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Spotlight on the Finalist: Dance Academy of Loudoun

Thanks to Elizabeth Boehnlein, owner of Dance Academy of Loudoun, for answering a few questions. Congratulations on your nomination!


1.  What would it mean to you and your company to win a Small Business Award?

We would be thrilled and appreciative if we won a small business award.  We feel a part of the community and teaching young people in the community brings us great pleasure.  To be acknowledge would mean a great deal.

2.  What business person has influenced you the most?

My past, dance teacher, Shely Pack, has influenced me and how I feel I should run a business to instill a confidence in young dancers and a forever love of dance.

3.  If you weren’t running your own business, what would you be doing?

If I was not running my business I would be pursuing my other artistic passions (painting and photography.) Or even another small business.

4.  What book are you reading right now?

I am reading Inkheart with my son right now.  We plan to read Peter Pan next.

5.  What is your favorite app?

As far as apps go, I try to use my Lose It app to keep better track of what I put in my body.

6.  If you had a full 24 hours off, and your family was out of town, what would you do?

A full 24 hours to myself, I would probably window shop and read in a bookstore.

7.  What is the smallest thing that has had the largest impact on your business?

Offering classes for older kids and teens for beginners to start dancing.  A class that they can take with the same age peers has been so popular and needed to build their love of movement.

Check out the Dance Academy of Loudoun’s website here!

Register for the Small Business Awards here!