So, I can finally talk about it:
The dance studio where I have taught for the last few years was going to close, but I purchased the equipment and took over the lease.
I've been working on getting my Articles of Incorporation and turning it into a certified Non Profit School of dance and performance arts. It's a lot of legal paperwork to set up, but this way, it will be run by a board of directors, and no matter who comes or goes, it will keep going on as long as there is interest in the community.
I'm opening it up to other performance and theatre arts classes and workshops, and hoping to grow the program. We'll also be offering family classes, classes for special needs children, and children with sensory issues with lower lights, softer music and play filled creative movement time.
I'm really excited to do this. I've had a few people wonder why I'm devoting so much energy and time into a project that isn't going to pay me, and all I can think of is that it is something the community needs, and if giving up a year or two of my time to build it until it stands on its own, I will be happy to.
If your interested in the school or in the area and have a skill you'd like to teach a workshop on, or just plain curious, the website is www.bourreedapa.wixsite.com/dance
We are going to be looking for sponsors for our competition team and for our season's performances. There are tons of benefits to sponsoring our team, and we advertise for you on our team jackets, performance signs and in our programs.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I'll still be working on my novels in my non teaching days, so that won't stop.
What is new with all of you?
Listening to: fan
Reading: legal documents up the wazzoo
Watching: The Walking Dead
Eating: fried wontons