After 2020’s virtual end-of-year performances, studio owner Chasta Hamilton decided to go big with her recital plans this year. The result: A three-day event run like an outdoor music festival, complete with 14 shows, plus concessions and festivities.
Three studios hold outdoor classes: One makes a profit, one breaks even and one loses money. Here’s how they’re doing it, and why they all say it’s worth it.
Acquiring a building is no small feat, especially in San Francisco’s ultra-competitive real estate market. Here’s how Smuin Ballet moved mountains to buy their own building in Potrero Hill.