As the Administration Building closes down at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, dance classes have to find a new place to go. Due to money and spatial constraints, all dance classes have been moved to South City Campus through spring semester, maybe longer.
Although these classes are currently moved from Taylorsville Redwood Campus, they may have a chance to move back next fall. For now, there’s still concern that the classes will be permanently gone from the campus.
“It would just diminish the chances for students to take these general education classes,” says Tess Boone coordinator of Performing Arts.
Salt Lake Community College is currently trying to open up dance classes in the Construction Trade Building at Taylorsville Redwood Campus. There are some rooms in the basement of the building that could be used.
The ability to do so will depend on whether or not SLCC can get the funding to remodel. The rooms will require a few things to become dance rooms, including hardwood floors.
“The Institution is trying to find a way to make things work, and we are striving hard to get those dance classes back to Taylorsville Redwood Campus,” says Neil Vanderpool, associate dean of Communication and Performing Arts.
When the dance classes moved out of the Administration Building, they temporarily moved the Lifetime Activities Center (LAC).
After they moved to LAC, however, they didn’t stay long. Complaints of loud music playing next to math classes forced them to move again.
“The music was a problem, but it can only be turned down so much before the dancers can’t hear it either,” says Boone.
The last option for the dance classes was to move to South City Campus.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus has the highest enrollment for dance classes. For this reason, the administration is trying to find a way to bring the classes back to this campus.
“We have a bunch of dance classes that are full of students who love to take them. Our division has a desire to service the needs of the students, and that includes trying our best to find a space for these classes,” says Vanderpool.
Spring semester dance classes will only be offered at South City Campus.