Friday, April 18, 2008

Dance Studio

I'm trying to decide if I should rent a dance studio or not. There is a steel building right by Gilbert High School (the one that Gissels used to own), and it's a dance studio inside. There is a little lobby area, bathroom, drinking fountain, two dance rooms and even a window so the parents could watch from the lobby. The location is ideal, since most of our students live in Gilbert. It would also be great to have 2 classes going at a time. It's just scary to pay a big rent each month and wonder if we will even make a profit, especially in the summer, when we will most likely have less students. The hope is that once we move there we would gain students since we could offer more classes and it would be more professional than having classes in a garage. I wish I could know how many new students we'd get ahead of time, but instead it's kind of a gamble. Melanie and Amy are teaching with me, which is great, because I can't have this be my whole life. So I guess I'm asking for advice...Do we stay safe and keep doing things like we are, or do we rent this building and hope we gain enough students to make the rent worth it?

6 comments:

McDonald Clan said...

I think you would definitely get enough students and I say GO FOR IT! What a great opportunity!:)

Love,
Heather

Sally said...

Amen to that, sister. Although I am a big fan of change. You know this. Think of it this way: Take a step forward into the dark, and the way will be made clear. That sounded so Star Wars, didn't it?

Kambria Smith said...

It would be really cool to have a real dance room to frolic about in. What kind of commitement do you have to make to rent it...Could you try it out for a few months then stop if you weren't making enough? I say try it out if your not stuck in a contract for a year or anything.

Ron Michael Family said...

I think you would get more students. Pray about it! Good luck!

Bethany'sBazodi said...

go big or go home!

Tiffany said...

Go for it!!! If you don't you will always wonder if you should of. You are an amazing dancer and teacher and the students will come. Give me some fliers and I will hand them out around my neighboorhood. With the studio being closer it will be easier for me to make it to the adult class too. And I will pay. So fun to see you the other day.