DM Studios kicked off in style with the Mayor, Councillor Cathie McEwing, cutting the ribbon.
The launch party and grand opening took place on Sunday 4th September, with 150 people of all ages in attendance.
The venue welcomed guests with prosecco and nibbles for the adults, whilst the smaller visitors made full use of the bouncy castle. Mayor McEwing was the first to trial the new facilities, taking to the ballet barres for a photo to mark the occasion.
The dance school, located at 124 Millbank Street, serves as an expansion for DM Studios, and adds an additional location for the dance company, which has been in business for forty years. Previously used as the region’s Salvation Army hostel, the premises had undergone a major transformation, being completely refurbished and revamped over the course of 4 months. The state-of-the-art studio now includes changing facilities, air conditioning, sprung wooden floors and mirrors throughout, as well as a
Mayor with leg on ballet barre
mayor and directors, Phil and Chris Diment, Hayley and James Stevens
people in main hall
mayor dancing with Phil Diment
reception area. The venue, which boasts three dance studios, spanning over 210 square meters and two floors, now means that this studio is the largest dance school in the south.