Category: Nutrition & Health

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How to Deal With Perfectionism

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Perfectionism is a common trait among ballroom dancers. It can be helpful in driving you to improve your skills and become the best dancer you can be. However, perfectionism can also be harmful if it leads to excessive self-criticism or perfectionistic standards that are impossible to meet. There are some things you can do to…

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How Ballroom Dancing Can Supplement an Exercise Routine

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Ballroom dance is a type of partner dance that can be traced back all the way to the late 16th century. It is characterized by elegant, formal movements and positions. Today, ballroom dance has spread across the world and is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities! In recent years, dance has become increasingly…


Fuel Your Body For Dance!

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Eating right can help you make the most of your ballroom dancing lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studios as you improve your dance moves! Ballroom dancing is a fun way to stay active and trim your waistline. Thirty minutes on the dance floor can burn at least 200 calories. That’s more than 30 minutes on…


Relieve Daily Stress With Dance!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios urges people to cut loose on the dance floor to help reduce stress and alleviate anxiety during trying times. Watching Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfold on national television and social media is mobilizing Americans to take action by providing humanitarian aid and support for the people of the democratic nation. At…


Find Your New Year’s Dance Resolution!

The new year is here, and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, promises, and challenges to sweep across the world, and then be promptly forgotten by next month. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we believe in setting realistic, achievable goals that help you better yourself. To this end, we’ve compiled a short list…

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Tips for staying focused and maximizing your dance learning!

We’ve all been there: you’re halfway through your class after an exhausting day, distractions are all around, and you just can’t seem to hold your focus on anything! Attention fatigue is a universal struggle in any learning environment, and doubly so for one as frequently intense and exhausting as Ballroom Dance can be. That’s why…

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Dance Brings Out A Better, Smarter, Healthier You!

Like all forms of physical fitness, dance is an exceptional way to get healthy and stay healthy, whether you are 10 or 100 years old. The health benefits of dance are so numerous and exciting that we just have to share some with you! Dance Can Improve Focus One of the best benefits our students…

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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’…