Dance Lessons

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 […]

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 […]

FADS Middletown Shares their Pride in One of their Youngest Students!

July 8, 2015

The staff of the FADS Middletown, CT studio share their pride in one of their youngest stars, nine-year-old Aidan Boutin. Aidan and his twin sister, Abigail, began dancing tap and ballet when they were just 3. When he was about 6, though, Aidan told his mother he wanted to spin the girls like they do on Dancing […]