Lifestyle & Self Improvement

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Dr. Dance

August 29, 2016

A few words with our student, Dr. James Bersalona… Dance is an enjoyable health promoting physical activity, which Dr. James Bersalona incorporated into his lifestyle. Dancing is a great way to stay fit without feeling like you’re performing a chore. “As far as I’m concerned,” says James, “it’s the perfect form of exercise.” Dr. James […]

What Do People Come Here For?

August 15, 2016

It’s not really to dance. Well, it is, but not just dance. I tell my teachers all the time that if you just focus in on students learning dance steps, you’re not focusing on the right things. Students come to our studio for other things. It’s just the way it is in the dance industry. […]

Working Toward a Goal

July 18, 2016

In a way, dancers are like runners preparing for a marathon. No, we don’t dance 13.1 or 26.2 miles. But we do set goals and prepare to hit them. Just like everyday people train to run marathons, dancers in our studio often train for a dance competition. And whether or not you ever want to […]

Dancing Proves to Make You Smarter

June 27, 2016

You know us. We’ll do anything to get you dancing and we’ve often spoken of the many benefits of dance – better physical conditioning, better balance, a happier social life and the sense of community and family you get at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios. Well, we want to let you in on a little […]

Dance and Smile; You Grow Old from Stopping

The tapping of heels parade across the parquet floor, affirming it must be Tuesday at two o’clock. Sunny hellos and elated greetings intermingle as the seniors situate their belongings on the pub table tops and the square shelves mirrored against the wall. Timidity wanes as everyone engages in preparation for their weekly group dance lesson. […]

Diet Tips For Dancers

May 31, 2016

Dancing is an excellent way of staying in shape. It can provide a great cardio workout while also increasing flexibility. But, as with any sort of physical activity, fueling your body is incredibly important. Most of our up-tempo dance classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, such as Latin dance, get fairly taxing. You need to […]

Feel Your Best With These Stretching Tips

April 25, 2016

Dancing is expressive and fun, but it’s also exercise and a great way to work your body. And, as with any type of exercise, stretching keeps joints loose, muscles supple and helps banish any aches and pains. There are many different types of stretches. They can almost be a workout by themselves, but they are […]

Gentleman Should Get Groovy on the Dance Floor!

March 28, 2016

Gentlemen, start your engines. Get out on that dance floor and move! The benefits are innumerable and the downside is non-existent. For one, dancing is a great way to meet others, especially at our local dance studio. It’s a low-pressure atmosphere and you’ll be among folks with a common goal – learning to dance. An […]

Building A Community

March 7, 2016

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, it is our priority to be friendly, all the time. That’s the first step in building a true community. It’s a demand of our workplace to welcome everyone who steps through our door. More than that, I encourage my staff to introduce students to one another so they start to […]

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

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 […]

Tips For Throwing a Great Holiday Dance Party

December 4, 2017

Holiday parties are a great way to meet and mingle, and enjoy the spirit of the season. And as a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios student, if you choose to host a holiday party, you’ll want it to be a memorable dance party. We salute that as a noble goal, and we’re here to help […]

Singles: Involved in Online Dating? Put Your Best Foot Forward!

October 23, 2017

Add Ballroom Dance to your Repertoire! Internet dating has really changed in recent years. Five to 10 years ago, it was territory only for the bold and the “outliers”, but now it’s become completely socially acceptable. And as our societies become increasingly fast-paced and we’re all challenged to carve out leisure time, more and more […]

Three Ways Dance Lessons Are Better Than A Gym Membership

October 15, 2017

Here come the holidays. And here come the parties, the snacks, the beverages, the little overindulgences that make clothing a bit too tight for comfort. Hey, we like to look good in our smart outfits. Even a couple of pounds can cause distress. We know how easy it is to add a few and how […]

Do’s and Don’t of Social Dancing

October 1, 2017

Dancing is a staple of many social activities conducted in public – weddings, social and business parties, dinner dates – and as such, is subject to the usual social conventions. Grace and charm are part of dance (and part of the fun!), and your personality is as well. Ballroom dancing can be active and passionate […]