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FADS Dance Board Member Christina Penatello Hansen

Christina Penatello Hansen

  • International Dance Council Member
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 1997


Being a well-recognized coach within the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Organization, Christina Penatello Hansen enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance and business with professionals and amateurs of all ages. With over 30 years of dance experience, she is able to teach the newest dancer as well as the most seasoned, with the greatest of ease. Her ultimate goal is to create excitement and inspiration for every person she associates herself with, throughout their dance journey.


  • 2006 World Mambo Championship
  • 3-Time USDC American Rhythm Finalist
  • 3-Time Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Finalist
  • Multiple-Time Finalist in Embassy Ball Championship, Millennium Dancesport Championship, Manhattan Dancesport Championship


  • American Rhythm
  • American Smooth
  • Business Training
  • Excels in bringing out each individual’s personal style and emotion

Christina Penatello Hansen is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.