WAITE PARK -- A Waite Park dance studio will move another step closer to owning their own facility later this week.

Ms. Melinda's Dance Studio has been working with the city over the last few months to build their own building.

Owner Melinda Tamm says she will be closing on the property for the new site location Thursday.

Tamm has been running the dance studio for the last nine years.

She says the plan for the new studio is to have additional classrooms and upgraded technology.

The Waite Park City Council unanimously approved the development agreement for the studio at last night's (Monday) meeting.

Funding for the project will come with the help of the 3rd Street North Development fund, which was approved by the council in September.

Tamm says she has enjoyed working with the city to get this accomplished and feels the new studio will be a great asset for all involved.

Tamm says construction for the new building will take place sometime in the next two years.