Every month Downtown Corner Brook interviews the owners of one of our member businesses. This month we spoke with Amy Andrews of Dance Studio West. If you’d like to be profiled, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you grow up in Corner Brook?
I grew up in St Johns.
Why come to Corner Brook?
I originally planned on working at Grenfell, but the funding fell through. Although there was no longer a job opportunity in Corner Brook, I decided to stay here open up my own dance studio.
Why did you decide to open your business?
I’ve had a love of dance since the age of 4, and I taught my first dance class at the age of 13. When I first came to Corner Brook, there was no dance studio here and I thought we could benefit from one. Coming from St Johns, which at the time had 16 dance studios, I figured enough people shared a passion for dance that a studio in Corner Brook would be successful.
For people who haven’t been to your business, why should they check it out?
Dancing is a very fun way to exercise. You’re staying fit and healthy, and having fun doing it! It’s something we’re all capable of doing, regardless of what some may think!
Tell us a bit about your business and what your business has to offer.
Dance Studio West opened in 1998, offering ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Later on, we experimented with offering more styles, including ballroom, hip hop and contemporary. Dance Studio West offers a wide variety of styles, with capable and helpful staff to help you along the way.
What’s your favourite thing about our downtown?
One of the best things about Corner Brook’s downtown is the close proximity to everything. It’s easy to leave the studio to grab a coffee and a bite to eat without having to drive.
Registration for the 2015-2016 year will be held Monday, September 14th for returning dancers, and Tuesday, September 15th for new students. Classes will begin the following Monday.