Lifestyle & Self Improvement

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 […]

The Transformative Power of Dance Helped this FADS Student Step into the Spotlight!

July 1, 2015

Meet Terry, a Fred Astaire Dance Studios student we feel so lucky to have! Five months ago, Terry came to a Practice Party at FADS Buffalo, NY studio with her husband, Tim. But they didn’t dance a step — oh, no! Instead, they watched the party from the “safe” lounge area, conversing with our students and […]

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. […]

The Story of a CCDC Newcomer

September 28, 2014

Many of our new students soon find that they want more out of ballroom dancing than just a hobby. They begin to really challenge themselves as they work more consistently and passionately on their lessons. Some of them, like Wendy Walcott (FADS Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will even aim for “the stars”, discovering that a sparkling path […]