Category: Staying Young

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…

Break Out and Socialize With Dance!

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  Throughout human history, dancing and socializing have been fundamentally linked. Court Balls, Sock Hops, and the inescapable phenomenon known as “The Cupid Shuffle” are just a few of the ways dance has always outlined the social spaces of the young and old. However, many in the modern day bemoan the loss of these cultural…

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…

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…

Rekindle Romance on the Dance Floor

Resist the temptation this Valentine’s Day to take the easy route and buy a box of chocolates or a bouquet of roses for your significant other. Rekindle romance with your loved one to an innovative alternative by gifting them a ballroom dance lesson at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Ballroom dancing provides a romantic…

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,…

You’re Never Too Old to Start Dancing!

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It is quite common to see older friends, family, and members of the community lose their agency and physical strength to the rigors of aging. It can be quite disempowering but aging doesn’t mean you have to give up your agency. There are a whole host of exceptional exercise methods that you can practice well…

Dancing Brings Out a Better You

Like all forms of physical fitness, dance is an exceptional way to get healthy and stay healthy, whether you are 10 years old or 100. The physical and mental health benefits of dance are so numerous and exciting that we must share a few of them with you! Reduce the Effects of Aging Due to…

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is one of the cruelest diseases. It nibbles away at the mind, reducing cognitive function and memory, changing behavior. It has no cure. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan designated it so in 1983 and we are honoring that at our Fred Astaire Dance Studio. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there were…