Monday, 16 March 2009
Turning Passion into business
Sandra DaCosta, 36 started learning Zumba less than a year ago and already she's running classes locally, with a little help from the Enterprise Centre.
Zumba is a form of Latin dance-fitness, using a variety of styles including memengue, reggaeton. salso and cumbia. It's suitable for everyone - Sandra does classes at pre-schools and has a friend who runs a class for over 50's - it's fun and it keeps you fit.
Although she always loved dance, Sandra needed some support to turn her passion into a business. She met Aparna and Kim at the monthly community market at the Enterprise Centre, and they encouraged her to move forward with her ideas.
Kim helped Sandra set up a website and design a flyer and Aparna helped her to put together a business plan. They meet regularly and the support has boosted Sandra's confidence and made her more proactive.
The future is bright for Sandra - she sees a big market for Zumba and she wants to reach more people and take more classes.
Sandra's Zumba classes are at the Porchester Sports Centre West London on Wed 10 - 11am or Friday 7-8pm
and Academy Sport West London on Fri 4.30 -5.30pm (for adults and 7-12 yr-olds).
contact Sandra on 07732011963 or firstname.lastname@example.org