On this show is Linda McDonald of The McDonald Dance Academy in Arlington Heights. Linda’s childhood passion started from being a little clumsy as a kid. Taking ballet lessons as a little girl, Linda learned the importance of “Foundation”. The McDonald Dance Academy is a foundation builder for kids who aspire to be dancers. Linda explains in the interview, it’s not only building the foundation of ballet, but the foundation of building young adults. Linda McDonald opened her first studio 23 years ago with a few students and a 800 square foot room. Today the McDonald Dance Academy has four studios and 15 employees. Lina’s hard work and passion is the secret to her success with her business and students. The academy teaches the ART form of dance, which starts with ballet. The lessons of discipline, history, and terminology are what separates The McDonald Dance Academy from other studios. Linda’s involvement with local charities has been one of the most rewarding aspects of running the academy. The Arlington Dance Ensemble performs for all different charitable groups. The lesson of giving back to the community is something Linda is very proud to pass along to her students. Like Linda McDonald says “it’s all about the FOUNDATION.” Be sure to tune in, because Linda gives her secrets to success in business and how giving back is the ultimate reward.
Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode:
The ART form that is Ballet
Why FOUNDATION is important to dance and life
Arlington Dance Ensemble
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