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Give the Gift of Dance This Christmas

Finding the perfect gift for that person on your list who already has everything can be a challenge. Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages shoppers to consider giving the gift of da Fads Blog Post Images 2021 2 E1614873687895 - nce this holiday season.

Dancing provides solace to the soul during this unprecedented time. The mental health of many Americans is suffering during the pandemic. People are feeling fear and sadness for lost loved ones, while others experience increases of stress and anxiety owing to economic insecurity, fear of falling ill, and increased responsibilities on the homefront, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While recent reports of the development of a vaccine to help mitigate the virus provide a light at the end of the tunnel, spiking COVID-19 numbers remain worrisome for many Americans. Experts anticipate the holiday season will be a difficult time for people and require families to develop new traditions to keep the magic of the holidays alive.

Dancing Makes People Smile

Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages you to ditch the traditional fruit cake or sweater and gift your loved one with the healing and transformative power of dance. All of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer gift certificates for dance lessons. It’s an easy gift to give and will provide a memorable experience for that special someone on your Christmas list. Dancing helps boost cognitive performance and can help reduce the symptoms related to depression and anxiety, decrease stress, and bolster self-esteem, according to Healthline, an online health resource.

Check out some of these hard-working Americans who took a short break in their day to cut a rug and let off steam.

In this clip a security guard at a Houston Astros baseball game shows off his dance moves after a challenge from the team’s mascot.

This airport worker dances to his own beat on the tarmac while directing airplanes.

Police officers in this video tell dancers at a Miami mall that they need to stop performing, then surprise the crowds by joining the dance party.

A dedicated grocery store worker in Florissant, Missouri, treats shoppers to his smooth dance moves in the parking lot while collecting carts.

Variety of Gift Certificates Available

If you’ve noticed any of the people on your Christmas list spontaneously busting a move like the hard-working Americans from these videos, a gift certificate from Fred Astaire Dance Studios is the perfect present this holiday season. The dance chain franchisor offers gift certificates for dance lessons at all of its studios.


Many families are forgoing traditional celebrations and staying close to home this holiday season to help flatten the curve. Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s Online Lesson Platform allows dancers to stream a lesson in their living room. The Online Lesson Platform has an extensive library of dance lesson videos featuring a variety of styles and techniques, all taught by certified instructors and International Dance Committee members. It also enables visitors to book live-streaming lessons with their choice of one of Fred Astaire’s International Dance Council members or 2019 Dance Champions. The site contains free content to get people moving and keep them engaged and inspired.


Give the gift of dance this holiday season. Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios to purchase a gift certificate to use online or in person for someone special in your life today.