An important element of our new structure is that franchisees share and learn through the Dance4Life network. In 2017 we hired a Network Manager who set up the network and established a Board of Franchisees comprising two Directors, one Program Coordinator, and one Champion4Life. The members were selected by our partners and the Network Manager, and represent the different regions.
The board’s role is to advise Dance4Life Amsterdam on topics such as research and innovation around the empowerment model, the franchise offer and support system provided by Dance4Life, and how to make the most of the expertise present in our partner network. It also controls the network’s exchange agenda, including the annual exchange budget provided by Dance4Life, which we hope will foster true ownership by our franchisees of the shaping, linking and learning within the network.