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Fred (Astaire) For Your First Dance

Everyone remembers Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing and the last scene where she successfully executes the lift with Patrick Swayze. Did you know she took special dance lessons from Fred Astaire for that notorious lift?
Dancing with the Stars’ dance pro, Tony Devolani was also an instructor at the West Side Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Manhattan. Imagine how thrilled his students were and still are to see him on TV.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) are reputed as the best in the dance business. Okay, dancing is not for everyone. In fact, the mere mention of the word can clear a room in the blink of an eye but –life is about stepping out of one’s comfort zone and rising to new challengers.
As a trained Fred Astaire original, I have enjoyed both the student and employee role.
Working out at the gym keeps you fit but dancing or, as I call it – dancercise – is great therapy for the mind and food for the soul. Dance is also referred to as the healthy addiction.
People join dance studios fo…

Dirty Dancing - The Crawling Scene

Everyone remembers the classic, Dirty Dancing, with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey; however, what people do not know is that the Crawling Scene was not planned.
Patrick and Jennifer were doing a warm up practice between scenes then spontaneously did an impromptu to Love is Strange (Loverboy) by Mickey and Silvia.
The Director, Emile Ardolina saw the impromptu, loved it and decided to integrate it into the movie.
Enjoy!

Baby Boomers Head to College

Age is merely an illusion. It is the way we show up for the world each day that counts.