LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) People are laying a new floor in a dance studio, but it’s not really a new studio. The Halestone Dance Studio has been a Lexington fixture since the 1970s, but this past year, Director Nancy Saylor felt ready to move on. However, to those in it, Halestone is more than a place to take dance lessons, and they pulled together to form a nonprofit, set up a studio in a fresh location, and keep the tradition alive.
“There’s a community of people," explains Ann Courtney, Vice President of the Halestone Board. "Their kids have gone through Halestone, and the kids who still go to Halestone, and that community is really strong.”
Nancy Saylor says, "It’s an amazing thing that the community has actually stepped in and taken the helm and is making this happen now.”
Saylor will stay on as a teacher, as will most of the other teachers that have been at Halestone in past years.
There will be an open house Wednesday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Halestone’s new studio at 722 South Main Street in Lexington, where you can learn more about the studio and their plans for the year.