Millennium Dance Complex To Transform South Street’s Pearl

by James Jennings

It looks like we’ll be seeing a new breath of fresh air at the former Pearl Arts & Crafts building at 417 South Street. Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia (MDCP) will open an 39,000 square-foot dance, art and fitness center in two phases, the first one by Black Friday. Owned by Lori Ramsay Long and Terry and Robert Ramsay, MCDP promises to hold classes taught by high-profile professional choreographers who have worked with all the biggies — including Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyonce. Damn. The focus will be on classes for all skill levels and ages. This is cool news. A few years back, the space was slated to become artist studios and a restaurant, then nothing. Now, the first order of business is to transform the 9,000 square-foot ground floor space into a true dance studio.

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