Who We Are
Leave Your Mark
Dance Ink has combined with Ink Cares to operate fully as ONE non-profit organization.
The owners of Dance Ink decided to open their first studio within weeks of finding out a number of their students would no longer be able to attend their previous dance school or possibly continue to dance together. The owners truly feel like they become an important part of the lives of their students and their students become an even more important part of the lives of their teachers. The owners put together a business plan and found the resources to start their business and begin classes for 60+ students in just THREE WEEKS. Within the past 18 months, there have been many learning curves, ups, downs, celebrations, changes of trajectory, and much more. First and foremost, we appreciate the patience and grace we have received from all of you as we learn to build this organization that we are more than proud of. We commit to continue to learn and to listen. We also commit to ensuring our own professional development to give our students the best because they deserve nothing less.
With all of this said and as many of you know, this organization was never built for the sake of money, profit, or attention. Several owners, teachers, and staff at Dance Ink volunteer much of their time to make this successful. This is why we have decided to move in the direction of operating as a fully non-profit organization. The resources and opportunities that will be available are priceless and we will receive the many benefits of being led by experts in their fields on the Board of Trustees.
Nothing changes in regards to how the schools operate. Tuition and fees all go directly towards the overhead costs of running the organization and having brick and mortar locations. Any additional income received will go directly back into the programs we offer. We intend to continue to offer affordable classes and opportunities for all. All of the changes are happening behind the scenes but we are certain that all will feel even more positive effects in the future. Dance Ink has already been so successful in its short time and we are so excited for all the future will hold!
What We Offer
Performance Ink Participates in local Parades and Festivals.
All Participants must be a student of Dance Ink.
You must be enrolled in musical theatre.
There is a $50 per month performance ink fee that is added to the tuition. This will go towards master classes, costumes, performance fees/venues, and additional rehearsals.
Performance Ink will participate in classes, spring production, holiday show, holiday parade, holiday season showcases, summer season, competitions & conventions are options, and INK Cares*.
Must be a student of Dance Ink to compete. You must be enrolled in a minimum of three classes including the style in which you compete. All technique styles require that you take ballet, jazz, and one additional technique. There will be two levels of competition: Primary & Advanced. The placement will be based on the number of classes taken/hours of dance studied each week. Additional fees apply for choreography, costumes, props, registration, and competition fees. These will be outlined for each individual competition based on the prices and location of the competition. Fierce Ink will participate in classes and spring production, holiday show, competitions and conventions, showcases, and INK Cares*. Audition required.
One Step at a Time
We will be offering students with a desire to pursue dance professionally the invitation to attend summer intensive auditions, additional master classes, and scholarship opportunities.
We will be planning additional trips to give students the opportunities to take classes in industry leading cities and also see productions they could someday be a part of in smaller cities too!
Find out more by contacting us.