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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #367 last year
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Initial investment
$18K - $48K
Units as of 2020
175 28.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

When founder Carol Kay Harsell’s dance studio tripled in size in a matter of months, she wondered why her preschool dance program enrollment wasn’t growing as well. After discussing the matter with CFO Bernard Friedman, Harsell realized the problem was that many young children were in child-care centers and preschools. When Friedman suggested they take their program to where the children were, the concept for Kinderdance International was born.

Within 30 days Harsell had 60 children from a local child-care center enrolled; within six months, she was marketing to the entire Phoenix, AZ area, offering on-site instruction to more than 30 child-care centers in the area.

Franchisees offer Kinderdance’s innovative “education through dance” programs to thousands of children across North America, teaching at YMCAs, churches, public and private school systems, military bases and community centers, in addition to preschools and child-care centers.

About Kinderdance

Founded
1979
Parent Company
Kinderdance Int'l. Inc.
Leadership
Richard Maltese, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1985 (36 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
175 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5115 Bernard Dr., #205
Roanoke, VA 24018

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Kinderdance franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$15,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$18,150 - $47,900
Net Worth Requirement
$14,950
Cash Requirement
$14,950
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6-12%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Kinderdance offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Kinderdance has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
16 hours
Classroom Training
44 hours
Additional Training
Annual continuing education conference
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1-2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #86

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Ranked #62

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Updated: February 8th, 2021