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Inspire, LLC

Name: Tiffany Norman

Location: Crofton, MD 

Type of Business:
Dance Company

What does your business do?
Inspire Dance Company was designed to introduce and develop the art of dance in children. We offer a variety of classes- ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acrobatics, and lyrical- to children ages 2 and up. At Inspire Dance, students learn various skills and techniques through dance choreography and culminate the winter and spring seasons with recitals

When and why did you start the biz?
June 2012

How Many People are in your Company?
7 staff and 100 students

Where's your office?
Renting a room in a Martial Arts performance Center

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Currently the toughest part of running Inspire is not always have the space to conduct classes as well as being able to offer more classes for the various ages and skills because we rent from a center with numerous events.

What's the most fun part?
The fun part of Inspire is the children enjoyment of learning throughout the year as well them receiving the opportunity to grow and make new friends. It's also memorable when they have the chance to dress up in there costumes and perform in a recital.

Anything you would have done differently?
The two things I would have done differently is starting looking for Grants sooner and having more staff available. Classes took off faster than expected and trying to teach and maintain all the administrative aspects can become overwhelming at times.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Next for the business is to lease our own space so that we can continue to grow and offer more classes for children to attend and develop.

What advice do you have for others?
Advice I would gave is to make sure you work with a strong good staff that will support you in all times. Its not easy trying to start and run a business while working a full time job too. Having a good staff that could be there in times when you not able to be everywhere at once.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Using Idea Cafe will help expand and promote society about Inspire Dance Company. Its away for others to learn Inspire Dance Company was designed to introduce and develop the art of dance in children. We offer a variety of classes- ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, acrobatics, and lyrical- to children ages 2 and up. Also for society to know dancing can help with the skills- communication, number application, teamwork, self-improvement, problem solving, creative thinking, independent enquiry, self-management, and participation. Dance has its own body of knowledge, understanding, and skills and with Inspire, our children experience these through classes and performances.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Sony Brockport

Prior jobs or business?
Educator in the public school system

Favorite Food?
Turkey Burger

What are your pets' names?

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
The love of dancing and being around the youth led me to develop Inspire Dance.

Contact Info:
Tiffany Norman
1609 Howard Chapel Ct
Crofton, MD 21114



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