ROOM is a new creative space being built in the Las Galerias shopping centre in Duquesa.
Manchester native and long-time Spanish expat Christian Lee Dunn conceived ROOM as a space to allow people of all ages to hone their skills in all things performative.
An accomplished dancer, Christian will teach classes as well as host several world-class dance instructors, who will share their secrets with the Costa del Sol.
Non-dancers needn’t worry, as ROOM also promises classes in acting and other creative arts.
With an expected customer base comprised mainly of expats, ROOM also plans to hold language classes as a convenient way to hone you and your children’s linguistic skills.
A drama society is also in the works, hoping to unite the Costa del Sol’s thespians with the goal of putting on an annual Christmas pantomime, bringing together the entire community.
All of this and more is in store for the future of this Duquesa capital of culture, but now let’s get to the logistics:
The space will be open seven days a week, with a regular schedule of 55-minute classes, promoting everything from Hip Hop dancing to Classical Ballet.
Of course, this is Spain after all, so Christian is excited to bring in some masters of flamenco as well, kicking-off a line of ROOM Latin dance courses.
And parents… listen close. ROOM could be a perfect alternative to after-care programmes.
Especially so during the summer, as Christian plans to hold longer 90 minute summer specials on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, giving you the perfect amount of time to grab a drink and catch up while the kids are entertained.
Whether you bring your kids or enroll yourself, rest assured that ROOM employs only instructors of the highest calibre.
Christian, 30, has an impressive background as a professional dancer and performer, not to mention quite the linguist, fluent in English, Spanish, and Norwegian.
An extensive resume supports his expertise, beginning with a three-year dance and musical theatre course at the Bolton Dance & Performing Arts College.
After receiving his degree, Christian immediately jumped into a four-year career on the stage, performing in a variety of venues and most notably, in a tribute band to ‘90s British pop group Take That (cleverly named ‘Fake That’).
Other credits include appearances with Jamelia, Rachel Stevens, and BodyRockers, among others, as a professional dancer.
Following these action-packed years, Christian took a break from the limelight to share his talents through a career in dance instruction.
After a quick stint at a Manchester performing arts college, he jetted across the globe to become the course coordinator at the Wang Qi Feng School in Shanghai, run by China’s first Prima Ballerina.
With so many outstanding achievements under his belt, Christian landed a job as the Principal at Aalesund Ballett Skolen, a prestigious ballet school in Norway.
It was here in Norway where Christian completed some of his truly admirable accomplishments.
After directing a well-received full orchestra production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Christian put on the Norwegian versionof one of America’s favourite musicals, the Tony-Award winning Annie.
He even found time in between all this to organize Norway’s first flash mob, a choreographed public dance session where civilians spontaneously bust a move in perfect unison.
With this in mind, you can’t deny that the staff at ROOM are top-notch, so mark your calendars for July 28, when ROOM has its grand opening, complete with free courses all week.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hone your creativity, express yourself, and learn a thing or two along the way.
So, what will YOU do at ROOM?