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New Mexico dance studio closing after a half-century run


August 9, 2020

Dozens of perfect circles line the outer walls at Maciolek School of Dance, worn into the wooden floor.

They mark the dreams and all the lives who have stepped onto the floor, and then tapped, jazzed and plie'd their way into adulthood.

But as of last Friday, the floor had a big chapter come to an end. After 50 years of instructing thousands of girls and boys, Maciolek School of Dance is closing.

And Karen Salb is retiring.

Just how many students have graced her studio doors? Hard to say. But more than likely 20,000. Perhaps even 30,000. Salb never really kept track of it that way.

Salb's 5...

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