Youngstown FADS instructor competes on ‘so you think you can dance?

You Think You Can Dance? competition show. This was Kristin’s first time on the very popular TV series. Kristin advanced to SYTYCD’s Las Vegas auditions after making the cut in the New York City auditions. She told the FADS Corporate Office that there’s a lot more to trying out on SYTYCD than what television viewers see. “You go through a few producers before you even get to the judges,” she said. “They separate you into groups and give you 20 seconds to dance.”

In New York, the competitors were whittled down to a chosen few who then appeared in front of the judges, she explained. From there, those considered to be shoo-ins were sent directly to Las Vegas, while others instructed by the judges to try again with a different style were sent to choreography to prepare for a second round. If the new piece sufficiently impressed the judges, the dancer headed for Las Vegas.

In fact, that’s how Kristin punched her ticket there. Once in Vegas, Kristin performed a jive for the solo round before her adventure finally came to an end. Knowing Kristin, she will be back in the limelight to represent our chain in an even bigger and brighter role.

“We were paired with strangers for partners,” she said of the final performance, “so it was hard.” Kristin is definitely open to giving it another shot. “I’d love to do it again,” she said, and we would love to see her!

Zumba! Join the dance craze with Fred Astaire Youngstown!

We invite you to the dance-fitness™ craze that has swept the planet– Zumba®! This Latin- inspired exercise-dance burns calories in a fun and aerobically stimulating venue that makes you feel like you were out dancing at a discotheque rather than working out. The Youngstown Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers Zumba® On Tuesdays, classes meet promptly at 6:45pm.

Many people like to wear Zumba® attire to the classes, like Zumba® dance pants and tank tops, but regular work-out clothes are great to get you started. Sneakers provide the necessary traction to perform steps from popular dances like Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and the Cha Cha while including the flavors of Cumbia and Reggaeton.

For only $8, you can give Zumba® a try and see for yourself why so many people have utilized Zumba® to achieve their own personal fitness goals. If you decide to get serious about getting in shape, we offer discount cards: 10 sessions for $70, or 20 sessions for $120. If you are ready to join the party, either stop by our location at 5090 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512, or call 330-788-3200 for more information. So “ditch the work-out and join the party– Zumba®!”

Video Blog introduction, The Waltz

Video Transcript:

Travis Manero:
Hello, my name is Travis Manero and this is Kristin Dobson. Welcome to the Youngstown Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s very first video blog. Today we’ll be demonstrating the basic in the Waltz.

Now I will demonstrate the mans part. The gentleman starts with his left foot, he is going to go forward, side, together, back, side, together. Watch one more time from a different angle. His part is forward, side, together, back side, together.

Now I’ll call Miss Kristin to demonstrate the ladies part. Starting with the right foot the lady goes back, side, together, forward, side, together. One more time from a different angle. Ready and 1-2-3, 1-2-3.

We’re gonna demonstrate it one more time with music but I’d like to let you know this is our video blog, stay posted. We’re gonna have fun videos on there and all kinds of crazy things we do here at the studio and all the fun we have. This was just the first one to get it kicked off.