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Saturday, December 7, 2013

12 Story building will replace Dance Factory


It has been the talk among the Arlington dance community for the last year , a 12 story apartment building will replace the old bank and Dance Factory building across the street from Virginia Square metro.

The building will be named Latitude Apartments. The old buildings are closing and will be razed for new construction.
This is a picture of how the complex will appear on Fairfax Drive.

Construction required a change in zoning from commercial to commercial hotel and residential, an article about this recently in the Washington Post

Just recently I received an invitation to the farewell party that will be held at the dance factory in mid December. The Factory has been one of the longest continually operating dance studios in the metro DC area. Many of us share many happy memories there . 

Construction of this apartment and office building will mean the end of an era for the Arlington dance community, but the Arlington dance scene will stay very much alive.

Social Dances will continue at the Veterans Dance Hall at 3445 Washington Blvd. For the last year, several dances have been held in this location with all the proceeds going to charitable causes. The next social dance will be held on Friday, December 27, in the Veterans Dance Hall from 8:30 PM until 11 PM. Proceeds from this dance  will go to benefit the Arlington American legion. Several local dance professionals have committed their support to this new chapter within the Arlington dance community. Details for continued classes and socials are TBA.






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