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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Studio Owner University Orlando

Join us for our BIGGEST training event, yet!

Studio Owner University® Orlando will provide you with a magical opportunity to connect with your ideal clients
— successful dance studio owners ­who are qualified buyers and the decision makers in their businesses!

You won’t want to miss this MAGICAL opportunity!

What is
Studio Owner University®?

SOU™ is an annual event, developed by Misty Lown and More Than Just Great Dancing!®, that began in 2014. This event attracts 300+ successful studio owners from around the world. It provides current, content-packed business courses along with coaching from Misty Lown and a variety of engaging guest speakers.

In addition to learning how to grow their businesses, studio owners connect with vendors to find the resources they need for success! Misty coaches studio owners to invest in the partnerships they need to successfully grow their businesses while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It makes SOU™ the perfect place to get your brand and business in front of your target audience –
successful studio owners looking to grow their businesses!

Studio Owner University

What is
Studio Owner University®?

Studio Owner University

SOU™ is an annual event, developed by Misty Lown and More Than Just Great Dancing!®, that began in 2014. This event attracts 300+ successful studio owners from around the world. It provides current, content-packed business courses along with coaching from Misty Lown and a variety of engaging guest speakers.

In addition to learning how to grow their businesses, studio owners connect with vendors to find the resources they need for success! Misty coaches studio owners to invest in the partnerships they need to successfully grow their businesses while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It makes SOU™ the perfect place to get your brand and business in front of your target audience –
successful studio owners looking to grow their businesses!

Event Schedule

DAY One

Monday, February 6
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Move In and Set Up
9:00AM - 1:00PM
5:45PM
Exclusive Vendor Meeting with Misty Lown
5:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix & Mingle in Vendorland
6:00PM - 9:00PM

DAY TWO

Tuesday, February 7
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
7:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 4:30PM
General Sessions
Lunch for studio owners and vendors will be provided, and Vendorland will be open during the mid-day lunch break.
9:00AM - 4:30PM
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
4:30PM - 6:00PM

DAY THREE

Wednesday, February 8
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
7:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 4:30PM
General Sessions
Lunch for studio owners and vendors will be provided, and Vendorland will be open during the mid-day lunch break.
9:00AM - 4:30PM
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Breakdown and Move Out
1:30PM - 3:30PM

DAY One

Monday, February 6
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Move In and Set Up
9:00AM - 1:00PM
5:45PM
Exclusive Vendor Meeting with Misty Lown
5:45PM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix & Mingle in Vendorland
6:00PM - 9:00PM

DAY TWO

Tuesday, February 7
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
7:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 4:30PM
General Session
Lunch for studio owners and vendors will be provided, and Vendorland will be open during the mid-day lunch break.
9:00AM - 4:30PM
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
4:30PM - 6:00PM

DAY THREE

Wednesday, February 8
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Vendorland and Vendor Appointments
7:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 4:30PM
General Session
Lunch for studio owners and vendors will be provided, and Vendorland will be open during the mid-day lunch break.
9:00AM - 4:30PM
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Breakdown and Move Out
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Schedule subject to change at resort’s discretion.

What do vendors say about
Studio Owner University®?

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SOU™ has been a fantastic opportunity for Acrobatic Arts to connect with some of the highest performing studio owners in the industry. The speakers on stage do a wonderful job of emphasizing how the vendors in the expo hall make studio ownership easier, programming more streamlined, and how we add value to the studio. Those endorsements always have customers lined up at our booth!

 – Mandy Yip, Acrobatic Arts

SOU™ has been a fantastic opportunity for Acrobatic Arts to connect with some of the highest performing studio owners in the industry. The speakers on stage do a wonderful job of emphasizing how the vendors in the expo hall make studio ownership easier, programming more streamlined, and how we add value to the studio. Those endorsements always have customers lined up at our booth!

 – Mandy Yip, Acrobatic Arts

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Misty and her team at More Than Just Great Dancing attract the most engaged and motivated studio owners in the industry. They see the value of providing quality programming, the necessity to provide continued learning opportunities for their staff and the heart to know that we are better together!

