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‘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 […]

Dance Is Like Winning the Jackpot

July 31, 2017

You can’t win the lottery without buying a ticket first. You purchase a lottery ticket at your local party store and hope that small cash outlay wins you something big. You hold onto it and watch as they call the numbers. Most of the time, you don’t win the jackpot, but you never lose hope. […]

The Fred Astaire Guarantee

June 12, 2017

After 11 years in business, with a fantastic two-week introductory special for $95, I’ve never offered a guarantee. Well, things are about to change. We are going to offer a guarantee from here on out, that you have the ability to learn how to dance. IF…you follow our fun and easy Fred Astaire teaching method […]

Your First Steps into a Ballroom Dance Studio

August 8, 2016

Welcome! You’ve taken the plunge and stepped inside our dance studio. Probably, you’ve been greeted by a smiling face at the front desk, asking “How can we make you smile?” That’s our focus. Making you smile. Making you happy. Making sure your life is infused with joy. That’s what happens here at Fred Astaire Dance […]

You Don’t Need a Partner to Learn to Dance

June 6, 2016

There is a woman among our dance students who started dancing shortly after her husband’s sudden death. Seeking to assuage her grief, she stepped foot in our studio and has never looked back. Now, she competes in dance competitions, partnered with her dedicated dance instructor, and has built a community of friends among the dance […]

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. […]

National Blog Posts

The Dancer’s Journal: Demystifying the Language of Dance Competitions

August 15, 2018

by Katyusha Schaffer Author, FADS Student Extraordinaire, and Amateur Competitor You’ve told your Fred Astaire Dance Studio Instructor that you feel ready to do your first competition – CONGRATULATIONS!! You have a great conversation with him/her and come up with a plan to dance several heats in your current division, participate in championships and scholarships […]

Debunking Common Ballroom Dance Myths

July 16, 2018

Dance is one of the truly great things in our world. It’s expressive, vibrant, passionate. It brings people together. It celebrates music and movement. It’s romantic and healthy on just about every level – physical, emotional, social. And yet, every now and then, we hear from studio members who tell us that someone they like […]

4 Reasons to Love The Tango

July 1, 2018

Ah the Tango. Romantic, passionate, intense, sensual. There are so many reasons to love this Latin dance style. The Tango is one of the most highly stylized ballroom dances we teach. It is dramatic, with measured crossing and flexing steps to the front, the side and the back combined with turns. Of all the dances […]

3 Ways Dad Will Benefit From Dance Lessons

June 1, 2018

What do we get dear old Dad on Father’s Day? This is a dilemma for many. A tie? Been there. A polo shirt? Done that. Baseball cap? Yes, about three years ago. Let’s think about giving Pop something he can not only use and enjoy now, but also well into the future (no, we are […]

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 […]