My name is Dani and I run a local successful Dance School that has been running for 15 years now and in those years we have seen huge progress in these children. They have attended World Championships with the help of fundraising where they won countless trophies in 2015.
Along with teaching these children the best technique in different dance styles we pride ourselves in giving children confidence and believing in themselves. Watching them grow from being that shy, timid child in their first lesson to seeing them get up and dance on their own in front of thousands of people is one of the best feelings ever.
For 15 years we have hired numerous halls and community centers with most of our classes being held in the Swansea Metropolitan University. We have recently found out that it will be closing down and relocating. We have been given 2 weeks to find new premises. This was not good news as through the 3 nights that we hold classes there over 150 children attend.
It has always been my dream to have my own studios where it will feel like a home to these children as we are like one big family. I was always scared to take the plunge and have put it off for years. So when we found out that we would have to move I started looking about 8 months ago. Nothing came up that was suitable due to being too expensive, too far away, not big enough, and so on. I stopped looking for a couple of months, as it was very disheartening. Then one day a couple of weeks ago I looked again and the first thing that popped up, was where it all started for me 35 years ago!!! It was one of the best Dance Schools in Swansea. It is situated in Plasmarl.
It has not been dance studios for about 20 years and has been various things such as a paint shop and offices.
It will be an amazing place for children giving them the skills to dance and feel part of our family and teaching them how to reach goals in life not just in the studio!
It needs quite a bit of work such as knocking down a couple of partition walls, dance flooring, mirrors, heating and seating area for parents which will cost a lot of money which I don't have unfortunately, which is why I am kindly asking for any contributions you can spare!
It won't be just me who will be very grateful to you for anything you can spare but these children who love to dance!