The former “Dancing With The Stars” winner will be at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio for a class that is open to the public.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown is pleased to
announce that world-renowned dancer, Tony Dovolani, will be teaching lessons at the
studio on Monday, January 14. Most of the lessons are private one-on-one sessions with
the current students at the studio. There will also be a master class that is open to the
public for $65 at 7:15pm. Interested parties are asked to contact the studio for more
details at 860-788-7150.
This will be a sort of homecoming for Mr. Dovolani as he began taking ballroom dance
lessons at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Connecticut at age 17. A natural talent, within 6
months he was promoted to dance instructor. After spending 21 consecutive seasons on
the hit show “Dancing With The Stars”, Tony rejoined Fred Astaire last fall as their
Co-National Dance Director.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Middletown is under new management. This
appearance gives the new owner, professional dancer Andrew Kerski, a chance to show
his commitment to the local community. “Dancing is a great activity,” said Kerski, “It
has physical and mental health benefits, as well as increased socialization and fun. Our
hope in bringing in Tony Dovolani is that anyone with an interest in dance can find a
reason to come and chase their dreams.”
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ABOUT FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO
The Fred Astaire Dance Studios of New England are part of a nationwide franchise that
requires daily training for its teachers, who are dedicated to teaching dance full-time.
The studios’ mission is to enrich lives by building confidence, connection and
community through ballroom dance. Private lessons, group lessons and dance parties are
open to the public, featuring students ranging in age from teens to retirees and seniors.
Learn more at:
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown
19 Tuttle Place, Middletown, CT 06457
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MORE ABOUT TONY DOVOLANI’S CAREER IN MEDIA
In 2006, Tony joined ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for their second season, and quickly
became a fan favorite with his stellar choreography, elegance and bright smile. He spent
21 consecutive seasons on the show; Tony and his dance partner Melissa Rycroft were
the Season 15 “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” Mirror Ball Trophy Champions.
Tony’s professional body of work is impressive. He has guest hosted and choreographed
for the world-famous Chippendales at the Rio/Las Vegas, (Spring 2018); choreographed
the Miss Nevada pageant (2012) and was a judge for the Miss America competition
(2011). He, with fellow DWTS Pro Cheryl Burke, choreographed and performed a
special Paso Doble for Pixar’s Toy Story 3. He’s guest-hosted segments on EXTRA, the
Golf Channel’s The Morning Drive and on the ABC syndicated show On the Red Carpet.
He has guest starred on television series including TV Land’s The Exes and CBS TV’s
Kevin Can Wait, and played Latin bad-boy competitor, ‘Slick Willy’ in the hit film Shall
We Dance. He has toured with Dance to the Movies and Dance to the Holidays and has
been a frequent guest on Good Morning America.