For the second time in only a few months, Mamaroneck will play host to another celebrity, this one of Dancing With the Stars fame.
Jonathan Roberts, a dancer who has won numerous competitions and competed in seasons 1-6 and 8-9 of Dancing With the Stars, will be coming to Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Feb. 25 to teach a master's class in ballroom dance and techniques. He will also be meeting with participants after the class for a meet-and-greet.
The class is open to anyone, whether you are a dance student or not; tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling (914) 381-2562 by Feb. 15.
His choreography has included Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Waltz, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive, and he has partnered with female stars such as Rachel Hunter, Giselle Fernandez, Heather Mills, Marie Osmond and Monica Seles.
Offscreen, Roberts’s has won numerous national and international dance titles – including the USA Rising Star American Ballroom Champion, the USA Rising Star Latin Champion, the USA Pro-Am 10 Dance Champion and, most recently, the U.S. and World Professional American Smooth Champion in 2008.
“My mission is fitness through dance, while learning a new skill and, most of all, having fun! By focusing on ‘you’ as the dancer and student, you always get personal attention – even in a group class,” said Roberts.
The school's owners are thrilled to have Roberts.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students—and anyone interested in dance—to experience the personality and expertise of a dance superstar,” said Fred Astaire co-owner Kateryna Angelone. “We love to watch our students grow and achieve their goals; so we really go the extra mile to work with the best talent in the industry.”
Stanley McCalla, co-owner of Fred Astaire, agrees: “Our students’ accomplishments and pride are our biggest rewards.”