Category: Nutrition & Health

Dancing for your Health & Wellbeing

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At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of dance as a social engagement and a form of personal improvement and expression! But arguably even more key in the appeal and value of Ballroom dance are the health benefits it can confer! Ballroom dancing and other forms of social dance are powerful…

How To Ease Your Pre-Competition Nerves

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It is rare, almost impossible, to come across a dancer that doesn’t get nervous before competing. Nerves are a natural part of competing, and dealing with and embracing those nerves can be difficult! Here are a few tips to help you manage the inevitable pre-performance jitters: Get up and move around! It is difficult to…

Dance Your Way to Warm Weather

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Leave the cold weather months of winter behind and dance your way into spring with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Buds are starting to sprout on trees, and flowers are beginning to bloom as the cold weather of winter recedes, and warmer temperatures prevail. Restaurants are welcoming nice weather by opening up their outdoor patios. Farmers’…

Spring Clean Your Soul by Dancing!

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You can feel it when you step outside. No, we’re not talking about the pollen; we’re talking about spring. It’s the time when Mother Nature renews all around us… when everything just seems to come alive. Many people celebrate by stepping outside and into the garden. The urge to plant and grow things is strong…

Proper Footwear Improves Ballroom Dance Finesse

Students at Fred Astaire Dance Studios are dancing their way to good health by achieving fulfillment and fun on the dance floor. Taking care of your feet by picking proper dance shoes is an important step to take when learning how to salsa, cha-cha and swing. Pay Attention to Your Feet Taking care of your…

Stay Heart Healthy With the Power of Dance

It is no secret that dance helps keep people in shape, but what you may not know is that dancing regularly can have a huge impact on your cardiovascular health! A 2014 study was conducted in the United Kingdom to further examine the ties between dancing and improved heart health. Scientists asked 48,000 people over…

Regular Stretching Improves Ballroom Dance Skills

Did you know that dancing can help increase flexibility and give you relief from muscle aches? Keep your body in tip-top shape and ensure your ballroom dance skills flourish by starting a regular stretching routine. Regular stretching can improve physical performance, decrease injury, improve joint movement and improve muscles, Mayo Clinic reports. When we do…

Dance Your Way to a Healthy New Year

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Want a healthy new year? Ditch the resolutions to join the gym or start a new diet. Launch the new year off by taking up a hobby that can help you stay fit and have fun. Almost 50 percent of Americans are resolving to eat healthier and to exercise more this year, according to a…

Did You Know Dancing Can Reduce The Onset of Dementia?

Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages seniors to start dancing to stay in shape, have fun and help stave off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared November National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to help raise awareness for the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative brain disease that impacts memory,…

Breast Cancer & The Benefits of Dance For Survivors

Breast Cancer Awareness Month does more than simply alert us that this cruel killer of a disease remains untamed. It reminds us not only of the lives lost but the ones saved, the survivors. Whether in remission or cured, those who have suffered from breast cancer can continue to have a number of physical and…