The holiday season is fast approaching….Thanksgiving…Hanukkah…Christmas…New Years. Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed vegetables, pies, ice cream, desserts…Then get ready for jelly donuts, potato latkes and brisket or honeyed ham, more turkey and stuffing, eggnog, cookies and champagne. It is all delicious and too tempting. So how does a human food loving being avoid over indulging and gaining a regrettable amount of weight? Who wants to wake up on January 1st, look in the mirror and cringe? The obvious answer is no one, but somehow it seems inevitable. So, instead of waiting until it’s too late, let’s start early and come up with a game plan. Share your ideas and suggestions with us. What’s worked for you, and what hasn’t. Let us know.
Dany suggests start taking one or two extra classes a week, you’d be amazed how many calories you’ll burn and then earn.
On Monday nights at 7:00PM, Carol Peretz teaches Beginner Ballet. She focuses on a different set of skills every week. Beginners who otherwise felt too intimidated taking a ballet class feel especially comfortable taking Carol’s classes. She breaks down each exercise and gently guides her students so they can develop their technique. Her class also presents a great opportunity for more seasoned dancers to work slowly and hone their skills. Originally trained in the Cecchetti technique and the Balanchine style, Carol later studied the Vaganova technique and the RAD technique. Returning to classical ballet as an older adult gives her a unique perspective as to what an adult ballet student experiences. She understands the body’s limitations and how to overcome them and how to build strength, beauty, and technique. Her classes are a fusion of the Vaganova and Cecchetti techniques. She equally enjoys teaching adults and children, passing her love of ballet on to others, seeing their personal satisfaction as they progress, learning the most challenging but beautiful of the performing arts.
Jenny Jones came up with the enchanting idea of a special class for First Graders so that they can set their imaginations free. In Miss Jenny’s Dance to Disney Classes, students will learn dances to their favorite Disney movies including “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Alladin,” and “High School Musical.”
The owner of Dany Holdstein Two Worlds chats with Patch. By Adina Genn (Editor)Updated June 18, 2014
“Three Minutes Across the Counter” is a new feature on Patch in which we chat with local business owners. If you would like to be featured, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your business. Today we chat with Dany Holdstein of Dany Holdstein Two Worlds, a dance and fitness studio. The company is located at 340 Wheatley Plaza in Greenvale.
Patch: How did you first start in business?I was serving in the Israeli Air Force and as a hobby started folk dancing. I was asked to join a performing troop and went on tour with them; one of our stops was in the United States. I knew I wanted to make a career of dance and in order to achieve my goal I decided that when I finished my service I would move the United States and study dance.
Patch: Tell us something your neighbors don’t know about you Most people consider me to be an Israeli native; however, I was actually born in Egypt. My mother literally escaped with me and my older brother to France, while my father was detained until he was finally released after paying “officials” an “exit” fee. My mother, brother and I reunited with my father in Israel where I lived until I came to the United States.Patch: How long have you lived here? I moved to New York City in 1976, on a student visa to study at the Martha Graham School of Dance. I’ve been here for 38 years.
Patch: How did your parents influence you as a business owner?Well, I actually rebelled against them when I made my career choice. Before moving here, I was trained as an electrician, and my parents wanted me to follow that career path. Eventually they came to accept and respect the choice I made for myself.
Patch: What is your favorite thing about living here?The freedom, size and scope of choices everyone has in this country. Also, that this country is made up of so many different cultures.
Patch: What is a business mistake that you made, that later you were glad you did?In the early nineties, I was expanding my business to include a full service gym. Not knowing enough about running a gym, I went into partnership with a young couple who were trainers. It wasn’t a good match, in fact the partnership was an absolute disaster. I was able to work myself out of the situation and learned a great deal along the way, not only about running a gym, but also loyalty and not to be so naïve about the character of people I would work with in the future.
Patch: What is the best business advice you ever received?Someone told me to treat my business like a baby. Take really good care of it and watch it grow.
Patch: What advice would you give to a small business owner just starting out?Exactly the same advice I was given when I started out.
Patch: What do you look for when you hire? In this business, I look for people who are creative, talented, professional, dependable, motivated, responsible and they must be good at interacting with people.
Still Time to Sign Up for New Teen/Kids Fall Classes and Programming at Dany Holdstein Two Worlds
Greenvale, NY (September 2, 2014) Summer may be winding down, with back to school in full swing – but that doesn’t mean your fun or your fitness needs to end! At Dany Holdstein Two Worlds in Greenvale, there are always new classes geared for active Children and Teens available.
New classes starting September 2014 include: Tap for 4th – 6th Grades on Mondays at 7:00pm, Kindergarten Jazz on Tuesdays at 4pm, Zumba Fitness for 7th & 8th Graders on Tuesdays at 7pm, Boyz Hip Hop for 9 – 11 year olds on Wednesdays at8pm, and Lyrical Dance 5th – 7th grades Thursdays at 7pm.
Since 1988, DHTW’s team of dedicated teachers and trainers has provided a supportive, personalized environment in which their clients can dance, work out or train. Offering a gym that is fully equipped with the latest in cardio and weight-training equipment, DHTW has been designed to meet the needs of any one….young or old….hoping to maintain a healthy lifestyle while having fun and learning new skills.
To learn about fees and class schedules, check their website: www.dhtw.com or call the Studio at 516-484-6604. Dany Holdstein Two World Dance & Fitness is located at 340 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY, 11548. For specific questions pertaining to HotRyde please call (516) 801-6666
Dance classes are available for adults and children, ranging from ballet and tap to jazz and hip hop. Or, if dancing’s not for you, ongoing classes that run the gamut from Hot Pilates to kickboxing will definitely help you shed unwanted pounds. “The important thing is to get motivated and keep moving,” said Dany. “Our goal is to provide our clients with a super-charged environment that will keep them happy, healthy and inspired.”
Long Island fitness company HotRyde founded by Janell Baker and Lisa Motti officially launches their eagerly-anticipated indoor cycling program and their Barre and TRX fitness classes at DHTW this Fall . According to HotRyde fitness director Jennifer Ellwood, “indoor cycling is a great way to challenge yourself with others on hand to motivate you”, and HotRyde does this in a unique way – providing the one-on-one attention you need (as well as) and offering the option of checking out their RealRyder bikes (which tilt and turn) or to “Ryde” straight on a stationary bike as in traditional spinning. You are also sure to Sculpt, lengthen and tone with their widely popular Barre classes, TRX classes and Cardio Core classes. Something for every fitness buff!
Some of the other most popular classes include Fridays at 8:45AM with trainer Ernie Altamirano who will help you feel the “B*Ern” in a class that combines the latest in cardio/toning/and sculpting techniques for a workout he specifically designed to produce quick results. You’ll love Ernie’s enthusiasm as he helps you build and tone your body efficiently and effectively.
Additionally, Dave Concannon is bringing his “Gravity In Motion” program to Two Worlds studios in October. This is “working out with a purpose – Not dealing with a circus of random exercises” as Dave likes to say. It’s your chance to learn proper, precise, purposeful movement patterns in a state of the art functional, open turf, training facility with focus on performance balance and strength training combined with athletic movement and agility exercises to achieve maximum results for the athlete in all of us.
Special note: For one free week of a group fitness or dance class or the use of our spectacular gym, “friend” us on Facebook at facebook.com/TwoWorldsNY and mention this special offer.