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School Of Rock Dominates East Coast With New Location Agreement In Attleboro »

August 25, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Musical Education Program Continues Its Expansion with Fifth Location to Open in Massachusetts
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATTLEBORO, MA – School of Rock, the leader in performance-based musical education, is expanding its already-booming presence on the East Coast by opening a fifth Massachusetts location in Attleboro. The school’s unique approach gives students of all ages the chance to learn instrumental and performance skills in a collaborative environment. Currently, over 20,000 students are channeling their inner rock star with School of Rock and more are joining each day.
School of Rock’s global presence of over 160 schools in nine countries is a testament to its continued popularity and success...

America's Music School Opens New Virginia Location In Bristow »

August 24, 2015 at 10:46AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock Invites Community to Grand Opening Celebration on Sept. 26 in Bristow, Va. 
BETHESDA, Md. - Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that its newest Virginia location will open in Bristow on Monday, Sept. 28. To celebrate B2R's grand opening, the school will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 9070 Devlin Road, Suite 100. The community is invited to tour the school, learn about individual lessons and group classes, check out the recording studio, meet the teachers, and more.
"Our Virginia locations in Chantilly, Herndon, Leesburg and McLean have all received such a great response from their local communities, so we knew it was time to bring our high-quality music education to the children of Bristow," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

9Round Nabs First Time Spot On Inc. 5000 List Of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies »

August 21, 2015 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: 9Round

August 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, SC – 9Round, a rapidly expanding chain of kickboxing gym franchises with nearly 250 clubs in 38 states and five countries, has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Ranking No. 471 based on an astonishing three-year growth rate of 988 percent, this year’s inclusion marks the first time 9Round has been named to the prestigious list.
9Round was also recognized as the No.6 fastest growing private-held company in South Carolina.
“Words cannot describe how truly honored and proud we are to be recognized as part of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round, noting that companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn and Zillow gained early exposure as members of the Inc...

Kinderdance Kids Birthday Parties »

August 17, 2015 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International is excited to celebrate Kinderdance Kids birthday parties offering Kinderdance and Kindergym parties.
Parents of children ages 2-8 years old can choose from three different packages depending on the type of party being planned. Our All Star Kindergym® Party has children going through an age appropriate obstacle course consisting of a combination of a low balance beam, crawl tunnel; safe basic gymnastics mat movements, colorful props and upbeat music. You can also choose our All Star Kinderdance® Party that incorporates a warm-up, dancing, creative movement, imagery, and age appropriate music to show off a child’s dance moves. The Dancers Dream Party Package includes even more time dancing with little friends, and an opportunity for all the dancers to dress up in tutus and crowns from the special treasure chest brought by the Kinderdance instructor for all to share...

Kinderdance® Keeps Growing »

August 17, 2015 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children’s franchise. Kinderdance® International expands in Texas awarding a Gold franchise to Scott Poulson serving the children in the Fort Worth Texas area.
Kinderdance International is proud to have awarded a Gold level franchise to Scott Poulson under our Vet Fran program. Scott grew up in Fort Worth, TX. After joining the US Army in 1992, he spent 3 years in Savannah, GA as an Airborne Ranger and 2 years in Italy as an Airborne Paratrooper...

Kinderdance Announces Kinder Dance With Me® Session 3 & 4 »

August 17, 2015 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL, - Kinderdance® International is excited to announce Kinder Dance With Me® Session 3 & 4. Session 3 builds upon the directionality concepts of in, out, up, down, over, next to, and begins to add age appropriate movement participation. In Session 4 we continue to teach age appropriate activities designed to provide exposure and opportunities for natural learning through play. We continue to facilitate developmental milestones while adding in minimal sign language and add even more dance movement exploration in preparation for the Kindertots program.
Kinder Dance With Me® offers dance and sensory-motor activities that enhance timely acquisition of developmental milestones...

Rebounderz Inks New Franchise Development Deal »

August 13, 2015 at 8:58AM PDT | Source: Rebounderz Franchise and Development

Indoor trampoline franchisor partners with franchise developer to expand arenas.
August 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANFORD, Fla. – Rebounderz Franchise and Development, the franchisors of Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena, signed with Strategic Franchise Development an affiliate of Franchise Dynamics to open 12 new arenas in 15 months and 145 additional arenas in 60 months.
Partnering with Strategic Franchise Development and their affiliates, which are one of the nation’s first full-service franchise sales outsourcing firms, allows Rebounderz to focus on operational excellence and its priority of safety. At the same time, the partnership allows the franchise to continue to expand its concept by leveraging outside sales organization...

