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A six-person group of consummate musicians and vocalists who can play everything including ballroom, jazz, swing, the blues, and even country and pop.
Van Morrison's Moondance Etta James’  which included being on the Rolling Stones' “Some Girls”Caldwell-Winfield Blues BandJames Cotton’s Johnny Tillotson, Robbie Dupree Carla BleyVanJethro Tull. Best known for his sax and flute playing on Van Morrison's quadruple-platinum-selling Moondance album, Collin went on to play in Etta James’ band which included being on the Rolling Stones' 1978 U.S. Tour (“Some Girls”). Before joining ETTB in the late eighties, he served as horn arranger/section leader with Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers. His eclectic resume also includes being a member of the Caldwell-Winfield Blues Band, a member of legendary bluesman James Cotton’s band, Johnny Tillotson, Robbie Dupree (“Hot Rod Hearts”), and making a jazz record with Carla Bley. Most recently, his flute solo on Van Morrison's epic song "Mondance" was selected to be in a book called "25 Great Flute Solos",  released on Hal Leonard Publishing, along with other heavyweights such as Jethro Tull.
CYNTHIA LYON - BAND LEADER, VOCALS, KEYBOARD Inspired by the legacy of her mother (who sang with her two sisters in a vocal trio during WWII), Cynthia started Eight to the Bar in 1975 and had her three sisters join her in the band’s early days. She is ETTB's band leader, keyboard player and primary songwriter and arranger and has also played with Amyl and the Icons and the Dirty Blondes of New York City.
BRINNA JONES - VOCALS, PERCUSSION started singing professionally in 2002, working with a Boston-based show band followed by backing vocal gigs with many different tribute artists. In 2005, she opened for Bob Newhart, backed by a 10-piece orchestra. The following year she joined the Northeast-renowned group Souled Out, singing background vocals, and opening for The Drifters, The Pointer Sisters and The Temptations. Brinna has written some songs for ETTB, notably the cool, Latin-flavored "September Blue" from the band's 11th CD "The Romper Room".
KEVIN JOHNSON - GUITAR, VOCALS holds a Masters of Music Degree from Portland State University where he studied with world-renowned guitarist and composer Brian Johanson.  He fronted the lively duo Celtic Corner in Portland, Oregon and appeared aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seasand Radiance of the Seas. He also plays bass, fife, flute, and saxophone.
ERIC KUHN - BASS GUITAR, VOCALS has been a bassist, vocalist, and composer in Connecticut since the late 1970s. In 1988 he formed The Bus
beloved Middletown, (CT) rock trio, with Michael Cleary and Paul Bozzi. Eric is known for a voice that can range from do-wop bass to swing soprano in the vocal trio.
JUSTIN BLACKBURN - DRUMS, VOCALS A versatile drummer and soulful singer, Justin  holds a degree in Music from Eastern Connecticut State University. He has performed with many local and national acts including Dave Costa and Peter Tork as well as his pursuing his own projects. Justin currently resides in the quiet corner of CT where he can be found teaching drums and jamming with the local musicians.



Roman and Hanna Prymachok are professional ballroom, Latin, and American smooth dancers and teachers. Born in Ukraine, they studied ballroom and Latin styles from a young age. Dance has been a central part of their lives for over 15 years, during which they have performed in various shows across different countries, always striving to achieve perfection in every dance step.
One of the highlights of their careers was performing as ballroom and international dancers on the cruise line MSC Divina. These experiences not only allowed them to showcase their skills but also to engage with diverse audiences, bringing the joy of dance to people from all walks of life.
Teaching and mentoring have also been significant aspects of their careers. In addition to performing, they have worked as dance instructors and choreographers on the MSC Divina, in Zhengzhou, China, and various locations in Ukraine. Since 2021, they have been teaching at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Albany, NY, where they specialize in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Ballroom, and Latin styles. Helping others discover the beauty of ballroom dancing has been incredibly rewarding for them.
Their competitive journey has been marked by numerous accolades. They have proudly secured top placements in various championships, including the National Dance Competition Fred Astaire Orlando, the Dance Championship "American Star Ball" in Atlantic City, the "Dancesport Championship" in New England, Dancesport competition "Miami Vibe", the "Commonwealth Classic" in Boston, the "NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge Fred Astaire," and many others, as well as numerous championships in Ukraine.
Roman and Hanna hold Master's degrees in Ballroom Dancing (Standard and Latin American) Choreography from Rivne State University of Humanities. This academic background, combined with their extensive practical experience, has equipped them with a deep understanding of dance. As they continue their journey, they remain committed to pushing the boundaries of their art, inspiring others, and sharing the transformative power of dance. Whether on stage or in the studio, dance is not just a profession for them—it is a lifelong passion and a way of life


