There have been a lot of changes at Amherst Ballet this summer. We have a new Artistic Director, small changes to the program, and a new Amherst Ballet Family Association! However, none are as visible as....A NEW DANCE FLOOR IN THE UPPER STUDIO!!! The old floor was badly in need of replacement, as it had been broken through and then patched in places. With the help of some very generous anonymous donors and our "Contractor Extraordinaire" Brian Plummer (and Sully!), we were able to replace the floor during the last week of August! The project started on a Monday, and by Friday afternoon the new floor was installed. All that was left was laying the marley... Josh and Molly started on Friday afternoon, and it quickly became apparent that it would be a tougher task than originally thought. So they decided that Labor Day would not be a day off, but rather a day of laying marley! And to their great surprise, Board President Rebecca Guay had recruited some Board members, parents and students to come in and help! With their assistance, the floor was finished in a few hours, ready in time for the new season! What a sense of community! Scroll through the gallery below to see how the project unfolded!
Want to see the finished floor? You'll have to come in and see for yourself! Welcome to the 2017/2018 season! Happy Dancing!