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Good Talk with Cristy

May 7, 2017

Endless Romance “Can you feel the love tonight? You needn’t look too far. Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.” You could probably guess where that quote or song lyric comes from, the Lion King! Though, lions are not what we are focusing today, it’s love! “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”? […]

Good Talk with Cristy

Dancing With The Stars Dancing with the Stars is on its 24th season! The participants this season consist of; Chris Kattan- Actor & comedian, Charo- Actress, comedienne & singer, Mr. T- Actor & former wrestler, Simone Biles- Olympic gymnast, Bonner Bolton- Model & bull rider, Erika Jayne- Singer & reality television star, Rashad Jennings- NFL […]

Good Talk with Cristy

Improved Health  How can Ballroom Dance improve your health? Well, like exorcise you are working your muscles. It is said that people should exercise somewhere between 1 ½ hours of vigorous physical activity – 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity. Now, I know exercise can be mundane to some folk, but they still want […]

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 […]