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Posted at 7:24 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Dancing under Dupont

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Lyn Lifshin
Vienna

I’m fascinated by the idea of turning the abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle into galleries [“For D.C. art activists, a buried treasure,” Metro, Jan. 22]. I suggest, as a compatible and important addition, including a new dance studio for ballet, ballroom, salsa, hip-hop, etc.

Recently, to the horror of many, Joy of Motion Dance Center closed its Dupont Circle location. That means there is no dance center in this part of the city. With high rents even in this time of economic difficulties, the possibility of a central space such as these tunnels seems especially exciting.

There is a longstanding group of dance devotees who would be relieved and thrilled to have a new Dupont Circle dance space.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | January 22, 2010; 7:24 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., arts  
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Comments

I fully support Lyn Lifshin's brilliant proposal to include a dance studio in any plans to develop the space under Dupont Circle. As a longtime resident of the neighborhood and dancer, I was dismayed by the closing of Joy of Motion's Dupont Circle location. That studio was full of students until it's very last day of operation, so I am certain that a new Dupont Circle dance studio would be popular and a great community and cultural asset.

Posted by: nwoo | January 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

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