Dance with the Stars
Dance professionals Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars and Louis del Prete will be coming to the Club to teach an exciting group ballroom lesson! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these international dancing sensations and global champions!
Karina was born in the Ukraine and came to the U.S. with her family at age 12. At five years of age she studied ballet and then moved on to figure skating. At the age of nine, she was introduced to ballroom dancing and fell in love with it. Karina graduated from Fordham University with a law degree but put her academic studies on hold to pursue her ballroom dancing career in the United Kingdom.
LOUIS DEL PRETE
Louis is a talented musician and dancer. He started performing at the age of 13, when he joined his talented mother and father, Rosann and Louis (also known as the “Perry Lane Orchestra”) at the former Island Squire Restaurant in Middle Island, where they performed for many years!
Louis is accomplished in both ballroom and Latin dance, having an excellent lead, precise technique and smooth style. At one time, he taught dance on popular cruise lines. Now he teaches group and private lessons and runs many dance venues on Long Island.
This event is organized by the Columbia University Club Program Committee.
Event host: Tiffany Woo
Space is limited so sign up early!