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Ballet Quad Cities holds final performance at Rock Island location, set to move to Moline

"We are off and running and we just can't wait to get started on this in a year from now, get in that building."

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Ballet Quad Cities is planning for a big move come the new year.

The local organization held its final performance of the Nutcracker, Sunday, Dec. 11. at 2:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. At the show, Ballet Quad Cities set up a booth, advertising its soon-to-be new headquarters. It's moving from Rock Island to downtown Moline.

"We've outgrown our space in downtown Rock Island," Ballet QC CEO Joedy Cook said. "It has served us well, but we have way too many dancers and way too much going on to continue to be there."

The new space will be 12,000 square feet, compared to 5,000 at the Rock Island location. It will allow for more storage and studios. before moving in, Cook said there is more than $1 million dollars worth of renovations that need to be done.

"We've been writing grants and talking to people in the community really for months," Cook said. "So the groundwork has been laid. We've talked to the city of Moline numerous times."

The Riverboat Development and Scott County Authorities along with the Moline Foundation have donated to Ballet Quad Cities. This money was used for the purchase of the building.

"Our entire board has made a three-year pledge contribution to seeing this through so we are off and running," Cook said.

The organization is unsure when the renovations will definitively begin, but has purchased the building. Anyone can donate to Ballet Quad Cities by reaching out to the group by clicking/tapping here.

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