Category: Holidays

Dance Away Your Stress

Sure, this time of year is fun and festive, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Stress is a natural part of life and like so many things, it ebbs and flows. The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year for a lot of people. Cooking, baking, shopping, cleaning, work deadlines, relatives visiting… the...

Kick off the New Year on the Right Foot

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Shortly after the guilt of a gluttonous December sets in, we’re all ready to hit the “restart” button on our health. However. did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That’s why more and more people are getting their fitness...

Combat the Stress of the Holidays Through Dance!

There’s shopping to be done. And baking. And cleaning. And decorating. And runs to the airport. The job. The kids. The guests from out of town. Whew. Exhausting, isn’t it? And stressful. You can feel it as you grab the steering wheel of your car in a death grip. As the lines in stores grow...

3 Ways Dad Will Benefit From Dance Lessons

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What do we get dear old Dad on Father’s Day? This is a dilemma for many. A tie? Been there. A polo shirt? Done that. Baseball cap? Yes, about three years ago. Let’s think about giving Pop something he can not only use and enjoy now, but also well into the future (no, we are not...

Dance Into The New Year With Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

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We all look forward to the New Year as a time for a fresh start, a change of habits, a clean slate. We make resolutions. Oh, brother. We make resolutions. Usually they involve losing weight, getting in better shape, doing something for our health and mental outlook. Fred Astaire Dance Studios is the perfect place...

Looking Back on 2017 at FADS of Bardonia

Interesting time of year. We look back, a bit wistfully, and think about what we’ve done and what we have not. Then we look forward, and make plans for the coming year that are ambitious and exciting. A fresh slate offers a fresh perspective. We at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bardonia like to think...

Fun and Practical Gift Ideas for Dancers

Holiday gift giving provides a special enjoyment for both the giver and receiver. Choosing something that can be well-used and appreciated by the recipient leaves us cheerful; being on the receiving end of gifts we can cherish warms our hearts. For Fred Astaire Dance Studio students, options are many when considering holiday gifts for friends...

Nine Reasons Why a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Package Makes the Perfect Gift

If you’re scratching your head over what to give your spouse or significant other for their birthday, a special milestone, a holiday or your anniversary, we humbly suggest you consider ballroom dance lessons! Why? Because when you give the gift of a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Package, you’re giving much more than dance lessons...

Tips For Throwing a Great Holiday Dance Party

Holiday parties are a great way to meet and mingle, and enjoy the spirit of the season. And if you choose to host a holiday party, you’ll want it to be a memorable dance party. We salute that as a noble goal, and we’re here to help you achieve exactly that. Whether your party is an...

Celebrate the Holidays with your FADS Bardonia Family!

There’s a holiday or two just up ahead. It wouldn’t be a holiday without a party, would it? And it wouldn’t be a holiday party if it wasn’t at your Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bardonia and Rockland. We know how to do it! Please join us on Friday, Dec. 8, for our Holiday Party...

Why We’re Thankful For Our Dance Instructors

Since it’s the Thanksgiving season, we grow a little introspective. We think of what we have, what we appreciate, the many things for which we are grateful. Often, those are not so much objects and possessions as the people in our lives. Our families, our good friends, the good people in our lives. At Fred...

Trot Into The Studio This November For Some Fun Events!

The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means. Family gatherings. Office parties. Potluck get-togethers. Too many temptations to contemplate. And you know what that means. Instead of letting a couple of holidays pounds creep up on you, be proactive. Get moving. Rev that metabolism with us at the Fred Astaire...

Don’t Miss Our Halloween Party!

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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, with trick or treat and grinning jack-o-lanterns on the front porch. The weather is cool, fall is in full swing, and that puts us in the mood for a great, big party. So we’re having one! On Friday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m., we will stage our Halloween...

Do’s and Don’t of Social Dancing

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Dancing is a staple of many social activities conducted in public – weddings, social and business parties, dinner dates – and as such, is subject to the usual social conventions. Grace and charm are part of dance (and part of the fun!), and your personality is as well. Ballroom dancing can be active and passionate...

Feeling Overwhelmed? – Effective Ways To Prevent Overloading Yourself

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Family, friends, work, texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news updates. Social outings, the kids’ soccer practices and music lessons, grocery shopping, gardening. It never ends. Everything demands our attention and demands it immediately. We train ourselves for “fight or flight” responses and we pay the price. Mental and emotional overload from the daily stress can manifest...

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Us This Friday!

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Feelin’ loco? Spice things up at our Cinco de Mayo Dance Party! Join us as we commemorate Mexican history by dancing the night away at our Bardonia dance studio beginning at 8:30 p.m. We’ll meet and greet, make some new friends and (as always) dance, dance, dance. We’ll have Mexican-inspired snacks and refreshments, performances from our very own students...

Don’t Give Up On Your New Year’s Resolution!

It’s been a month and the party’s over. Actually, all of the parties are over. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. All done. And they may have left behind a bit of a mess for you to clean up, right around your waist line. A cookie here, some eggnog there, a few holidays treats in between,...

The Christmas Season Isn’t Over Yet!

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Did you know that Christmas comes more than once a year? The Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar and marks Jan. 7, 2017 as Christmas. So we would love to have you join us at the Bardonia studio on Friday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. for our “Russian Christmas Party.” We’ll have general dancing...

How Dance Relieves Stress & Loneliness During the Holidays

Many of our students tell us that they think of their Fred Astaire Dance Studio as a home-away-from-home, and a family. These are people with a common interest – a love of dance – who also discovered a genuine fondness for each other, a wonderful outlet for their creativity, and a sense of accomplishment as...

Valentine’s Day – Put Some Rhythm In Your Love

Valentine’s Day and the weeks preceding it certainly lead to thoughts of love, romance and togetherness. The dance most frequently associated with passion and flair is the tango and it is a wonderful dance to learn with your favorite partner because of the closeness it engenders. The music and the closeness create a partnership on...

American Independence Party!

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It’s never too late to celebrate the good old USA and that’s what we’re going to do on Friday night, July 10 beginning at 8:30 p.m. We are having our American Independence Party! Break out your red, white and blue finery and enjoy our festive scenery, with flags and other patriotic decorations. It’s like the...