The Southbury Fred Astaire Dance Studio extends personal thanks to its students, staff and everyone who contributed to the success of the “Conquer Cholesterol” event in support of Saint Mary’s Hospital Waterbury Spirit of Women on February 25th at Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility by Villa Rosa. The excellent turnout and inspiring atmosphere assured the event’s overwhelming success.
Guest speaker Dr. Rebecca Scandrett, interventional cardiologist with Franklin Medical Group Cardiology, an affiliate of Saint Mary’s Hospital, presented an informative program, “Lowering Your Risk Is Easier Than You Think: Conquer Cholesterol.” Dr. Sandrett talked about the benefits of a good diet, healthy lifestyle and enjoyable exercise like ballroom dancing to lower high cholesterol and help prevent the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It was very clear that all of the guests had a wonderful time, and many remarked how refreshing it was to attend an event where there were a lot of helpful recommendations about conquering cholesterol.
Several Fred Astaire students, including Dr. Rose Yu Chin, a psychiatrist in Southbury, Connecticut, generously danced with Christian Lange, a co-owner/director and professional dance teacher of the Fred Astaire Southbury studio, to show how easy and gratifying it is to enhance one’s health and enjoyment through the benefits of ballroom dancing. Dr. Chin said dancing has had an extremely positive effect on her own life and overall well being.
Southbury resident Karen Montini, who is in discussion with the Dance Network to start a reality show, danced a dazzling salsa with Fred Astaire dance teacher Vladimir Serbulenco. The evening was also filled with exciting dance performances by Fred Astaire Southbury professionals including national American Smooth champions and finalists Christian Lange and Nevena Urosevic, Kristofer Speer and Amanda Meador. Ms. Meador, an accomplished dance choreographer and wedding specialist, led the audience in a lively salsa group class to get them in the spirit of ballroom dancing.
“It’s really important for our community to prevent high cholesterol, dementia and other diseases. An enjoyable and fulfilling pastime like ballroom dancing is a great way to get exercise and enjoy its many beneficial effects,” said Paulo Jorge, co-owner and director of the Fred Astaire Southbury studio. Mr. Jorge explained that ballroom dance improves the cardiovascular system, increases muscle tone and burns calories. It’s a low-impact aerobic activity that also increases flexibility, strength, and balance. He noted that Olympic athletes often dance as part of their training to sharpen their control, agility, and speed. “Dancing is great exercise, and the Fred Astaire Southbury Studio offers a pleasurable, entertaining atmosphere in which to learn. Don't allow heart disease to interrupt life unexpectedly,” said Mr. Jorge. “Take time to care for your heart and dance. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures.”
Fred Astaire Dance Studio is located at 316 Main Street South, Suite F and G in Southbury, Connecticut. For more informations please contact us at (203) 267-7600 or visit us at www. fadssouthbury.com