LUIS RAMIREZ An Argentine Tango producer/director/choreographer/master and professional dancer.
His powerful, elegant and authentic Argentine tango style has taken him to teach and perform all over the world. "Conjurotango”, his own tango company, "Tango Story" ( The tango world champions show) and “Tango Miracle” are some of the most acclaimed shows, where he has participated as director, choreographer and principal dancer. They have been held at the major theater, in Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Munich, Moscow and Sao Paulo.  Currently, he is producing and in the process of making off, his new masterpiece, “Back to Tango", that will be premiered in 2020.

 ANALIA CARREÑO International master, professional dancer, choreographer, judge and director of Argentine Tango. Her unique, polished and stylish dance has taken her to go around the world, invited to the most renowned Tango Festivals in Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow, Tokyo and  Munich. She is the founder, director, and producer of the international Tango company “ConjuroTango”, with whom they have toured around Argentina and the most important Opera Theatres in Asia. She performed in TV shows next to celebrities as Ricky Martin and Jon Secada, as well as world-famous musicals “Forever Liza”, “Tanguera” and “Tango emotion”, touring South America and Europe. As a choreographer, she has created “Tangostory”, for the tango world champions. She was captain dancer in the major tango houses in Buenos Aires; Señor Tango and Esquina Carlos Gardel.


Ballroom DJs Michelle & Bob Friedman

have been part of the ballroom dance word for the past 30 years. As avid dancers they started with Ballroom Dance Lessons, and for the past 17 years as professional DJs – specializing in Ballroom Music. In 2001 they even won Top Couple in a Good Morning America 25 hour dance marathon. They have a comprehensive music library of over 40,000 tracks, which includes all types of Ballroom, Smooth, Latin, Rhythm, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango and other specialty dances. They are northeast coast DJ favorites spanning NY, CT, NJ, PA, & DE areas, and are regulars at the world famous Stardust Dance Weekends. They are equally at home playing their music for Ballroom Socials, Showcases, Competitions, and professional performances for some of the world’s most famous ballroom couples. While preferences in music certainly vary from person to person, what they use as their criteria when choosing music to play is really very simple - does it make dancers feel like they just have to get up and move, or doesn’t it? They get great satisfaction when they watch dancers who were heading for their seats at the end of a song turn around and pull each other back out to the dance floor time and again as a new piece begins.

Latin DJ Harry Trinidad

mostly known as DJ Harry T. is a well-known Salsa DJ/Promoter in the NY Tri-state area since the year 2000. He is one of the Co-founders of Salsa Warriors Radio( started in June of 2014 that is still going strong, serving Salsa lovers worldwide. Salsa music is his specialty, but he plays other Latin genres such as Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha etc. He is also a resident DJ on the world-renowned Salsa Cruise ( that’s sails every year. He has deejayed in clubs in NY, CT, MA, FL and Puerto Rico. Harry also managed the Salsa in the Catskills weekend for 8 straight years (2010-2018). He currently plays throughout Connecticut where he lives and in New York.

WCS/Hustle/Country DJ Lou Brockman

a past national ballroom champion and the only ever National Dirty Dancing Champion, as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show, has been a deejay for major dance studios and special events in New York City for more than two decades, including residencies at Dance New York and Dance Manhattan, bringing his championship dancer’s love to the sounds that make everybody want to move.


