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Creating A Dance Practice Studio In A Self-Storage Unit

If you have a child who is serious about dance, you may find that he or she needs extra space to practice. A self-storage unit can be a great option for giving your tiny dancer the space needed to work on routines and steps. To create a dance studio there are a few things you will need to do. Here are a few things to consider when transforming the unit into a dance studio.

The Right Unit

The right storage unit will offer your child enough room to move freely, so consider renting a larger space in the facility. You'll also want to look for a climate-controlled unit, so he or she can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Be sure to ask about the facility's policy on using the unit for activities, as some may prohibit any usage that is not storage. A unit with electrical outlets is ideal, as this will allow you to plug in a stereo and add lighting as needed.

Studio Furnishings

Having the right furnishings and accessories is also important when setting up the dance studio. Consider investing in several large mirrors you can rest against the walls, and look for a freestanding ballet barre apparatus your child can use for warm-ups and stretches. Having a chair and table will come in handy when your dancer needs to take a break. If your child also does tumbling routines, add a few folding floor mats, which can be stored away in a corner when not in use. 

Dance Gear Storage

Your child most likely has plenty of dance gear and apparel, from recital costumes to spare shoes. Add a wardrobe-style storage cabinet to one corner of the unit to provide convenient storage for these items. This keeps clutter out of your home while giving your child a space dedicated to only his or her dancing equipment. This can also be a great place to store CDs for dance routines, warm-ups, and practices. For larger items, such as the floor mats, use a tarp to provide protection from dust and dirt when the studio is not in use. It's not always easy to find space for your child to practice, particularly if you have a small home. Using a self-storage space as your dancer's personal studio gives him or her the space needed to practice while showing the child just how dedicated you are to his or her passion for dancing.

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