Cassandra Mandia – Dance Instructor/Marketing Manager

Cassie has been with Fred Astaire Dutchess since 2013.  She loves teaching because it allows her to share her own passion of dancing with every person who walks into the studio.  “Dancing has completely changed my life for the better and it brings me great joy to share it with people in our community.  Seeing how dance can positively impact someone’s life is why I love to teach.” While her favorite dance changes every day depending on her mood, consistently she would say it is the Waltz.  “This classic dance while elegant and beautiful is also extremely challenging and requires a lot of control and balance.  I love the challenge of the waltz along with incredible artistry involved.  I feel like I fully express myself and the music using my whole body while engaging with my partner.”