Landmark building to be brought back to life
12:40pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
A landmark building in a Cornish village is being given a new lease of life.
Music will still be heard echoing from the former home of the Lanner and District Silver Band but it will now be more likely to feature the rhumba and the cha-cha.
Gemini Dance Studios has taken over the building and transformed the space into an elegant dance studio.
Christine Redfern from Gemini said: “We have used various locations across Cornwall to give classes and I’m absolutely thrilled to finally get a home of our own that will be dedicated to bringing out the best in people’s dancing – whatever their ability.”
Miss Redfern has been teaching dance in the area for more than 25 years with thousands of people successfully learning at all levels from picking up the basic steps to perfecting their technique.
She said: “It’s a fantastic space at the old band hall and I’m really pleased to be able to carry on the musical tradition.”
An open day was previously planned for September 8 but as renovation work has taken longer than thought the open day was postponed to September 16. The first classes started this week.
Christine told the Packet: “People take up classes for a range of reasons – whether it’s for fun, exercise, preparation for a special event or to meet new people.
“Everybody really enjoys the classes. We have a huge range of people coming through the door and I’m looking forward to welcoming some new faces at the new studio.
“With 11 classes a week I am sure we have something for most people. This term we are concentrating on the adults but we hope to offer new beginner children’s classes in the New Year.”