“Dance provides an outlet for children to be creative, physical and musical all while developing meaningful friendships.”
THE INDUSTRY Dance Academy is a new, multi-studio, 10,000-squarefoot facility where children of all ages and abilities can train with leading choreographers. Owners Maia Suckle and Rhonda Notary started the business in 2017 and have both performed professionally since they were teens. Maia has performed on stage (Kennedy Center, Pasadena Playhouse) and in many film and TV productions. Rhonda was a Radio City Rockette and toured with The Will Rogers Follies. Their partners (and husbands), Richard Suckle and Terry Notary, are entertainment industry professionals.
How does your business stand out?
“We saw a need for a high-caliber dance facility in L.A. with great training (for children ages 2–18) and top-tier choreographers teaching the best of every dance genre all under one roof. Parents were driving all SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Maia Suckle & Rhonda Notary Owners 15040 Oxnard Street, Sherman Oaks 818-616-4010 theindustrydanceacademy.com over the city for various dance classes; THE INDUSTRY now brings the best of everything in one stop.” their groove on. At THE INDUSTRY you can explore all the latest and traditional dance options available.”
Which activities do you provide for kids?
“THE INDUSTRY provides joyful, nurturing and exceptional dance training for every child. Dance provides an outlet for children to be creative, physical and musical all while developing meaningful friendships.”
What trends are children interested in these days?
“Dance has exploded and permeates our culture, whether it be live or on the small or large screen. From a Broadway musical like Hamilton becoming a cultural phenomenon to the massive success of such TV shows as Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance to last summer’s big hit by Jennifer Lopez, World of Dance, there isn’t a child who isn’t looking to get
Tell us about your business name.
“Los Angeles is clearly the mecca for show business, so it’s no surprise the term ‘the industry’ has become synonymous with all things connected with the entertainment industry. We wanted a name that encapsulates this.”
Is your business family-friendly?
“This state-of-the-art dance facility has full internet and Wi-Fi access, closed circuit TVs, a study/conference room, a kitchen and a changing room with lockers. We know school is a priority for our students, and we wanted to make THE INDUSTRY a space for them to be able to do homework, have a snack and stay connected with all of the tools they need as students.”
Maia Suckle & Rhonda Notary Owners
15040 Oxnard Street, Sherman Oaks
APRIL 2018 | VENTURA BLVD 93