Free Ballroom Program

posted Sep 20, 2016, 6:06 AM by Shana Musler
             FIAO Beacon's Free Ballroom Program 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:35 PM

at Seth Low IS 96-Continues for its 18th year
FIAO Beacon Community Center @ IS 96
99 Avenue P (West 11th and West 12th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718 946=6667 

Sponsored by Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn
718 259-2828
For Immediate Release:  September 17, 2016
contact: Carmine Santa Maria718 825 4400

TANGO TIME AGAIN!!!
POPULAR FREE BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES RESUMES for 18th YEAR!
 
The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) is again sponsoring its popular free ballroom dance instruction for teens and seniors alike in its ballroom dance classes on Wednesday nights starting  Wednesday, October 5th that runs until late June. The FIAO'S Beacon Dance Program is held at its Beacon Community Center's Auditorium at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Ave. P. (between West 11th and W.12th Streets.) The three hour classes begin at 6 P.M.
 
The Ballroom Dance program is for beginners of all ages, aided by students who advance year after year. Partners are not necessary, but are encouraged. Assisted by associates and regular students of FIAO's year round evening dance class, the classes have all levels of dancers eager to learn more.  Master Dance Instructor Carmine Santa Maria has been teaching ballroom dancing for  sixty years, and his FIAO Beacon Ballroom dance classes, is now in its 18th successful year at the FIAO Beacon Center, and are so popular, his students come from all over the city to learn his dance patterns techniques, and expert critique.
 
Under his watchful eye and thunderous voice, Santa Maria uses his regular students to demonstrate initial patterns and techniques, teaching students to dance in time with the music. Basic Meringue, Foxtrot and Tango are introduced, and then Cha Cha and Swing are added. However, he does accommodate his advanced students with Peabody, Rumba, Mambo, Waltz and Samba. His students call it a Ballroom Dance Clinic, others call it a fun exercise program, all call it FUN!
 
During the years the popular evening program has had parents bring their teenagers to learn ballroom dance with them, bridging the generation gap. Santa Maria teaches group lessons only, telling students “you learn to dance by dancing and teaching each other,” adding, “but I’ll always be there watching and correcting you!” 

Adult walk-in registration starts late September at the Beacon Security Front Desk after 3PM. Pre-registration is advisable and necessary to join clsssees  Santa Maria suggests that students enroll as soon as possible! Call Director Amanda at 917-523-9210 for more info.
                                  -30-
WHO: FIAO BEACON PROGRAM at SETH LOW IS 96
WHAT: FREE FIAO TANGO & BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES
WHERE:  Auditorium Seth Low IS 96, 99 Ave. P (W11 & W12)
WHEN: Wednesday evenings. 6 PM Starting Wed. October 5 and runs through late June 2017
WHY: FREE Ballroom DANCE Program/Dance Clinic brings together many New Yorkers and neighborhood ethnic groups to learn, mingle, help teach each other and enjoy dancing!
Comments