WAITE PARK -- After two years of planning a Waite Park dance studio is finally ready to begin construction on their new facility.

Ms Melinda's Dance Studio held a ground breaking Monday afternoon on their new 14,000 square-foot facility.

Owner Melinda Tamm says the investment into their own building is a testament to how the program is growing.

"A lot of it is just to enhance the program we have, it was economically the smart way to go, and more feasible to get more families in," says Tamm

The new dance studio is located at 454 Great Oak Drive, which is right next door from their current location.

Tamm says the new dance studio plans to have additional classrooms and upgraded technology.

"We'll have five dance studio floors that are bigger in size, along with separate viewing for all the parents with technology bars so they can plug in and work while watching their children, and a big study area for the kids," says Tamm.

Construction will begin within the next few weeks and is expected to be completed by July 2017.

Ms Melinda's Dance Studio is entering their 11th season and have about 600 students.

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