Have you met Bob and Charlotte?
They are the key to our success!
When a beloved dance school announced it would be closing it's doors in December 2015, leaving dancers, parents and teachers up in the air, Miss Sara and Miss Chloe decided the show must go on. They gathered a select handful of parents to attend a meeting at Bob and Charlotte's house to discuss what could be done. With no plan, the big question was "How do we move forward?". That evening, Sara and her parents did not have a clue of what was to come. With overwhelming support from the parents in attendance, it was decided that the only option was to open a new studio. You can imagine the look on her parent's face, Bob & Charlotte, during this meeting. Not that they didn't believe in Sara, but they were reasonably worried: where would the money come from? how are we going to find space? how are we going to build a studio in two weeks? Was this even going to be a sustainable business?
Bob, who was still reluctant to settle to the idea of Sara opening a studio at the age of 22 with no prior business background, agreed to visit studio facility options. They found the perfect space and Sara convinced her dad that the opportunity needed to be jumped on.
Now it was time to build the studio. In under two weeks, Bob built the desk, wall, installed the barn doors, helped lay the floor down and many other jobs. All while still running his own full time business. Charlotte took on the roll of helping organize and manage the administration end of things. Between Bob, Charlotte, Sara (and many others of course!) we had a studio built and open in two weeks! Phew!
As if that wasn't enough work, SDC grew faster than we anticipated. Now we needed to expand...! After four months in business, we made another leap from our old 1,875 square foot facility to our now 4,800 square foot facility. Now imagine the look on Bob and Charlotte's face...
Bob and Charlotte are truly the foundation to SDC's success. Supporting the studio in every way, shape and form. Whether it be building an entire facility, doing a coffee run, to putting a pony tail in a dancer's hair, they are a constant source of support and love. The next time you see them, be sure to say hi and give them a big hug!
Wait until you see the look on their face when Sara tells them we will be expanding yet again with a brand new 10,000 square foot facility featuring four dance studios, girls AND boys change room, viewing tv's in the waiting area, homework station and more...! Our goal is to have the facility up and running for the 2019/20 season, construction dependant. Yippee!!
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