Kinderdance® International is recognizing Heather Hardesty as Franchisee of the Month for August, 2018.
Heather Hardesty has been bringing joy to the Austin area through Kinderdance® since 2003. Dancing has always been a passion of Ms. Heather! She started dancing at the young age of 3 and hasn’t stopped yet. Ms. Heather began teaching at the age of 16 and continues teaching today. Her training includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary.
Since purchasing her franchise, Ms. Hardesty has become a Top Kinderdance producer and leader. Ms. Hardesty has been awarded “Rookie of the Year”, in 2005 and “Franchisee of the Year” in 2008, along with being honored many times as “Franchisee of The Month”.
As a Certified Early Childhood Movement Specialist, Heather brings Kinderdance® programs to young children on site at child care centers, preschools and other child care facilities in her community. Heather loves what she does and it shows through the respect and admiration she receives from the children she teaches as well as their parents and the directors she works with. She attends our Continuing Education Conference every year as a session leader and shares her knowledge and best practices with fellow franchisees.
With 145 Franchisees in the US and around the world, Kinderdance® places emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem in children through learning to share, lead, interact and respond to others’ needs as well as their own. The programs incorporate the arts, movement, education, music, fitness and the fun of learning into a young child’s life.
“We are very proud of Ms. Hardesty’s contributions to the health and education of young boys and girls in Hayes, Travis, Williamson and Brazos counties in the state of Texas,” said Richard Maltese, CEO and president of Kinderdance®. “Ms. Hardesty’s dedication over the past year has made her an integral part of the Kinderdance® family, and we are happy to have her as a Kinderdance franchisee.”