Monday, June 25, 2007
Charlotte has been dancing for years, and only came to find Kostadin after seeing him dance in a show with his professional partner, Carrie Babcock. After a few years of struggle, she decided to leave her former teacher (non-FADS) to study with Kostadin.
Charlotte has been dancing with Kostadin for 2 years now and here’s what DanceBeat magazine had to say about their performance at the EMERALD Ball:
DANCEBEAT – Edition 0607
Emerald Ball Pro/Am C Open Standard Championships
Review by Didio Berrara
“Somewhat unexpected but very deserving of the honor of winning this competition was Charlotte Carey partnered by Kostadin Bidjourov. I have watched this lady dance now for many years and have always been a fan of her dancing. I always thought her energy was good and her understanding of the skill, high. On this occasion I think Charlotte has jumped way ahead of her teammates. I have never seen her dance the Standard so well. She was totally in a league of her own, miles away from the challengers. This was a geat win for Charlotte but even a greater win for her dancing.”
Monday, June 18, 2007
This year's guests will include Tony Dovolani of ABC's hit series "Dancing with the Stars" and his professional dance partner Elena Grinenko, international ballroom dance champions Darius and Jolanta Mosteika, and dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and the Dance Club of the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Superstar actor, Al Pacino, told Time Magazine that he would consider going on Dancing with the Stars if he was asked.
He says, "Actually, I would consider it. All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. "But I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars mainly because I would be too shy."
In other Dancing with the Stars news, Beverly Hills 90210 star Jennie Garth has confirmed that she will be appearing on the next season. According to her publicist "It's official!"
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
We are proud to announce that our Fort Walton Beach Fred Astaire Dance Studio performed at the Emerald Coast Conference Center Friday night for Dancing with Desire 2007. The dance performance benefits Desire Street Ministries and Take Stock in Children scholarship program.
Among the list of dancers were Dancing with the Stars Tony Dovolani, Elena Grinenko, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and more. You can view a short video of the event below.
At Fred Astaire we have always said that ballroom dancing has no age limits. Everyone can learn to dance, and our Panama City dance studio proves it! Three girls take ballroom lessons two times a week for 45 minutes. Their ages range from 7 down to 5 and a half. To learn more, click here for the full article.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Their ages and dance education all vary, however, each of their star quality is apparent with every step they take. Houston area students will be accompanied by their teachers to dance over 60 different musical routines to a variety of music for the Professional/ Amateur part of the show. The music will be a mix of fun oldies, ranging from the 1930’s and younger, to the popular music of today. This show has something for everyone. Nevertheless, Fred Astaire Dance Studio would not be an awesome host if they did not give the audience a taste of the professional star power in the Professional Act. This delightful act will be accompanied by the sounds of Disney. It’s a family treat for not only our hometown of Houston, but from afar as well. Make sure you pick up your tickets for this fantastic broadway musical dance revue from http://www.fredastairehouston.com/.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The toys will be given to children living in Sunshine Group Homes, which operates 22 children's homes in Phoenix's western suburbs. All of the children have been abandoned, abused or neglected and have been placed in the homes by Child Protective Services, said Simon Kottoor, chief operating officer of Sunshine Group Homes.
This will be the fifth year he has participated in this event, and will prepare 40 different routines for his dancers to perform.
Click here for the rest of the article, and to learn more about studios in the Arizona region, please visit their regional website.