By Shawn Gilley
Contributed by INTUIT Dance
INTUIT Dance, which for five years has been a destination in Oak Park's Arts District, is opening its second location, to be known as INTUIT Dance Studio 2 at 7515 W Madison Street in Forest Park. The original studio at 237 Harrison will be known as INTUIT Dance Studio 1. The second location will accommodate the growing demand for INTUIT's classes and studio space. Despite the economic downturn of the last few years, INTUIT Dance has grown.
According to INTUIT's Artistic Director Diane VanDerhei, "Parents know what a great long-term investment dance is for their children. Dance helps children grow physically, challenges them mentally and helps them to develop emotionally and socially. INTUIT Dance has performed in Forest Park to warm reviews. There are a lot of talented kids in Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest and Maywood. This new studio will allow us to offer our unique curriculum and talented instructors to a more families and children."
Classes and programs at INTUIT Dance Studio 2 will have a special emphasis on children and teens, but will include adult classes, too. "We have an opportunity to create synergy with this second location," says VanDerhei. "If you can't find a class that suits your schedule or interests at one location, chances are we can accommodate you at the other."
To celebrate the opening, "Fall for INTUIT Dance" will be held September 6-9 at 7515 W Madison Street. All classes will be $5.