The Studio Director Features

The Studio Director

Dance and gymnastics studio management and administration

4.65/5 (91 reviews)

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Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auto-Responders
Automated Scheduling
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Belt Ranking Classification
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Check-in/Check-out
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Confirmation/Reminders
Contract/License Management
Costume Management
Credit Card Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Generation
Dues Management
Electronic Payments
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Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Email Tracking
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Enrollments/Onboarding
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Event Management
Event Scheduling
Event Tracking
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Instructor Management
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Invoice Management
Lead Capture
Marketing Automation
Member Directory
Member Management
Member Portal
Member Types
Membership Management
Membership Renewals
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Package Tracking
Parent Portal
Payment Processing
Point of Sale (POS)
Promotions Management
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Registration Management
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Reservations Management
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scheduling
Score Tracking
Search/Filter
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Shopping Cart
Skills Tracking
Social Media Integration
Staff Management
Student Management
Student Portal
Task Scheduling
Team Management
Third Party Integrations
Transaction History
User Profiles
Visitor Management
Wait List Management
Website Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auto-Responders
Automated Scheduling
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Belt Ranking Classification
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Check-in/Check-out
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Confirmation/Reminders
Contract/License Management
Costume Management
Credit Card Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Generation
Dues Management
Electronic Payments
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Email Tracking
Employee Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Event Tracking
Facility Scheduling
File Management
Instructor Management
Interaction Tracking
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Lead Capture
Marketing Automation
Member Directory
Member Management
Member Portal
Member Types
Membership Management
Membership Renewals
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Package Tracking
Parent Portal
Payment Processing
Point of Sale (POS)
Promotions Management
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Registration Management
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Reservations Management
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scheduling
Score Tracking
Search/Filter
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Shopping Cart
Skills Tracking
Social Media Integration
Staff Management
Student Management
Student Portal
Task Scheduling
Team Management
Third Party Integrations
Transaction History
User Profiles
Visitor Management
Wait List Management
Website Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App

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13 reviews

The Studio Director Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about The Studio Director's features:

John S.

From an owner's standpoint, this is the cream of the crop.

2017-12-29

It was the key to our growth from 1,200 to 4,500 +/-.

Pros

Most information can be exported to Excel.

Cons

Doesn't allow API access to your data for customer reporting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly S.

TSDirector is easy to use, and was my software of choice for communication with CostumeManger.com.

2018-01-18

Mobile access for staff and clients

Pros

*Online Enrollment option *Date Specific Schedule option *Email Templates *Email History *Mobile accessible for staff

Cons

*Online payment SPLITS do not appear on payment detail for the day after they are entered *inability to make partial payment with Autopay feature *inability to apply SPLIT payments with Autopay feature *inability to select ACTIVE, INACTIVE, or PROSPECT for each family/student (which results in paying for inactive students)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Claire S.

Extremely Helpful

2019-09-05

The Studio Director helps us track class attendance, keep account balances up to date, and the customizable reports are extremely helpful in tracking financial trends.

Pros

The Studio Director is able to generate customizable reports that help us in almost every business decision.

Cons

While The Studio Director mobile website is helpful and agile, we still nonetheless continue to get feedback from clients who say that they would prefer to use an iOS app over a mobile site.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel W.

Good experience

2017-11-02

Keeps my classes and enrollments organized and customers can access at anytime and pay

Pros

I like the reports for business.

Cons

Really wish you could put in a minimum credit payment for it to process.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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omar r.

Easy to use class management tool

2020-01-20

In addition to establishing evaluative methodologies for students, so they can through the application see their performance in our classes, so that parents can also monitor the activities that their children do in my classes.

Pros

It allows the programming and management of classes, instructors, billing, as well as the control and monitoring of students.

Cons

It works efficiently, I have nothing negative to add, it is a very complete platform and has offered me good results.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren D.

Excellent Customer Service

2016-09-20

Studio Director works well as the main database for our non-profit dance education program.

Pros

The customer service is key - whenever we come across an issue, we get immediate support. The reports and texting features are a few others that we use frequently and have good success with.

Cons

There are many choices that work well, but it's not always customizable when you have specific needs that correlate with grant fund reporting.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering The Studio Director

I would recommend this software to anyone who is need of a great database, but cannot afford top of the line just yet.

Source: Capterra
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Myken N.

Studio Director has made registration & bookkeeping so easy and the customer support is outstanding

2017-11-28

Pros

I love the automatic billing and payment plan feature.

Cons

I wish it would send the payment confirmation emails to the clients and specify what was charged and paid for, for example a private lesson, costume charge.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Danelle W.

I am a Fan of the Studio Director

2017-02-10

Their customer service is excellent- always helpful answering questions with explanations or choices.

Pros

tracking of attendance, family and student information, charges and payments.

Cons

sometimes the reports do not add up right or find all the people who owe a certain fee.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alyssa G.

Excellent Software!

2016-10-20

Searching and tracking our enrollment numbers has never been easier and the enrollment in automatic payments has kept us accountable as well as our customers.

Pros

Customer Service User Friendly Multiple Features/Reports Easy to search and find specific records or groups of records with the ability to tag groups and email groups

Cons

User fields can only be added on Student level and not the Family level. We do a lot of research based on our family population and not having that option is little difficult, but The Studio Director actually came up with a nice alternative. This may not apply to a lot of studios.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren D.

Studio Director works well for our non-profit dance program

2018-03-14

I appreciate the ability to easily pull student and family account data reports, as well as keep our dance classes and seasons well organized and archived.

Pros

We utilize the Reports feature daily, which gives easy to use data that's easily transferable to Excel.

