Miss Carla started up her dance class, from scratch, for the children of Bracklesham and the Witterings in November 2017 when she and her young family moved down here from Surrey.
Since being part of our community she has grown all her dance classes – making it all inclusive – girls, boys and adults alike love her classes. Her students have sat exams (and passed with flying colours), they’ve performed in community events and she has enabled students to become teachers. This really is the start of an amazing business which could you a huge part of our children’s future.
Sadly these classes came to a halt when the Coronovirus hit. his meant that the business income been significantly reduced since March. However the majority of outgoings have not stopped. Carla has always vowed to provide affordable classes for all, a strict budget has always been followed with little room for leeway. When she made the brave move of expanding her business and changed it to a Limited Company she would never have known that this catastrophe would mean she would slip between the cracks of the Governments help and be so close to losing everything she has worked for. She has had no Government help although she is currently doing all she can (she’s taking a 6 week business advice for Covid-19 and in constant contact with CDC)
I would like to think that this pandemic does not break this amazing busness that Carla has worked hard to build up, she has worked hard to bring our community together and has been involved in many community events and fundraisers as well as setting up the MCD Community Arts Group, which is in the process of working towards charity status. I for one, would love to be able to help in any small way I can and make a donation to try and ease the financial worries and burdens on her business. I want my children to be able to go back to her dance classes as soon as safely possible and I’m hoping that there is a whole community out there willing to help too.
Your donations will be used to help support Carla and her staff. This includes hall rent, being able to pay for her online presence and for her to be able to put some money towards advertising her classes to get them back up and running again. Carla will also need some funding so she can pay to get her team back together.
I’m hoping that if anyone has any spare cash that you could consider donating to Miss Carla Dance and perhaps if you have any ideas that could help the future of MCD then please do let either myself or Carla know. We all need each other at this time.
Many thanks in advance.