“Magic of Dance," an evening devoted to ballroom dancing, will take place at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m.
The cast includes instructors and advanced students from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are still available.
This is the eleventh annual dance exhibition to be staged by Sasha Bylim and his wife Olga, who are Tarrytown residents and former United States National Ballroom competition finalists. The show is choreographed by Eduard Apolonov.
The Bylims were Ukrainian national dance champions from 1993 through 1995 and represented The Ukraine in international championship competitions.
Student members of the 2013 cast include:
- Armonk: Maren Hexter
- Buchanan: Joyce See
- Croton-on-Hudson: Bob and Joan Campana
- Hastings on Hudson: Sarah May
- Irvington: Izabela Swiecka, Zbigniew Swiecki
- Mount Vernon: Michael Curran
- Norwalk, CT: Eileen Perreca
- Peekskill: Clifton Hodge, Cathy Shapiro
- Pleasantville: Julie Faranda
- Putnam Valley: Gil and Julia Stanzione
- Scarsdale: Linda Accocella
- Sleepy Hollow: Larry Markowitz, Rachel Mwakitawa
- Tarrytown: Olesya Bylim, Sarah Gillespie, Janet Nadile
- The Bronx: David and Tricia Shurtleff
- White Plains: Michael and Kay Kyew
- Yonkers: Bruno Megan, Susan Vittorio
In October, 2013, four of the students achieved recognition in a national competition:
- Hexter won a Fred Astaire national open gold championship
- Nadile won a Fred Astaire National silver level Championship
- May became a Fred Astaire national silver level finalist
- Gil Stanzione became a Fred Astaire national bronze level finalist
Instructors Sergei Tryl and Anna Kryvyk will participate in the show. They are the 2013 Fred Astaire national silver vice-champions in Latin American Style.
Magic of Dance tickets can be purchased at fredastairetarrytown.com or by calling the studio at 914-366-4695.
Tickets can also be bought at www.tarrytownmusichall.org or by phone through TicketForce at 877-840-0457. Tickets can be purchased at the box office (see website for hours the box office is open). Tickets cost $33.
The Tarrytown Music Hall is located at 13 Main Street, Tarrytown.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Sleepy Hollow is located at 358 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, NY, 914-366-4695.