Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gadsden, Alabama

The Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, Alabama, home of the Downtown Dance Conservatory has a relaxing yoga, new age feel made richer by the scent of high quality coffee being brewed near the box office.

The studio, with its avacado walls, is decorated with fairy lights twisted in hanging vines. While most studios have flourescent strip mall lights, the Downtown Dance Conservatory is reminiscent of a Renaissance Festival or a scene from Midsummer Night's Dream.

About seven of the studio's advanced students came out for the class. In a slightly more temperate season, an outdoor courtyard might make a peaceful location for a class. We hope to return here in the future.