Mayama Movement Studio owners Ali Kishiyama and Jasmine Lok are pleased and excited about moving their studio down the street. Currently located in the rear of The Stone Cup & Kitchen, the two women have been in negotiations with representatives of the Colorado Odd Fellows Association to rent the Odd Fellows Hall, which has been unused since the local branch stopped functioning last year. Lok says the move will triple their space overall, and double the studio space.
Local contractors (Plumbing Partners, Callahan Electric, Barry Painting, DNI Heating, Steele’s Hardwood Flooring, and general contractor Romano Paoletti) have been hard at work for the last month, getting everything renovated for the new tenants. Kishiyama explained that there will be a new hardwood oak dance floor, a floor to ceiling mirrored wall, a new ballet bar, and a spacious entry, bathroom, office, and reception/waiting room for parents (there is also still the full kitchen left over from the old configuration).
If everything goes according to schedule, the pair hopes to have the space ready and operating by Monday, April 29; just in time for their summer class schedule. In addition to a full schedule of ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and competition dance classes for girls and boys of all ages, Mayama also offers several yoga and movement classes for adults, as well as movement and music classes for toddlers. For a full schedule of available classes, you can go to their website (www.mayamastudio.com). While there, beginning Wednesday, April 10, and continuing for thirty days through May 9, you can visit the “Kickstarter” link and find information about this exciting new online way to finance new entrepreneurial endeavors. The ladies are hoping to defray some of the renovation cost by taking advantage of this technology. You can also go directly to Kickstarter at www.kickstarter.com, and enter Mayama Movement Studio, Lyons CO into the “search box.”