Everything You Need to Know
about Mathews Dance Studio!
MDS is located in Mathews County, Virginia.
I opened the studio in 2016 because I wanted a place for my children and nieces to dance - and thought it would be a great idea to start a business while raising two children, working full time as an art teacher at Mathews High School, and volunteering on several community boards.
Sure enough, it was not only a great idea, but has been one of the most fulfilling ideas I have ever had!
I work as the registrar, marketing director, bookkeeper, policy maker and instructor, so I am pretty happy to be married to Brent who is the official idea bouncer, 'honey - do - list' accomplisher and child distracter during times I work from home. Together we have learned quite a lot about what owning a 'small business' involves - and how 'small business' is hardly the word to describe the amount of time that goes into one!
And then, it was 2020.
2020 took a toll on MDS. It's been a hard year for everyone. After a long shut down, shifting to online classes and having to cancel our spring recital we have slowly started to rebuild again. In adherence to Covid-19 guidelines we offer socially distanced smaller classes and virtual classes. We miss seeing the smiles of our students while they dance but continue to be impressed with their positive attitudes and willingness to dance while masked. At MDS we know that we will come through this because we love what we do, we love our studio families and we look forward to bringing you into our (virtual or in-person) dance community!