Dance Studio Giveaway Entry - Rhythms Dance Academy
Rhythms Dance Academy, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Dance Studio
My name is Haley Stambo, and I am the owner/director/teacher at Rhythms Dance Academy in Windsor Locks, CT. Our studio is currently around 100 students with a competition team of 11. This is our 10th Anniversary!
The studio was originally owned by my older sister, Heather Stambo, as it was her lifelong dream to own and run a dance studio. She opened the first location when she was 19 years old, right out of the conservatory.
I assisted teaching with classes when she first opened, as we were both life-long dancers. As the studio grew, I became more involved in teaching and assisting with the competition team. We moved to our second location after 4 years, and the studio continued to grow.
At the end of our eighth season, my sister, at age 26, unexpectedly and tragically passed away. I finished the season with the students, and then made the decision to keep her dream alive and take over the ownership of the studio. At that time, we moved into a larger location and the studio grew larger. We are now in our tenth season! It is a family-run business, and the studio is a family of its own.
We would greatly benefit from winning this contest by either expanding our dance floor in this larger location, or by purchasing mirrors or equipment for our larger number of students. As we grow, we need the studio to grow with us! Please consider us for this award!
We look forward to June 15th!