Guest Coaches

The World’s Best Dancers and Coaches, in Our Studio!

You come to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Tarrytown for the best in dance instruction. We’re not shy about saying that, because we believe it and we deliver it. And we continue to work hard to give you more and better opportunities to expand your dance horizons.

So we encourage you to get in touch with us right away and book your time for special coaching and group lessons at the studio this month!

Stay tuned for dates and times!

February 13th – Sergi Shapoval

Sergei Shapoval began dancing at the age of 8 in the Ukraine and represented his country at the 1993 International Festival of Culture in France, where Ukraine took first place. Sergei has appeared on Ukrainian regional & national TV, & formerly competed as an amateur dancer in International Latin and Standard in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland& Russia. In 2001 Sergei was invited to teach in the US & that same year he received a full Scholarship as one of the original members of Olympic Hopefuls Dance Program.

With 27 years of dance experience — 20 of those as a dance teacher as well as a competitor — Sergei believes that learning to dance provides valuable benefits in many areas of life!

February 26th & 27th – Stephen Knight

Stephen is one of the busiest men in the industry. As a Regional Franchise Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Wisconsin Region, an NDCA Adjudicator, a Coach, Choreographer, and the Co-National Dance Director for Fred Astaire Dance Studios, his dance card is almost always full. Stephen and his dance partner, Rae Josephs, were 3-Time United States American Rhythm Finalists, and 6-Time undefeated Fred Astaire American Rhythm Champions. Stephen is also responsible for creating a large portion of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Silver Syllabus. He is well-known for his choreography for Open Routines, Solos, Showcases, and Novelties.

ACHIEVEMENTS
-6-Time Fred Astaire Open American Rhythm Champion
-3-Time USDSC Open American Rhythm Finalist
-USDSC Theatrical Finalist
-USDSC Rising Star Theatrical Champion

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
-American Smooth
-American Rhythm
-International Latin
-Theater Arts
-Choreography
-Business Training