My goal is to keep the studio active and alive, and with the same teachers, just under a new name. I'm so relieved to know that this will be happening, and with a great person. I have every confidence that the new owner will be a great fit for everyone. From everything I’m hearing, that’s going to change in a very good way for all students and teachers.
The same teachers will be teaching, plus likely some new teachers that share the same philosophy as I on the art. Looks like Mr. Martin shares the same thoughts on art and education as I do.
To keep the Sunrise Ballet and Nutcracker alive, I'm donating all sets, scenery, drops, and everything that's in the costume room (yeah, all those costumes). Significant, yes, but I want the new owners to keep the Nutcracker alive. Mr. Martin assured me that there WILL be a Nutcracker 2023.
Tuition: Until the actual change is made, I'm still paying the overhead with the tuition coming in right now. I suggest everyone pay monthly or single-lesson (I updated the online payment link to reflect this). When the change is made, everyone will be informed as to the exact date and who to pay. For the interim, I'm helping the new owners out, paying the overhead until they fully take over.
This was a difficult decision for me. The primary reason for this change is finances: The studio just never regained its' momentum after the pandemic. It was too big of a space for me to make it work I was on the verge of having a “non-dance” business take the space. My conscience bothered me, I couldn't do it. I'd be letting too many good families down. I'm relieved it's going this way.
Please tell people to keep an eye on the blog https://hirschlballet.blogspot.com . The websites, emails & Remind will go down by the end of February. The blog will be the way to contact me after that.
Contact Paul-Dean Martin at the PDM Actors Studio to get all the great new things:
PDM Actors Studio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdmyoungactors/
Paul-Dean Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauldeanmartin/
Paul-Dean Martin on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pauldean.martin
Go Fund Me for PDM Actors Studio: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdm-young-actors-return-to-the-stage-post-covid
My gratitude to you and everyone else- Mr. H