We’re proud that Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brandon is “THE” place to go for the best in ballroom dance instruction. Now we’re going to sweeten the pot with some fabulous guest coaches throughout the month and into July.
Our own cavalcade of dance stars begins Tuesday, June 12, with Lynn Kawamoto, our regional dance director and FADS National Dance Board Member. Lynn will also be in the studio on Thursday, June 28.
Being with Fred Astaire Dance Studios for over 25 years, Lynn has experience in almost all aspects of the dance business. Some of her great achievements include:
- 3-Time undefeated Fred Astaire Southeastern Rhythm Champion
- 2003 Florida State Rhythm Champion
- United States R.S. Rhythm Finalist
- Fred Astaire National Rhythm Finalist
Lynn is currently the Regional Dance Director of the Tampa Bay Area and enjoys traveling, coaching, choreographing, adjudicating, and just helping people to achieve their goals!
Hayk Balasanyan, a Fred Astaire undefeated Latin champion, joins us on Monday, June 18. Hayk comes to us from the Winter Park, FL Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
Hayk and his partner Emilia Poghosyan have been dancing together since 2010, and they have won many titles, including US National Professional Rising Star Latin Champions, 5-time Fred Astaire World Champions, 6-time National Champions, Fred Astaire Regional Champions, and 6 Times Cross Country Champions, Fred Astaire 2 Times Show Dance Championsand US National Show Dance Vice Champions, Winners of Latin Star Tour .
We’ve got Vard Margaryan, a Fred Astaire undefeated American rhythm champion, in the house on Friday, July 13. Vard’s list of championship titles go on and on but he has also achieved over 100 Top Teacher awards, and was selected to be in the Top 40 on So You Think You Can Dance (“SYTYCD”) season 9, from over 7000 auditions!
Vard is the featured coach and judge at our Summer Jam this year, which is Saturday, July 14. There will be a boot camp all day and a mini-match that night, at the Brandon studio. This is super special because we normally don’t get to host!
Contact your instructor to lock in your time with any (or all) of these fabulous guest coaches. You’ll have a great time working with folks who have excelled at the highest levels of competitive dance.