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Why Should I Take Dance Lessons HERE?

May 2, 2016

Sure enough, there are dance studios in a lot of places. We are the ONLY Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Michigan. So, why should you take lessons with us? Our Unique Selling Proposition, how we are different than other ballroom dance studios, lies within our quality instruction, quality service and best value. Trust me. Our […]

No Partner? No Problem!!

March 21, 2016

Did you know, 75% of our students don’t have a partner when they start taking dance lessons. No kidding!! People often think that to learn ballroom dancing, they have to come in with a partner. It’s not true. Of course you need a partner to dance with in social dancing, but your teacher becomes your […]

Walking In

February 29, 2016

Sometimes a person simply walks into the door and says, “Hi, I’m here. I’ve always wanted to dance. What can you tell me?” Just the other day a man walked in unannounced and asked Megan to explain what we offer. He’d always wanted to dance, he’d driven by many times, and one day, he took […]

You Must Practice

February 15, 2016

Ever known a gymnast who never tumbled between competitions? A concert pianist who only plucked the ivories when on stage? A singer who simply spoke in an everyday voice until handed a microphone? In order to do something well, we must practice. It doesn’t matter what it is. Practice makes progress, and progress makes perfection. […]

Value

January 18, 2016

I have this conversation throughout the year: We’re not the cheapest, but we’re the best value. Perhaps a student comes in and says they danced somewhere else on a Groupon or special offer. The other studio is always cheaper, and they often say disparaging things about why we are more expensive. The student shares the […]

You Don’t Need a Partner to Dance

November 9, 2015

In our studio, we have recent divorcees, widows and widowers, and people never married. You don’t need a partner to dance. Although so many people hesitate to sign up for dance lessons because they don’t have a partner to bring with them, the simple truth is that sometimes the best partner is someone you don’t […]

Have You Seen Our Ballroom Lately?

September 8, 2015

  If you’ve been in the studio lately, you may have noticed me up on a very tall ladder, carefully placing gray acoustical sound boards high up on the walls of our large ballroom. Yes, in my spare time I am renovating the studio. (Insert laugh track.) When we bought this building three and a […]

Dancing with Autism

May 11, 2015

Recently, we started a new program for adolescents and young adults with autism to learn ballroom dance. These group lessons came at the request of Lisa Price, the co-founder of Jack’s Place for Autism with her husband Jim, who is a former Detroit Tiger and now does play analysis for Tigers games. Their nonprofit foundation […]

The Hardest Step is the First One

April 27, 2015

It’s scary to walk into a new place, let alone a place where you’re expected to perform in a way. Let me put your mind at ease. A ballroom dance studio like ours has no expectations for our students except that they’ll have fun while they’re here. Everything else is up to you. The hardest […]

You Get What You Pay For

April 20, 2015

Think of the difference between a walk-in chain haircut shop that gives you the same cut as every guy before and after you, and compare that with the attention and specific style you’ll get at a salon. Five or 10 dollars buys you the first; it might be $25-40 for the second. There’s a huge […]

National Blog Posts

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 […]

Fun and Practical Gift Ideas for Dancers

December 15, 2017

Holiday gift giving provides a special enjoyment for both the giver and receiver. Choosing something that can be well-used and appreciated by the recipient leaves us cheerful; being on the receiving end of gifts we can cherish warms our hearts. For Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio students, options are many when considering holiday gifts for […]

Nine Reasons Why a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Certificate Makes the Perfect Gift

December 11, 2017

If you’re scratching your head over what to give your spouse or significant other for their birthday, a special milestone, a holiday or your anniversary, we humbly suggest you consider ballroom dance lessons! Why? Because when you give the gift of a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Certificate, you’re giving much more than dance lessons […]

Why We’re Thankful For Our Dance Instructors

November 15, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, we grow a little introspective. We think of what we have, what we appreciate, the many things for which we are grateful. Often, those are not so much objects and possessions as the people in our lives. Our families, our good friends, the good people in our lives. At Fred Astaire Franchised […]