Dance Lessons

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]