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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

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 […]

The Dancer’s Journal: Demystifying the Language of Dance Competitions

August 1, 2018

by Katyusha Schaffer Author, FADS Student Extraordinaire, and Amateur Competitor You’ve told your Fred Astaire Dance Studio Instructor that you feel ready to do your first competition – CONGRATULATIONS!! You have a great conversation with him/her and come up with a plan to dance several heats in your current division, participate in championships and scholarships […]

Debunking Common Ballroom Dance Myths

July 16, 2018

Dance is one of the truly great things in our world. It’s expressive, vibrant, passionate. It brings people together. It celebrates music and movement. It’s romantic and healthy on just about every level – physical, emotional, social. And yet, every now and then, we hear from studio members who tell us that someone they like […]

4 Reasons to Love The Tango

July 1, 2018

Ah the Tango. Romantic, passionate, intense, sensual. There are so many reasons to love this Latin dance style. The Tango is one of the most highly stylized ballroom dances we teach. It is dramatic, with measured crossing and flexing steps to the front, the side and the back combined with turns. Of all the dances […]

An In-Depth Guide: Preparing Your Body For a Dance Competition

June 15, 2018

Fred Astaire Franchised Studios across the globe participate in many regional and national competitions throughout the year. In order to feel fully prepared for a dance competition, you want to make sure you are treating your body right for the few weeks leading up to the competition so you are able to handle the demands […]