MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Jonathan Roberts, who displayed his talent on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," is teaching a class at Mamaroneck's Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Feb. 25.
Roberts will teach a 45-minute Master Class in ballroom styles and techniques, followed by an opportunity for class participants to meet him.
"For people who are dancing, it's always good to learn from the best," said Kateryna Angelone, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. "We always try to provide clients and dancers in the area with the best the service, which means trying to get renowned coaches to come in.
Roberts performed during television program's seasons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. His choreography included routines in tango, quickstep, foxtrot, waltz, samba, rumba, cha cha and jive. On the show, Roberts partnered with stars such as Rachel Hunter, Giselle Fernandez, Heather Mills, Marie Osmond and Monica Seles.
Off screen, he has won numerous national and international dance titles, including the USA Rising Star American Ballroom Champion, the USA Rising Star Latin Champion, the USA Pro-Am 10 Dance Champion and, most recently, the U.S. and World Professional American Smooth Champion in 2008.
His expertise as a performer adds to his strength as a teacher. “My mission is fitness through dance, while learning a new skill and, most of all, having fun," Roberts said in a news release. "By focusing on ‘you’ as the dancer and student, you always get personal attention – even in a group class."
Angelone said, "For the general public who wants to try to dance or are fans of 'Dancing With The Stars', it's exciting to actually meet him, take a picture, and learn a little dancing."
This Master Class with Roberts starts at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 and is open to dance students of all levels and ages and even those who have not danced before. The cost of class is $45 per person. Register before Friday by calling 914-381-2562.