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For Immediate Release
Contact: Leanne Ricchiuti, for Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Buffalo, 518-222-8073 November 7, 2022
Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Buffalo Announces Success at Championship Dance Competition
(Buffalo, N.Y.) – Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) in Buffalo wants to congratulate Tom and Kris DiScipio who participated in the 2022 Northeast Dancesport Championship event in October.
The competition took place at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, N.J. All Fred Astaire Dance Studios in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were invited to attend.
This was the first time Tom and Kris have participated in a regional competition, and saw this as an amazing learning experience for the both of them, who have been married for 25 years. Tom had run out of gift ideas for his wife one Christmas, and decided to provide her with the gift of dance, to which she responded, “Well, you know you have to come with me!” And the rest was history. They’ve been students at the studio now for two years.
The two enjoy sharing hobbies and this has become one of their favorites. They performed various rhythm dances including the cha cha, swing, rumba, and bolero.
Tom manages various companies nationally, as well as in the area, that install playground and recreational surfaces. Kris is a credit officer at a local branch of M&T Bank. They attend lessons once a week to keep themselves…on their toes.
“We’re so proud of our students for all of their hard work to prepare for this competition,” said Serge and Yana Nelyubov, Co-Owners, FADS Buffalo. “It’s such a wonderful feeling to see our students successful on such a grand stage, and be a part of that for them.”
Anyone interested in taking lessons with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Buffalo is invited to come for a visit at the studio to learn what it’s all about. The studio can be reached at

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About Fred Astaire Dance Studios Buffalo. Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Fred Astaire Dance Studios Buffalo is a franchise of the national Fred Astaire Dance Studios company. They offer ballroom, Latin, and social dance lessons, as well as event and wedding preparation classes. For more information visit their website

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