Greenwich Dance has announced it is to move into a new home in south-east London.
The organisation, which provides services for dancers, will move into Charlton House, a Jacobean country house in Charlton owned by the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.
Classes, projects and performances from Greenwich Dance will take place in the Old Library and the Charlton Assembly Rooms as well as the grounds and gardens.
Greenwich Dance will relaunch its morning classes for professional dancers at Charlton House and bring its over-60s performance company Dancing to the Music of Time to Charlton.
The move marks the beginning of a new way of working for Greenwich Dance in which classes, courses, projects and performance-making will be sited across the borough, with the organisation’s offices and core base situated at Charlton House.
Greenwich Dance announced it was leaving its home of 25 years at Borough Halls in April, after declaring the premises were not “fit for purpose”. The organisation will move into its new premises next week.
Greenwich Dance chief executive Melanie Precious said: “Charlton House is a beautiful setting in which to base an organisation such as Greenwich Dance, which has creativity and the community at its heart.
“It is well positioned for our new operational model. We feel as if forgotten areas of the borough are now within easy reach. We are also hugely excited at the possibility of bringing both community and professional dancers to Charlton House to enjoy dance within its beautiful rooms and glorious gardens.”