When Oddfellows Hall was bought by a new developer and rents were jacked up, a shudder went through the arts community, especially the dance world.

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Best Happy Ending

Velocity Dance Center

When Oddfellows Hall was bought by a new developer and rents were jacked up, a shudder went through the arts community, especially the dance world. Velocity Dance Center, a hub of Seattle's dance action since its 1996 founding, couldn't afford to stay in its beautiful home. Led by the always-able Kara O'Toole, the group began to scour the city for a place to land, and in the end managed to find a perfect spot just around the corner, at the old Capitol Hill Arts Center. They moved in just a few months ago, with a parade and a party and a huge sigh of relief from everyone who cares about local dance. With some good luck and an outpouring of financial support, Velocity got everything it needed. And when the lights go up in Velocity's new "Founders Theater," the floor glows like warm honey. —Sandra Kurtz 1621 12th Ave., 325-8773, velocitydancecenter.org

 
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