Dance Lessons

Why Do You Think You Like To Dance?

October 16, 2016

What is it, exactly, that makes us like to dance? Why does the movement and the expression of dance give us such pleasure? Scientific American magazine offers a number of reasons. Now, here at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios, we’d probably say we like to dance because it’s fun, it’s social, it builds confidence and […]

The History of the Foxtrot

September 30, 2016

When we discuss the basics of ballroom dancing, we often fall back on some of its staples – the foxtrot and the waltz. Today we are going to take a quick look at the foxtrot, a smooth, progressive dance characterized by its long, sinuous movements. Named for its creator, vaudeville entertainer Harry Fox, the foxtrot […]

Customized Wedding Dance Programs For Fall Weddings

August 30, 2016

Two of the most popular months for weddings – September and October – are just ahead. You know what weddings mean – some very important dances. There’s the first dance for the bride and groom. The bride and her father. The groom and his mother. And then, of course, the call for all to join […]

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

July 26, 2016

We at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios always talk about the benefits of dance – socializing, building confidence, learning a new pastime, getting in better shape. Guess what? Dancing makes you smarter. In an article called Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Richard Powers, who leads Stanford University’s dance department, came up […]

The Emotional Benefits To Dancing

June 27, 2016

We all have a basic need for acceptance, friendships, a social circle. And one of the best ways of building this type of support system and network is through dance. Your Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio works very hard to provide exactly this type of atmosphere and offers many ways for people to find new […]

4 Stretching Tips to Avoid Injury and Help Flexibility

June 6, 2016

We’re always happy when our students rush into the studio, ready to take part in their favorite dance class. And we have a little tip for you: Try to arrive a few minutes early and maybe plan to stay a few minutes longer. Why? Warmup and cool-down. Stretching. Starting and finishing your dance session in […]

Foot Care Tips to Keep You on Your Toes

May 20, 2016

“Dancing Feet” is one of the best-loved songs from the musical “42nd Street.” How are you taking care of your dancing feet? Whether you like to waltz or cha-cha or cross the dance floor in a glorious tango, your feet are the principal carriers of the rest of your body. And they don’t mind a […]

Slide Into Summer in Shape!

May 18, 2016

The official start of beach season is not far off. The Memorial Day weekend begins May 28 and that is when you’ll need to slip into your swimsuit for revelry at the beach and pool parties. The big (so to speak) question: Will you fit in your swimsuit? You know how it gets over the […]

The Overall Benefits of Dance

April 15, 2016

You’re stressed, a little frazzled, and you want to be in better shape. But you’re not really the type that has a hobby to take your mind off daily issues and you’re not a gym rat or interested in sports. What to do? Hey, you’ve already come to the right place. Check out Fred Astaire Dance […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wedding Dance Lessons

April 1, 2016

                  As the flowers begin to bloom and warm air is a frequent friend, the start of wedding season is right around the corner! If you are a bride or groom considering professional dance classes to prep for the big day, let us give you a few […]