Virtuosity Dance Centre for Golden, CO

$2,345 of $33,726 goal

Raised by 31 people in 80 months

Mission Statement: Training young dancers to be professional, punctual and artistic in a nurturing environment that allows them to grow and prosper with confidence and verve. 

What will we offer? A preschool dance program for kids 2-5, a full dance program for kids 6 with a teen performing dance company (by audition). Dance styles will include Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop.  We will offer a large spectrum of classes for adults as well from dance to Zumba, barre fitness, conditioning, pilates, yoga...

We will host intensives and workshops in various styles.

Also, we will have a wellness component with nutrition seminars, workshops and counseling! For general nutrition, weight loss, disease management or athletic nutrition and more!


Hi!  I am Amanda!  I am 30 years old and have been a dancer since my 1st class at 2 years of age. From as far back as I have memories; I have known my passion for dance.  It is an art form that has no boundaries, no prejudices and no need for words.  It can touch the most unlikely spectator.  To move on stage is to truly know freedom.  Nothing in this world excites me more than seeing a human being moving their body in a way that makes my heart ache, that tells me their story without ever speaking out loud.

As a teenager, dance saved my life.  The discipline, the need for my body to be in optimal shape, the schedule and above all; the director and fellow company members' belief and trust in me to arrive fully and perform my best at all times prevented me from making self-damaging decisions.  Dance does that for a person.  Not only does one learn to plié or pirouette, but one learns to be dependable, punctual and how to commit.  Most young dancers don't continue into a dance career, but the lessons learned apply in all aspects of their lives' choices. 

I was blessed with a mentor that created that environment for all of us dancers, including myself.  The studio was a place where we were safe, loved and appreciated while surrounded by our closest friends.  These are friends we still keep today.  As soon as I began teaching dance, I realized this was the gift I wanted to give back.  I want to provide walls full of friends, love, warmth and encouragement for the next generation.  I have treasured my time spent in the past several years educating students within the studio walls of others.  I love seeing them "click" one day with their technique or expression.  I can't wait to see how a wallflower dancer in the classroom blooms when she is onstage.  Being there once a week for these moments in someone else's studio is wonderful, but it is time for me to be a part of them every day.  It is time for me to be the owner of the studio walls that contain these special years of growing up. 

I will provide training that will take dancers to a professional level if that is what they wish but I will also be training dancers to be great at whatever they choose in life. 

I also wish to bring my nutritional therapy education into play with counseling, seminars, workshops and basic education.

My dream is for the teen performing company, Virtuosity Dance Company, to take part in community gardens, Golden Farmers' Market events and other areas where food and dance can combine forces!

For all of the kids within the program, we will have regular performances, but the Virtuosity Dance Company will have extra opportunities at First Fridays and other local events as well as a student choreography showcase where the students will learn to produce, direct, choreograph and dance within their own show!

Please "like" VDC on facebook!  

Start-up Expenses

$600 "“ Initial marketing materials and mailing costs

$100   - Website design and hosting fee

$70     - MindBodyOnline client services

$10,000 "“ Contract on lease agreement

$400  "“ Sound systems

$500 - Computer/Printer/Credit Card Processor

$2000 "“ Mirrors from

$250  "“ Business registration from

$500  "“ Insurance Fees LF Insurance

$600 "“ Utility Deposits

$5000 "“ Contingencies

$3900 x 3 = $11700 "“ 3 Month's Rent (for a safety net)

$2206 "“ 7% Fee for

$33726 - Total  

A FULL business plan is available for your review.  Please email me if you wish to receive a copy. 

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Hi everyone! If you haven't yet, you should definitely go like my facebook page and checkout the pics I have posted thus far! We are nearly there!! Thank you again and again and again! I hope to see you at the Grand Opening!!! August 17 @ 6pm!!!
109 N Rubey Dr
Golden, CO 80403
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Thank you for all of your support thus far! We are toiling away and are pretty close to beginning demolition of the space so that we can then build the floors! We still have a long way to go and still need your help!
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We are signing the lease tomorrow morning at 10am!!
I wish you could all be there with me, but I know you are in spirit. Your support has been tremendous and my gratitude is never-ending. Building to begin soon! Updates are coming!
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Thomas Skyler
52 months ago

This is a great Step for the youth . I support your Ideas. Thomas

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$2,345 of $33,726 goal

Raised by 31 people in 80 months
Created December 18, 2012
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68 months ago
Rob Day
74 months ago

best wishes, Rob

Claudia Quan
75 months ago

I'm so proud of you Amanda!

Erica Gionfriddo
75 months ago
Larissa Deen
75 months ago

A leaf for each girl, so they will always be a part of your studio.

Addie Davis
76 months ago

So excited for this manda! Much love and blessings to you! xoxoxo

Kathleen Kingsley
77 months ago

The best of luck to you, always, Amanda. Your spirit is great. Your talent equally so.

Judyth Hill
77 months ago

WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Rock this World, beloved Manda Janer!!!!! love you dearly!~ Full stem ahead! Mama

M.c. Clymer
77 months ago

Here you are , I wish the best for you Amanda your have alwys been a good friend , This is what I am doing down In Santa Fe, If you know of anyone wanting to help

Ellie Harmon
77 months ago

Oh gosh! I think you rented my apartment from me when I left Santa Fe to go on an adventure on the Appalachian Trail! Best of luck with *your* new adventure. This looks great :)

Thomas Skyler
52 months ago

This is a great Step for the youth . I support your Ideas. Thomas

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