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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 31 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 31, 2019

Destiny Dance Studio

A dance studio where students can learn a number of dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop among others.

Destiny Dance Studio

A dance studio where students can learn a number of dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop among others.

$336
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 31 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 31, 2019

About

I have loved dance for over 20 years and have been blessed to make a career out of teaching dance.  Up until now I have been contracting my services to a variety of schools and studios teaching for others.  I have been dreaming about running my own business and opening a studio where I can execute my vision for dance instruction.  I now have an opportunity to make that dream come true.  

One of my former bosses is moving away from the studio format for her business and is giving me the opportunity to transition her customers and location to my own business.  It would instantly give me access to a clientele and location to which I'm familiar because of my time teaching at her school.

Right now her school focuses almost solely on teaching Ballet to children, but I hope to expand what is offered to include instruction in more styles of dance including Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Tap.  I also want to reach a wider range of ages for students by offering classes to young children, teenagers, and even adults.  In addition to the typical dance instruction classes, I want my school to offer an annual Nutcracker performance and also be the home for a Modern based dance company, which would be unlike anything offered by any of the schools in the immediate area.

While this is a great opportunity and certainly has its benefits, it is not without some cost. First, my former boss is offering to sell me some of the equipment, costumes, and merchandise that she currently holds for her school.  The equipment and costumes in particular are related to the Nutcracker and would allow me to start offering that performance right away.  Also, I will be taking on her lease and will be expected to pay the monthly rate immediately.  That rate is pretty high especially given that my business will be new and still in the process of working things out.  Any help in offsetting those costs would be a blessing to me and help ensure my business gets off to a good start.

I love teaching, and I think my studio will have a lot to offer to the students and the community around.  My school will be called Destiny Dance because I truly believe that God made reaching people through the art of dance a part of my personal destiny.  I've seen the joy that it can bring to people that partake in it, and I want to do my part to continue to spread that joy.

Risks and challenges

The potential risks include:
Destiny Dance not retaining many clients from the former business,
Destiny Dance not bringing in enough new customers, and
the money owed to the former business for early marketing leaves insufficient funds from registration to cover operating costs.

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    Free Leotard

    For a $25 donation, get a free leotard for your dancer. The leotard can be picked up at the studio.

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    10% off session

    Destiny Dance will give guest 10% off the session of their choice.

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    Private Lesson

    Destiny Dance will offer guest a free 45 min private lesson. The reward can be used only once and anytime during the dance school year.

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    First month of a class for free

    With a $500 donation you or someone on your behalf will be able to explore one dance style of their choice for the first month of class for free (must be the first month of the session). The first school session will start at the beginning of September and will end at mid December.

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    A Themed Children Birthday Party

    Destiny Dance will offer a free themed children's dance birthday party. The birthday girl or boy will get to choose a theme and invite 10 of his or her friends. The party will include a lesson where attendees learn a dance, a performance for the family and friends attending the party, and a tea party. The birthday parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays after 3:00pm

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Funding period

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