Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany Wins at Metropolitan Dancesport Championships

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany brought their "Top Studio" Trophy they won in 2014 to Atlantic City, NJ, prepared to turn it over to whoever would win the award in 2015.

As it turned out, they could have just left it back in New York.

For the second consecutive year, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany was named the top dance studio at the Metropolitan Dancesport Championships in Atlantic City on March 14th. The regional competition pits dozens of Fred Astaire Dance Studios in the Tri-State Area against each other in a weekend of ballroom dancing at its finest.

"We are thrilled to return to Albany as victors once again," Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner Sasha Spitchka said. "We are so grateful for the terrific instructors and students that have played a role in our success."

Several of the studios' teachers won individual awards as well, including:

Serge Nelyubov: 1st place, 2015 TOP MALE TEACHER AWARD
Yana Nelyubov: 1st place, 2015 TOP FEMALE TEACHER AWARD
Grey Masko: 3rd Place, 2015 TOP MALE TEACHER AWARD
Serge and Yana Nelyubov: 2015 American Smooth champions
Grey Masko with Elizabeth Hayner: 2015 Professional American Rhythm champions

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany, located at 368 Troy Schenectady Rd in Latham, features professionally trained dancers and competitors that teach students on a spacious, 2,400 square foot dance floor featuring a state of the art sound system. They teach all types of American and International styles of dance, including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa and Rumba among others.

For more information, visit the studio website at

About Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Co-founded in 1947 by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. Fred Astaire Dance Studios has Ballroom and Latin style dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Our unique method of instruction will allow you to learn dances from the Foxtrot to Salsa faster and more easily than you could anywhere else. Our mission is to enrich the lives of anyone and everyone who is associated with our company and to become your community dance studio.

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