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Williamsville business gives back to the people of Ukraine through dance

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WILLIAMSVILLE N.Y. (WIVB) – Local dancers are using their art to unite people and raise money for Ukraine. Owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Serhiy Nelyubov and Yanina Nelyubova, and several of their instructors, are from Ukraine.

“[There’s a] very bad war in Ukraine, and we have in our staff four people from Ukraine, including me and my husband,” Yanina said. “And we have two teachers from Ukraine.”

The studio will be hosting its first in-person showcase with an audience since the pandemic. A portion of the ticket sales will go toward humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

The studio said this has been a difficult time for them, knowing their loved ones in Ukraine face dangers every day.

“All my family [is] in Ukraine — mother, father, my brother, my grandparents, everybody,” said dance instructor Katarina Snider. “Of course my heart is completely there. So physically, I’m here, but my…

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