Staying Young

Local Studio Stories

Summertime in Michigan

August 6, 2018

I almost want to say it’s the best time of the year – but in our studio, every season is a great time to dance. That said, summer in Michigan is a great time to be outside and enjoy the abundance of things we have to do here – water, woods, city life. This is […]

Not Your Grandparents’ Dance Studio

April 2, 2018

Think dancing is for the old folks? Think again! While it used to be far more popular for everyday folks to dance formally back in the day, today’s dance students span the ages and stages of life. We have young couples, starting out, preparing for their weddings or their friends’ weddings. We have young parents, […]

Dancing Off Dementia

November 29, 2017

WDIV – TV Detroit | November 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Get Out of Hibernation with Us

March 10, 2017

The nice thing about the advent of spring and warmer weather is we no longer need that added body fat (and we sure did need it) to keep us toasty throughout the winter. It’s the old story. A pound here, a pound there, and pretty soon it adds up. And sticks out. And just doesn’t […]

Don’t Give Up On Your New Year’s Resolution!

February 9, 2017

It’s been a month and the party’s over. Actually, the parties are over. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s. Done. And they’ve left behind a mess for you to clean up, right around your waist line. A cookie here, some eggnog there, a few holidays treats in between and voila – five pounds have suddenly taken up […]

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

July 26, 2016

We at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios always talk about the benefits of dance – socializing, building confidence, learning a new pastime, getting in better shape. Guess what? Dancing makes you smarter. In an article called Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Richard Powers, who leads Stanford University’s dance department, came up […]