Ballroom Dance

Gold Coast Tango Festival & Championship

🥁Gold Coast Tango Festival & Championships, Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2019 in Edgewater, NJ. Workshops, Milongas and Private lessons with Top Tango Maestros and Tango Competition for Pro-Am, Amateur and Professional Couples! $500 Prize Money for Professional category winners! More information here: www.hudsondancestudio.com/gold-coast-tango

Hudson Dance Studio is top pick of New Jersey celebrities!

It's no secret where the stars go for fun! On Season 8 of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudices' close friends, Danielle Staub and Margaret Josephs wanted to show Teresa how to unwind, have fun and spice life up a bit since Teresa expressed being frustrated without her husband at home!  They thought about all the things they could do and figured some hot Latin dancing could do the trick! Out of all the dance studios in New Jersey, they knew there was only one place that could deliver hot, classy, carefree fun with a trendy New York City vibe, overlooking the skyline of Manhattan - Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey! Not only did they seek us out for our glamour, they also heard that our Award Winning dance studio has a high number of World and US Champion teachers from the Latin & Ballroom department!

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Whether you come to the studio with a partner or on your own, you will learn just like RHONJ stars learned that dancing is a whole lot of fun! After Teresa learned some basic movements from Jevgeni, she cheerfully switched over to Joe and not only taught him how to hold a Latin beat, she also lead him in to an under arm turn!  Hmmm, just like Teresa to take the lead! With big smiles and a good time in their heart, they all learned how to get their Latin on rather quickly!

 

 

 

So for the set up: Danielle and Margaret asked Teresa to meet them at Hudson Dance Studio on River Road in Edgewater, right near Danielle's home, close to the George Washington Bridge.  Their goal was to show Teresa a good time while her husband, Joe Giudice, was stuck in prison.  Both Danielle and Margaret brought their significant others, Marty Caffrey and Joe Benigno, who they partnered with on the dance floor.  Teresa came as a single dancer, but no problem there! She had a great time in the hands of US Argentine Tango Finalist, Jevgeni Davidov. Teresa noted that it had been a long time since she was in the arms of another man and it certainly seemed to have ignited a fire within her!  She felt comfortable, had fun and was pleased to have this connection with a man for a change- even if it was only for an hour!

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Accompanied in a group class with other Bergen County dance enthusiasts, Margaret expressed being thrilled to do Latin dancing but was frazzled by the fact that her husband Joe was having a hard time keeping on rhythm with her and his steps reminded her more of Super Mario in a video game, than a sexy atin dancer.  Partner dancing can be hard at times, just like in the life partnership of a man and a woman, but if Joe and Margaret keep it up, they will learn one thing- couples who dance together, stay together! In dance you need to be patient, let your partner fill their role, let the man lead and the lady follow- pretty hard task for a housewife of New Jersey!

After their dance soiree, consisting of Salsa, Cha-Cha, Samba and Rumba basic steps, the Real Housewives spent causal time in the classy setting of Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, NJ chatting and catching up on all the latest happenings in their exciting life, while Marty and Joe spent some time learning Argentine Tango from Jevgeni with the other ladies at Hudson Dance Studio!
It's never a dull moment at Hudson Dance Studio, and who knows, you may even see Danielle and Marty learn their wedding dance on our floor now that they are recently engaged!  Stop by and see what makes us Bravo TV's #1 pick!

This scene aired on Bravo TV's RHONJ "Reunion Secrets Revealed", Season 8, Episode 16 on January 31, 2018.

Dance or Gym?

If you hate going to the gym but still want to lose weight, take a closer look at dance lessons…

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According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Brighton in England, 30 minute dance classes burn more calories than running and swimming. On top of that, in addition to physical benefits, dance improves people’s psychological state as well.

Dr Nick Smeeton, from the University of Brighton, said: ‘Dance not only appears to increase positive and reduce negative emotions, which are typical effects of exercise, but we also found that dancing actually reduced feelings of fatigue too.’ The study was conducted with a group of students between ages 24 and 38.  The 15 dancers from London’s City Academy, took part in a series of dance classes, during which, researchers measured heart rate, distance covered, energy expended and psychological states. They took part in 30-minute sessions of ballet, ballroom, contemporary, salsa, street and swing dance.

