Founded: 1979, Virginia Beach by Susan Browney

Headquarters: 2924 N. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach. Four additional locations at Haygood, Kempsville, Redmill and Princess Anne.

The business: Dance school for children and adults offering ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, acrobatics, ballroom, Irish step dance. Dancewear sales at all locations.

 

Current owner: Susan Browney

Obstacles overcome: Expanding from one to five locations; sustaining top quality mainstream instruction and performances in an ever-changing market; maintaining viability with growing number of competitors in our industry.

Milestones reached: Purchasing our building headquarters in 1995; chosen as small business of year for Virginia Beach by the Hampton Roads Chamber; top entrepreneur of Hampton Roads 2019

 

Keys to longevity: Attention to service, best of the Beach winner for 22 consecutive years; providing great instruction for children and adults at reasonable prices, culminating in “broadway style” year-end productions at Chrysler Hall; dedication and passion for our product and commitment to our customers.

What’s next: Expanding our dancewear company in Hampton Roads.

For more information: 757-463-2769; GoldenSlippers.org; Facebook

Originally Published: Inside Business July 12, 2019