Business Q&A: On the Barre Dance Studio
Dancing its way through Norton since 2003.
On the Barre opened its door in 2003. Celebrating a decade of dance, On the Barre has since changed ownership in January of 2012. Owner Beth Berman is a former instructor and office manager at On the Barre and additionally was a student of former owner, Angela Beyer. To learn more about this dance studio, read the question and answer below:
What is one thing people might not know about your business?
One thing people might not know is that we are celebrating our 10th year in business! While many changes have happened over the last decade, our love for dance is still the same!
How has the economy affected you in the past year?
I believe the economy has not necessarily affected the business negatively, but definitely differently. I think that parents are cutting back on the amount of activities they allow their kids to participate in, and then having them focus on one activity at a time. I have found that students are taking more classes, and cutting back on other activities.
What is your busiest time of day and day of the week?
The busiest time of day is definitely around 5-6pm and the busiest day is Monday. Tht is when most of our classes are held with the most students in each of those classes.
What is your most popular item or service?
Our most popular service would have to be Hip-Hop class. These classes definitely fill up the most because of the high energy and "let loose" type of feeling the class has. Every age level and skill level loves Hip-Hop class so it is by far our most popular.
What do you feel is a benefit about being business in Norton?
I believe Norton is a very special place to own a business. The town is filled with a variety of different people, with it's growing families and babies, college students, and excellent school systems. Everyone in the town of Norton has been so extremely kind and welcoming! The spirit and warmth of the town is unmatched. I also feel lucky to be apart of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce and feel so welcomed from the other businesses in Norton. It feels like we are all helping each other out in a way.