Colmar
Colmar

Colmar

Italy

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Our company is the result of an idea that my paternal grandparents, Mario and Irma, had in 1923, when they decided to change the course of their destinies forever by leaving their jobs to enter the captivating world of self-employment.

They went on to found Manifattura Mario Colombo, a company that produced men’s hats and gaiters, which were all the rage in those days and a particular specialty of Monza’s clothing industry.

That is how more than 90 years ago the “propiaggia” of Chigneu – my grandfather’s surname, as well as the dialectal term for the wooden wedge used to cut less compact felt cones used for gaiter making – made its debut.

The name COLMAR came about when grandpa Mario was tossing some ideas around for the brand name with his friends, writing random words on a cigarette pack. In the end, the first three letters of his last and first name won out.

Between 1923 and 1936 our company went from strength to strength, employing hundreds of talented and skilled workers. When the 1929 global financial crisis hit, we fared fairly well and even picked up customers from far-away countries, such as Iran and Egypt.

The colonial ambitions of the Fascist regime forced Italy into war with Ethiopia, with subsequent sanctions levelled by the United Nations, which, in essence, restricted exports and, above all, impeded companies from collecting revenues made abroad.

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Sue

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VTS is a school for both those looking for serious training to progress to vocational college and those who enjoy dance and want to have fantastic opportunities.

My daughter has been with Claire since she was 5 and has had great training and amazing opportunities to perform.

I would recommend VTS to anyone that is looking for a school that nurtures and feels like a real family.

Jan 31, 2021

Kerry

Parent

I went to this dance school as a teenager myself and absolutely loved it and improved so much.
My daughter who is 5 years old has been going here for 2 years and she is progressing and doing amazing. Plus she really enjoys it, professional teaching and all the dance teachers are lovely.

Jan 31, 2021

Adele Townley

Parent

My daughter has been a student at Valentine Theatre School for 6 months. During this period she has been given excellent tuition to help to improve her technique, balance and physical health. I would recommend this school to any parent who is considering a dance school for their child.

Jan 31, 2021

Sarah Heaton

Parent

A welcoming and supportive school for both boys and girls. Every child is given a chance to reach their full potential!

Jan 31, 2021

Kerry

Parent

Lovely friendly school where boys are made to feel welcome and included

Jan 31, 2021

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