The current Harrison Block Building was built in 1923. The Ballroom and it’s adjoining rooms were used by the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows as their meeting rooms. It also served for town meetings and festive social gatherings. In 1994 Nan Brett became owner of The Ballroom. Its purpose, now, is to provide an arena to nurture a spectrum of movement, expressive, and performing arts techniques. The Ballroom’s 2,000 square foot main floor, mirrored wall, great acoustics, and 16-foot-high ceilings with molded plaster decorative work, provides a great venue for movement classes, performances, meetings and social gatherings. In addition to the original Ballroom, in 2001 Nan purchased the neighboring function room which had been converted to residential and office use in the 1970s. Extensive renovation has restored this room to its original beauty. The addition of this large room with kitchen facilities has allowed for further expansion of classes and functions at The Ballroom.
The Ballroom, located in the Harrison Block Building,
was built in 1923.
The Ballroom’s spacious studios are available to rent for classes, workshops, functions and performances. Sound systems are available in both studios, tables and chairs are available to rent and there is a piano in one studio—perfect for a class, music lessons or recitals.
Call Nan Brett at 207-583-6964.
NAN BRETT, DIRECTOR
Nan earned her BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York majoring in Psychology with a minor in dance. She has done post-graduate work in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern Maine. Nan is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, IDEA and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance. Building upon her foundations as a teacher of Modern Dance and Children’s Creative Movement, Nan became an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor in 1986 and has maintained her accreditation since. Always a strong believer in the health enhancing qualities of movement, Nan has been teaching movement classes since 1980. Nan is a December 2018 graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts - earning her certification and licensure through the State of Maine as a Licensed Massage Therapist.