Flash Pointe Dance opens new studios

Flash Pointe Dance has opened a new, environmentally friendly facility at 1657 Post Road.

The 6,800-square-foot facility has five art studios, a study bar with WiFi, 1,000 square feet of dance retail space, and allows additions to faculty and class offerings.

The expanded adult program has added dance fitness classes and increased traditional dance classes. Some morning adult classes coincide with student pre-school dance classes so mother and child can both dance.

Shower facilities are available.

In developing the building, Flash Pointe Dance wanted to focus on an inviting atmosphere that also took advantage of opportunities to reduce the environmental impact. The old oil system was replaced and the new natural gas, HVAC and ceiling insulation installed improved the energy efficiency ratings two levels above national requirements. The Navian water heating system heats on demand rather than using excessive energy to maintain a traditional tank system. The building has two water bottle refill stations to encourage dancers to take their own sports bottles to refill, or at least reuse, a purchased water bottle. LED lights comprise 90% of the new lighting installations and motion detectors cut down on unnecessary light use. Bathrooms are equipped with environmentally friendly hand dryers to reduce paper towel wastes and ceiling fans are an integral part of all of the studios to cool more naturally.

To avoid generating unnecessary waste and cutting down more trees, the original sub floor from the previous facility was re-used. Part of the original surface floor was donated to a studio in Long Island.

Where ever possible, Flash Pointe re-used existing materials from the original structure as well as from its previous facility at 1981 Post Road.

Throughout the studio, stations will be set up to encourage students to recycle paper, glass and plastics.

“As a studio owner, I feel very fortunate to have the personal resources to create this amazing facility and offer FPD’s exceptional faculty to the community,” Victoria Carey said in a press release. “Mentoring our children is a sacred trust that I feel privileged to participate in. Spreading the joy of dance, performance, and fitness to children, teens and adults is an opportunity that is incredibly rewarding. I hope you take the opportunity to enjoy it with us.”

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