We had an unforgettable “Dancing with The Bristal Stars” event here in Massapqeua. We partnered with Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Bay Shore. In preparation for the event, staff member Vans and intern Lindsey both went to the studio to get private dance lessons. Then on the day of the big event, three professional dancers came to The Bristal and performed five different dance style demos for us. Afterwards, we introduced the resident judge panel: Hipster Helen, Judge Joe and Swanky Shirley! Then, the competition began. Vans from recreation danced with professional Milan, and art therapy intern Lindsey danced with Joel. The judges had a tough time deciding on scores because they were all so wonderful! Ultimately, Vans scored a 28.5 and Lindsey a 27, so Vans went home with the mirror ball trophy. After the competition, we all enjoyed a group dance lesson. We learned the basics of the Foxtrot and the Merengue. There were delicious treats to snack on, including an impressive dancing with the stars cake! Everyone had an amazing evening.