Well who knew it would be this much work to get a studio ready in a month? I am excited to say that I will be taking possession of our new studio at Empress Walk tomorrow (Thursday) and renovation begin same day.

Now it may sound like a simple process but preparing a retail space is hard work! You won’t believe how many logistical issues there are with every detail. Just the signs for the outside of the mall and the inside took me weeks to figure out. So many regulations regarding the size, type, material, brackets and anything else you can think of for the signage and everything has to pass approval. Needless to say, I know very little about choosing floors, mirrors, signs, cabinetry, soundproofing, underpadding, etc, etc.

Still it is a very exciting time with so many great ideas on how we can use the space to promote and encourage dancing in Toronto. I am most excited about the weekly salsa party (called a “social”) that we will be hosting every Sunday afternoon/evening in the studio. We will also be keeping everyone informed of our grand opening party which should be sometime at the end of May.

Until then any of you are or know decorators, flooring or mirror experts or anything else that may assist, please let me know! I need all the help I can get!