A Chat with Miss Chianti’s Dance School of Maryland
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
MCDSOM offers dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and pom-pom for ages 2 to adult, from beginning to advanced levels, and for competition teams. [We are] committed to giving each student a fun, well-rounded dance experience and a feeling of self-confidence and self-esteem.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Be prepared! Wear your favorite leotard and have all your dance shoes in your own dance bag.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to have a studio where there were all races and social and economic backgrounds. I was the only African American student in all my dance classes, and I wanted to have a studio where everyone felt comfortable and just loved to dance! Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible!
What do you love most about your job?
I love teaching children, I’m passionate about the performing arts, and I want to inspire people to dance. I want them to love what I love!