Village Dance Studio held its grand re-opening Sept. 29 in its new space at 6290 Central Blvd. in Whitestown.
The 4,500-square-foot facility, owned by The Blvd at Anson, is approximately 1,000 square feet larger than its previous location. It has a new layout and a garage for storage, allowing for more studio space and a larger waiting area.
Annette Pettigrew founded Village Dance Studio in 1977. Her daughter, Traci Broman, purchased the studio from her in August 2017.
“Our focus is ballet-centered,” Broman said. “We are community-focused and family–oriented. We are well-known as a conservative studio as far as our music and costuming.”
The studio began in the Village. More than 20 years ago, Pettigrew purchased a building and named it ZSports and Dance Center. Later, the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville bought the building and renamed it the “Club West.” Village Dance Studio rented a second-floor space inside.
“Our enrollment has grown steadily over the past five to 10 years due to the growth of Whitestown and Zionsville,” Broman said, adding that the Boys & Girls Club also has grown and needed the extra space.
Classes at Village Dance Studio began Sept. 29, the day of the grand-opening celebration. Broman said the students and parents are already enjoying the extra space. The new layout features more windows and natural light as well as carpeted rooms to help absorb sound.
“I was nervous doing this whole endeavor,” Broman said. “We started a month later than we normally do, but we had lots of families return and new families signing up.”
The studio also had more than 20 families volunteer to help move equipment and build-out the new space.
“Some families were here with me until 2:30 a.m. the night before the grand opening,” Broman said. “(Their help) was a big blessing.”
For more, visit villagedancestudio.com.