The short-lived Manhattan venue just opened in October.
According to an Instagram post from Monday, February 10th, the Lower Manhattan space will host its final event next week, citing conflicting management as the reason behind the abrupt close. "Unfortunately, the ownership group has respectively decided to pull the plug on this dream and go in another direction, thus ending The Dance as it is known today," the caption reads.
Since its opening last October, the multi-room venue has booked a host of electronic acts during its short run, including the likes of Kelman Duran, Jubilee and MoMa Ready.
The venue's last show will take place on Tuesday, February 18th, with a performance from US Girls.
Read the statement on Instagram.
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🚨 We were invited into this project by a team that we felt, like us, were dedicated to proving Culture could live and thrive again in Manhattan. It was a long, hard, and complicated development process for everyone involved. When we finally opened to the public in October, we were already facing many significant challenges, both logistical and financial. ❕ In spite of those challenges, we set about in making The Dance something truly special. Over its short lifespan, The Dance felt like an incredible moment of creativity and rejuvenated nightlife in a borough that desperately needed it. Unfortunately, the ownership group has respectively decided to pull the plug on this dream and go in another direction, thus ending The Dance as it is known today. We’re personally devastated about all of this because we, along with so many artists, promoters, agents, and staff, have put so much time, energy and heart into this labor of love. ❕ We’re very sorry for the inconvenience it caused all the acts and parties that were scheduled and the fans who were excited to come to The Dance especially those that never got a chance. We will do everything we can to make things right. ❕ On February 18th, The Dance will have it’s last dance with US Girls. Beyond that who knows what will happen next? 🕯 And that, my friends, is indeed The Dance of Life.🧚♂️