 – Tricia Gomez, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

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Misty and her team at More Than Just Great Dancing attract the most engaged and motivated studio owners in the industry. They see the value of providing quality programming, the necessity to provide continued learning opportunities for their staff and the heart to know that we are better together!

 – Tricia Gomez, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

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Misty Lown has been Featured in

Let the Magic Begin!

Ready to join us for SOU™ 2023? 

Click below to download all of the details about having an expo booth in “Vendorland” and the other magical sponsorship opportunities! 

FAQ

  • 8’ deep by 10’ wide space
  • 8’ draped backwall and 3’ draped sidewalls
  • 6’ table with 2 chairs
  • Free admission to the event
  • One standard electrical outlet
  • Wi-fi connection
  • Opening night Mix & Mingle event
  • Meal with Studio Owners in Vendorland for two people
  • Swag bag item placement
  • Listing in SOU™ workbook
  • Appointment scheduling platform set-up
  • Selection of Vendorland Booth (in order of receipt of reservation)

Yes! When you partner with us in multiple ways, we help you stretch your investment even further! 

We would love to help you build the perfect sponsorship package for your brand and business needs!

Contact randee@morethanjustgreatdancing.com to discuss becoming a Premier Partner with More Than Just Great Dancing!®

Yes! Booths are selected in order of receipt of reservation. When the floor plan has been finalized, we will contact you to choose your spot in Vendorland!  

 The MTJGD™ Events team has secured a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at two of the Disney resorts. While our block is sold out at the Contemporary, we do have some rooms available at a reduced price at the Wilderness Lodge which is very close to the Contemporary. Once this block of rooms is sold out, we are unable to secure more rooms at the discounted rate. You will be able to book your room beginning on September 22nd after your reserve your booth.

At MTJGD™, we offer our licensed affiliated studios the advanced tools, resources, and coaching they need to achieve the highest standards in the industry. Beyond membership, we strive to be a positive influence on the greater dance industry by creating unique educational opportunities for all.

MTJGD™ is committed to best practices in safety and wellness, communication, teacher training, studio management, and community involvement. We serve members from around the globe with our tiered membership levels that include:

  • Leadership resources, financial calculators and tools for success
  • Graphic design templates and custom services
  • An invitation to our members-only Facebook forum
  • Access to personal 1:1 coaching with our MTJGD Certified Coaches™
  • Group coaching with Founder Misty Lown
  • Annual live events (always with fresh content!)

Below you will find information and links to apply to be a MTJGD™ Preferred Partner and/or a Studio Training Solutions™ Featured Vendor. They are unique opportunities that each provide you with great benefits for just $99 per year!

More Than Just Great Dancing!® Preferred Partner Application
Click the above link and fill out the short form to apply to be a MTJGD™ Preferred Partner.
More Than Just Great Dancing!® is our membership arm. Our MTJGD™ members are lifelong learners who value innovation, leadership, education, and above all, community.
These studio owners are qualified buyers ­who are the decision makers in their businesses. Being a Preferred Partner puts you into close contact with our 291 MTJGD™ Studio Owners, and it allows you to provide a special perk available only to our members!

Studio Training Solutions™ Featured Vendor Application
Click the link above and scroll down to fill out the short form to apply to be a STS™ Featured Vendor.
Studio Training Solutions™ is our industry impact arm. These studio owners find solutions for their businesses through e-courses, downloads, INSight Magazine™ articles, vendor connections, and industry events. They trust STS™ to provide the tools they need to thrive at every step of their journey.
As a Featured Vendor, your brand is listed on our comprehensive online resource hub that is the #1 go-to for all things related to studio ownership. This wide-reach opportunity helps you build brand recognition and trust.

We would love to place your swag in the swag bags that attendees receive! Swag bag placement is included with your booth package.

If you are unable to attend SOU™ but would still like to place items into the swag bags, please contact Randee@morethanjustgreatdancing.com for details on where to send your swag. 

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