School Of Rock Taking The Nation By Storm, One Rock Star At A Time »

August 11, 2015 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Music Education Program Continues To Flourish With Experiential Learning Process
August 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is looking to further expand its influence and presence in the U.S. Since it’s launching in 1998, School of Rock has been inspiring students of all ages to rock- both on stage and in all areas of life- through their all-encompassing, performance based and hands on musical education. School of Rock is currently helping over 20,000 students find their inner rock star by giving them the opportunity to both work with the top professionals in the music world and collaborate with their own peers in efforts to take their talents to Led Zeppelin levels!
With over 160 schools in nine countries and counting, the School of Rock curriculum is unlike any other in providing students with unique musical experiences that they would not otherwise have the chance to encounter...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In East Norriton, PA »

August 11, 2015 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in East Norriton, Pennsylvania. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will continue to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through Pennsylvania with its first location in Montgomery County.
The 25,000 square foot fitness center is set to open for workouts in late fall 2015. Crunch East Norriton will replace what was formerly a Sears® department store in Dekalb Plaza at 2700 Dekalb Pike (US 202) & E. Germantown Pike in East Norriton, PA.
The renovated space will boast state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning and HydroMassage®...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Hamilton Township, NJ »

August 05, 2015 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will continue to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through New Jersey with its first location in Mercer County.
Opening for workouts in late fall 2015, the 22,000 square foot fitness facility will be located in the Independence Plaza at 2465 South Broad Street, Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08610. Crunch Hamilton is one of several brand-new retailers set to open in the shopping center as part of a plan to redevelop and reinvent the property.
The club will boast state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning and HydroMassage®...

British Swim School Takes The Plunge: Integrates Technology With Safety »

July 30, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Intl. Swim School Franchise Announces Launch of Smart Phone Application for Parents
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 30, 2015) – According to Mobile Statistics, since smart phone users were introduced to the idea of a downloadable app in 2010, there have been close to 60 billion app downloads on cell phones and tablets. In the past few years, many brands have gone out of their way to adapt to the changing world of technology and now an international swim school franchise known as British Swim School has announced the launch of a new mobile application that will be used to better communicate with parents whose children are enrolled in the swim program.
British Swim School’s app allows for a more direct line of communication between parents and staff members...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Locations In Rancho Cucamonga And San Dimas, CA »

July 28, 2015 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise locations in Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy to two suburban cities located outside of Los Angeles.
Already open for workouts, Crunch Rancho Cucamonga is located at 12739 E Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA neighboring Walmart and Living Spaces in the Foothill Marketplace. Crunch San Dimas can be found approximately 20 miles west of Rancho Cucamonga at 192 Village Ct. San Dimas, CA in the same shopping center as Lowe's.
The oversized health clubs are providing members with a variety of amenities, including access to state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, full-service locker rooms, tanning, HydroMassage® and a range of Crunch's signature group fitness classes including Zumba®, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates, Cardio Tai Box, BOSU® Bootcamp and more...

Sitters Etc Expands Throughout Florida With Six New Locations, Set To Add 30 Full-Time Employees »

July 27, 2015 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Sitters Etc.

July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT MYERS, Fla. - Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. In Florida, the state with the highest percentage of senior citizens in the United States, that figure has special significance. Inspired by this demand for senior care services, Sitters Etc, the home care provider that has built a 14 year reputation for fostering “A Culture of Caring®”, is expanding throughout Florida courtesy of franchise area developer Ralph Laughton. Beginning with the opening of a new office in Fort Myers this September, additional offices will follow in Fort Myers Beach in March 2016, Naples in September 2016, Charlotte in March 2017, South Sarasota in September 2017 and Sarasota in March 2018. The new offices will create at least 30 full-time positions...

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Specialty Bike Rentals And Boat Excursions At Lake Como Park, St. Paul »

July 21, 2015 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // St. Paul, MN – Twin City residents can now experience twofold the fun at Como Regional Park! Wheel Fun Rentals is pleased to have brought specialty bike rentals, boat rentals, and an exciting guided boat excursion to this popular outdoor hangout. Wheel Fun Rentals is known nationwide for their four wheel Surrey cycles, specialty bikes, and tours with more than 100 outlets in 16 states.
Located at 1360 North Lexington Parkway and situated behind the Como Pavilion on the lakefront, Wheel Fun Rentals at Lake Como offers park goers the opportunity to get outside and rediscover the joys of having some old-fashioned outdoor fun whether they’re biking OR boating. Guests can choose from a variety of specialty bikes, including the iconic 4- wheel Surrey, or take to the water with a kayak or pedal boat rental...

