Golden Heart Performing Arts:
Aerial Arts, Dance, Gymnastics, Oh My!
Golden Heart Performing Arts (GHPA) is committed to encouraging education for art, athletics, and healthy living habits in the “Golden Heart City” of Alaska. Power, education, and strength are behind the classes at GHPA and aerial silks, yoga, dance, and gymnastics classes for all ages and abilities round out an impressive menu of movement-based arts.
Golden Heart Performing Arts opened in 2015 and owner Teal Rogers purchased the business in 2016. From her creative eye, dedication, and business savviness, the business became her full-time devotion. Following in March 2020, Rogers signed a lease for a 3,000 sq ft warehouse to further create and expand into an open and beautiful, state-of-the-art space for classes. With outgrowing the initial business plan, Rogers worked with Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) Business Advisor, Alexis Amstutz, to reestablish new goals and plan for the welcomed expansion of GHPA.
Understanding that entrepreneurship requires some flexibility, she accomplished the renovation of the new space creatively and by carefully working around the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Despite the obstacles, Rogers stayed on course and enjoyed an open house and free classes on July 25th. Along the way, Rogers has learned that business is all about trial and error sharing with us, “sometimes you hit spot on, other times you fall flat on your face. It is more important how you react, recover, and grow from those situations. It will never be “easy,” but you will find yourself heavily rewarded.”
Proud of what Golden Heart Performing Arts brings to the heart of her community, Rogers plans to enjoy helping GHPA students be challenged, improve, and find joy in the blend of athleticism and art she and her team provide. Download the MindBody app to schedule your private lesson, a first-time lesson is just $10!