Lifestyle & Self Improvement

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 […]

How To: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

May 1, 2017

Author and teacher William W. Purkey gave a new and exciting voice to the philosophy that we at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios have lived by for 60 years: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” Those […]

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 […]