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TRDance Center

About the Building

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The TRDance Center is located at 325 Granby Street, directly across the street from the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in vibrant downtown Norfolk. This historic building was originally built as a vaudeville theater in the 1920′s and later became a movie theater by the name of The Strand. A successful part of the “Broadway of the South” it was one of 13 theaters in the downtown Norfolk area.Lobby test

In the 30′s the theater was converted to the legendary Hofheimer Shoe Store, a staple in downtown Norfolk and a destination for shoe shoppers from all around Hampton Roads. After the closing of Hofheimer’s the building remained vacant until 2005 when a community minded group of dance enthusiasts decided to transform it into the TRDance Center.

A full renovation created the only state of the art dance facility of its kind in Downtown Norfolk. Architect Burkhart Thomas Reed of Norfolk developed a multi-function plan for the 10,000 sq foot building that includes three large studios, dressing rooms, an ample foyer, plenty of public parking, and a studio theatre that seats up to 120 people.

At the Center

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Professional Modern Dance Company


Virginia Ballet Theatre
Professional Ballet Company


TRDance Academy
Classes in Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Pilates and more.
Structured Training for ages 4-14
Open Classes for Teens and Adults


TRDance Ensemble & Virginia Ballet Theatre Ensemble
Pre-Professional Dance Ensembles


Adaptive Dance Class
Dance Classes for Children with Down Syndrome in partnership with
Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters and Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads


Movin’ and Dancin’ with ASD
Dance Classes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Workshop Theatre Group
Professional Theatre Company


The Governor’s School for the Arts
State of Virginia’s Premiere High School for Fine and Performing Arts, Dance Department


Pilates @ TRDance
Private and Semi-Private Pilates Instruction


Tidewater Community College
Dance & Pilates Programs 


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The Benjack Studio Theatre is an intimate performance space which is adaptable to a variety of presentations. Seating capacity is 120 in a convertible black box setting. Complete with lighting, sound, risers and seating the space is ideal for presenting dance, theater and music.

The Center is also available for lease for private parties and receptions. The Jewish Film Festival, the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk SPCA have hosted parties at the facility. Contact the TRDance Center if you are interested in renting the facility or the Benjack Studio Theatre.

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