National Blog Posts

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

June 15, 2018

Our Fred Astaire Franchised Studios participates in many regional and national competitions throughout the year. In order to be fully ready for a 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 of competing. Follow […]

Dance: Something This Mother and Daughter Have in Common

April 22, 2018

Sari Gold and her daughter Emily walked into FADS Manhasset, NY at different times, for different reasons. But there’s one aspect of dance they agree on – that it’s enhancing their relationship, by giving them something to share, together. At Bellagio Las Vegas during FAWC 2017, Sari and Emily Gold, joined by their Instructor, Eugene Yeremenko, sat […]

The Dancer’s Journal: That Old Feeling

April 8, 2018

by Katyusha Schaffer Author, FADS Student Extraordinaire, and Amateur Competitor Racing heartbeat, trembling knees, sweaty palms… you’re not in love, but about to step out onto the competition dance floor! These 10 tips will help you push through your dance competition nerves and help you enjoy the journey. There’s that feeling again.  It starts as soon as you […]

First, She Said YES To the Dress…

April 7, 2018

When her husband, Mike, began getting serious about his dance lessons, Joan Treacy didn’t quite follow suit… until a dress, and the FADS Coral Gables FL family, changed her mind! Mike Treacy started ballroom lessons at a competing dance studio when he & his wife, Joan, moved to Miami ten years ago. Says Mike, “I […]

Four Essential Things, to Be a Great Ballroom Dance Competitor

March 6, 2018

by Stephen Knight, FADS National Dance Director As I think ahead to our Cross Country Dance Championships in Houston next month (Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ first national dance competition of 2018), I am reminded of last fall’s National Dance Championships (NDC), in Orlando. One of the thoughts I had over & over during that competition […]