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Dance studio ready to expand
Life Moves Dance Studio owner Teresa Merrit prepares to break ground on the studios new location between Richmond Hill Court and Parkers Square on Highway 144. On hand to help are Trace Palmer, Linda Bowers, Van Hunter, John Reynolds, Eara Merritt, Lauren Hodge, Jaimee Harris, Kristen Burt, Eara Merritt Jr., Graille Merritt and Lisa Blaun. - photo by Photo provided.

The owners of Life Moves Dance Studio broke ground Friday on their new location at 11260 Highway 144 between Richmond Hill Court and Parker’s Square.
The new building will feature 8,000 square feet, 4,000 of which will be for an expansion of the dance studio that will boast three large dance spaces. The remaining space will be available for rent.
“The new building should be completed sometime in the summer of 2014,” Teresa Merritt, Life Moves owner, said Friday.
The studio was established in September of 1999 and began with just one teacher and now employs a total of 15 office staff, teachers and assistants. Classes are offered in a wide variety of dance styles, including preschool through adult and beginner to advanced dance, as well as a competitive dance. There are also numerous community performance opportunities available.
To meet the changing needs of the dance community in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas, an online registration program has been put in place this year to make Life Moves more assessable for parents and to bring better organization, according to press release.
The groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. Life Moves is currently located at 10747 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill. For more information, call 756-8482.

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