At Wednesday's quarterly recognitions ceremony, dance instructor Mekhael Srour of Mystic's Fred Astaire Dance Studio was given the first place "guest getter" award.
The ceremony, which gathered 55 of the region's Fred Astaire Dance Studio teachers, was held at the Mystic Hilton on Coogan Boulevard.
"I am so happy to share my love of dancing with new students," said Srour.
The top guest getter award is given to the teacher who introduces the most new students each quarter to the art and joy of dancing at his or her studio.
Mystic's Fred Astaire Studio opened in 2007 and in response to demand, doubled its staff of teachers in August.
Srour, who came to the Mystic studio in 2010, competed as a top amateur and won the Lebanese Cup in 2006-2007. In 2009 Srour served as a national judge and trainer in Lebanon.
Certified and experienced instructors at Fred Astaire Studio Mystic teach all dance styles including swing,rumba, cha cha, mambo, hip hop, foxtrot, waltz, tango and
argentine tango in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mystic is located at 12 Roosevelt Ave., in the Packer Building next to the Mystic Train Depot.