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LEARN FROM THE BEST: Master Classes

LEARN FROM THE BEST: Master Classes

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LEARN FROM THE BEST: Master Classes
  • The Secret To Arm Styling Part II

  • Get Your Smooth On - Jack Davy

  • Technique Tips from a Master

  • Tango Straight Up

    Absolutely Brilliant, Funny & Educational!
    Blackpool Finalist Christine Harvey and Istvan Cserven talk about the Tango. Christine is a Blackpool Finalist, an official United States NDCA and World Class Adjudicator, and Trustee of the USISTD.

  • Rise & Fall

    Olga was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia and studied ballet and gymnastics before starting Ballroom dancing in 1978. Over these years she’s danced at more than 500 Dance Sport Championships. Olga is currently a Long Island NY Area Franchise Developer, and an Owner and Manager of the Fred Astaire Dan...

  • Understanding Frame In Smooth Dancing

    Olga was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia and studied ballet and gymnastics before starting Ballroom dancing in 1978. Over these years she’s danced at more than 500 Dance Sport Championships. Olga is currently a Long Island NY Area Franchise Developer, and an Owner and Manager of the Fred Astaire Dan...

  • Four Pillars of Strength

    Martin is an experienced Technique Specialist, Competitive Trainer and Mind Coach for Professionals, Amateurs and Students, in addition to being a Lecturer, Choreographer and world-class Adjudicator. Martin has competed and taught all over the world, at every level of dance. He has officiated in ...

  • The Secret To Arm Styling

  • Jan Mattingly - Poise, Posture and Balance in Turns

    Jan Mattingly resides in Houston, Texas and assists with coaching, student level examinations and adjudicating in the FADS Texas region. In all, she has been associated with the Fred Astaire team for over 20 years. She grew up in California and competed in International Latin and Standard as a Ju...

  • Jim Carter - Performance Based Dancing

    Jim has proudly been part of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios family since 1984. He is currently the Co-Area Dance Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Illinois region. Jim is the Choreographer and creative genius of many of the country’s award-winning best Solos, Novelties, Showcases and Pr...

  • Tony Dovolani - Mambo

    Tony Dovolani was born in Prishtina, Kosova and began folk dancing at age three. He was 15 years old when he and his family moved to the United States. At age 17, he began ballroom lessons at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Connecticut and knew he had found his passion. Six months later, he began ...

  • Istvan Cserven - How to Use Your Legs & Back

    Istvan Cserven is an official United States NDCA Adjudicator and highly sought after-Coach, Trainer and Examiner. He has spent over 20 years with Fred Astaire Dance Studios, serving as Instructor, Dance Director, Studio Manager, Examiner and Regional Trainer. He has worked with students and high-...

  • Stephen Knight - Bringing Sexy Back

    Stephen is one of the busiest men in the industry. As a Regional Franchise Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Wisconsin Region, an NDCA Adjudicator, a Coach, Choreographer, and Executive Dance Director for Fred Astaire Dance Studios, his dance card is almost always full. Stephen and his...

  • Martin Lamb - Body Mechanics Through All Styles

    Martin is an experienced Technique Specialist, Competitive Trainer and Mind Coach for Professionals, Amateurs and Students, in addition to being a Lecturer, Choreographer and world-class Adjudicator. Martin has competed and taught all over the world, at every level of dance. He has officiated in ...

  • Ilya Ifraimov - The Difference Between Music & Rhythm

    Ilya coaches and choreographs in all levels and styles. A World Class Adjudicator and Choreographer, he’s been a member of NDC since 2005 and has collaborated in the creation of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Latin Syllabus. Ilya has also appeared on American Ballroom Challenge and ...

  • Mykyta Serdyuk - Body Action

    Mykyta (“Nikita”) is from the Ukraine. He started to dance at 8 years old and has never stopped! Since beginning his dance career, he has competed all over the world and racked up a number of high-ranking titles. He is an American champion, as well as a two-time World Champion. He has an eye for ...

  • Gabriela Jileva - Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

    Gabriela is the Owner, Manager and Dance Director of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Morristown, New Jersey. She started dancing and competing in Ballroom at the age of 10 in her native Bulgaria, where she won the National Open International Standard title and represented her country in the Worl...

  • Emilia Poghosyan - Coordination & Hip Action in International Rumba

    Emilia Poghosyan, born in 1984, moved to the United States in 2008. In her Armenian journey of dancing, Emilia was an Armenian 10-Dance and Latin Champion for several years. In America, in 2010, Emilia started to dance with her partner, Hayk Balasanyan in the Professional Latin Division. During ...

  • Hayk Balasanyan - Characteristics & Timing in Samba

    Hayk Balasanyan, born in 1986, moved to the United States in 2010. In his Armenian journey of dancing, Hayk was an Armenian 10-Dance and Latin Champion for several years. In America in 2010, Hayk started to dance with his partner, Emilia Poghosyan in the Professional Latin Division. During the...

  • Chantal LeClerc - Intro to Paso Doble

    Chantal coaches at the Amateur, Pro/Am and Professional levels. She’s a Choreographer at all levels and styles, and is successful in making coaching, choreography and studio Showcases fun and easy to learn.

    ACHIEVEMENTS
    2-Time Undefeated Canadian Amateur Latin American Champion
    2-Time Undefeated...

  • Eduard Apolonov - Cha Cha Technique & Types of Chasses

    Eddie specializes in all areas of International Latin, Standard, American Smooth, American Rhythm, as well as choreography for Showcases, Solos and Novelties. Eddie is a Choreography Specialist on Open Routines and coaches top competitive couples in the country.

    ACHIEVEMENTS
    USA National Rising ...

  • Anna Krasnoshapka - Arm Styling

    Anna was born in the Ukraine. She has been dancing since the age of 7. Piano lessons were also a side hobby for Anna, but her passion for dance took over. Her dance education continued at the National University of Physical Education and Sport in Kiev, Ukraine. She was the winner of the Ukrainian...

  • Christina Penatello - The Art of Expression

    Being a well-recognized coach within the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Organization, Christina Penatello Hansen enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance and business with professionals and amateurs of all ages. With over 30 years of dance experience, she is able to teach the newest dancer a...