To open the May-June newsletter some wise words from the sadly missed Robin Williams…
Kids, teens and adult classes return from Tuesday 24 April through to Saturday 28 April – and I’m looking forward to working with you in our new top floor (Level 2) studios.
The main entrance is via the double glass doors at the northern end of the building…
The new street level front entrance (pictured above) next to Body Board King takes you up the stairs past the dance studio to Level 2 on the top floor – and to the studio front door (pictured below)
… or conversely, you can take the back stairs (near the rear of our old downstairs studio) to the top floor and enter via the back door and along the corridor
The rear door entry (above)
Our new street front signage (above)
It was sad moving out of our old downstairs studios after 15 years but it’s also exciting to have a new space to work in.
The above Denzil Washington quote perfectly sums up all the hard work and the motivation behind the big move
From our original studio in Dee Why West, where we spent the first 15 years from 1988 to 2003; and then another 15 years from 2003 to 2018 in our downstairs main road studio at 722 Pittwater Road Brookvale – well, that’s a phenomenal period of time and history nestled in the school’s archives.
Over the past 15 years in our old downstairs studios we have held well over 3,500 classes and courses – that’s a lot of fun and madness over the years folks!
An historic moment: The final class in the old studios, the Saturday Teens on 7 April. (L to R Charlie, Claire, Emily, Lily-Ann, Sarah, Clare and Nathan.) Ethan and Luca were away for the final class of Term 1 – sorry you missed the photo op boys!
And while we’re on the never ending subject of the move, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to graduate students Tony Dreise and Paul Millett along with advanced students Simon Busuttil and Lakshay Dhiman for helping to move all of the heavy furniture upstairs on 8 April. Your invaluable assistance and your loyalty to the school is appreciated more than I can say fellas. Well done!
A grateful thank you is also due to Daria Williams the mother of one of our new Junior students who pitched in on day 2 of the 3 day move.