Local Studio Stories

Shall We Dance 2017

October 25, 2017

Shall We Dance has a new Partner…Fred Astaire! The entire Fox Cities came together to host an awesome charity dance event.  We were delighted when our studio was asked to be a part of this year’s “Shall We Dance”.  That delight turned to honor when we met our three wonderful community dancers.  Each one was incredibly motivated […]

Social Dance Parties Starting this Week!

November 7, 2016

Veteran’s Day Social Dance Party We are excited to begin hosting our social dance parties.  There is no better way to reinforce your dance lessons than using what you have learned in a controlled practical application.  That is exactly what our weekly social dance parties are…a safe environment to use what you have learned. These […]

Diaper Dance – Jake’s Diapers Diaper Drive

October 27, 2016

Local News Team Learns the Diaper Line Dance We were proud to join NBC26 & Jake’s Diapers to help with the October Diaper Drive.  Member’s of the News Team and and volunteers braved the bleak, late-October weather to learn the diaper dance to help bring awareness for Jake’s Diapers.  This is wonderful cause.  We are looking forward […]

National Blog Posts

A Few Of Our Favorite Dance Movies!

November 1, 2018

When you think of movies featuring great dancers, the first name that comes to mind is Fred Astaire, founder of Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios. Often partnered with the gifted Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire brought fabulous moves, smooth sophistication and romance to the big screen. And, of course, Ginger Rogers did the same – backwards, […]

The Benefits of Unleashing Your Competitive Side

October 1, 2018

We love many things about dance. The beauty. The elegance. The teamwork with a trusted partner. The competition. Wait. What? Yes, the competition. As our dancers progress through the Fred Astaire Trophy System, they often wish to test their skills and dedication against others. Whether it’s a studio Mini-Match or a regional event or the […]

Dance Spotlight: The Jive!

September 15, 2018

One of the beauties of ballroom dance is that a once-popular style never needs to go away. It can continue in its original form, or it can grow and change and remain a fixture among savvy dancers. Which brings us to jive. Once upon a time, this lively style of dance was known as the […]

It’s No Coincidence That Football Players Have Such Success on DWTS

September 1, 2018

We all love watching “Dancing With the Stars” to see how the celebrities progress and grow as dancers. Especially the athletes. Ever notice how many of those on the show have been football players? Let us just name the ones who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Emmitt Smith (Season 3 champion), Jerry […]

The Best Ballroom Dance Styles For Beginners

August 15, 2018

Learning to dance provides you with social skills that last a lifetime and allows you to feel at ease in any situation where there is music and dancing. Once you decide that now is the time to learn how to dance, you may wonder which style is best to start with and which style will […]