Lifestyle & Self Improvement

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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. […]

Connected in a Disconnect World

January 4, 2016

In our non-physically connected world, ballroom dancing is the perfect way to connect. In our lives today, we’re all on our phones and on social media, talking but not really connecting the way we used to. And the way we NEED to. People just don’t connect anymore. There are people at work in cubicles and […]

Setting Goals

December 28, 2015

It’s that time of year again, time for resolutions! Resolve to be better, do more, live differently. Everyone does it, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be the new year for people at Fred Astaire Dance Studio to set goals. That’s how we work day to day, week to week, year in and year out. […]

National Blog Posts

The Importance of Good Technique

May 15, 2018

When it comes to dance, no truer words were spoken than what was said by British poet and dramatist, John Dryden in the 1600’s, “Dancing is the poetry of the foot.” Whether dancing in front of an audience or dancing down a street on a sunny afternoon, the feet write and display the graceful beauty […]

Burning Calories & Feeling Happier With Dance; Just How Much of a Workout Is Ballroom Dancing?

May 1, 2018

“Burn, baby, burn, it’s a disco inferno.” Ah, we remember those lyrics from disco’s heyday. And while disco isn’t the hot, hot, hot thing of the past, all manner of line dances and high-energy dances have taken its place. Dance is, of course, a wonderful form of personal expression and also one that can involve […]

Where To Take Your Dance Routine For Vacation

March 1, 2018

Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio students work diligently to perfect their steps on the dance floor, to master the dances they learn. They come to our parties and our outings, they dance, they meet others who share that passion for dancing. But there’s a big world out there. There’s no reason not to build your […]

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 […]