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May 01, 2014

Dance Student Wins Ms. New York Senior America Pageant

MS. NEW YORK SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT WINNER CREDITS DANCE WITH ME STUDIOS FOR HER VICTORY!

One of Dance With Me’s long time students, Jane Rubinstein, was crowned the 29th Ms. New York Senior America at Hofstra University this past weekend!

What is the Ms. Senior pageant you ask? According to their website, “The Ms. New York Senior America Pageant, held annually, spotlights and honors senior women. It celebrates women of achievement, age 60 and over whom, with their talent, abilities and positive projection of aging, best exemplify what senior women can (and do) accomplish.”

The Dance With Me family has seen Jane achieve so many goals in her dance career and are proud to celebrate her personal achievements with her as well.   Throughout the years she has brought so much joy to our studio, with her bright smile, and positive attitude that we are not surprised that she dazzled the judges at the pageant and was then awarded with the crown!

Jane, who started dancing at Dance With Me six years ago, captured the crown after dancing solo to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack to the backdrop of her own art. We’ve seen Jane practice for hours on end in our Dance With Me dance studio in Glen Head to solidify her performance. She was grateful for the Dance With Me family’s support, especially her dance teachers, Justin Schaffner and Natasha Skorikova.

“I am so thankful for the support of the studio, and my teachers for their guidance, support, and dedication. Justin and Natasha spent countless hours bringing my vision to reality.
Without their talent encouragement, and ability to prepare me mentally, my talent portion would not have been possible. Thank you to Dance With Me, and my amazing teachers! I am forever grateful for the best outcome you can ever dream of!”

When asked what the most challenging part of the whole experience was, she surprisingly said it was the talent portion of the competition. You know, the one where she had to dance, the one where she was the best. This was her first time performing a ballroom dance routine on a stage for an audience without her partner, and that made her nervous.

It’s hard to convey Jane’s emotions after winning this event in a simple blog post. So we decided to sit down with Ms. Senior New York 2014 and have her tell you about her amazing experience firsthand. Jane mentioned her preparation for the pageant… and how she got a little help from Dance With Me.

Listen to the full interview here:

Isn’t that a great story?

A huge congratulations to Jane Rubinstein from the entire Dance With Me Family for being crowned Ms. Senior New York 2014!

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