Owning a dance studio runs in Meagan Fram's family.
For years, her grandmother, Barbara Treleaven, ran the Barbara Treleaven School of Dancing in North Bay. Fram relied on her grandmother for advice when she opened her own dance studio, Project Dance, in Sudbury in 2006.
“She's been a huge influence on my life,” Fram said.
Project Dance is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Sadly, Treleaven passed away in October 2015, and won't get to see her granddaughter mark the occasion.
The studio also recently moved to a new location at 169 Patie St., just off Notre Dame Avenue.
The building, which is owned by Fram and her husband, has three large studios, several change rooms, a kitchenette, a homework room for competitive dancers and a costume room.
“It's easier to sink money into it when it's your own instead of paying a crazy lease,” Fram said. “Now that money is going towards a future for us and our three daughters.”
Project Dance has 300 students — it's doubled its enrolment from a decade ago — and teaches a variety of dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop, to everyone from toddlers to adults.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary and the building's grand opening, Project Dance is holding an open house event this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes a barbecue, free drop-in classes and tours.
Classes are set to start for the season Sept. 12.