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Kinderdance expands with the awarding of new franchises

US franchise organization brings movement education to young children worldwide.
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Kinderdance® expands with the awarding of new franchises


November 3, 2014

US franchise organization brings movement education to young children worldwide.

Kinderdance® International Inc., a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs stand out as a highly popular children’s franchise. Kinderdance® International keeps growing, with a strong October welcoming three new Kinderdance franchisees.

Teresa Kinney has been awarded a Silver level franchise in NJ, serving Union-Morris County. Teresa is a graduate of the College of New Jersey with her Bachelors in Business Management and her Masters in Business and Human Resource Management. Since childhood Teresa has loved dance and continued her career teaching dance locally in several studios in her community.

Lindsey Gossage has been awarded a Bronze franchise in Franklin County and St. Louis County in Missouri. Lindsey is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis, MO with her BA in Education and a minor in Psychology in 2011. Lindsey has been dancing since the age of 3. She continued through college with her passion for dance and became the co-captain for the dance team at Webster University.

Karen Wirt has been awarded a Bronze franchise in Shelby County TN. Karen has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis on reading. She has been a teacher for the last 17 year with the Shelby County Unified School District.

“It’s wonderful to be expanding Kinderdance across the United States. Kinderdance is proud to have a new array of quality franchisees. The third quarter of 2014 has been tremendous for us as we build our brand’s success and continue to grow steadily throughout the United States and the rest of the world. For young children, movement, music and dance are natural tools for fitness, learning and communicating while expressing their feelings,” says Kinderdance vice president, Karen Maltese.

Kinderdance®, established in 1979 is a worldwide recognized dance, gymnastics and fitness program for children age’s two to twelve. Their 135 franchisees currently teach over 12,000 children weekly at over 800 various locations in 36 states and 8 countries.

Kinderdance® places emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem in children through learning to share, lead, interact and respond to others’ needs as well as their own. The programs incorporate the arts, movement, education, music, fitness and the fun of learning into a young child’s life while helping in the worldwide fight against childhood obesity.

The company offers the educational movement programs on-site to child-care centers, recreational centers, churches, fitness centers, corporate child care, community centers, military bases, public and private schools, and many other viable locations.

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