Maria Valentina  began going to New York City milongas in 2011. Her love for tango led her to start an online radio station featuring interviews with renowned tango personalities. The radio station eventually became a popular podcast “TangoTalks” and it aired on 
In 2018, she was the co-founder of the weekly Milonga Capricho in New York City,  and it led her to become a tango DJ.  Maria Valentina plays in New York City milongas quite regularly. This is her first Stardust Dance Weekend.


Edgar Osorio-CEO & Dance Instructor

Professional World Class Ballroom and Latin Dancer, Salsa and Argentine Tango,choreographer ,Teacher, Coach, Dance Performer and Pro /Am partner Of  many successful students. Owner CEO and founder of the “OSORIO DanceSport studio” Ballroom and Latin dance. Located in the ballroom of the Hurleyville performance Art centre, 219 Main St.Hurleyville N.Y. 12747  Edgar started dancing at the age of 14 learning the disciplines of  Mexican Folk Dance as well as jazz, Ballet, Modern Dance and Martial Arts.  He also participated in TV commercials and theatre art productions . He moved to  Buenos Aires Argentina for one year to study  Argentine Tango with the legendary Carlos Gavito In Marcella Durán. Because of his passion for dance , he decided to move to New York and dance 24/7. Edgar started working at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios for 13 years , learning the business and  making  Ballroom and Latin Dance his priority and new career. He had great success in teaching, competing and coaching . His outstanding performance made him gain many National titles since 2000. He holds multiple titles as a champion in the Rising Star category and open professional , finalist in the U.S Nationals in American Rhythm competition. In 2010, he placed first in the professional National USDCS, United States Dance Championship, U.S. Mambo Championship and the World Salsa Championship held in Miami and Puerto Rico. His great abilities for dance gave him the opportunity to work with  the 4th grade children’s at  the White plain Elementary School and several semesters for the ballroom program at the campusat SUNY Purchase University, New York, as well as coaching Raising  stars and professionals. Edgar has been participating in many Professional and Pro/ Am competitions around the world, traveling to Greece (Greece OpenChampionship), Italy (Castelbrando Cup), Costa Rica (Costa Rica Classic Championship),  Mexico, ( Mexico Open Dance Championship)  Blackpool (London ) and throughout the United States. His outstanding performances, creativity and character brought him to a successful career in Ballroom dancing, mastering the International and American styles salsa and Argentine Tango . In 2011 Edgar was one of the choreogrspher for the movie MUSICAL CHAIRS directed by Susan Sideman. Edgar worked with both professional able bodies and disabled wheelchairs dancers. Edgar also choreographed the mayor dance scenes .

Lou Brockman-Dance Instructor

a Chicago native, began ballroom dancing when he was a young teen. He has lived in NYC for over two decades and has danced in films (Mona Lisa Smile, Disney’s “Enchanted”), and had featured performances on television (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, Boardwalk Empire), and on stages around the world (The Kennedy Center, Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow) Lou was a member of the acclaimed American Ballroom Theater and is a highly respected choreographer who has taught master classes at Harvard University and NYU.

Heather Gehring-Dance Instructor

originally from Vermont, studied classical ballet with Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet and Hartford Ballet, becoming a professional at age sixteen. Besides the stage, Heather has danced on TV (MTV, Gossip Girls, Today Show, Tony Danza Show, Boardwalk Empire), and in movies and commercials (Enchanted, Little Manhattan). With her partner Lou Brockman, she has traveled the world teaching and performing their unique “Silver Screen Style” as well as performing in many infamous NYC venues including Town Hall (with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks), 54 Below, Rainbow Room and Birdland. They have taught and performed at Jacob’s Pillow, Harvard University and NYU.

