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Dancing With the Polo Stars: Amazing NEW Element Added to Upcoming Scottsdale Polo Party

First-Ever Sideline Ballroom Dancing Added To The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower
Fred Astaire Dance Studios to Make USA’s Most Interesting Polo Event Even More So

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) –The world’s most interesting polo event just got even more intriguing. For the first time ever, ballroom dancing is taking the field at The 5th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower on Oct. 24 at WestWorld of Scottsdale!

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios will waltz, tango, foxtrot and swing on a real wood dance floor installed exclusively for this year’s Polo Party. In addition, dancers will interact with the Polo crowd and give how-to demonstrations and short lessons to attendees.

“We are thrilled to be performing at such an amazing event,” said Antoinette Benevento, co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios International and studio director of the Scottsdale location. “This may be the first time ballroom dancing has ever been performed field-side at a polo match.” calroom for release

The floor will be a general admission spectating area along the sideline, offering great views of both the matches and choreography. This will truly be a one-of-a-kind element at the most dynamic polo event in the country!

Field-side Ballroom Dancing is not the only exhibit at the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower. The event will also feature a live Larsen Art Auction, Fashion Show by Phoenix Fashion Week, Canine Couture runway, a Phoenix Symphony Quartet and preview of the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a premier dance studio with locations in Scottsdale, Chandler, Paradise Valley, Arrowhead/Glendale and Tucson. A franchise of the original location on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire Dance Studios was founded by its famous namesake in 1947. Today, Fred Astaire Dance Studios has locations throughout North America and internationally, and upholds the highest standards of excellence through the National Dance Board. For more information and locations, visit

For more information on all the exciting exhibits at the upcoming Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower, visit

About the Polo Party
With the breathtaking backdrop of McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona the event started in 2011. In 2014, nearly 12,000 people turned out for what has transformed into the country’s most attended polo event and the world’s most interesting.

Tickets, tables and tents ranging from $17.50 to $4,000 are now on sale. For all information, sponsorship or tickets please visit

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