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The Dance Doctor Swing Yourself Svelte John Cassese knows what it takes to achieve success. With his life story currently in develop- ment as a feature film and a world-class dance studio thriving in Santa Monica, Cassese, The Dance Doctor, is taking it all in stride. The road to John Cassese's success has been a winding one, with exciting twists and turns starting when he was a teen in New York. Inspired by the magic of Fred Astaire, he began dancing in the clubs of New York where hc started winning dance contests. Knowing no limits, John segucd into singing and dancing in off-Broadway productions and performing as a night-club entertaincr with his "John Casscsc Band." Hc is a Stager/recording artist, and choreographs for film, stage, tclcvision, video and privatc Panics. After relocating to the West Coast, he focused his career on professional dance per- formances, choreography and dancc instruction. Hc is especially proud of his studio Where hc maintains the motto, "If you can walk, you can dance." Dubbed the "Dance Doctor" for the house calls hc makes, as well as the spiritual, men- tal, emotional and physical benefits hc brings to his "patients," hc helps the most self- COnscious students shed their inhibitions, build conlidcncc and go on I.o win dance com- Petitions. For the last dccadc, Casscsc and his band have provided music for Jerry Lewis' Muscular dystrophy pre-Tclcthon Extravaganza. Additionally, he has performed to capacity audiences at fihn premieres and wrap parlics (' Evta," "Broken Arrow"), night- clubs (Tavern on the Green, hnprov), hotels (The Plaza, the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlelon, The Peninsula, The Beverly Hills Hotel) and birthday celebrations (Billy Crystal and Wolfeane, Puck's 50lh bashes). His corporate clients include Sony, Paramount and Twentieti~ Century Fox. -~ John has a series of CDs and instructional videos available on the Web, in his studio and in stores such as "l'owcr Rccords. His first CI), "A Night of Swing," received its debut at a Playboy Mansion Gala. His second CI), "Never Too Late," offers a variety of music for all styles of dancc. John's instructional video package "A Night of Swing," is a three- level program sparking the excitement of students world-wide. With the popularity of SWing, John's videos arc essential fortim devclopmcnl of the basic skills. John Casscsc, The l)ancc Doctor studio is the cpiccnlcr of "who's who" in I_A.'s dance scene. Each night offers hot dance classes, such as Swing, Salsa, Cha-Ch:l. RUmba, "lhngo, Waltz, Foxtrol, Jazz, Ballet, Rave. Counlry-Wcslcrn,. ,'rod introducing 'Our newest: Belly l)ancing and Afro-Caribbean Dance. The studio is available Ior pri- VatcA.orporalc parties, and ofli:rs l)Js and dance cxhihilions h,- spcciat cvenls. Specializing in wcdtling preparation. John Casscsc, the l)ancc Doctor. will make \,t)ur Spcciai event tlac best da\ ~1 your life! As a member of so\oral ('hambcr organizalions, John Casscsc is a prime example of .giving hack to his community. John counsels young adults about the benefits of pursu- mg goals and not letting ol~staclcs hinder success. Coming Irom a background of ups and 0t)W 1 h II II o s I out hc I t Oll t dFuanl ou will COl l ) t o 1 ~s, John knows firslhal d t ; " "y u c y - "z " : "' y " ~ c (u top. ~'~i We lend a helping hand Assisted living at West Los Angeles' most caring retirement facility 1449 South Wellesley, West Los Angeles West of Bundy, between Wilshire & Santa M0nica (Reasonable Private Rates) You're invited? We accept SSI. i Contact June Gatewood, Wilshire Blvd. Administrator va Breotwood N--A (310) 826-358 Santa Monica Blvd. Licensed for non-ambulatory Lic. 191800102 In the Finest Jewish Tradition With the Greatest Respect... At our Lowest Possible Prices One call for all arrangements Services in all Jewish cemeteries Specializing in burial in Israel CHEVRA KADISHA MORTUARY (.'EMITI't ;RIt';S CASKI'TS MARKERS 7832 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Anoeles (323) 653-8886 (800) 654-6772 License No. FD-1326 Serving The Commumty For Over Twenty Years The Beverly Hills High School Class of 1991 is attempting to track down the following graduates for our 10 year reunion on September 15, 2001. Errol Aubry liffany l)arling Stephen Garden Daryle Harris Kathleen KierulfYael Modai Tracey Rubin Amber Tildon David Azema Wendy l)e la Cruz I,eiva Janna GermanishskyMonalisa Hojabrpour Jason Levin Jonah Naulls Sharis Saketkhoo Paul Wiley Am}, Bellsey Neysa l)e Mann Ryan (,laser Ching Hsu David l.ichterman John Noh Laura Sanchez Behar Kurtis Wilkerson Tarni Ben Ami John l)eutch Grant Gottfurcht Chisako lyori Ping l.iu Shun Cinzia Pais Del Shapiro Michael Wolfe Norman Bentley Navid Ebizadeh Jeffrey GottfurchtMehri lafari Yi Liu David Peng Tal Shimron Edmund Wong Michael Berman Sandra Flores lsaak Gowhari Erika Ioslyn l~ermann Tania Mamann Shawn Piller Ronen Sigal Gota Yamada Philippe [~esson Thomas Fox Joshua Gmenbaum 13abak Kaveh Nazile ManscurieFarbode PirouzmandMichael Soheil Raya Yeger iacopo Biticchi Kcvin Gabbay Jason I lallman Amrit Khalsa Mozafai Vicko Roje Shaham Solouki Noah Broudy ]cmaifer Gache ttedva ttarek lack Khorsandi Pablo Manzarek Anthony Rosales Amir Takeseh Please call: 800-655-7971 Email: Or write to: "Class Reunion" 140 S. 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