It might take two to tango, but you also need plenty of room to dance.
A Rochester dance studio is waltzing towards a new address with a special new dance floor.
Construction is underway at 4204 U.S. 52 North for a new home for the Dahl Dance Studio.
Owners April and Gary Dahl hope to move in October to the spot next to Harbor Freight Tools. Jaguar Communications last occupied the 2,800-square-foot space.
Darci Fenske, of Paramark Real Estate, brokered the deal for the space.
For the last seven years, the Dahl's have been teaching ballroom dancing and coaching a competitive team at 1619 N. Broadway in the Riverview Center.
So why pack up their dancing shoes to move to a new studio?
"We needed a larger dance floor. For competitive ballroom dancing, you need a 60- to 70-foot run of dance floor," says April Dahl.
In their current studio, the Dahls have two separate smaller dance areas.
"The new place won't have any walls or columns in the way," she says.
What it will have is a special new floor designed specifically for competitive ballroom dancing. The floor is being shipped in from the capital of fancy footwork, Las Vegas.
When it comes to competition, the Dahls have had students ranked among the top five dancers in the U.S. due to their performances in the Dancers Cup Circuit.
Gary Dahl has also been ranked among the top five dance instructors in the country.
Of course, the Dahl Dance Studio is about more than just competitive dance. They offer a wide variety of ballroom dancing courses — five to seven group classes a week — for children and adults.
"We're having a great time with it," says April Dahl of the couple's business.
Including the Dahls, the dance studio has five on staff.