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Matt Ryan
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Matt Ryan is a multi-op DJ business owner, radio personality, developer of School Dance Pros, and educator. Matt has been performing school events, along with many other types of functions, since 1996. Currently Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment performs approximately 250 events per year, with nearly half of them being school and teen events. Matt is well-known as an air personality on WNCI 97.9, a Top 40 radio station in Columbus, OH, and is a middle school teacher and coach. Matt is able to provide unprecedented insight to other DJs about how school dances are organized. To contact Matt, email Matt@SchoolDancePros.com or visit SchoolDancePros.com.

Is Your Direct Marketing to Schools Working?

By Matt Ryan – “School Dance Pro” As this school year comes to a close, you should be working on filling your unbooked dates next school year with new school clients. Many schools that have dance dates selected for next…

Are your Business Practices School-Friendly?

by Matt Ryan – “School Dance Pro” Take a moment to think about the terms of the contract you send to schools when they engage your services. Do you require a deposit? Is there a cancellation fee? Do you require…

Weekday School Gigs

by Matt Ryan – “School Dance Pro” March and April are two common months for standardized testing in schools. These tests are used to measure student achievement, and in many cases, serve as the school’s report card on the effectiveness…

Start Your 2013 School Dance Marketing in February

by Matt Ryan – “School Dance Pro” This school year is barely half way over, but school teachers and administrators are already beginning to plan for 2013, so don’t wait until school’s almost out to market your school dance services…

Booked? Ask If the Date is Flexible!

by Matt Ryan – School Dance Pro How many times have you been called by one of your best school clients to book a date in which you are already sold out or otherwise can’t perform? Is your client base…

How Tough Financial Times for Schools Can Impact Your DJ Business

by Matt Ryan With talks of cuts on government spending sweeping the country, public schools are being forced to evaluate how they spend their resources. As a business partner to schools, you depend on their ability to hire you and…