Early dance class in Lee Hall

Then: When Lee Hall opened in 1958, it served two distinct but vital purposes. The first was to provide a home for athletic and recreational activities for a student body that would begin surging in number due to the Baby Boom and an economic upturn that made it possible for more teenagers to attend school. Second, Lee Hall hosted the heating and physical plant required for the residence halls starting to sprout up along the lakeside. Lee Hall's gym, pool and dance studio provided a home for a range of activities, including this dance class. (Photo courtesy of Penfield Library's Special Collections)

Guest artist Pam Grier leading dance workshop

Now: Even though varsity sports have shifted to Laker Hall and the Campus Center, Lee Hall remains busy. Campus Recreation schedules many activities -- intramural or recreational -- in the pool and gym for hundreds of students, faculty and staff. And the dance studio regularly hosts master classes and workshops from visiting artists in the Artswego Performing Arts Series. Here Kim Grier, artistic director and featured soloist of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, hosts a workshop for students and community members. (Photo by Jim Russell)