Dance Studio Expansion, January 22, 2009 - Grants Pass, Oregon

Zarifa's New Dance Studio

UPDATED 02-04-09: See new pictures below.

New dance studio now open! Once again a neighboring merchant has moved, providing Zarifa with an opportunity to grow her business. She has moved her retail store into the next suite and converted the existing store and small studio into one large dance studio - in three days!

Some of you may remember the 2006 expansion in which she added a small 300 square foot studio to her adjoining store. The latest remodel began Saturday the 17th, with plans to just remove the wall between the store and the studio. In the following weeks, Zarifa had intended to slowly begin pulling up the carpet and floor and lay in new laminate flooring. With the assistance of a generous friend and his helper, the entire project was complete, start to finish, in three days, all ready for the next dance classes the following Tuesday.

The new studio is a clear 27' X 24' space with two 10' alcoves on either side of the door and over 12' high ceilings, allowing plenty of room for workshops, dance events, seminars, and gatherings. Studio will be open for rent as early as next month, so feel free to contact Zarifa to arrange your reservation!

Although he asked us NOT to, we can't publish this article without a mention of a local construction professional, who we'll only name as "Eric." Eric dedicated his time and skills for three full days completing this project in short order, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without him. In the four years Zarifa's has been in business, we've never received this kind of support and help from anyone and his generosity is overwhelming! If you need work done, we have your man . . . THANK YOU ERIC!

We still need some trim and mirrors, they are on their way, and a little painting to continue the column motifs around the room, but the studio is ready for use. Watch this web site for details on the grand opening dance, which should be sometime in February.

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