UM plans new $19M dance school building
Ann Arbor – The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance is planning a new $19 million dance school building that would include a 100-seat performance venue.
The Ann Arbor News reports plans for the building on the school’s North Campus in Ann Arbor were approved Thursday by the school’s Board of Regents at a meeting in Dearborn. Gifts and investment proceeds from the school are helping fund the project.
In addition to the performance venue, officials say the new building would house dance studios, locker rooms and administrative space.
The new building would further expand the Earl V. Moore Building, which houses music programs at the university. The Moore Building underwent a three-year, $29.5 million renovation and expansion that was completed in 2015 with the addition of the Brehm Pavilion.