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Dear studio family,

Many of you have seen where we announced our permanent closing on social media, but we have been receiving calls about classes, so want to make it clear to folks that we will not be reopening, and are not holding any classes. We closed in March with the closing of Richmond City public schools as we always have, and had to give up our space shortly thereafter. We are hopeful in time that folks will be able to get back to dance in person, but for us, that time is over. We thank you all for all of the wonderful years of dance and community! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions:



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Electric Nomad was a dance hive comprised of a variety of participants: dancers, artists, educators, parents, makers, movers, and activists as well as organizations and individuals who support inclusive art focused on building community and empowering one another. Dance teaches people how to work together while building strong bodies and spirits, alive with expression and universal truths. We welcomed and encouraged a diversity of ethnicity, gender expression, age, body, and ability at Electric Nomad. We believed that the common threads between us all, such as art, dance, music, food, and celebration are the foundations of positive togetherness. We believe that our shared human experiences can build empathy, love, and a brighter future for everyone!

This new incarnation of our studio at 123. E. Main St. came almost a decade after our first studio started. In time, we grew into an artist's space that seeks to integrate many facets of the work we have done both as Illumination Dance and as Electric Nomad. While we were rooted in dance and movement, we were also a visual art space.  We showcased work from local artists, handmade items for sale, and enjoy live music and performances, as well as classes in acting, burlesque, theatricality, visual art, 
and even herbalism. And what a wonderful beginning we had!  Out intention for this new space to be super-collaborative, with an emphasis on providing an awesome space for folks to teach, share, learn, and explore something new was met, even in our short time of being open.  Thank you for the years of art and dance between both of our incarnations! 

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