Franchising Opportunities.

The Bar Method is proud to offer its studio owners:
    • Industry leading teacher training and development with a continual commitment to researching and improving our technique.
    • Access to Bar Method coaching, master classes, workshops and trainings for all studio owners and their teachers.
    • A franchise support team to guide you through site selection, lease negotiations, site layout and interior design.
    • A marketing support team to assist you with creating customized marketing plans,  social media framework and organization and public relations outreach.
    • Access to a multitude of content-rich documents, videos, and manuals to fully prepare you to open and run your studio successfully.
    • An annual studio owner convention with over 90% studio owner attendance.
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What is the initial start-up cost?

The investment required is anywhere from $287,500 at the lowest to as much as $528,500 (or even more in some ultra high-cost areas).

The initial costs include:

Franchise Fee: $50,000

Fitting Up the Studio: $150,000 to $250,000*

Other Start-Up Costs: $57,500 to $138,500**

Working Capital: $30,000 to $90,000

Total: $287,500 to $528,500

*The costs of fitting up the studio vary enormously and depend on the size and condition of the premises as well as local building costs and requirements.

** Other start-up costs include attorneys’ fees, additional training and coaching costs and travel.

What is your royalty rate?

6% of gross sales

What do you look for in applicants?

  1. Passion for the Bar Method and commitment to upholding our very high standards of teaching.   We require all applicants to have been practicing the Bar Method at least 3 times per week for 1 month by classes at a studio, DVD or Bar Online.
  2. The potential to become a great leader – of your students, of your teachers, and within your community.
  3. Some experience in any of the following: dance, athletics, sports, sales, marketing, finance, small business operations.
  4. A connection to or familiarity with the community in which you’d like to open a studio.  We require studio owners to reside in the area where their studio is located.
  5. Access to the necessary capital to build your studio.
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