Over more than 15 years in Nashville real estate, we’ve met more inspiring people than we can count — Nashville attracts fun, fascinating people, and we feel lucky that our job allows us to meet so many, and help them with one of the most impactful things in life: their homes.
Our first “ACRE Client Spotlight”: Lauren Beasley, the founder and executive director of Nashville’s MOVE Inclusive Dance, a non-profit focused on using “the power of dance to transform the lives of individuals with special needs.” The organization launched in 2018 with a summer camp, and its success underlined the need that MOVE is filling, and inspired Lauren and her team to move forward.
In 2019, they launched a funding campaign to open Nashville’s first full-time dance studio for people with special needs. Their goal of raising $100,000 will allow MOVE Inclusive Dance to build out and market a new studio, and hire staff and consultants. If they surpass the goal, funds will go toward scholarships for students in need.
Personally, we’re moved by MOVE — below, learn a little more about the wonder woman behind the budding organization.
Q&A with MOVE Inclusive Dance’s Lauren Beasley
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Go-to pro-tip for people who are thinking about buying a home in Nashville:
“Be open. When I first met with Sarah (Dargie Willis, at ACRE), I told her I was interested in looking at every neighborhood except for East Nashville… I hadn’t spent any time over here and just assumed that it wasn’t for me. But after taking one look at my condo, I knew this was the one! It had everything I was looking for and more. Now, I can’t imagine my first home being anywhere else!”