School Of Rock Goes International With Who Cares For Allstars 2015 U.S. Tour »

July 20, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Performance-Based Music School’s Brightest Students to Take Center Stage on AllStars Tour
July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is embarking on their annual AllStars Summer Tour. After a demanding International audition process, the chosen top one percent of SOR students are set to go on an exciting adventure complete with tour buses and multiple live concerts throughout the country. These selected few are not only highly skilled musicians, but have also exhibited an unparalleled level of excellence in dedication, teamwork and leadership. With 22 tour dates set for this summer at some of rock’s most iconic stages, including Gathering Of The Vibes and the famed Lollapalooza in Chicago, these young aspiring musicians get to experience firsthand what a professional career in rock and roll is like...

Bach To Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement In Jacksonville »

July 20, 2015 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

America's Music School to Open First Location in the Sunshine State 
July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // BETHESDA, Md. - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise partners, Wayne and Sue Chattaway, to develop two schools in Florida. This team is targeting locations in Jacksonville and has long-term goals at expanding their presence into the surrounding communities. Their first school is planned to open in January 2016.
"We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock's presence to the Sunshine state and we're confident the Jacksonville area will love and benefit from our variety of music programs," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Things That Go Putt In The Dark »

July 16, 2015 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Monster Mini Golf 10

Indoor, glow in the dark, monster themed, mini golf is family fun!
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - On Friday, July 17, 2015, the newest Monster Mini Golf in the United States will be presenting a Grand Opening event in Coral Springs, Florida. The address of the event is 9533 Westview Drive, Coral Springs, FL. A ribbon cutting ceremony, that will include members of the Chamber Of Commerce as well as city officials, is scheduled for 12pm – 3pm. The celebration will also include complimentary popcorn, soft drinks, food samples from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, waffles by wafflecatering.com, ice cones by Zombie Ice and GLOW face painting by Dizzy Doodle.
This is the second Monster Mini Golf location for franchisee and entrepreneur Felix Marte...

Pump It Up Celebrates 15 Years Of Birthdays & Family Fun With First International Location »

July 15, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Pump It Up

Monterrey, Mexico, Chosen as Ideal Setting
TEMPE, Ariz. - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pump It Up has a lot to celebrate. This year marks the company’s 15th anniversary and it has clearly accomplished its mission to bring joy to kids and create wonderful memories. Over the past 15 years, the company has hosted more than 2.5 million birthday parties and has welcomed more than 80 million kids to play, jump and explore in their play arenas. A major part of the celebration and capstone to these 15 years is the company’s plan to expand internationally, debuting the first Pump It Up in Monterrey, Mexico, achieving a lofty long-time goal.
Pump It Up is the leader in the children’s entertainment category, boasting the best indoor play areas filled with giant inflatables, obstacle courses and a variety of kids entertainment experiences...

Bricks 4 Kidz Ranked 88th In Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 Global Franchises »

July 15, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - July 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that Bricks 4 Kidz has been ranked 88th among Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 200 Global franchises. “Considering that there are thousands of international franchises, this ranking is tremendous recognition for Bricks 4 Kidz and Creative Learning Corporation, now that Bricks 4 Kidz is operating in nearly 40 countries,” stated CEO, Brian Pappas, “again demonstrating the huge international appeal of our franchise concepts. We’re looking to add a few more countries and master franchises in the fourth quarter...

School Of Rock Takes Its Show On The Road »

July 06, 2015 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Performance-Based Music School Takes Kids on an 11-City Club Tour
Dallas, TX - July 06, 2015 - (PR.com) -  The 4th annual School Of Rock DFW Summer Tour is ready to get under way on July 30. The School of Rock is the world leader in performance-based music education. In keeping with the philosophy that the best way to learn to do something is by actually doing it, they decided to pack up the van with candy bars and juice boxes and hit the road. The twenty-three kids performing on this tour represent some of the hardest working music students from not only the eight locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but also from as far away as Bentonville, AR and Detroit, MI. Selected from a rigorous audition process, they will come together as a group for the first rehearsal on July 28, and leave for tour two days later...



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