We are proud to share with our families that after over a year of very hard work and dedication, on April 23rd, 2016, Silvia and her husband have opened doors to what’s now officially the Largest Latin Dance Studio in the DC area – A Magnificent dance studio, built and opened in April 2016, conveniently located on Georgia Avenue in the Columbia Heights/Petworth neighborhood of Northwest DC. The studio is four blocks way from two Metro line stations and is accessible via a number of bus lines. The dance studio features mirrors and hardwood floors throughout, fourteen foot ceiling height, variable lighting, main floor that can be separated in two individual rooms, office/prep room and a kitchen. The studio has been sound-proofed so that it can accommodate events with loud music. Additional amenities include: state-of-the-art audio equipment, internet and WI-FI access, zoned air-conditioning, two ADA-compliant bathrooms and chairs. We look forward to grow our kids dance after school program and our summer dance camp program and share it with the community. The space is also available for rent for birthday parties and other celebrations. It can be rented by the room or as one large space. Contact Silvia for more info.
HERE IS OUR MOST RECENT UPDATE ON THE NEW STUDIO:
February 1st, 2016. The project is moving forward full speed. Last week the contractors were working on installing the HVAC, this week, they will work on electrical and plumbing. In the meantime, we have finalized the selections for the finishes and light fixtures and we are working with our graphics design team on the storefront graphics design as well as the other graphics art throughout the new studio. It’s super exciting! We are looking at opening in March 2016!
January 15, 2016. We have finally received a green light from the DC grant office for the partial funding of the build out and construction has started! The DC Great Streets Grant Program awarded Salsa With Silvia $85,000 for the construction of its new location at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, DC. So far we have the framing in place defining the different spaces inside the studio. Click here to see more progress photos. Like us on Facebook for all photo & video updates.
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Salsa With Silvia is super thrilled to announce that we are finally beginning construction on our new home on Georgia Ave! We’ve worked super hard for over a year to secure the space and funding.
On November 9th 2015 Salsa With Silvia held a groundbreaking commencement ceremony at the new studio location to announce the start of the build out. The ceremony was a success, we had important supporters, friends and students and we announced the beginning of the build out of our new home very soon. DC Council Member Brianne Nadeau, DC Great Streets Grant Program representative and founder Polina Bakhteiarov, and the Neighborhood Development Company’s owner and team were among the guests who expressed their excitement about the project as well as their support. Owner Silvia used the opportunity to thank these key guests for their support throughout the process of securing the new location and funding for the build out. Because of its community focus, Salsa With Silvia was awarded a grant in the amount of $85,000 to go towards the build out. We are super excited to share the progress and all the future ideas we have for the new studio. Click here for more photos from the event.
Event press release:
NUMBER ONE LATIN DANCE STUDIO IN DC INTRODUCES ITS NEW HOME ON GEORGIA AVENUE WITH GROUNDBREAKING EVENT
Washington, D.C. – Salsa With Silvia, the Largest Latin dance studio in DC, will be gathering on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:30pm, with Neighborhood Development Company to celebrate the commencement of construction with a groundbreaking event.
- Date: Monday, November 9, 2015
- Time: 4:30pm EST
- Location: 3232 Georgia Avenue NW | Suite 104 | Washington, DC 20010
- Invitees: Salsa with Silvia employees and students, community supporters, and media
Special guests Brianne Nadeau, Council of the District of Columbia will be in attendance. Councilmember Nadeau, the Great Streets Small Business Grant program, and Neighborhood Development Company had an essential role in helping Salsa With Silvia provide continuous support to the local art community as well as contribute to the improvement of the greater streets of Washington, D.C. In 2015, the Great Streets Program awarded Salsa With Silvia with a grant in the amount of $85,000 for construction of its new location on Georgia Ave.
The space will feature 2,600 sq. ft. of dance floor, luxury lobby, office space, and bathrooms. The vision of Salsa With Silvia is to promote the continuity of art in the already diverse and vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood. In addition to the studio dance class program, Silvia and her team of instructors and performers volunteer and participate in a number of local school, government, and TV events to teach and demonstrate the beauty and positive energy of Latin dancing. The studio has plans to launch an after school, weekend, and summer dance class program for children and teens to help them stay focused while learning about dance and music.
“After nearly a year of hard work in securing our new location and funding, making this dream a reality is a huge success for us and we look forward to providing the best dance and music education to children and adults in the community,” said Silvia Alexiev, Owner & Director.
Silvia’s dance career goes back decades. An artist to the core, she earned a B.A. degree in Graphics & Web Design and an M.A. in Film & Video. Thousands of students and followers agree that the Salsa With Silvia studio offers the best Latin dance class and entertainment experience in the DMV. Since 2011, Salsa With Silvia has generated an explosive student growth as well as a worldwide online following.
The new studio is set to open doors in the beginning of 2016.
“We are thrilled to welcome Salsa with Silvia to our community and look forward to the studio opening next spring,” said Adrian Washington, CEO & Founder, Neighborhood Development Company.