More aspiring dancers will get the chance to fulfil their dreams, thanks to a county business which has choreographed a smart move to new premises.
Louth’s family-run Studio 2000 School of Dance has expanded, after professional teacher Nicola Goldby and her husband Stuart snapped-up the chance to buy the town’s Masonic Hall in Queen Street.
Now they are breathing new life into the historic property having created new studios for the school’s 250 pupils and others waiting in the wings to join classes. The couple are also aiming to create private function facilities in the building.
Stuart Goldby said: “We are thrilled to have bought The Masonic Hall, after a long search for the ideal premises and everyone has been eager to see them refurbished.
“The Masonic Hall is an interesting building, which is an ideal fit with our plans for the future. Changes include the installation of new dance floors, mirrors, barres, a reception room, changing rooms and, in time, we want to add a café, licensed bar and function room.”
Stuart added that the Studio 2000 School of Dance has a great relationship with the town’s Riverhead Theatre, where dancers take part in pantomimes, musicals and other events. The dancers also put on annual show. Their latest raised a magnificent £500 for charity.
Lindsey & Hermes Lodge of Freemasons (run by the Lindsey and Hermes Benevolent Fund) sold the building to Mr and Mrs Goldby, through Lincoln-based PAI member Banks Long & Co.
The Freemasons are having a new headquarters built on Louth’s Fairfield Industrial Estate.
Banks Long & Co Associate Director Lewis Cove said: “We are delighted to have been involved with the sale of the former Masonic Hall to the dance school. The School identified the property as being the perfect opportunity for fulfilling its expansion plans.
“We fully expect the school to go from strength-to-strength following its move and we wish Mr and Mrs Goldby every success for the future.”