Save the Studio
In a world of uncertainty, there is one constant we can always rely on: there is strength in unity.
The studio is more than a location, it is a home for our dance family. It is a space for our community to come talk, hang out, dance, learn, and experience life together. Without the studio, our community loses a home.
As is the story for many businesses, we have been hit hard by COVID. The pandemic continues to effect our lives and our studio. Seeing as our dance studio is technically classified as “entertainment,” we are discouraged from being open. Our expenses outweigh our income and it is at this time that we must ask for your aid.
The team at Heart & Sole Dance has been doing everything to boost attendance, revenue, and marketing. We have been pouring ourselves into new ideas and adapting to the times. We will continue to do so until the bitter end because, as stated above, the studio is more than just a physical location. We met at the studio as individuals and we now stand together, forged through the ups and downs of our dance journeys, united in our love of this artform and each other.
We have explored and will continue to work tirelessly on expanding our income, but at this time the studio will not make it to 2021. We sat together while feeling horribly alone as we confronted this reality. As a team we came to the strong decision the we could not close our doors quietly. We are are more than just the team, we are part of a larger community.
Yes, times are hard and things look bleak, and it is also a time to remember the good in our lives and focus on our community. There is strength in unity and it is now, in our darkest hour, that we ask you to come together and save the studio. Every little bit helps and we appreciate any amount given. Thank you for supporting our community’s future.
A letter and update from Maren – Post Gala
Without a doubt, our Gala was a smashing success! If you have not see the pictures, you can check them out on Facebook. I even took a brief video of some of the dancing!
We’re going to make it to 2021!!! We were hopeful, yet still uncertain how our community would respond to our situation and we are OVERWHELMED with the amount of love and support you have showed. Between the landlord deferring half our rent payments, and your generosity, we have the resources to see us through the end of 2020.
This gives us a bit of breathing room. Thanks to you we can continue to work tirelessly to update, create and implement new ideas so that we can be a part of everyone’s future for a long time to come. Truly, your donations are a big part of the web we are building in order to keep our doors open.
While we are not out of the woods yet, we have a much better chance of getting there thanks to your generosity.
Your dancing friend,
Silent Auction Donors
Along with baskets and services Heart & Sole put together, we had an outpouring of silent auction items donated from our community. We’d like to make a special shout-out to our Silent Auction Donors who so generously donated their services to our Gala. Thank you for your kindness!
We appreciate their support for our Studio as well as the Gala. Be sure to check them out and consider supporting more local businesses.