Luck at the Luxor!

Ladies and Gents,
It’s national competition week! Our Columbus-Northwest Team is at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas competing in the 2010 Cross Country Dance Championships!

2010 Cross Country Dance Championships – Now
Pro/Am competitions began last night and continue tonight, Friday, and Saturday. The Pro competition is Friday night beginning at 7pm. We know that you are all wishing the best of luck to Sandy Nelson, Nick Rangel, Katie & Daniel, and Katherine & John! We know they are pumped up and ready to show their best!

The Vegas Dance Party – THANK YOU!
We give a big thank you to Michael Rose for putting on a great show at the Vegas dance party last Friday, and we thank him for staying all evening! We also thank Katherine for putting together such a great party and all of our students for making it possible.

Michael Rose – Saturday at La Scala
There will be no Group Class and Dance party on Friday (16th), so we hope that you will join Michael Rose at La Scala’s Martini Lounge and Supper Club this Saturday night for “The King’s Gold Live!” The dinner show begins at 7:30pm. Find out more information.

Eric Luna – Thursday (22nd)
Eric Luna will be in our Studio next Thursday! Being a a ten-time National Fred Astaire Theatrical Champion and being honored as one of Fred Astaire’s Top Teachers, he is in high demand!

Mr. Luna’s dance card is almost full for Personal Coaching Sessions on Thursday. Be sure to contact the Studio on Monday is you want to reserve one of the few remaining sessions. While in the Studio, he will be leading a Group Class at 7:45pm.

Eric Luna and his partner, Georgia Ambarian, have appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Superstars of Dance. Learn more about Eric Luna.


Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian with Tom Bergeron

Team Match – Sunday, June 13th
Ohio’s Northern Dance Challenge is the next dance competition, and we already have students who are interested in competing. If you would like to join the team, please let your instructor know. Also, let your instructor know if you are interested in finding an amateur partner.

Team Match is Sunday, June 13th at LaMalfa Center in Mentor, Ohio.


Upcoming Classes & Events

Friday – No Group Class/Dance Party

Saturday (17th) – No Ballroom Fitness. Join Michael Rose at La Scala at 7:30pm.

Monday (19th) – Social Foundation – Swing Part 3. 8:30pm

Tuesday (20th) – Bronze Group Class – Waltz Style with Kate. 8:30pm

Trophy Ball – Sunday, May 23rd at the Hyatt Regency.


All of our competitors return from Las Vegas on Sunday, so it’s dancing as usual on Monday. You’ll want to schedule lessons with your instructors and come to the group classes… there should be some fun Vegas tales! (Not everything that goes on Vegas can stay in Vegas, right?!)

Take care and we’ll see you dancing soon!

Your Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest Staff

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