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Dance Is a Great Gift

April 30, 2018

It’s that time of year when we ponder what to buy the Mom or Dad who has everything, or who is difficult to shop for. Mother’s Day on May 13thand Father’s Day on June 17thare times we especially want to show love for our parents by creating special times and making memories. But there are […]

‘Tis the (Wedding) Season

April 23, 2018

It seems like wedding season is every season, but many more weddings take place in the summer months than at any other time of year. With that in mind, we’re seeing a lot of engaged couples and parents of soon-to-be brides and grooms in the studio, and we love helping them grow comfortable on the […]

Certified

April 16, 2018

How important is it for your dance instructor to be a certified professional? In our opinion, very important! Here at Fred Astaire, we hold to a high standard for our instructors so you know you’re getting the best dance instruction out there. I liken it to golf, another favorite pastime of mine. If you’re a […]

Not Your Grandparents’ Dance Studio

April 2, 2018

Think dancing is for the old folks? Think again! While it used to be far more popular for everyday folks to dance formally back in the day, today’s dance students span the ages and stages of life. We have young couples, starting out, preparing for their weddings or their friends’ weddings. We have young parents, […]

Dreams Come True: FADS & RIM Foundation Launch Wedding Dance Mobility Contest

February 12, 2018

Whether you dance on two feet or  four wheels, Fred Astaire Dance Studio and the RIM Foundation want to help you achieve the perfect wedding dance. Together, we are offering a free package of dancing lessons for a deserving couple, where either the bride or groom, or one of their parents, has a physical disability and they’d […]

We Paired Our Favorite First Dance Songs & Styles For Your First Wedding Dance

January 31, 2018

We’ve married our favorite weddings songs with their perfect dance style match. Whether you are dreaming of a traditional wedding or a unique celebration to match your personalities, we’ll help you choose the perfect dance for your first spin around the dance floor. Waltz Been dreaming of that fairy-tale wedding entrance with prince charming leading […]

Keeping Lessons Close

January 1, 2018

Dancing isn’t like a bowling league, where you join, show up once a week, toss the ball down the lane and see where it falls. With a once-a-week frequency, you maintain your skill level, you don’t improve. And at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we want to see you improve – because you will enjoy dancing […]

Who’s Your Buddy?

December 18, 2017

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, one of the ways we are unique in dance instruction is that we assign our students not just one instructor, but two. The second one is known as your “buddy teacher,” and it’s important to have two people teaching you the same dances because you gain from their different perspectives. […]

‘Tis the Season…to Dance

December 4, 2017

Office parties, family celebrations, New Year’s Balls. You name it, there are many opportunities for dancing at this time of year. And for those who are comfortable dancing already, great. For those who aren’t, however, it’s a perfect time of year to give dance lessons as a gift. This holiday season, consider a gift that […]

You Get What You Pay For

August 7, 2017

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the lowest price dance lessons may not be the best value. You can only focus on one thing at a time. When you focus on money, you don’t focus on quality and service. People talk about the price of dance lessons. Sometimes, they call me and […]

National Blog Posts

Dance: Something This Mother and Daughter Have in Common

April 22, 2018

Sari Gold and her daughter Emily walked into FADS Manhasset, NY at different times, for different reasons. But there’s one aspect of dance they agree on – that it’s enhancing their relationship, by giving them something to share, together. At Bellagio Las Vegas during FAWC 2017, Sari and Emily Gold, joined by their Instructor, Eugene Yeremenko, sat […]

Are You Ready to Hit the Dance Floor this Wedding Season?!

April 1, 2018

It’s that time again. The invitations are arriving in the mail and happy couples are announcing their wedding dates. June is such a popular month for nuptials and you know how much planning and effort went into finding a venue and a great band or DJ for a memorable event. The celebration will, of course, […]

Doctor’s Orders: On Dance, Competing and Empathy

February 19, 2018

In addition to enriching her own life, dancing has helped FADS Pensacola, FL Student Dr. Leslie Barnes Remski, an Orthopedic Surgeon, empathize with her patients who have sustained injuries.  Dr. Leslie Barnes Remski had always been interested in dance, but never had the chance to train. When she moved to Pensacola, FL she made the […]

5 Reasons Couples Should Take Ballroom Dance Lessons

February 9, 2018

The closer you are, the closer you get. The closer you get, the closer you are. When couples take dance lessons together, they create a tighter bond, a better relationship and enjoy a more intimate physical relationship. The dance lesson – and, for that matter, any time the couple takes to the dance floor together […]

Singles: Your Online Dating Profile is Live? Read our Tips for What’s Next!

February 2, 2018

Greetings, Dance Fans! Our last blog about the online dating scene was focused on “putting your best foot forward”, and creating your best online dating profile. Now that your online dating profile is live and generating potential matches, let’s move on to responding to those inquiries and going on an actual date! Congratulations! You took […]