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Dancing School

Post Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:21 pm

Very Happy Evening folk.

I wonder if I can pick your brains for advice and/or suggestions.

Friends of ours are out here at the moment and would like to open a modern ballroom/Latin American dance school, which they currently run in the UK. Ideally they would like to be in Central Algarve.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas about where they should look for premises or how they market the business. I am a 'no-goer' on this sort of thing coming from a different background so thought some of you may have some suggestions I could profer.

Thanks all in advance.


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Re: Dancing School

Post Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:13 am

after the success of strictly come dancing in the uk there opened in alcantarilha a dance school. it opened with loads of publicity but nowadays I hear or see nothing, so I wonder if they have been a victim of the recession or what???

 

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Re: Dancing School

Post Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:17 am

original 2007 report

www.algarveresident.co...al-dancing

if you see here and then click on the link for the quoted web page for the dance school you get nada

holidayinnalgarve.blog...ncing.html

to your friends I would think long and hard before opening something like this here, I do not think there is the expat market or demand for this type of operation, but maybe I am wrong?

perhaps one idea might be to have a travelling tour with dresses for hire etc lights etc etc and visit hotels and tourist complexes on a regular basis catering to tourists especially those on winter long term breaks

but like all things best to test the market first to see if such a thing would work

 

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Re: Dancing School

Post Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:51 pm

Thanks scruffts for that information and the links.

Although it appears to be the same person with the school in Alcantarilha and holding classes at the Holiday Inn, in one link the teacher is Graham Wright and the other Graham Woodacres ... both with the same telephone number. Rolling Eyes

I will pass all this info on and perhaps my friends may wish to call or e-mail this man and make some enquiries. I too could not get the website.

Again, thanks for your input.


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