May 12, 2017 // Franchising.com // Roanoke, VA - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that dance and movement programs receive high marks as a popular children’s franchise in the Hot S.T.E.A.M children’s dance/movement education franchise market by awarding a Bronze level franchise to Benis Cheng. Benis will be teaching Kinderdance programs to children in Hong Kong.
Benis was born and lives in Hong Kong, where for over 10 years she worked as a private banker at UBS Wealth Management Division and was responsible for relationship management covering the Hong Kong market. In 2016 she co-founded and is a Program Director of BEYOND Bollywood, a platform to connect and inspire passionate Bollywood dancers to give back to the community with their talent and influence and to make Bollywood dance become popular and mainstream in Hong Kong. Benis is a pursuing a Master course in Arts and Cultural Enterprise at HKU Space, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), University of the Arts London. Benis hopes to expand her career into art investment by gaining a deep understanding of art and the cultural world.
Benis has always been interested in the arts and strongly believes that dance and movement programs develop a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and communication skills. Benis says “after doing my research on different children’s franchise organizations, my desire to be part of a leader in children’s developmental dance and movement led me to Kinderdance®. The solid corporate support, increasing demand for quality dance and movement programs really stood out to me”. With a passion for dance, movement programs and love for working with children, Benis will enjoy enriching the lives of children in Hong Kong!
“We are excited about Benis joining our franchise family and look forward to seeing her business grow in the Hong Kong” says Kinderdance Vice President of Franchise Development, Karen Maltese.
Kinderdance®, established in 1979 is a worldwide recognized dance, gymnastics and fitness program for children age’s two to twelve. Their 130 Franchisees currently teach to thousands children weekly at thousands of locations in 31 states including DC and 11 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 their 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.
For more information on Kinderdance® please contact Richard Maltese at 1-800-554-2334 or visit their website at www.kinderdance.com.
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