Here are photos of our beautiful new facility in full use! Stop by sometime and take a look inside...You are welcome!
Our new facility was built for us in 2007 behind Big 5 and Sears in Sequim. There are two ways into the studio. The first is to turn onto the street that takes you to Sears. At Sears turn right and then take a quick left onto Dorothea. You'll see the building just in front of you. The other way is to head south on Hooker Road (it runs next to the old Costco) and take the second left which is Harrison Road. Drive a very short distance to 160 Harrison, just past the building that houses Rainshadow Fishing and Service Master.
Our facility is 4,100 square feet and will have two large dance studios with O'Mara Sprung Floors. These floors are specially designed for dancers and are built with shock absorbing, closed cell foam flocks that suspend the floor above the concrete floor. Specially finished slip resistant Hardwood birch makes up the top layer of the floor. Both dance studios have observations windows for parents & friends to watch the students.
In addition to the dance studios, we have two rooms for Simply Music piano lessons and Simply Music Rhapsody (music and movement for children ages newborn to 6 years). We also have two smaller sound-proofed music rooms for private lessons, two bathrooms, and a dressing room for students arriving straight from school.
We have a retail room in the new facility and will be offering the Danskin line of dance wear in addition to Folkmanis puppets, instruments for children and Hal Leonard music books.
At Aspire we are commited to customer service. The reception area will always be staffed with someone who has been trained to answer your questions.
You can watch the facility being built right here. We'll be posting pictures of our progress each week.
August 23, 2007
Our Tenant Occupancy Permit is back from the county and we are moving ahead very quickly. This week many of the interior walls went up and the floor finished being poured. Next week the plumbers & electricians will come in and "rough in" plumbing and wiring. In the middle of the week the dry wall will begin to be hung. It looks like a very busy month ahead! Keep watching!
August 25, 2007
Framing is well underway and should be done early the week of 8/27. Here is a photo of the beginning of the framing.
September 8, 2007
Things are moving along quickly now. The drywall crew arrived from Tacoma on the 7th and will be hanging the drywall until Sunday night. The taping crew arrives on Monday and we've got about 2 weeks of tape and texture. The painter is scheduled for September 22 and the carpet & flooring will be in the week of September 24. The building is looking great and we are anxiously awaiting the completion of this project.
This is the big dance room being drywalled. Nearly complete!
The drywall has been hung and a crew is working this week and into next to tape and texture the walls. We had a great hanging crew from Tacoma last week. We got to know them much more personally than we could ever have imagined.
When they arrived their boss asked if I could check around for a motel for them so they wouldn't have to make the long drive to and from Tacoma each day. Unfortunately, the room rates were higher than anticipated and the guys couldn't afford it. I looked at the three guys, decided I liked them and told their boss that I would feed them, do their laundry and let them sleep in our pop-up camper.
What I haven't mentioned is that these three brothers are from Mexico and don't know English. I wasn't sure what our evenings with them would be like but it ended up being great. They were good guys. One is married with a one-year old daughter and his brothers live with him. They liked hanging out with my family and Carry's family (we had a few meals together) and they played games with the kids. So, here is a picture of the crew. Jesus is on the left, Germaine and then Gabriel on the right. Thanks, guys! You did a great job.