All the world's a stage!
This is THE most difficult email I have ever had to write.
After 13 successful years, I have no choice but to close Karen Prunzik's Broadway Performing Arts Center permanently.
With the serious concerns of Covid-19, the continued closures in Allegheny County and the lack of fall enrollment, we just cannot sustain the overhead to keep our small business running.
Through the years the studio has maintained success in spite of the many trials and tribulations we have endured. Dealing with personal loss, cancer and at times low enrollment, Kailyn and I have worked extremely hard and have done everything we can to keep the business running.
However, with the uncertainty of this Pandemic, it is virtually financially impossible for us to move forward.
We understand our parent's concerns of having their child (children) attend dance classes even if we abide by the CDC guidelines.
I am extremely grateful and proud of all of our student's success stories. The forever friendships that have been made through the studio since the day I opened will fill my heart with joy for the rest of my life.
I have been blessed. When a student tells me the studio is their second home, it breaks my heart to have to take that safe place away from them.
It is equally heartbreaking to tell my AMAZING and compassionate faculty they will no longer have a job at BPAC! But more importantly, they will not have the opportunity to look forward everyday to nurturing their students.
And finally, my goal in making Kailyn my partner was to leave this business to her. She is the daughter I never had and my vision was to see her carry on BPAC's legacy. There is no doubt in my mind that should this pandemic not have occurred, I would be watching the fruits of my labors excel under her realm.
I want to thank you all for always supporting me and the studio by trusting us with your children and I hope and pray you all will be healthy, safe and happy for many years to come!
PLEASE keep in touch!
With love and gratitude,
Karen and Kailyn