We are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with DanceFIT Studio! On December 1st the dance studio, which offers children’s ballet classes, dance inspired yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and a signature barre inspired balletFIT™ workout, is coming to our Dover Squash and Fitness facility.
The amazing fitness program was founded in 2007 with a location in Brookline and has since earned the title of #1 dance studio in Brookline by the Reader’s Choice Awards five times, a distinction unmatched by any Boston area studio. We instantly fell in love with the welcoming environment of DanceFIT and the founder, Gina Fay.
We were so impressed by Gina’s knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm! Having studied and preformed under many of the world’s top dancers and teachers and having served as the Assistant Director of Education for The Washington Ballet’s Outreach Program, Gina was exposed to the many different methodologies, teaching techniques, and varying studio environments prevalent in the dance and fitness industry. Gina’s vast experience allowed her to create the comprehensive and innovative fitness program that we are so excited to share with our customers.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of the promotional classes that will run throughout November and to join us for our grand opening weekend December 7th and 8th. We will also run promotional classes for our children’s program throughout December before the program officially launches in January. For more information visit the DanceFIT website at http://dancefitstudio.com/new/home/.
Last week the 11 day World Junior Squash Championships took place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar. 22 International teams battled it out and Pakistan proudly took home the silver medal after a spirited match against Egypt who they contested the final with for the fifth time in a row.
In Pakistan, squash is extremely popular and significant to the country’s culture. The country usually dominates the sport, with the sport’s top players, such as international squash marvels Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan, calling the country home. However, recent political instability in Pakistan has limited opportunities for its squash players. The country’s tense political climate Pakistan impacts their ability to host major tournaments and the national squash team has a hard time obtaining travel visas to attend international competitions. This situation is certainly unfavorable and the talented Pakistan National Squash team is suffering because of it.
Mahmud Jafri, president of Dover Rug & Home and an avid squash player and enthusiast, is intent on revitalizing the Pakistan Squash Federation and the Pakistan National Squash Team as they embark on their US tour. Mahmud Jafri is spearheading an effort to assist the team by funding all lodging, boarding, and travel expenses as they participate in tournaments across the United States. Dover Squash & Fitness also generously offered to serve as the team’s training facility at no charge. Last month Mr. Jafri hosted the first of several fundraisers to increase awareness and funding for the team.
Additionally, as the sport gains in popularity here and abroad, we are creating educational and academic opportunities for young players through our many programs and workshops at Dover Squash & Fitness. We feel strongly that the gifted young athletes that comprise the Pakistan Team deserves every chance to be successful.