After noticing that most students in dance classes tend to form cliques, Lavania Rosie decided to start a dance school that focuses on inclusivity. The dance instructor opened the doors to Dance Embassy in 2010 and makes sure to meet her objective via a series of thoughtful actions.
“Whenever we introduce a new student, my instructors and I share an interesting fact or two about them to the rest. And during class, we actively ask each and every student how they are faring and highlight the milestones they have hit,” explains the 37-year-old. She adds that following her students on social media also helps with making small talk.
At present, Dance Embassy does not own a dance studio and uses rental studio spaces to hold its classes. It is well known for its BollyFreak programme that has been such a hit with students that the People Association’s has approved it to be taught at community centres. She tells us about the challenges she has encountered in her entrepreneurial journey so far and how she adopted a new business model following the Covid-19 pandemic.