If you like the Kessler Theater, you can thank Lisa Cabaniss. The owner of Studios on the Edge, better known as SOTE, wanted a bigger space for her dance studio. And that’s the main reason she and her husband, Edwin Cabaniss, renovated the 1940s theater on West Davis, which is also one of the best live music venues in Dallas.

Just as the Kessler is more than just a theater, SOTE is more than just a dance studio. This fall, the studio is offering classes in singing, piano and guitar. And we hear they are hiring a violin teacher [to apply, email edwin@thekessler.org].