Nutrition & Health

Three Ways Dance Lessons Are Better Than A Gym Membership

October 15, 2017

Here come the holidays. And here come the parties, the snacks, the beverages, the little overindulgences that make clothing a bit too tight for comfort. Hey, we like to look good in our smart outfits. Even a couple of pounds can cause distress. We know how easy it is to add a few and how […]

Feeling Overwhelmed? – Effective Ways To Prevent Overloading Yourself

August 15, 2017

Family, friends, work, texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news updates. Social outings, the kids’ soccer practices and music lessons, grocery shopping, gardening. It never ends. Everything demands our attention and demands it immediately. We train ourselves for “fight or flight” responses and we pay the price. Mental and emotional overload from the daily stressors manifests […]

Retiring? Here Are 5 Fun Hobbies To Keep You Vibrant

August 1, 2017

Many people make elaborate plans in preparation for retirement. Their finances are in order and their medical plans are in place. They’ve actually planned to retire, but haven’t planned what to do with all of the time that comes with freedom from the world of work. As of 2014, according to reference.com, four million people […]

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 […]

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 […]