Maple Street Dance Space is owned and operated by Romy and Tim Keegan, who both find pleasure and meaning in supporting and nourishing our local arts community, and providing a beautiful, functional, affordable space for creativity to express, flow and connect!
Here you will find independent artists of all kinds, renting space for any number of creative visions, from weekly community dance & movement classes to theatrical and musical rehearsals & performances, to spiritual gatherings and visual and performing arts exhibitions.
Our community dance space was one of the first of it's kind - an open studio for INDEPENDENT instructors, dancers and other creatives to rent space in which to teach and rehearse their specific disciplines and projects, exploring and sharing their particular talents and joy.
We first opened in the fall of 2004, at the corner of Maple Street & Central Ave in a small but functional re-purposed storage room, initially utilized by Blue Tribe Dance Studio. We enjoyed growing into our original space for 6 years, before moving into our current location near the corner of Wellesley & Central Ave, in Nob Hill.
For 3 years we were nestled only into the big beautiful back room of 3215 Central Avenue, sharing space with what was once Albuquerque's first and longest running fair trade shop, Peacecraft. In 2013 we lost our "roommate", when Peacecraft, after over 15 years of business, and single handedly introducing fair trade to Albuquerque, finally had to close it's doors. Although we were disappointed to lose this mutually supportive and truly unique relationship, we were very excited to have the opportunity to fully occupy such a beautiful space, right in the heart of Nob Hill!
The expansion was indeed a blessing, and In the spring of 2014 we were honored to find ourselves “on the map” with a Creative Abq Bravo Award for positively impacting our community through acheivements in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship! Since then we have been recognized yearly by various media and arts organizations, including the Albuquerque Journal and Albuquerque The Magazine’s, Best of & Top 5 listings, and the Women & Creativity organization, who presented us with their inaugural SHINE Award! THANKS Albuquerque!
And here we are today - still dancing, creating and presenting in two beautiful spaces! Please stop by to talk with any one of our independent teachers, or drop-in and try a class!