Performing arts studio in Fort Wayne trying to recover after flooding

Kimberly Bronson's been teaching little girls how to dance for a little over 30 years.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 8:44 PM
Updated: Oct 10, 2019 11:14 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Kimberly Bronson's been teaching little girls how to dance for a little over 30 years.

"It's been cool to see people bring their children who I taught when they were kids," Bronson said.

For now these little ones will have to dance their heart out somewhere else.

"Out there we had a river running through the whole area," she explained.

Bronson has been operating Kinetic Revelation Dance Academy on Chambeau road for two years.

Then a flood happened.

Floodwaters from a heavy rainfall in August caused her main sub pump and backup to fail.

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"August 12 is when I walked in. It had already been flooded for quite some time, but it was during that period that the sub pumps quit. We were not aware so we could not replace them. When your backup pump dies too, it's really bad," Bronson explained.

She thought the performing arts studio was insured as well, but it wasn't.

"My landlords insurance has covered some, not all, some of his expenses on re-doing the space. None of our expenses were covered at all,"she added.

She's created the walk on water campaign to help with expenses.

Bronson teaches 28 students, a rather small class, which won't cover the $10,000 she needs.

The floor, furniture, and supplies need to be replaced, but Kimberly as right now they're using another place to stay above water as she says in the meantime.

If you want to help, you can through their website.

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