We had the good fortune of connecting with Mary Beth Koenigsberger and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mary Beth, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
The Dance Vision brand was developed around a scientific method of learning that has proven to reach all of our dancers, whether they are patrons or staff. Dance Vision’s specific teaching methods are designed to cater to all students, no matter what type of dancers they are. While we offer opportunities for students to participate in competitive ballroom dancing, our studio’s main focus is to build a community of social dancers who can go out dancing with confidence. Whether a student wishes to learn to dance for a wedding, a night out at their local dance hall, or a formal competition, Dance Vision instructors are trained to help dancers meet their goals. Our professionals are not only trained in dance, but in determining and utilizing the teaching methods that work best for every unique student.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Dance Vision Fulshear is more than a pretty place to dance. Our instructors focus on building interpersonal communication skills so that our students know they are valued for more than just doing business with us. We sincerely care about every individual’s needs and strive to meet them through music and dance. Yes, we teach students to dance, but we also work on building a level of comfort and confidence that allows them to socialize with each other and connect with our business on a personal level. While other dance studios push students to participate in high-level competitions, Dance Vision Fulshear focuses on the personal goals of students. We realize that not every dancer wants to be a show-stopping professional. We provide an atmosphere where regular people can come and have fun doing regular dancing.

Our studio was under construction when the Covid pandamic hit the US. With few people willing to come out and dance, we were behind on rent for months. We crunched numbers, consulted professionals, and decided to make a larger investment into our business. Our perseverance paid off. Now our new season is booming as people are eager to socialize and resume physical activity. We saw the potential blessing in our trials. We are proud to have survived and are even prouder to provide a haven for our customers in need of greater positivity in their lives.

We wish for people to know that we are indeed a business that relies on customer support and profit to exist. We are human beings who rely on that to provide for our family. But we are more than that. We are a business designed to support our students. We operate on one basic premise–never sacrifice integrity for image. We have encountered other dance franchises who value brand and image over moral standards. We never wanted to be them. We strive to be better. We value people, above all.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Our best friend flies in from Germany each year. We plan events according to his likes and desires. This year, we are inviting him to visit our brand new studio, which he has never seen. He will be invited to join us for fun group dance classes, then hang out with us and our students at Whiskey River Dance Hall in Richmond, TX for a night of country western dancing. Our students are the best kind of people, and will make quick friends as they make him feel at home. He will make his annual appearances in Wing Stop and Whataburger (which are unavailable overseas), and enjoy homemade barbecue off the grill at home. While there are plenty of sights to see in the great state of Texas, sipping a homemade drink on the front porch is the best quality time we can spend together. A trip to New Braunfels wouldn’t hurt, though. It’s fun comparing the local German culture to that in Europe.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The Dance Vision Fulshear story began six years ago in the dressing room of Houston’s Hobby Center. As an amateur student, I was met with disdain by several professional dancers employed by another dance franchise. One lady professional reached out to me and offered help, unquestioningly, when I was in need. Four years after that encounter, this same angel (along with her husband) approached me and my partner about joining the Dance Vision team. Because of the strength of character she showed years prior, I knew I was entrusting my future to the right business partners. Cheers to Mrs. Olga Elsbury and her husband John Elsbury, who are the Texas Regional Directors for the Dance Vision franchise. With their guidance and support, my husband, Andy, and I have realized our dream of running our own dance studio. Despite the onslaught of a health pandemic and changing economy, our business is steadily growing. We are able to reach more people and positively impact their lives through the magic of dance.

Website: www.dancevisionfulshear.com

Instagram: instagram.com/dance.vision.fulshear.TX/

Facebook: facebook.com/sd.dancelessons

Other: www.dancevisiontexas.com

Image Credits
All photos taken by Dance Vision Studio Fulshear members or staff.

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