METROPICA ANNOUNCES DANCE WITH ME AS NEWEST TENANT TO JOIN ITS COMPREHENSIVE FITNESS AND BEAUTY COURT
Metropica, one of the nation’s largest under-construction mixed-use communities, announced today that it has signedDance With Me, the celebrity-founded chain of dance studios offering world-class dance instruction, to its dynamic roster of wellness-focused fitness and retail tenants within its 320,000 square foot retail/entertainment lifestyle center.Dance With Meis an internationally-recognized dance company that is home to the famed Maksim & Val Chmerkovskiy, and Tony Dovolani fromDancing With the Stars.The exclusive chain of dance studios provides a full experience tailored to each student in its inviting and beautifully-designed dance facilities. Instructors are hand-selected by Val, Maksim, and Tony and are accomplished, well-known dancers specifically chosen for their ability to bring out the best in students.“We are pleased to haveDance With Me join Metropica as its second location in Florida and bring its innovative world-class dance instruction to our development’s fitness court and overall community,” said Bernard Werner, President and COO of Metropica Development LLC. “Having a celebrity-founded concept as part of our robust retail and entertainment offerings supports our vision of providing a well-rounded lifestyle to our residents.”Offering dance lessons across a variety of styles ranging from International Latin, American Rhythm, International Standard, American Smooth, Social Dancing, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical,Dance With Me provides high-quality and personalized instruction from private and group dance lessons for all levels, as well as social parties, showcases, competitions and events. With additional studios throughout the U.S. including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada and Texas,Dance With Me has become renowned for its first-class instruction by highly-trained professionals in an interactive environment that promotes well-being, self-expression, physical health and personal development.“I love South Florida. This is our second location here –we have a studio in Boca Raton as well. We also used to dance here every year at the U.S. Open and also hosted our show SWAY here in 2016. It feels good to come back here,” said Maks Chmerkovskiy, Dance With Me partner and Dancing With the Stars veteran.Slated to open in the third quarter of 2019,Dance With Me will be located in the heart of the Metropica bringing a world-class dance, culture, education, and wellness option for residents and visitors of the development as well as the West Broward community.Dance With Meis set to occupy approximately 2,500 square feet of the overall 18,000 square foot fitness and beauty court and joins a diverse and distinctive mix of wellness-focused offerings at the development including a comprehensive fitness and wellness center and spa that includes yoga area, expansive 4-acre Central Park perfect for enjoying an active lifestyle, green spaces for biking and running, private Beach Club with pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and soccer fields.“It’s more than just dance,” said Val Chmerkovskiy, Dance With Me partner and Dancing With The Stars veteran. “It’s about a living a healthier, happier life, surrounded by inspiring people.”Additional retail, dining, and entertainment concepts that will call Metropica home include Ipic Theaters, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Fogo de Chao, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Genuine Pizza (formerly Harry’s Pizzeria), Sugarboo & Co., Cru Wine Bar, and Kendra Scott Jewelry.The first phase of the project’s retail component is scheduled to break ground this summer. Located at 1800 NW 136thAvenue in Sunrise, Florida, Metropica is set to revolutionize the West Broward corridor of South Florida, melding the area’s natural beauty with sustainable designs and a wide-array of amenities. Once complete, Metropica will encompass approximately four million square feet and consist of 2,250 residential condominiums, apartments, boutique hotels, commercial office space, lush green spaces including a Central Park, public spaces dedicated to the arts and a burgeoning world-class culinary, retail, entertainment and lifestyle experience for residents and visitors to enjoy.