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Behind The Dance With Stephen Knight

April 4, 2017

Stephen Knight is one of the most well known names in the ballroom dance industry. And for good reason, he’s super talented and creative, his list of accomplishments never seems to end and to top it all off he’s the sparkling personality of the winners circle at the nationals competitions. His many accomplishments include Regional […]

Behind The Dance With Bruno Collins

November 21, 2016

For thirty-one years, Bruno Collins has touched every aspect of the dance business with his vision and innovation. He has been a driving force in the adaptation of dance curriculums, teaching methods, and business plans that have allowed this industry to stay current amidst the demands of a rapidly changing market. The incredible artistry of […]

National Blog Posts

Studio Ownership – A Means To Stepping Lively Through Life And Business

November 23, 2017

Get to know the owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and you will find a person happy at the intersection of passion and ambition. For some, dance is more than just a pastime. It’s a mission. Spreading joy through dance becomes their life’s work as a franchise owner connected with Fred Astaire Dance Studios, […]

Making That Competition Feeling Last Forever… An Open Letter to Pro Dancers

September 22, 2017

By Jack Rothweiler, Former FADS President One of the most exciting aspects of my position at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) was taking part in so many of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Regional and National Dance Competitions we host each year. Held in glamorous resort venues around the country, these events give FADS Students, […]

An Open Letter to Prospective Owners of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio

February 18, 2016

By Jack Rothweiler, Former FADS President Over the years, I’ve been asked by many people why I stayed in the dance business for such a long time. When anyone’s asked this question, it’s usually because they were under the impression that people are only Dance Teachers part-time, or that they’re just waiting for a better […]