May 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne Florida - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to expand globally. Holly Brochard web editor for Franchise Direct tells the Kinderdance® story.
The following text was written by Holly Brochard of Franchise Direct.
"Arizona founded child fitness franchise Kinderdance® is celebrating its 30th year in franchising as of next year. The concept dates back to the 70s and today features over 125 franchisees around the world as the original child dance and gym class provider. This achievement is based on programs that focus on self-confidence and movement centered instruction which stimulate an even greater mind-body connection for youngsters.
As a vital aspect of all dance and gym classes, children learn the ins and outs of safety, which includes ages all the way from two to twelve. Above all else, safety lessons as a part of everyday curriculum are built into programs to ensure that each child knows how to avoid accidents and what to do in case of injury. Younger children are included in such lessons with age appropriate strategies.
Locations in the last three decades have come to span multiple U.S. states, 36 to be exact, up north to Canada, and to various global destinations including Bangalore in India and Dubai. Children all over the globe can enjoy Kinderdance® curriculum, which includes five different program types customized to suit various age groups based on an approach that’s sensitive to each stage of development.
Franchise partners enjoy an incredible amount of flexibility with a home-based mobile business that brings dance, gym and fitness classes to the children. There’s no need to pay for a specific rental location and the concept involves low overhead expense. Training support from day one is part of the deal for all franchisees out of the headquarters located in Melbourne, Florida.
Parents and franchisees are attracted to the concept for similar reasons. Research has shown that a strong correlation between frequency of physical activity and higher academic achievement exists. The Kinderdance® approach to integrating movement and academics for improved focus and behaviors in children as they grow is the core of each program.
Kinderdance® customers are the future of their communities, and the focus on gross motor development and academics within each program means that children receive a huge support on their path to greater self-esteem. Franchisees can operate their business in a number of venues, from play centers, daycares and fitness centers to libraries, recreation centers and children’s museums."
For more information on Kinderdance® please contact Karen Maltese at 800-554-2334 or visit their website at www.kinderdance.com.