In a nod to its sunny climate, the capital city of Bangkok is getting a dance central to its city life.
The new dance center, the first of its kind in Thailand, will open this week.
“Dance central is a way to connect the people who are on the street to the people in the dance center and the people on the dance floor,” said director Dhammakrishna Palanapu.
In an effort to create a sense of community among the dancing community, the dance central will be open 24 hours a day and will have a bar for customers to sit down and dance.
Dancers are required to be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of three years of dance training.
Bollywood choreographer Pritam Vyaswamy, who was part of the original team behind the project, said it will be a great way for the people of Bangkok to have a common experience of dance.
“It’s a way of sharing the joy of dancing,” he said.
Kai Bawangdee is a national correspondent for The Associated Press.
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