I was just thinking about a recent thread here in which the subject of practice partners came up and had a brainstorm.
Establish a business in a place like Boston or New York -- a hub for ballroom dance. Then hire advanced students for an hourly fee, mark up 100% (or more) and charge well-healed pro-am dancers to practice with them. Not be taught. Just practice.
Lots of people wouldn't pay for the service, but I bet some would.
Other ideas I've had through the years: Create ballroom practice clothing line that uses athetiicwear fabric (with wicking, quick dry, etc properties) instead of eveningwear fabric. (Also design some pieces that meet lower level comp regulations)
Create the perfect dance shoe/accessory bag.
On and on. there are lots of possible ideas for a niche product.
Just curious. Have you ever considered hanging up your nine to five and starting a dance-related business? If so how/why? If you thought about it and dismissed the idea, why?
(Not asking anyone to share their million dollar ideas.
) Just talking entrepreneurship, when it comes to dance.