just starting your journey, whether your studio is small or large, urban or rural, competitive or non-competitive, you are in the right place! STS™ was built to offer professional development and resources right in one spot, connecting you with industry leaders, suppliers, and support that will help your studio reach its full potential.

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What is More Than Just Great Dancing!®?

More Than Just Great Dancing!® (MTJGD™) is an organization of affiliated studios who are aligned in their pursuit of excellence for their businesses and personal lives. Through membership, we provide our members with the advanced tools, resources, and coaching they need to achieve the highest standards in the industry. Beyond membership, we strive to positively influence the greater dance industry by creating unique educational opportunities for all. 

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Who are the MTJGD Certified Coaches™?

MTJGD Certified Coaches™ help to bring the MTJGD™ vision and mission to studios all around the globe. Through presentations, workshops, writing, and coaching, our coaches provide education and training for our 300 More Than Just Great Dancing!® studios.  MTJGD Certified Coaches™ are experts in specific areas of the studio business such as leadership, enrollment, programs, finance, and more!

MTJGD Certified Coaches™ are trained by industry leader Misty Lown to represent MTJGD™, teaching best practices in business. Coaches complete a rigorous certification program and ongoing professional development.

MTJGD Certified Coaches™ have taught for and been featured at the Dance Teacher Web, Dance Teacher Summit, Dance Teacher Expo, Hollywood Connection, DanceLife Teacher Conference, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Revolution, Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, Insight Magazine, Studio Owner University®, Dance Business Weekly, Dance Safe Canadian Council, and more!

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Who is Misty Lown?

Misty Lown is the founder and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing!® (MTJGD™), which has a positive impact on more than 100,000 dance students worldwide each week. Studio Training Solutions™, powered by MTJGD™, was founded by Misty Lown as a hub for all studio owners to engage with professional development, resources, vendor connections, and inspiration!

Misty’s sky-high energy is rooted in a passion for education and grassroots charitable giving. Her studio, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, founded in 1998, has provided over $500,000 in combined cash and studio scholarships through its 501(c) 3 non-profit, A Chance to Dance Foundation.

As an industry leader, coach, and sought-after keynote speaker, Misty shares her methods of creating a professional studio environment, where people learn and grow from the life experiences lived through dance. Her speaking engagements have included the Dance Teacher Web, National Dance Educators Organization, Tennessee Association of Dance Professionals, Dance Revolution, REVEL, Adrenaline, Thrive, guiDANCE, Hope College Dance Department, University of Alabama Dance Department, MSA Talent Agency, PULSE Teachers Convention, Hollywood Connection, Dance Teacher Summit, and the DanceLife Teacher Conference. She has also been an international speaker for the Australian Teachers of Dancing Convention and Victorian Dance Festival in Australia, the Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization in Canada, and Achieving Leadership Excellence in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Misty acquired Youth Protection Association for Dance™ in 2019 to provide education programs that support safeguarding in dance. She is the author of an Amazon #1 Bestseller, One Small Yes, and is a member of the Forbes Small Business Council. 

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