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Dance Theater finds new home in Midway

Posted on 11 December 2013 by robwas66

Dec2013IOC_CAAMCAAM Chinese Dance Theater (CDT) has moved to a new studio located at 800 Transfer Road, Suite 8. CAAM reports that the new studio is the size of the stage at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, and that dancers can now dance all year long in a studio the size of our production stage. The larger space means that even final rehearsals can now be held in the new space.

In addition, the studio boasts new dance floors with the latest in sprung floor technology to protect both young and old joints.

Another reason for the move was its proximity to the Arts Corridor on University Ave.; as the LRT comes to St. Paul, CDT will be part of a growing community looking for new artistic opportunities, and CDT wants to be a part of that.

The move to this new studio was only possible with the help of their volunteers.  Fundraising conducted years ago provided the capital to build out the new space.   Hundreds of volunteer hours by at least 60 people were contributed during July and August to move out of the old space and construct the new studios, saving CDT thousands of dollars and allowing CDT to complete the project in time for our opening day of classes in September.

CDT’s mission is to preserve and celebrate the Chinese cultural heritage through the universal language of dance.  CAAM CDT’s Annual Production is schedule Jan. 25 and 26, 2014 at the O’Shaughnessy and will feature a dance drama about Chinese New Year.


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