BANGOR- After nearly six months without a permanent location, a long-time Bangor dance school has found a new home.
Dancing into 2020, an iconic church near downtown Bangor is now home to Thomas School of Dance.
The school’s owner wasn’t able to renegotiate a lease at their former location on State Street.
“This is a big beautiful space with lots of open rooms, so we were able to come right in and get our four dance studios up and running,” said owner, Cassie Pillsbury. “It also has room for Bangor Ballet to come in with us as well.”
They closed on the former Grace United Methodist Church building Friday, just in time for classes to begin on Monday.
With more than 100 classes weekly, Pillsbury said they offer classes for anyone of any age and any experience level.
“I think this is an amazing change for Thomas. We have so much more space,” said Connor Plante, a student at Thomas School of Dance. “I cannot wait to help build this space with my own two hands whenever I get the opportunity to really make this home.”
Pillsbury said the larger space will also give them the option to expand in the future.
“We have a great dance family. It’s a joy to work with our student body and we have a fabulous faculty,” Pillsbury said. “I feel blessed to be part of the whole thing.”
If you’re interested in enrolling in a class, you can find more information on their website.