Center for the Arts Coming Soon to Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights will soon welcome another addition to the revitalization of the 14th Street corridor, when the doors to the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) open for a brand new, state-of-the-art instructional dance studio. On Thursday, July 7, the National Capital Revitalization Corporation's subsidiary, RLARC, signed closing documents with the Dance Institute of Washington Real Estate Holding Corp. to convey RLARC's land at 14th and Monroe Street to DIW for its $4.4 million 16,000 sq. ft. facility directly across from Tivoli Square.
DIW is a non-profit organization that provides dance instruction classes for at-risk youth with an approximate enrollment of 350 which is expected to double once their new location opens. The project is the result of an extensive capital fundraising campaign led by DIW's Founder Fabian Barnes and Executive Director Alec Simpson. Construction is expected to be completed in 12-18 months. The facility will house not only the dance studio, but also a child development center and performing arts boutique.
For more information on the Dance Institute of Washington and its capital fundraising campaign click here.