Okay from the outside the place I was looking at made me feel really doubtful…..
Went inside (the agent was pretty nice too ;-D ) and the first spaces I was looking at made me feel a little downhearted. We went into a huge hall which I’ll admit had potential but not for what I wanted. I was told the pub nearby had put in an application for the room for live performances which I was not too disappointed about. We went up to the next floor and this is where I fell in love!
I haven’t been this excited about a building since Building 1!!!!
There is a wonderful large are with really decent height for pole and hoop. There are 3 other rooms that’ll be suitable for “Little Gem” a 1-2-1 room and a treatment room there is also a mini-kitchen and some loos (although they are kiddie sized atm!! LOL). Any concerns the agents had for access and other issues we discussed and he seemed to be quite positive about me taking this space. The clincher for me was when the agent told me he was sure the premises already had D2 permissions!!!
*fingers crossed* please people as I really want this!!
Last night I was working with the Dinnington Operatic Society on their upcoming show ‘Disco Inferno’. I was asked to choreograph one of the routines in the show.
The song I was given was ‘Fire’ see youtube video here and I’ll admit it was a challenge for me as I’d never really choreographed a dance on this scale BUT it was really good fun.
All the dancers started with the giggling…to be expected. Tell anyone they are going to be acting sexy and molesting the lead singer they will giggle. I was so impressed at how quickly everyone picked up the routine although I am awaiting the images of the bruised knees from it all.
If you want to go see the show please do it’s set to be amazing!!
Quite fantastically I am looking to expand my little studio after only 6 months in business!
Of course this now has started numerous headaches of actually finding premises!
I’ve been offered many places but a fair few were just too close to the other studio in the city. I want to expand but I am not a complete bitch. So far there have been 3 strong possibilities that would have been awesome spaces for me to work with.
Building 1> the surveyor in charge of the property became VERY sexist. Unfortunately the wonderful health benefits of pole dancing have never reached his ears…..the sexism was more than confirmed when a male friend of mine contacted him about the same property and had a very co-operative agent *FUME*
Building 2> Absolutely FABULOUS building!! Great floor space and ceilings to die for!! The landlord decided that he didn’t want a change of use on his building that would INCREASE it’s value. So again back to the drawing board
Building 3> Quite amazing not completely what I’d want but I could have made it what I wanted. It had great access for everyone. The agent was positive about everything as was the landlord. I even had planning consent in theory! Then out of the blue the landlord changes their mind….and the agent emphasised it was NOTHING to do with what my studio was doing…..why is there a funny smell around here?
Surely it’s better for a landlord to actually be receiving money for a building rather than stressing about what I do in it? If you’re worried come and ask me rather than jumping to conclusions!
So building 4 I am hoping to see next week I’ve been very specific that if the landlord can’t deal with a dance studio being there then don’t bother letting me see it!
Fingers crossed ey?