Jonathan Roberts from DWTS in Tampa Bay!

It’s not every day a household name drops by your dance studio. October was an exciting month at Fred Astaire Brandon, but one special guest kind of stood out. We were thrilled to host Dancing With the Stars’ own Jonathan Roberts. He is a professional ballroom dancer, teacher and choreographer, and we were fortunate to benefit from his know-how during our Boot Camp and Mini-Match, as well as a day of private coaching.

Over twenty students from the Brandon studio participated in an all-day Boot Camp at the St. Petersburg Studio on Sat, Oct. 14. Dinner was served and afterward, five Brandon students took part in our regional Mini-Match. Pat Pons, John Swartz, Barbara Jones, Terraell Hazlett and Marlena Del Rio represented Team Brandon. Marlena was awarded Top Student in Tampa Bay, and her instructor, studio owner David Chancellor, won Top Teacher. Brandon took the Top Studio spot for a strong finish to the night.

On Mon. Oct. 16, Mr. Roberts visited to the Brandon studio for back-to-back coaching sessions with 11 eager students. Team Brandon won’t soon forget this memorable weekend with one of the best in the business! Check out more pictures on Facebook. (CLICK HERE)