Joyce Henderson-Dance Instructor

Founder and Executive Director, Faith In Motion Dance Studio. Joyce was born in Brooklyn, but has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years.   She has 20 years of Ballroom and Latin teaching and performing experience that includes over 10 years of Author Murray training and competitive dance.   Joyce specializes in Latin and Ballroom genres but also teaches Hustle, Hip Hop and liturgical dancing.  With Joyce's extensive dance background and her passion for teaching, Faith In Motion Dance Studio was founded and opened over 4 years ago and has been growing and thriving ever since.  Faith In Motion teaches the genres of Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Rumba, Samba, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz as well as Hip Hop, African dance and much more!  Joyce takes great pride that Faith In Motion is invited to perform throughout the Hudson Valley all year long (i.e. annual Hudson Valley Fiesta Latina, YMCA's Cultural Day, Goshen's Great American Weekend, as well as various Chamber of Commerce events). Our Instructors have extensive experience and are committed and dedicated to seeing each and every student grow into the best dancers they are fully convinced they can be!  All the while having fun doing what we all love to!  

Linda Leverock-Dance Instructor

has been partner dancing for 30 years. She has traveled the northeast learning, instructing, and competing in Swing, Hustle and Country 2 step. Ballroom and Latin  dance are a few more of her favorites. Linda has enjoyed performing and instructing  for many years in the community of Oneonta and for the Ballroom U.S.A Dance Southern Tier Chapter and Southern Tier Swing Dance Society in Endicott, N.Y. She is registered with The World Swing Dance Council  Points Registry in the Advanced Swing Division. She has won many first place prizes and made the finals in competitions leading and following in WCS, Hustle, and Swustle.  She has taken numerous intensive workshops and hundreds of workshops and privates with Dance Pros and continues to do so as she goes to weekend competitions through out the Northeast. She has completed Global Professional Dance Instructors Association (GPDIA) beginner and intermediate courses and is now a certified GPDIA instructor. She has studied with:  Skippy Blair, Mario Robau, Robert Royston, John Lindo, Robert Cordoba, Donna Desimone, Debra Hampton and many more top pro’s. Dancing is fun and creative also keeps the mind and body young.  Dance is the sign language of music …so Let’s dance.

Christopher Crevatas-Dance Instructor

Based in Northern New Jersey, Christopher Crevatas is a dance professional and instructor with over 18 years experience, specializing in Hustle, Salsa, Ballroom, and Rhythm dances. Currently teaching at Rogers Dance Center in Fairfield and Salsa Fever On2 in Jersey City, Christopher has also taught at Arthur Murray and Battista Dance Studios. Starting his dance career at a young age, Christopher specialized in hip hop and theater arts and was later involved in tv commercials, independent film, and local theater.  An accomplished choreographer and instructor, Christopher is sought after at workshops and events all over the Tri-State area and even internationally. He currently holds a professional certificate from DVIDA International Dance Association in Hustle.  Partnered since 2020, with Hustle professional Taryn Rucinski, the two of them have most recently placed 2nd in Professional Just Hustle at Disco America and Tri-state Dance Festival, 2nd Place at Disco America and the New Jersey Hustle Congress in the Professional Showcase Divisions, 2nd and two 3rd places in Professional Jack & Jill and the Professional Medley at the L.A. Hustle Congress.

Taryn Rucinski-Dance Instructor

Taryn Rucinski, based in Northern New Jersey, is ballroom dance and professional Hustle competitor, who has been partner dancing for the last 8 years. Beginning her dance journey at the famed Dancesport in New York City, she holds her AIDA (formerly USISTD) Student Teacher certification and bronze medals (lead and follow) in Standard, and is a high-level competitive dancer in American Smooth, Latin, and West Coast Swing. A social dance specialist, Taryn is also a recent brain tumor survivor with the invisible disabilities of partial deafness and only one vestibular nerve. As a result, Taryn also focuses on teaching techniques to improve balance and stability across the various dance styles. Partnered since 2020, with Hustle professional Christopher Crevatas, the two of them have most recently placed 2nd in Professional Just Hustle at Disco America and Tri-state Dance Festival, 2nd Place at Disco America and the New Jersey Hustle Congress in the Professional Showcase Divisions, 2nd and two 3rd places in Professional Jack & Jill and the Professional Medley at the L.A. Hustle Congress. Taryn was also recently named to the 2023 DanceTalk Readers Choice Awards in a tie for Favorite Female Dancer.