Clifton Sepulveda and Mar Martinez spent the last five years dazzling crowds and racking up awards as championship ballroom dancers. Karen Granger and Laura Simon spent that time developing a vibrant culture and business community in Delray Beach leading the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Authority respectively.
On March 16, the local business champions will lace up their dancing shoes to welcome the international ballroom champions and their new dance studio to Delray Beach. Join, Clifton, Mar, Karen and Laura for the grand opening festivities at the new Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Delray Beach, 247 SE 6th Ave. Suite 4, Delray Beach, on Thursday, March 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (grand opening details below).
The celebration will feature food and beverage from local establishments, professional dance performances and free beginner dance lessons for the public. Mses. Granger and Simon will each perform a showcase dance with Clifton prior to the official ribbon cutting ceremony. “We’re so honored that Ms. Granger and Ms. Simon agreed to let us teach them the timeless art of ballroom dancing in time for them to perform at our grand opening,” Martinez said. “Clifton and I fell in love with Delray Beach the moment we saw it and are so happy to get to share our excitement to be business owners here with the whole community.” Join us for an evening of good food and great fun as we welcome the new Fred Astaire Dance Studio to Delray Beach.
To RSVP, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there. Matt DeMargel 919.459.8164
Grand Opening Festivities (Thursday, March 16, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.)
Attire: Business Casual 5:00 p.m.
Doors open for food and greeting 5:15 p.m.
Official welcome and toast 5:25 p.m.
Showcase dances by Karen Granger and Laura Simon 5:30 p.m.
Official ribbon cutting 5:35 p.m.
Professional dance performance by Clifton & Mar 5:45 p.m.
Group Dance Instruction 6:00 p.m.
Open Dance Party with local band, South Florida Swing Band
About Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Co-founded in 1947 by the legendary Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire Dance Studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. They feature 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.