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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 […]

You Don’t Need a Partner to Dance

March 23, 2015

Say what? A common objection I hear from people interested in taking ballroom dance lessons is, “I don’t have a partner.” And I tell them, “You don’t need to bring a partner to learn how to ballroom dance.” The phone rings and emails come in with this one question, from people so eager to learn […]

National Blog Posts

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 […]

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 […]