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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Press Release from Fred Astaire Dance Studio - TESTIMONIAL


Music for Aardvarks Enrolling Now at Fred Astaire

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Upper Montclair has teamed together with Harmonize to present MUSIC FOR ARDVARKS (and other Mammals).  The class is geared toward children aged 6 months through 5 years and their parents or care-givers, and incorporates a variety of musical activities including singing, dancing, story telling and instrumental jam sessions.

 “We were excited about their philosophy, which provides musical experience, self-expression through music and movement with gentle guidance” states Carrie Babcock, owner of the Fred Astaire Studio of Upper Montclair.  Babcock attended a class with her 2-year-old daughter Emilia back in January, and opened up her studio to the class. “Our first class brought tears to my eyes,” says Carrie, who grew up with a very active musical theater hobby and was once a professional actress, earning her Equity card in theater and her AFTRA card from TV.   “I love that the children learn in ways that are right for them.  It’s a lot like the way we teach dancing.  And Emi is such a free-spirit, she can dance around, play with others or stay in the circle and sing.  I'm so excited there are programs like this for tiny children!”

This semester, classes are every Thursday and Saturday at 10 AM at the Fred Astaire.  The sessions start in early September.  Call to schedule at 973-655-0103 or Fred Astaire at 973-783-8999.  Be sure to mention this article when you call. or

Fred Astaire is located at 604 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ.  973-783-8999

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