Popular Whittier dance studio hopes to find new home for dancers

After eight years of creating a central spot for dancers all over Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Snowglobe Perspective Dance Studio in Whittier will be closing its doors at the end of this month.

The owner, Isaiah Masters and everyone at the dance studio, at 2650 Pacific Park Drive, is looking for a new home.

“We are all hands on deck in finding a new space for our home and fully intend on launching our new studio in Spring 2024,” the studio shared on an Instagram post.

Raising rent in the area has resulted in Snowglobe Perspective having to look for a new home. But with the move, Masters hopes that it will foster even more space for the dancing in Whittier, Masters said.

Masters, 34, started his life in the dance world in 2012 when attending UC Santa Cruz. He would create connections in the dance industry in Los Angeles while filming dance videos. Ultimately, it led to his own dance studio after moving to Whittier in 2014, Master said.

“I was actually foreign to L.A. County when I moved here, but when I was looking through where all the dance hotspots were, I triangulated all of them and it all came into Whittier,” he said. “Whittier was that perfect location, where it’s close to every major dance community but they didn’t have one established themselves.”

  • Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as...

    Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as they recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, left, with regional manager Isaiah...

    Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, left, with regional manager Isaiah Masters of the Snowglobe Perspective Dance that recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as...

    Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as they recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, right, with regional manager Isaiah...

    Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, right, with regional manager Isaiah Masters of the Snowglobe Perspective Dance that recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as...

    Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as they recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, left, with regional manager Isaiah...

    Assitiant regional manager Jerould Jorge, left, with regional manager Isaiah Masters of the Snowglobe Perspective Dance that recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

  • Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as...

    Hip Hop dance class at the Snowglobe Perspective Dance as they recently announced that they will be closing their doors at 2650 Pacific Park Drive at the end of Jan. due to rent increase in Whittier on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Over the past eight years – Masters, choreographers, staff and dancers have created a Whittier dance community. People come from near, and as far as Palm Springs, to attend dance classes at Snowglobe Perspective, which mainly consists of different hip-hop styles.

The dance studio is in a warehouse-type building – with the walls covered in mirrors, as well as large and smaller spaces for classes to take place. The snowflake lights and neon signs also give a frosty vibe to the studio to match its name.

“The dance community has grown so much over the past 10 years that it really requires a space that’s this big to contain the amount of people that are dancing these days,” Masters said. “It’s kind of the trend now lately of most dance studios that have opened up within the hip-hop dance community, they open in light industrial, industrial spaces.”

For the rest of January, the studio will be moving out its mirrors, floors and repainting, and much more.

Masters and Jerould Jorge, assistant manager, have already received support for their efforts, through social media.

The last day of class at the studio will be Sunday, Jan. 21.

“We’re thankful that we’ve been able to be here,” Masters said, “and just thankful to the people who have been involved over the years and we hope that we can be in a position to serve the community as we move forward into the future.”

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