Overall, dance is fun and a sustainable way to keep fit and it’s accessible to everyone! Let’s dance and be fit!

Source: http://goo.gl/pZSRb8

US National Latin Champion & Blackpool Rising Star Coaches Latin Students at Hudson Dance Studio!

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Latin legend, Andrei Gavriline, is a well-known name at Hudson Dance Studio. He has been training and coaching our competitive students in Latin and Rhythm for several years and on top of that, he is the organizer of the Tristate Dancesport Challenge every March and the Paragon Dancesport Competition every October! Hudson Dance Studio’s competitive students participate at these two dance competitions every year and go in with a professional perspective on what judges look for in International Latin, American Rhythm, International Standard, and American Smooth. Apart from that, Andrei has been judging Annual Hudson Dance Championship taking place in July and February! 

Andrei Gavriline and his wife Elena Kryuchkova have an extended history of being successful performers. Their achievements include the 2002 Open Professional Latin Rising Star Blackpool Champions, and 3 time US National Professional Latin Champions from 2004 to 2006. They were also 3 time US representatives at the World Latin Championships, and semifinalists in all major international Open Professional Latin Competitions, as well as finalists in the most prestigious competition in 2008, the Blackpool Dance Festival in the Professional Latin category.

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Andrei and Elena also partook in a televised Ballroom Dancing competition known as "America's Ballroom Challenge" hosted at the annual Ohio Star Ball Championships, one of the most renowned dance competitions held in the United States, organized by Sam Sodano, also from New Jersey whose origins are close to Hudson Dance Studio! At this televised event, they became 2-time champions in the International Latin category.

There’s a lot of buzz going on at Hudson Dance Studio, on our floor and in the competitive arena.  Give us a call or stop by and see what it’s all about!

Call us at 201-886-8008 or email us at info@hudsondancestudio.com.

Post-Work Dance Party and Workshop Every TUE in Edgewater, NJ

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So what’s going on under the stars, along the Hudson River, every Tuesday night?! An energizing dance party and workshop!  That’s right!  Join the other metro area dancers at heart who like to unwind after a long day of work and forget the daily chores, by dancing, being free, and allow yourself to be you! After all, you deserve it!  

Every Tuesday evening at Hudson Dance Studio, there is a new dance style taught in a group workshop that is followed by an electric and energizing dance party, where you can practice your moves from the weekly workshop and/or private lessons and group classes you may have taken. The idea is to introduce your body to different dance styles and work on partnering skills, but first and foremost- TO HAVE FUN! 

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To find out more about our Tuesday night Dance happenings, contact us at 201-886-8008, or click the contact tab on the menu above

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Make Dance Your New Year’s Resolution  and Enjoy Our Special!

The new year has just begun – New Year means 365 days and 365 chances to make this
year better, healthier and more active! What is the best way to do that? To DANCE!

It is easy with Hudson Dance Studio’s New Year’s Special: sign up for a membership or private lesson package** by February 1st and receive first lesson (for privates) or first month (for memberships) FREE! 

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And now back to dancing … Think about it, have you ever seen a sad person dancing?
Usually the mood is one of joy, happiness and elevation, and here’s why!

A 2003 study by New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine verifies
dancing’s ability to increase blood flow to the brain with activities that
include memorizing complex steps, staying with the rhythm of music and
working with a partner.  This study credits dancing’s social interaction with
decreasing stress and depression. The Mayo Clinic also released a study
on the heath benefits of dance and reported that self-confidence and
self-discipline come right along with enhanced circulation, muscle tone
and coordination.

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So why not?  At Hudson Dance Studio you will find social dancers of all
levels who simply look for a place to let loose, be free and enjoy the carefree
whimsical element of dance with others who value it’s health benefits as well.

 

 

**this special is for new students only or students who haven’t taken classes in the past 6 months. 1 special per person.
Needs to be purchased by February 1st.