Cons

The only snag recently is trying to get families enrolled in the texting feature. I wish there was a way to send texts directly to phones with the family's opt-in code, instead of manually looking it up for each person.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tina B.

Studio Director is a very helpful tool for our non-profit organization's youth dance program.

2017-07-18

Ability to run many reports that assist our program's operations and help us report on numbers and demographics to our funding sector.

Pros

The customizable options with informational menus that are easily adjusted using the Admin function.

Cons

I think it's par for the course with most databases, and it's not a huge problem in our day to day operations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kim S.

Studio Director customer support is top-notch! Timely return of phone calls and emails especially.

2017-06-26

Way more for our money, especially in the areas of customer service and access to reports.

Pros

The number and types of reports are amazing...they have thought of everything we need before we even knew we needed it!

Cons

Also, we need less automatic information put in and more access to putting in our own info.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kris N.

Function and Service - Studio Director DELIVERS

2017-10-30

Pros

Lots of reporting features - I love that I can request new reports and they are usually implemented.

Cons

I wish promo codes would allow users to receive a discount when they enter the code and it could be deducted from the payment due.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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cathy m.

There has been a lot to learn but worth it to help immensely with office management.

2017-05-01

Pros

Comparison of year to year reports.

Cons

Sometimes the dashboard reports seem to fluctuate or not make complete sense month to month and I'm not sure if it's because the information is not entered correctly .

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Melanie G.

Wonderful System

2016-11-15

They helped with the transition from a different database, have a ton of resources readily available, and answer customer service questions quickly and efficiently.

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Leigh G.

Your customer service rep was a great help! She was very informative!

2017-10-30

Pros

Also easy to run reports needed.

Cons

Sometimes it is a little hard to find what I am looking for, but now I know to call the customer service if I need to.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Lindsay S.

Studio Director serves many of our needs for an after-school dance training program for students.

2017-06-09

We are able to manage hundreds of family and student accounts, set up our seasonal class schedules and rosters, and manage our recitals.

Pros

The function for pulling a recital show order that has the least quick changes possible is excellent.

Cons

Sometimes it's hard to find one report that covers everything we need, so we often have to piece things together manually.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Vanessa J.

Tisdale Dance Centre

2016-09-30

We love it! And your support is always amazing! This program definetely makes our studio run well and efficiently! We definetely try to use as many features as we can and as my second year using the program I am getting more comfortable using it and hope to put forth using some more features in the future

Pros

It helps organize and run our studio

Cons

Some of the financial reports aren't accurate

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Renee L.

Hands down, best customer service!

2016-07-16

I received amazing customer service both before and after my purchase.

Pros

The class schedule is displayed beautifully, I have easy access to all kinds of reports, my teachers can input their attendance and costume measurements directly onto the system, and the system will calculate costume sizes according to the vendor size charts.

Cons

I don't like how I have to enter a character for all the prospect info such as address and phone if I don't have it. But this is a very minor issue. The only other "con" I have is that if you sign up for the 2 week trial, you're just going to have to have it! It's just that awesome!

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Edgar R.

Alot less headaches for Studio Owners and Dance Teachers

2018-11-27

Whether its online or on your mobile phone, it's always available so you can stay connected and watch your business grow!

Pros

Alot of funtions for running their business and even taking care of payments and schedules... it even tastes like your running a big school all within this app.

Cons

Design is not their biggest attributes but who cares when everything starts to work together.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren D.

The customer support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable.

2017-05-04

Pros

There are many tracking, managing, and reporting options that we use daily to help our programs run more efficiently.

Cons

The reports don't always generate exactly what I'm looking for, but with so many choices I can usually find something close that will work.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Vanessa J.

We love it for our dance club!

2017-06-10

Pros

We use it for pre approving, registering and keeping track of all of out dance families.

Cons

A few of the reports are difficult to read.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily J.

Dance studio with 400 students and several different seasons/programs

2017-03-04

To pre-program our emails to send automatically would be super helpful -I do not want my clients to be able to click the 'do not send me emails' option upon registration because they end up missing out on important communications from us -i had to manually go through and delete over 1000 families from the system recently, could not believe i couldn't just filter a group via a tag and delete them all in bulk... instead, this took hours and hours of my time -From a customer perspective, registration experience could be easier, better looking, and i want control over the emails a customer receives upon registering.

Pros

The customer service is AMAZING.

Cons

It's a bit clunky at times, report pulling should be easier, emails should be better (take a look at mail chimp, THAT is a top notch email software), there are some major inefficiencies i've experienced, I have a feeling i am utilizing maybe 30% the software capabilities so as great as the software may be, there's definitely a lack of awareness/education would like help using it more and better.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering The Studio Director

I'm sure you know this but your customers are not techy people.. so they need a lot of hand holding if they are really going to optimize your product. We also have very little time to sit down and search the help section of the website and figure things out ourselves. So we just stick to the functions we know, and probably scratch the surface of all the good stuff your product provides. Studio directors/admins are generally suburban, crazy busy woman probably with families at home. Help us help ourselves!

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Danelle W.

Customer service is fantastic. their team is quick to reply, and incredibly patient and informative.

2018-02-16

Pros

I mostly use and appreciate the following: the attendance, pro-rating abilities, cancelling classes, keeping track of substitutes, being able to send quick emails is easy, keeping track of who owes, who is in the performances, making charges for fundraisers, late fees is simple, the list goes on.

Cons

Sometimes the reports are tricky.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aliza R.

Great Job!

2017-01-17

Recently I was trained via telephone on creating reports on Studio Director.

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Source: Capterra
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