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In Love With Dance

February 25, 2019

Shari Finsilver believes bucket lists are for checking off – not just waiting for someday to arrive. Wanting to dance – Fred Astaire Dance Student shares her story “It’s important to just pursue whatever you’re passionate about,” says the Orchard Lake mother of two and grandmother of five. “Truly, you never know what tomorrow brings. […]

The Power of Dance; Combating Old Age and Loneliness

February 20, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying, “age is just a number.” Well, it’s true! No matter how old you are, you can always be young at heart! And one of the best ways to feel young again is through dance! Dancing lets you stay active, express yourself and can even boost your mood! Get that youthful […]

Wedding Dance Dreams Come True – FADS Offers Free Wheelchair Dance Package

February 11, 2019

Dress in white. Sparkles and sequins, a long lace train, all eyes on her as she waltzes down the long carpeted aisle. Married, they take to the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. After that, she dances with her beaming father, while he seems to float above the floor with his […]

High Kicks for our Training

January 14, 2019

Every single day we focus on training here at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (FADS). Mostly, it’s on the business side of training, where we meet as a team and talk about how to better represent the business, communicate with students, and grow engagement with the FADS brand. Our teachers work on dance instruction training, too. […]

Don’t Be That Guy

November 12, 2018

Are you that guy? The guy standing on the side, watching everyone dance and having fun, wishing you could get out there and lead a gorgeous woman on the dance floor. The guy kicking at his own heels, regretting the opportunity to learn to dance and impress himself and everyone out there. I remember a […]

It’s Your Time To Dance Again

November 5, 2018

You see the commercials running on TV and in the paper. Backpacks and notebooks, shiny sneakers and new lunchboxes. It’s time for back to school! And that means, it’s time for you to dance. I’m not kidding! As kids leave for college or simply start a new school year, parents have time to remember who […]

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

October 15, 2018

Did you teach ballroom dancing for a franchise? Did you stop teaching dancing because you got frustrated with the franchise? Felt used and abused, under-appreciated and over-worked? But at the core, did you love teaching dancing? If so, I want to talk to you. So many people dip their toe (pun intended) into teaching ballroom […]

What To Wear

September 10, 2018

New students often ask, “What should I wear to my first lesson?” The truest answer is, wear whatever you’re comfortable in. And know that may change as you become more adept at dancing. When students first come to our studio and embark on learning to ballroom dance, they may be nervous, anxious, hesitant. When those […]

Sign Up Now

September 3, 2018

It may sound simple, but sometimes people wonder how to sign up for ballroom dance lessons. What do I do to make it happen? Click a box online? Make a phone call? Walk into the studio? Send in a form? It’s easier than that. Just pick up the phone and give us a call – […]

A Royal Event

July 30, 2018

In May, with all the hubbub about the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we got in on the action. The Detroit Athletic Club hired us to perform and teach dancing during a royal wedding party at their annual mother-daughter brunch. People came out in their fancy clothes and fascinators and we filled […]

National Blog Posts

5 Reasons Ballroom Dancing is the Most Romantic Activity for Couples

February 1, 2019

Valentines Day is right around the corner, which begs the question “what is the most romantic thing couples can do together (besides the obvious)?” Well we have known the answer to that question for a long time; Ballroom Dancing of course! It will bring you closer. Ballroom dancing requires two people to perform, and you’re […]

Combat the Stress of the Holidays Through Dance!

December 15, 2018

There’s shopping to be done. And baking. And cleaning. And decorating. And runs to the airport. The job. The kids. The guests from out of town. Whew. Exhausting, isn’t it? And stressful. You can feel it as you grab the steering wheel of your car in a death grip. As the lines in stores grow […]

The Benefits of Unleashing Your Competitive Side

October 1, 2018

We love many things about dance. The beauty. The elegance. The teamwork with a trusted partner. The competition. Wait. What? Yes, the competition. As our dancers progress through the Fred Astaire Trophy System, they often wish to test their skills and dedication against others. Whether it’s a studio Mini-Match or a regional event or the […]

It’s No Coincidence That Football Players Have Such Success on DWTS

September 1, 2018

We all love watching “Dancing With the Stars” to see how the celebrities progress and grow as dancers. Especially the athletes. Ever notice how many of those on the show have been football players? Let us just name the ones who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Emmitt Smith (Season 3 champion), Jerry Rice, […]

The Best Ballroom Dance Styles For Beginners

August 15, 2018

Learning to dance provides you with social skills that last a lifetime and allows you to feel at ease in any situation where there is music and dancing. Once you decide that now is the time to learn how to dance, you may wonder which style is best to start with and which style will […]