Some days ago, searching for new initiatives related to entrepreneurship and culture, a series of videos of a woman caught my eye. Her name is María, she is from Málaga, she is an entrepreneur and has very clear ideas. One of her achievements has been creating a dance school with its own methodology: IZANSDANCE.

Many consider it a pioneering dance school in Andalusia. Directed by María Sánchez Izquierdo, IZANSDANCE is a dance academy that rose up at the end of 2010 and that combines many disciplines connected to the world of dance: children’s dance, contemporary dance, ballet, belly dancing, jazz, dance therapy, yoga, pilates, stretching and dancegym, in addition to many activities, courses and resources you can find on it.

María is a Psychology graduated by the UNED-UMA (the National Distance Education University and the University of Málaga), a Pedagogy and Choreography of Classical and Contemporary Dance graduated by the UMH (Miguel Hernández University) and a Pedagogy of Spanish Dance for Teaching graduated by the CSDM (Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga). Besides, she feels like a teacher by vocation and has many years of experience on her back, which you can follow on her web page. Oh, and as she says, she is a working enthusiast.

Today I’d like to give her the importance she deserves, so here you have a video of less than 2 and a half minutes that I invite you to see to know her a bit more It is in Spanish, by the way.:

From her words, I’d like to refer to what María said about being an E.P. :

  • Motivation.
  • Passion.
  • Training (very important).
  • Support.
  • Perseverance.
  • Determination.
  • Illusion (never lose it).
  • Work (a lot of it).
  • And, of course, considering your passion the driving force.

She implementes it day to day, not in vain did she win one of the Jóvenes Empresas Award some years ago. Congratulations.

By the way, according to the Decálogo del buen emprendedor (decalogue of the good entrepreneur) of the Telefónica Foundation, María’s words about what we need to be an E.P. aren’t far from the abilities of an entrepreneur of the 21st century. Find out about them and tell us what you think. Pay attention to the infographic they present.

If you go to Málaga, specially to the Cataluña St., 43, I’m sure you’ll find María at IZANSDANCE. If you want to contact her, you can do so through her e-mail: izansdance@hotmail.com

This week challenge yourselves to dance, at least once, as if no one was watching. Be happy.

Translated by María Ubierna Quintanilla and supervised by Arantza Arruti.

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