"Let the Beauty we Love be what we Do; There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi
Maple Street Dance Space is a unique and diverse collective of INDEPENDENT instructors who rent studio space to offer their own various dance and movement forms or practices, as well as a creative space, in which independent performing artists develop, rehearse and present their Work.
As a result, the studio is filled with a dynamic and eclectic variety of classes, performances, and other special events, that strengthen, nurture, and inspire the body, mind, heart and spirit of our community.
With bright colorful walls to fill, and hundreds of creative, self expressive, inspired people coming through our studios each week, we love to provide space for Visual Artists to show their work!
While some work rotates through, there are several pieces that are a part of our ongoing collection, including pieces by local art celebs, Natalie Voelker, Suzanne Sbarge, director of 516 Arts, and longtime Albuquerque portrait painter, Leo Neufeld.
If you would like to find out more about showing your work, please contact Romy!
Maple Street Dance Space, its owners, Romy & Tim Keegan, and its diverse community of teachers and creatives, are pleased to be recognized by several arts and media organizations, including Creative ABQ, Women & Creativity, Albuquerque the Magazine, and the Albuquerque Journal, and even Land Rover Albuquerque, for our contributions toward creative and economic development, and industry excellence in our community. Along with several "Top 5" and "Best Of" awards for best dance studio and/or dance lessons over the years, we were especially honored to have been one of six honorees selected for the Creative Bravos Award, in 2014, from Creative ABQ, a city affiliated arts organization and non-profit.
And in 2018, Romy Keegan was extremely honored, (and a little shocked!), to be one of six other, truly remarkable women, awarded the Shine Award, from Women & Creativity, an organization that, "...celebrates the efforts and impact of our community’s women and their contributions to the arts, creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership, and shared vision", and, "honor(s) women who work with purpose and intention, shift how we see things, and make a positive impact on community." We at Maple Street, are privileged and so very grateful, to continue on in our commitments to uplift our community, and our dedication to the exploration, practice, and expression, of the Arts!