Dance Lessons

A Letter to the President

October 29, 2015

Dear Mr. Rothweiler, My wife and I recently did our first spotlight dance.  Never in thirty years of marriage did we ever think we could dance, let alone be confident and proficient enough to do so for an audience.  It was truly a benchmark moment in our lives. My wife and I have always been […]

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 […]

When We Meet Again, We Will Dance…

January 14, 2015

Edwin Robbins, a 23-year student at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Manhattan’s East Side, shares, in his own words, how his two left feet danced him to a lifelong love story. “My prom date told me after three box steps that I had no rhythm. Then the Navy excused me from marching. During my tour […]

9 Benefits You Can Experience Once You Start Dancing

November 18, 2014

  Whether you flaunt your every move on the dance floor or sway to your favorite songs in the car, dance is an activity that everybody enjoys, in one way or another. Luckily, dancing is something that will not only bring a smile to your face but can help improve your physical and mental health. […]

This FADS Student’s Story Is 1,000 Lessons Long…

November 6, 2014

(And that just might be the number of times Marilyn Clasen passed the sign, too…) …the one in her neighborhood, that said “Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio” — before she went in. Once she did, she no longer felt like ‘just another stranger from Cleveland’. She was soon immersed in a new, healthy, exciting, favorite […]

Time Has Made Her Who She Is

October 3, 2014

If you flipped through the June 2014 issue of Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine , you might have recognized a familiar face. Perhaps you remember Tao Porchon-Lynch from one of Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ National Dance Competitions, or if you’re a member of the FADS Hartsdale NY family, you might even know this amazing woman first-hand. […]

After Surgery, Rediscovering Dance

January 17, 2014

After two knee surgeries, Bree Kleist searched for a new way to keep moving – and rediscovered her love for dance! “My knees were killing me. I spent 8 years in the Air Force, 4 of them as a heating specialist, kneeling and squatting in front of furnaces and boilers all day long. I spent […]