These last several months have been incredibly busy for us here at the studio. Here is an overview of what has happened since our last post...
1. We attended the new Dayton Gem City dance competition, in April. Held in an actual ballroom, our students did brilliantly as usual. Rhythm & Grace won Top Studio and Angel again took the Top Teacher award. Everyone had a great time and we got some new trophies to hang in the studio.
2. We attended the Northcoast Ballroom Championships. There, Debbie Olson came out an American Smooth 3 dance Champion, Carmen Hansford came out with the Top Silver Student award and Top All Around Student for the comp. Angel, against some tough competition, came out Top Teacher among the strongest teachers Cleveland has to offer. Even more surprising, Rhythm & Grace won the Top Large Studio award. Our little 1,000 square foot studio with one male instructor out danced studios with as many as 3-4 teachers and 2,000 to over 3,000 square feet. We are gaining the rep as "the little studio that can!"
3. Our really big news - we have added a jazz-tap-ballet-hip hop- and general performing arts and tumbling studio. This basically means that Rhythm & Grace can now offer services in practically all forms of dancing. We are really excited about the prospects this has opened up for us. As part of our purchase, we also acquired new spaces for our ballroom social, wedding, competitive and recreational services. We will be teaching in about a little over 3,000 square feet of dance spaces spread over 4 dance floors and 2 suites. We will be a "dance campus"! The school is presently known as Diamond Dance Center, and will transfer over under the Rhythm & Grace umbrella. The Lakewood studio location will be moving to those new spaces by Fall 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!
4. Finally, for the 2nd year in a row, Cleveland Hotlist has ranked us the number one Ballroom dance studio in Cleveland, and runner up for the best Dance Studio for Adults.
Thank you for all your support in our success, and we are so looking forward to what the future is bringing!!!