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Dominy dance school moves to a new home
Annual recitals right around the corner
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Although Dominy School of the Performing Arts has moved from its long-time location on West Avenue to Fieldstone Plaza on Salem Road, the school will continue to offer with same level of quality performing arts education it has been known for since 1949. But now, the school can offer it with much more room in a new home shared with Susan's Academy of the Performing Arts.

Located on Salem Road next to Gold's Gym, the Dominy school's new home boasts four large dance rooms, music rooms, and a dressing room with restroom in about 6,000 square feet of space.

"We'd been looking for a space for a while and our landlord finally said they would like to rent out this space," said owner Paula Dominy.

The move, which happened during the studio's April spring break, gave students more room to prepare for their spring recital, which is set for Saturday, June 13, at Davis Middle School. Show times are 2 and 5 p.m.

"I write a script every year and this year, it's called ‘Your Window to the World.' It's about a boarding school for the performing arts and follows several characters as they prepare for the performing day," said Dominy.

The annual review is a two-and-a-half hour production with a cast of 150, which includes actors, singers and professional and amateur dancers.

"All of our classes participate, from 3 years old to adult," Dominy said.
The cost for the recital is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call Dominy at 770-388-7916.

For show-goers looking for a Broadway-style experience, the Conyers School of Ballet in Olde Town is staging New York, New York, Tuesday, June 9 at Salem High School.

"It's a ballet, tap and jazz review," said Judy Mauran, owner. "There will be a variety of dance styles and we have children five years old to 19 years old dancing."

The show has a cast of 100 students and boasts several performances, including Puppies in the Park, Flowers All Over the City, New Yorkers on the Subway and Penguins in the Central Park Zoo.

"The kids have been preparing since February or March, but technically, they've been working on it the whole time they've been dancing because everything builds on everything else," Mauran said.

The recital is a great way to support local children who have worked really hard and New York New York is a fun and entertaining show that lasts about an hour.

"And it's free, so you can't argue with the cost," Mauran said.

For more information, call The Conyers School of Ballet at