ballroom dance

Fred Astaire Jupiter Grand Opening | South Florida Photographer

In July I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening Party at Fred Astaire Jupiter's brand new dance studio.  The new studio is much larger with high ceilings and beautiful windows.   It was a great event where the pro teachers at the studio put on a mini-show to demonstrate the classic ballroom and latin dances.  The highlight of the night was the attendance of Dancing with the Stars' Tony Dovolani.  Tony shared some of his experiences on the show and then taught the group how to "move their hips".   It was quite the treat and Tony is the ultimate gentleman.  If possible, he's even nicer in person than he seems on the show. If you've ever wanted to learn how to dance the Tango, the Samba, the Waltz, or any of the other ballroom & latin dances, there's no better place in South Florida, than Fred Astaire Jupiter.  And you never know, you might just run into Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, or Corky Balass.  They've all been known to drop in and teach a lesson or two.  My good friends Warren & Babette, who own the studio, are also opening one in Boynton Beach, so if you're a little further south, that will soon be the place to go.

And don't forget, they offer a Wedding Package, so you can look like a pro during your first dance as husband and wife!



Fred Astaire Jupiter Dance Showcase | Jupiter Florida Photographer

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of photographing the awesome Fred Astaire Jupiter Dance Studio Spring 2009 Showcase. The showcase started with 2 amazing Acts by the students of the studio. The final act was performed by some amazing professionals, including Scottish Professional Champions, Warren & Babette Brown (who also own the popular dance school). I've photographed this showcase 4 times now and many of the students were repeat performers. It is amazing to see the how much the level of performance and technical dance ability has grown since the last show. Some of these students would put the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars to shame. The unique thing about this showcase was that a few of the students & teachers from Fred Astaire Boca Raton also joined the show, which was really cool to see.  If you watch DWTS on TV like I do, you would be shocked at much faster all of this is in person. If you've ever thought about learning how to ballroom dance, you need to contact Warren & Babette at Fred Astaire Jupiter. They are truly amazing teachers and really cool people - always a pleasure working with you guys!

Karen Dahl from Fred Astaire Boca dancing Swing


 Bob Wittich from Fred Astaire Jupiter dancing to Razzle Dazzle

Bob Wittich

Gail Sermersheim of Fred Astaire Jupiter dancing to Mamma Mia

Gail Sermersheim

Nancy Politzer of Fred Astaire Boca dancing the ChaCha

Nancy Politzer

Phillip Toren of Fred Astaire Jupiter dacing to Putting on the Ritz

Phillip Toren

Rita Wittich of Fred Astaire Jupiter dancing to Voulez Vous

Rita Wittich

Sharon Weich of Fred Astaire Boca dancing a novelty number, with, that's right count 'em, 4 guys ;)

Sharon Weich

Nicola Mastin of Fred Astaire Jupiter dancing to Fame

Nicola Mastin

And finally the pros, Vladimir Velev & Gabriella Bodocs, who are two of the teachers at Fred Astaire Jupiter and also happen to be the 2005 Austrian National Latin American Champions. 

Vladimir Velev & Gabriella Bodocs

And closing the show, the owners' of Fred Astaire Jupiter and Scottish Professional Champions, Warren & Babette Brown dancing a beautiful Tango.

Warren & Babette Brown