Fred Astaire Dance Studios have given the joy of ballroom dancing to tens of thousands of New Yorkers for almost 60 years. This is the original Fred Astaire Dance Studio, founded in 1947 by Fred Astaire, himself.
Dance Among the Stars 2013
On Thursday, June 27 Fred Astaire and GOYA presented Dance Among the Stars 2013 and the GOYA Foods Salsa Dance Off to benefit the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry.
The show this year was sponsored by GOYA Foods and featured our very own Fred Astaire stars and their instructors. Along with five television network celebrities that squared off in the the Goya Salsa Dance Off – a dance competition (ala Dancing with the Stars). Our NY celebrities, David Ushery of NBC, Audrey Puente of FOX, Hazel Sanchez of CBS, Liliana Ayende of Univision and Jonathan Inoa of NY1, gave battle on the dance floor and rallied the crowd. Liliana Ayende of Univision with her instructor/partner Tim Shalnev took home the first place trophy.
Thanks to the celebrities participating in our show we had network coverage from NBC, FOX, Univision and NY1. Check out the coverage on our video page.
FOX Coverage Dance Among the Stars 2013Thanks to the GOYA Salsa Dance off and the participation of network celebrities we received network coverage from NBC, FOX and Univision. Here is the the clip from FOX.
Fred Astaire In Step
This year's show was also featured and reported on by the Fred Astaire organization on a National scale. Do you wonder what the high school does with the contributions they receive?
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A mambo performance
From Fred and Ginger to Dancing With The Stars, ballroom dancing has its share of legends. This year, for the first time in the US, you had the opportunity to see today's living legends all in one place, at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Your favorite dancers performed shows in this year's spectacular!
Two of these legends we have the pleasure of watching rehearse everyday at our studio. Watch Philip and Jolanta as they dance their favourite mambo on a star studded stage among the other legends.
Video courtesy of the organizers.