Construction Blog

We’re getting close!

While we’ve been buried with the start of the school year, Nutcracker auditions and casting, the crew at 70 Greenfield Avenue has been working seven days per week.

A few unexpected delays have unfortunately put us behind schedule. We hope to get an occupancy permit very soon! Lights have been installed, walls painted, ceilings are in, and this past weekend doors were hung.

We are continuing fundraising efforts and hope that you will support us with a donation.

Counting down to our big move!

The summer has flown by and the Howard Construction team, led by Superintendent Mike Bell (pictured) has done a fantastic job transforming the dilapidated, vacant warehouse into our new home. Meanwhile, we are busy sorting, packing, dumping and staging items for the move. We have been  working with a team of amazing volunteers-Bob & Margaret Kadoyama, Lynn Oldham Robinett, Jennifer Boynton, Nick Moore, Michael Walraven, Michelle Sell, David Smith and Rob Vallas. Thank you! We are just a few short weeks away from opening our new school. We still need YOUR help, won’t you consider a donation today?

Studio B at 118 Greenfield is packed up and the floor is gone
Clearing out and dumping 20 years’ worth of stuff!
Mike Bell

Framing of interior walls is complete

Our new home is taking shape rapidly! The steel studs that frame the interior have all been erected. We can walk down the hallway and visualize the spacious dance studios, dressing rooms, seating nooks and restrooms. Watching this take shape is truly amazing and Virginia and I have to pinch ourselves each time we visit the site. Drywall begins next week.

We are on track for our Sept. 5 opening, but we are still shy of our fundraising goal. Heartfelt thanks to those that have donated. We still need to raise about $250,000 and we need your help. Please donate today.

Studio D: Looking towards the front from the edge of studio D.
Hallway: Looking down the hallway from the entry point, ladies room on the right and studios on the left.

Making incredible progress!

Our contractor, Howard Construction, is moving quickly and making incredible progress! All the plumbing and sewer piping was laid and concrete poured in the lobby/office, hallway, changing room and restroom areas.

We are so excited at how rapidly this is moving. We can’t do it without your help. Thanks to everyone that has donated. If you haven’t donated, won’t you please consider a gift today?

Sharon Burns, Managing Director

Concrete has been poured, the studs are here, and interior walls will be erected soon!
Looking at the front of the building from the rear, you can see the long hallway, with studios on the right and dressing room/restrooms to the left.
Looking into the building from the front… the first walls are being framed! This will be one of two dressing rooms.