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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

It’s No Coincidence That Football Players Have Such Success on DWTS

September 1, 2018

We all love watching “Dancing With the Stars” to see how the celebrities progress and grow as dancers. Especially the athletes. Ever notice how many of those on the show have been football players? Let us just name the ones who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Emmitt Smith (Season 3 champion), Jerry […]

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 […]