HOLIDAY GALA & SHOWCASE
Join us at our Holiday Ball and Showcase on
Sunday December 15th, 2019!
The Club at Shannondell
2750 Egypt Road
Audubon, PA 19403
4:30 PM Doors Open
5:00 PM Showcase!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner & Social Dancing
Pro and Pro/Am Performances
Dinner & Cash Bar
3 Hours of Social Dancing to the BEST Ballroom and
Professional Dance Hosts all night!
• Lana Rossi
• Ilia Zakharav
• Sam Paliashchuk
• Juan Alessandrini
We would love to see everyone dressed up
in their holiday best! This is a cocktail attire event with
black tie optional.
$75 Per Person
Tickets can also be purchased in person or online.
Juan believes that "the authentic principles provide the best foundation for any Tango dancer and that this is what is necessary in order to learn the proper way to lead for the man and the proper way to follow for the woman, as well as learning the embrace which is essential for the connection with your partner, and how to interpret the music."
Born in the southernmost part of Argentina, Ushuaia, Juan Manuel Alessandrini was introduced to Argentine Tango at the age of ten. Raised by his grandparents, he became familiar with Tango in their home and soon after as a part of their Tango community. He started attending Milongas and began his formal training with his younger sister under the tutelage of Carlos Espinoza. Juan and his sister, Nicole, began performing in festivals and various venues. It was at this time that Juan began assisting Mr. Espinoza’s classes at his academy and performing with the Tango and Bolero un Tierra del Fuego and Saint Christopher Christopher Milonga. He has performed in multiple theatres and venues such as the “La Noche Mas Larga”, one of the most important folklore festivals in Argentina.
At the age of 18, Juan moved to Buenos Aires where he became an Assistant to his aunt and
uncle, Carolina Zokalski and Diego di Falco, to their school’s “Tours to Argentina” Milongas.
Thereafter he was invited to the United States to teach in his aunt and uncle’s school, the
Authentic Argentine Tango School in Summit, NJ. Juan prefers to teach in the
more traditional style of Tango.
"If you move great, you feel great, and you look great" - Sam Paliashchuk
Sam discovered his love of dance at the age of seven. Sam attended the State University in Belarus to study performing arts. He earned his degree in dance and choreography plus world culture and history. Sam loves to compete and was two-time Latin vice champion of Belarus. He was a finalist in multiple competitions in Europe and a Latin finalist in multiple competitions in the U.S. Sam is a notably talented dancer and teacher who is actively teaching Latin, Rhythm, ballet, and hip hop.
In addition, Sam is a National Academy of Sports and Medicine certified personal trainer with over 10 years of multi-sport and movement training, such as judo, boxing, kickboxing, and power lifting.