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Mediation Through Dance

October 13, 2015

We all know relationships take work. But what does that really mean? When people fall in love and pledge to enter into a long-term lasting relationship, it seems easy. They can’t imagine the challenges they might face down the road. And then they hit a road block where they are frustrated, or tired, or a […]

Why It’s Important to Dance

August 24, 2015

You’re busy. You’re overbooked. You’re tired. You run from here to there, checking things off the to-do list. Do you have time for yourself? Most people don’t nowadays, which is why dance can be an important respite from the craziness of it all. You may never have considered dancing. Many people don’t! But still, it’s […]

We All Learn Differently

May 25, 2015

  Any good teacher knows to learn the nuances and style of every student so they can help them learn in the best way possible. It’s no different with ballroom dance. In fact, it may even be a bit harder because our instructors must learn not only one, but sometimes in the case of couples […]

Goal Setting

May 18, 2015

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills, you don’t simply sign up for a dance lesson. You sign up for a process, a relationship where you will transform into a dancer. Every student in our studio has a binder that maps their progress. Our instructors write down the students’ goals and create a process […]

Real Men Ballroom Dance

April 13, 2015

A husband tells his wife, who really wants to learn to ballroom dance, “Sorry honey, I’m just not interested.” The conversation in his head goes more like this: “If I go, I will make a fool of myself. She’ll be annoyed with me. I won’t be able to catch on and lead her. I’ll step […]

The Many Benefits of Dancing

April 6, 2015

Why dance? Aside from a desire to let loose on the parquet and perhaps perk up your relationship with your partner, there are concrete reasons to engage in ballroom dance. Physical Benefit. Yep, you get in shape. Ballroom dance is a non-impact, aerobic activity that’s great for your heart, cholesterol and blood pressure. It helps […]

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 […]