Carla and Leo Relive Their Big Apple Glory!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Senator Bill Bradley joined Agatha Relota at our NY launch at the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS store.

If you didn’t get to make it out to celebrate our book launch in New York last month, not to worry – we’re here to tell you all about it, as Carla and Leo relive their Big Apple glory!

The New York whirlwind kicked off with Carla and Leo’s World of Dance author Agatha Relota stopping by her hometown of Chatham, New Jersey for a book-signing at the super-fun Jabberwocky store on Friday June 24, 2011.  She had a great time meeting young Carla and Leo readers, all the while coming back to the hometown where she first found her own love of dance.

That Monday – June 27, 2011 – marked Carla and Leo’s sparkly-fun book launch party at the Swarovski Elements store in New York.  It was a dazzling evening of dance, with Dancing Classroom’s Pierre Dulaine leading a class with young and talented Dancing Classrooms dancers.  It was such a delight to have these talented performers there to represent this amazing non-profit organization, which brings the lessons and fun of dance to schools all over the world. Christiane of  Dwell Studio “was completely amazed how the dance transformed the children from kids into completely poised dancers worthy of a world-class stage.”Carla and Leo couldn’t agree more!

Amid all the dancing and book-signing fun, Moms and The City’s Raina Seitel Gittlin caught up with Agatha to ask some questions.  In this interview, Agatha revealed her adorable habit of making dance part of daily life for her two kids: “Every morning I turn on music and dance with the kids in the kitchen while preparing breakfast.  We have so much fun dancing!!  They enjoy it so much and it puts the biggest smiles on their faces.  It’s a wonderful way to start the day.”

Indeed!  And just as dance is a fabulous way to start the day Ma, What’s For Dinner writer and blogger was there and posted pictures and more on her site, where she wrote this sweetness about dance being a great way to end a day, too: “Oh What A Night, indeed! And learning all these dances may just lead to some more great nights!”