Dance Competitions

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 […]

Doctor’s Orders: On Dance, Competing and Empathy

February 19, 2018

In addition to enriching her own life, dancing has helped FADS Pensacola, FL Student Dr. Leslie Barnes Remski, an Orthopedic Surgeon, empathize with her patients who have sustained injuries.  Dr. Leslie Barnes Remski had always been interested in dance, but never had the chance to train. When she moved to Pensacola, FL she made the […]

One Student, Two Competitions – Two VERY Different Wins In a Single Year!

January 3, 2018

To celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2017, Fred Astaire Dance Studios sponsored a Facebook contest, with a Grand Prize of a trip for two to our 2017 National Dance Championships in Orlando FL. Meet the Grand Prize winner: FADS Youngstown OH Student, Edward A. Ennett! Ed started dancing at FADS Youngstown, OH in November 2016 […]

A Tiny, and Talented Competitive Ballroom Dancer!

December 29, 2017

FADS Miami Beach, FL Student, Sasha, sat down with her parents and inSTEP at the 2017 Fred Astaire World Championships in Las Vegas, to tell us why she loves dancing. Eight year-old Sasha truly enjoys competition. She takes dance lessons at the FADS Miami Beach studio “because I saw the trophies in the studio and I really […]

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

September 22, 2017

By Jack Rothweiler, President One of the most exciting aspects of my position at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) is 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, Instructors and […]

How To Stay Calm For Dance Competitions

April 17, 2017

We don’t always think about ballroom dance as being competitive, but at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios, our students love the regional, national and international Pro-Am and Professional dance competitions we run, as inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone their dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. These upcoming Fred Astaire Dance Studios […]

Would You Compete With Someone You Have Never Met?

October 19, 2015

It was a Wednesday in July at the Mirage Hotel Las Vegas when Ted Postolachi first met his dance partners for the Fred Astaire World Championships.  Ted, a teacher for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Bardonia, was set to dance with Anna Tabolina and Ashley Michelle Jones, both of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Boca […]