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16th October 2020

October Member’s Monthly Blog: Heart of Gold Dance Company

Welcome to the October issue of our ‘Member of the Month’ blog, where we get to shine a spotlight on our amazing business members and show everyone what they have to offer. 

This month we got a chance to speak with Katelyn Ann, owner and director of Heart of Gold Dance Company.

Heart of Gold Dance Company Dancing We Love KB Kalgoorlie Boulder

Katelyn with her dancers. Photo Credit: Heart of Gold Dance Company

Heart of Gold Dance Company is an exciting new business take on Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s dance industry. Katelyn describes her business as “a place of belonging” for our community. 

It is her “pride and joy”, especially being able to give back to the Goldfields with stimulating new dance styles to help achieve a healthier lifestyle and a rewarding workout. 

Heart of Gold Dance Company offers adult dance classes, as well as private aerial silk lessons. The company will also soon be releasing children’s classes. The program offers a thrilling experience for beginner dancers to advance their skills. 

Heart of Gold Dance Company Dancing We Love KB Kalgoorlie Boulder

Photo Credit: Heart of Gold Dance Company

Katelyn runs her business independently, and finds her best form of advertising to be through social media and email marketing. Her best advice for success? “Passion, hard work and dedication.”

Heart of Gold stands out from their competitors through passion and teaching principles, as well as being the only studio offering private lessons for aerial acrobatics. 

The company gives back to our local community through encouraging physical health habits, providing a safe and inclusive space, as well as helping with mental health through self expression and regular exercise. 

Operating a business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder has been a dream for Katelyn. She explains that being a local has helped with word of mouth around town as most people know her as “the dancer”. 

“Kalgoorlie is my home, and having my own business here is just like growing a bigger family,” she said.

Heart of Gold Dance Company We Love KB Kalgoorlie Boulder

Katelyn Ann AKA ‘Goldfields Dancer’ Photo Credit: Josh Cowling

Katelyn’s business, like many others, has found it hard in these past few months with the effects of COVID-19, having to close up during the pandemic. She comments that the biggest disadvantage in Kalgoorlie is struggling to find good studio space.

However, everything remains positive at Heart of Gold, with Katelyn acknowledging the growth of her students during their time with her. “The most exciting part is seeing my students strengthen their technique,” she said.

It is Katelyn’s dream to be a full-time dance teacher. She hopes to one day achieve that, while admitting that going strong with her company and introducing new styles of dance over the next few years, is her main goal for the future.

Heart of Gold Dance Company We Love KB Kalgoorlie Boulder

Photo Credit: Heart of Gold Dance Company

We expect to see big things for Heart of Gold Dance Company in the coming year!

To book a class at Heart of Gold Dance Company, book in via their website here or email goldfieldsdancer@gmail.com.

Sinead Porter
Creative Writer
We Love KB