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 pliÃ© 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! www.facebook.com/VDanceCentre
$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 www.giganticmirrors.com
$250 "“ Business registration from www.mynewcompany.com
$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 GoFundMe.com
$33726 - Total
A FULL business plan is available for your review. Please email me if you wish to receive a copy. [email redacted]
DonationsSee top donations
- Rob Day
- Claudia Quan
- Erica Gionfriddo
- Larissa Deen
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more