Dance Lessons

Jump-start a Fitness Routine Through Dance School

June 1, 2017

Physical fitness encompasses much more than the body. Its impact on the mind, on emotion health and wellness, should never be underestimated. Are you looking to jump-start your fitness routine to keep fit and feel healthy all summer? We can help! At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we help our current students look and feel great […]

Make Dancing The Perfect Summertime Exercise!

May 15, 2017

Summertime always feels just so free and easy! The beach, the barbecues, good times in a gentle breeze under the moonlight – that’s summer. It’s a time to get out have fun, enjoy friends, family and events. Add something new and fun to your summer while keeping the bounce in your step with the perfect […]

What To Expect From Wedding Dance Lessons

April 1, 2017

That special first dance between the bride and groom is more than just steps on a dance floor. For one, it’s symbolic of two moving as one, uniting and merging in a display of beauty and grace. It also heralds the joining of two families as those closest to the bride and groom also take […]

Get Out of Hibernation with Us

March 10, 2017

The nice thing about the advent of spring and warmer weather is we no longer need that added body fat (and we sure did need it) to keep us toasty throughout the winter. It’s the old story. A pound here, a pound there, and pretty soon it adds up. And sticks out. And just doesn’t […]

History of the Cha Cha

February 28, 2017

Once upon a time, it was known as the Cha-Cha-Cha. Somewhere along the way, it lost a Cha. Now it’s just the Cha Cha, but it has lost none of its appeal. This is dance of three quick steps (Cha-Cha-Cha!) followed by two slower steps. With American Style Cha Cha averaging 30 beats per minute, […]

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

February 9, 2017

It’s been a month and the party’s over. Actually, the parties are over. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s. Done. And they’ve left behind a mess for you to clean up, right around your waist line. A cookie here, some eggnog there, a few holidays treats in between and voila – five pounds have suddenly taken up […]

Tips For Choosing a Ballroom Dance Studio

December 26, 2016

For many, dancing is a way to enjoy life.  It helps get rid of the stresses of everyday life for a few hours and provides entertainment. Dancing is also a healthy activity to do with a loved one or a friend. Whether you’re interested in attending dance lessons for fun or you’re considering competing, there […]

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 […]