Lifestyle & Self Improvement

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 […]

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 […]

How Dance Relieves Stress & Loneliness During the Holidays

December 11, 2016

Many of our students tell us that they think of their local Fred Astaire Dance Studio as a home away from home, and a family. Here are people with common interests, a love of dance and a genuine fondness for each other who have found a wonderful outlet for their creativity, and a sense of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reasons to Join FADS!

January 20, 2016

    Often times, ballroom dancing flies under the radar when people think of taking up a hobby.  Some don’t try because they don’t have a partner.  Others because they lack the confidence they need to dance in front of others.  Some feel they don’t have rhythm.  Whatever the reason is, the benefits of learning […]

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 […]

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. […]