When the pandemic hit, many studios set up temporary outdoor dance spaces to keep dancing safely in person. Alana Tillim of Santa Barbara Dance Arts took this a step further: investing $20,000 in a permanent outdoor studio that is already starting to paying off—and will serve her for the long run.
Lovely Leaps began 2020 with programs in eight preschools and a small weekend-studio enrollment. It’s ending the year having taught over 3,500 students through its robust virtual-class program. Here’s how the owner did it.
With a second location opening soon, a shortage of volunteer teachers, and a $1.1 million fundraising nut, Groove with Me dance studio in East Harlem boldly enters its 25th year.