Dance Lessons

How Dance and Competing Helped this Mother and Daughter ‘Start Feeling Good Again’

December 22, 2017

In the spring of 2014, Deb Crane lost her husband, sister and niece in the span of less than a month. As she and her daughter, Leslie, struggled with their grief, FADS Menomonee Falls, WI became a surprising source of happiness, purpose and community. Their dance journey started in summer 2014, when a friend invited them […]

Why We’re Thankful For Our Dance Instructors

November 15, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, 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 Astaire Franchised […]

What Do I Need To Know Before I Come For My First Lesson?

November 1, 2017

You’ve taken the first step toward learning the steps … the dance steps. You stopped by your local Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio, chatted with the manager and an instructor and decided the time is right to learn how to dance, to perk up your social life and to get in better shape (yes, dance […]

Singles: Involved in Online Dating? Put Your Best Foot Forward!

October 23, 2017

Add Ballroom Dance to your Repertoire! Internet dating has really changed in recent years. Five to 10 years ago, it was territory only for the bold and the “outliers”, but now it’s become completely socially acceptable. And as our societies become increasingly fast-paced and we’re all challenged to carve out leisure time, more and more […]

Three Ways Dance Lessons Are Better Than A Gym Membership

October 15, 2017

Here come the holidays. And here come the parties, the snacks, the beverages, the little overindulgences that make clothing a bit too tight for comfort. Hey, we like to look good in our smart outfits. Even a couple of pounds can cause distress. We know how easy it is to add a few and how […]

Why The Fred Astaire Dance Curriculum Is Better

September 1, 2017

You always know where you stand when you join Fred Astaire Dance Studios for ballroom dance instruction (and we don’t just mean on the dance floor). Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) offers a superior and structured curriculum that allows those new to dance to follow a carefully-crafted program that moves them through various levels as […]

Retiring? Here Are 5 Fun Hobbies To Keep You Vibrant

August 1, 2017

Many people make elaborate plans in preparation for retirement. Their finances are in order and their medical plans are in place. They’ve actually planned to retire, but haven’t planned what to do with all of the time that comes with freedom from the world of work. As of 2014, according to reference.com, four million people […]

Reasons Why Love + Dance = The Perfect Match

July 15, 2017

Life can often seem like a dance. We lead, we follow, we pull together and we separate. At its best, life yields a comforting feeling of togetherness, of partnership and synchronous motion. Life actually becomes a dance, a couple moving seamlessly and in rhythm. In a relationship – especially as it mirrors dance – there’s […]

4 Reasons Why We Love to Salsa

July 1, 2017

It’s summer, and summer brings the heat. The same goes for one of our favorite dances – salsa. It’s hot, hot, hot. Salsa continues to grow in popularity because of it’s fast pace and the lively music that accompanies this Caribbean-based dance. Latin dances build to a crescendo, creating tension and release. That makes salsa a […]

Start Dancing With These 4 Questions

June 15, 2017

Ever thought of taking dance lessons, but never actually took the plunge? Ballroom dance instruction, whether in private lessons or group classes, provides many benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. Dance is not only a wonderful social and creative outlet, but one that can provide a very satisfying workout. Before you sign up for classes, take […]