Local Studio Stories

My New Year’s Resolution – Weight Loss, now how can I keep up with it?

January 9, 2018

So it’s a new year, and out comes the notepad with your yearly list of resolutions.  Maybe you are going to quit smoking or eating healthier.  Or possibly weight loss or of course, learn how to ballroom dance.  Whatever your goals may be, how can you stay with it for long enough to have meaningful […]

John Monte Award

November 16, 2017

And the Award Goes to…Taliat Tarsinov! Considered one of the most beloved coaches and choreographers in the United States, Taliat Tarsinov has now joined the illustrious alumni of the John Monte Award Recipients.  Regardless of this new distinction, he had long since established his place in the Fred Astaire Studios’ pantheon of industry greats. Known […]

One Team, One Dream

2017 NDC’s Inaugural Inductee! Allen King N.D.C. marked the inaugural presentation of the One Team, One Dream Award, and I can think of no one more deserving of that honor than Mr. Allen King.  For almost a half century he has been a driving force of inspiration and motivation that helped to create the dynamic […]

Good Talk With Cristy

May 7, 2017

Is Ballroom Dance Exercise? When you think Ballroom Dance, what comes to your mind first? The dancing, the sparkling cloths, dresses that flow, etc. I bet you don’t think of it being exercise. I’ve heard people occasionally wonder whether you are really exorcising when Ballroom Dancing. The truth is, yes, you are. Ballroom Dance has […]


June 30, 2016

Schedule Your Dance Lessons Today! Fred Astaire Dance Studios have been providing dance lessons to the people of Wisconsin since 1949.  The Milwaukee location was the very first studio to open after the original Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened in New York City.  It has taken a long time, but we have finally expanded into […]

National Blog Posts

Fall 2016 InStep

November 29, 2016