MindBodyArt School of Dance has officially moved into its new location on Gray’s Woods Boulevard.
The studio got on its feet last summer with space borrowed from Good Shepherd Catholic Church and now that they have more room to grow, husband and wife team Jay and Michele Brandt are looking forward to seeing how their repetoire of dance, movement and after-school programs can continue to expand.
“We want to build the programs up and do them well,” Michele Brandt said.
MindBodyArt — and its five studios of varying sizes — take up approximately 70 percent of the building. A juice bar and Restore Eye Care will eventually occupy the rest.
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Registration for MindBodyArt’s after-school programs will start next week. Students will be fed a healthy snack followed by quiet reading and homework time with teachers onsite to provide assistance.
Once the books close, the kids will transition to an activity that ranges from tumbling to martial arts.
“It’s about building these kids up as leaders in the community as well,” Jay Brandt said.
Clusters of monitors on the second floor will allow parents to keep an eye on all studio activities. Students and instructors will use footage gathered from cameras inside the studios to review and refine technique.
Registration for the adult classes should also start next week. Michele Brandt is excited about the aerial yoga programming the school will be offering and the support they’ve received from the community.
“We’re here to help and not judge,” Brandt said.