Branching Out

So yesterday I found out that the studio where we’ve been taking ballroom lessons for the last six years is switching from Arthur Murray to Fred Astaire, which has more franchise opportunities in California.  Not only that, but they’re going to be opening a new branch studio here in our city within the next month or two!  What does this mean?

  • We’ll only have to drive four miles to get to the studio, instead of 45
  • $500/year savings on gas!!!!
  • Less crate time for Dennis on lesson nights
  • We might actually go to the weeknight events, group classes, and dances (which are currently known to our instructors as “things we don’t tell you about because we know you’ll say no”)
  • A new curriculum (we get to pick up where we currently are rather than having to start over again)
  • A new instructor, although he’s one we’ve worked with before and really like
  • Evening classes will include free views of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean

Okay, so this is very thinly dog-related, but we’re still very excited about being able to cut out that big drive every week.  And Dennis is too!

6 thoughts on “Branching Out

  1. cool…very cool. especially the $500 in savings part. more money to buy dog toys!

    Jim says: I was thinking more money for lessons, but you’re right, it will probably all go straight to the dogs!


  2. You could always try this instead:

    I’m pretty sure you could never talk a Vizsla (or a Labrador) to do this. But Goldens are silly dogs anyway!

    Dennis says: hay if it will get me owt of krate dooty i will dans i will even ware a funny hat ok bye


  3. Uh Oh, I just saw the video. I can see Dennis now. First agility and next dancing.

    Jim says: It looks like having four feet gives one an unfair advantage when doing a lindy hop …


  4. I just know that $500 bucks is going for doggie dance lessons! how cool tho and you even get the sunset for free 🙂

    My mom has to “commute” 45+ minutes each way to work (32 miles one way) in metro-Detroit traffic. On cold icy/snowy days it’s taken her 2 hours to get to/from work. That stinks ’cause she’s cranky when she gets home & then doesn’t want to play with me.


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