Builders find rhythm for dance contract

CONSTRUCTION workers from an Ipswich firm are today dancing for joy after winning a �4.4 million contract to create a new waterfront theatre.

CONSTRUCTION workers from an Ipswich firm are today dancing for joy after winning a �4.4 million contract to create a new waterfront theatre.

Morgan Ashurst will create the flagship dance academy at the former Cranfields Mill site on Ipswich waterfront for dance organisation DanceEast.

To mark the occasion, Morgan Ashurst employees were taught some basic dance steps by community dance artist Claire Findlay and will now take weekly sessions with the organisation so they can get an understanding of what they are going to build.

The government-funded centre will comprise three dance studios, a 200-seat studio theatre, a waterfront caf�, a dance resource library, pilates and therapy suites, showers and changing rooms.

Assis Carreiro, DanceEast's artistic director and chief executive said: “We want all the construction team to leave the site understanding what they have built and to share pride with family and friends and come back to the DanceHouse to use our facilities.”