Nutrition & Health

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Minimizing Memory Loss

November 20, 2017

Ron and Barb Luginbill are having more fun in retirement than they ever thought possible – and a good part of that is their weekly dancing date at Fred Astaire Dance Studio.  Although they didn’t realize it when they first started dancing 15 years ago, their ballroom hobby has been an important part of keeping them on […]

The Unexpected Side of Dance

September 25, 2017

When you decide to take dance lessons, you know you’ll probably have fun and learn a few things. You think you might get a little exercise, but not much. Our students are surprised again and again by the myriad benefits ballroom dancing offers them. Yes, it’s exercise, but not just a little – a lot!! […]

Exercise Can Be Fun

July 17, 2017

Ballroom dancing is elegant. It’s stunning. It’s disciplined and defined and beautiful to watch. It’s fun. And it’s great exercise. Where can you exercise and say that you’re having fun? Let’s face it. We all go to the gym and walk the treadmill, lift weights, pump our legs back and forth on machines. But is […]

We Aren’t The Only Ones Who Believe Dance Relieves Stress…

July 9, 2017

We live in stressful times. Traffic, workloads, the endless bombardment digitally of news, advertising and social media can lead to feeling as if we are already behind in our “keep up” world before our day even begins. How do we blow off this stress? The unhealthy ways are eating too much, drinking too much or complaining […]

Strong Women Welcome

November 21, 2016

For the first time ever, our nation was close to being led by a strong, independent woman. This is a milestone for us as a nation – and an opportunity to look closer at what drives strong women – and how that relates to dance. You may not know it but at our studio, many of […]

Make Sure You Do This Stretch Everyday!

October 31, 2016

You may love your job, but if it requires a lot of sitting at a desk in front of a computer, you could be feeling the effects of those long hours. All the sitting can lead to tightness in the hips and legs. You probably know you should be taking periodic stretching breaks just to […]

5 Tips to Keep Dancing Healthy and Fun!

August 29, 2016

Dancing can be easy and relaxing or it can be vigorous and exciting. Some people prefer one style over another and some folks like a good mix of different dance types. Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Hills wants to make sure you take good care of your body as you learn to dance and […]

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 […]

National Blog Posts

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 […]

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 […]

Feeling Overwhelmed? – Effective Ways To Prevent Overloading Yourself

August 15, 2017

Family, friends, work, texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news updates. Social outings, the kids’ soccer practices and music lessons, grocery shopping, gardening. It never ends. Everything demands our attention and demands it immediately. We train ourselves for “fight or flight” responses and we pay the price. Mental and emotional overload from the daily stressors manifests […]

Retiring? Here Are 5 Fun Hobbies To Keep You Vibrant

August 1, 2017

Many people make elaborate plans in preparation for retirement. Their finances are in order and their medical plans are in place. They’ve actually planned to retire, but haven’t planned what to do with all of the time that comes with freedom from the world of work. As of 2014, according to reference.com, four million people […]

Jump-start a Fitness Routine Through Dance School

June 1, 2017

Physical fitness encompasses much more than the body. Its impact on the mind, on emotion health and wellness, should never be underestimated. Are you looking to jump-start your fitness routine to keep fit and feel healthy all summer? We can help! At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we help our current students look and feel great […]