Romance & Relationships

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Valentine’s Day & Dancing

February 19, 2018

It happens every year. Flowers, chocolates, red and pink hearts, expectations big and small. Did he forget? Will she be satisfied? The pressure is on, the clock is ticking. Valentine’s Day just passed – were you prepared? Do you have a brilliant, romantic idea that you’ve never done before? Consider dancing this Valentine’s Day. Whether […]

We Paired Our Favorite First Dance Songs & Styles For Your First Wedding Dance

January 31, 2018

We’ve married our favorite weddings songs with their perfect dance style match. Whether you are dreaming of a traditional wedding or a unique celebration to match your personalities, we’ll help you choose the perfect dance for your first spin around the dance floor. Waltz Been dreaming of that fairy-tale wedding entrance with prince charming leading […]

“We Do,” In Business & Life

October 9, 2017

Evan and Lada Mountain are not only business partners in Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They’re also a married couple. We asked them what it’s like working and living together 24/7 – what works, what doesn’t, what advice they can offer other couples who might like to go into business together. Lada: […]

When The Nest Empties

August 28, 2017

One night this summer, a couple who’d been married for decades were home alone for a full month while their children were at camp. The first week was fantastic – quite, relaxed, they had an opportunity to reconnect and do things on their own time. By the third week, they were climbing the walls, desperate […]

Dance As Date Night

November 7, 2016

Do you have a regular date night? A time set aside when you and your partner connect, talk, catch up and remember why you’re together? If not, you might want to consider scheduling a regular date night. And while you’re at it, consider devoting your date night to dance. Many couples come to our studio […]

Tell Me Something Juicy…

July 4, 2016

On May 19th we held our first speed-dating event for single adults, ages 40-50. Participants were busy professionals who value their time and are tired of traditional dating approaches. Lack of hesitation between conversations communicated respect to the attendees, that each person was aware of the idea that it’s hard to appear at events like […]

Why Couples Dance

May 9, 2016

It’s easy to fall in love when you’re young and unencumbered – by big careers or lots of children. It’s easy to find time for one another. It’s easy to carve out couple-time. But that changes as life marches on. You start missing one another, ships passing, running to obligations like soccer games and parent-teacher […]

Your Marriage is a Dance

April 18, 2016

Did you know ballroom dance lessons could be the key to rekindling your marriage? Think of your marriage as a dance. In the beginning, the excitement of a new partner is enough to keep you alight. You’re drawn to each other, the passion and enthusiasm are there, and you move in coordinated quick steps. But […]

Valentine’s Day – Put Some Rhythm In Your Love

February 10, 2016

Valentine’s Day and the weeks preceding it certainly lead to thoughts of love, romance and togetherness. The dance most frequently associated with passion and flair is the tango and it is a wonderful dance to learn with your favorite partner because of the closeness it engenders. The music and the closeness create a partnership on […]

Relationships Benefit From Dance

December 14, 2015

Ballroom dance is a lead-and-follow endeavor. Whether we realize it or not, so are relationships. On the dance floor, we have to teach the men how to lead and the ladies how to follow. In many relationships, the women take charge and the men follow along, and so on the dance floor they have to […]

National Blog Posts

5 Reasons Couples Should Take Ballroom Dance Lessons

February 9, 2018

The closer you are, the closer you get. The closer you get, the closer you are. When couples take dance lessons together, they create a tighter bond, a better relationship and enjoy a more intimate physical relationship. The dance lesson – and, for that matter, any time the couple takes to the dance floor together […]

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 […]

6 Ballroom Dances Sure To Turn Up the Heat This Winter

January 15, 2018

Dancing is a great way to reignite the flame with your partner and these six styles of dance are sure to keep you warm this winter! Remember, ballroom dancing is a chance to do a little makeover on yourself. Feeling confident makes you feel more desirable, and frankly, how could you not be with these […]

Nine Reasons Why a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Certificate Makes the Perfect Gift

December 11, 2017

If you’re scratching your head over what to give your spouse or significant other for their birthday, a special milestone, a holiday or your anniversary, we humbly suggest you consider ballroom dance lessons! Why? Because when you give the gift of a Fred Astaire Dance Studios Gift Certificate, you’re giving much more than dance lessons […]

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 […]