A longtime local business, Performing Arts Dance Centre, is expanding and moving to a larger facility.
A lease has been signed at 111 Valleyside Drive and construction has started.
The new 6,400 square-foot facility will feature four large dance studios, professional dance floors, a separate homework room, onsite dancewear shop, a large adjacent parking lot, closed circuit monitors for viewing classes in progress and parent waiting rooms. The studio will be ready in time for fall classes in late August.
Owner Stephanie Rodriguez opened Performing Arts Dance Centre in 2002 with the mission of providing quality dance instruction by a professional staff in a safe and encouraging environment. After receiving her bachelor of fine arts degree in dance from Ohio State University in 2000, Rodriguez said she gained experience as a member of multiple professional dance and ballet companies in which she performed and taught all over the world.
Performing Arts Dance Centre provides instruction in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe and gymnastics for girls and boys ages 3-18. All experience levels are welcome from beginner to advanced, and both recreation and competition classes are available.
For more information, visit www.padcdelaware.com.
Morgyn Cooper is an intern for The Gazette.