Roslyn Studio Celebrates 1 Year

Instructors Krizia and Luca Balestra Italian Dance Sport Federation Champions
Instructors Krizia and Luca Balestra Italian Dance Sport Federation Champions

The stage set, the floor ready and the music and performances divine. Ballroom dancers and enthusiasts recently flocked to the beautiful city-chic Haute Durvo to celebrate the much-anticipated First Year Anniversary of Roslyn’s newly established and thriving Ballroom Palace dance studio, 55 Lumber Rd.

The evening included a one-hour New York style Hustle dance lesson with entertainer and DJ, Louis Delprete, and owner Irina Boubnovskaia, where it continued with a party of performances and social dancing.

Professional instructors, students from youth to adult levels displayed their intermediate and advanced skill dancing to the flow of classic and contemporary music including Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha and Quick Step, and then the night opened up for social dancing.

The highlight of the evening was Ballroom Palace’s professional instructors and their students; each couple performed routines specializing in various rhythms. The instructors and students filled the room with their individual style and inspired on looking dance enthusiasts with each and every step.

Since June 2013, Irina Boubnovskaia, owner and a four-year veteran of Dancing with the Stars, established Ballroom Palace in the Roslyn community. Increasing interest in ballroom dancing emerged as dance enthusiasts in the network gather to participate in social dancing with professional instructors and their participants. Ballroom Palace quickly became the popular spot offering dance instruction to those looking to improve their skills, learn the art of international dance and socialize.

Ballroom Palace is recognized for providing exceptional dance instruction to clients of all ages and levels who have advanced to participate in ProAm (Professional-Amateur) competitions or showcases, and show off their well skilled moves on the dance floor.

“Ballroom Palace has the best team of instructors in New York. I like to say it’s a studio created by a dancer for dancers. We have 5 male and 5 female championship-level professional instructors who work with people from all ages, from the beginners and interested people looking to create a special first wedding dance, to the dancers who want to come and work on their routines, to the group lessons where others can socialize and make new friends, and even the students and enthusiasts who are interested in competing on a national or international level.” Boubnovskaia said, “Many of our clients come in for group lessons and stay to take regular private lessons, and next thing you see they’re regulars in our dance socials, or start performing or competing in Pro-Am competitions and showcases with Ballroom Palace. Our clients enjoy it so much they come back to attend our events because it’s great exercise in an elite professional atmosphere. Our instructors give them a first-hand glimpse into the real world of ballroom dance performance and technique, and as they get a chance to mingle with other dancers, they make new friends through our network, and together we all become one big family.”

Ballroom Palace is at 55 Lumber Rd., Roslyn. The website is