Staying Young

Local Studio Stories

Dancing In My Car

September 24, 2018

I can’t help it. I’ll be stuck at a red light and a catchy tune comes on the radio. I start to bop and bounce in my seat. I smile. My head bobs. Maybe my fingers snap. I might even tap the steering wheel. Do you dance in your car when a good song comes […]

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

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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. As of 2018, according to reference.com, four million people retire in the U.S. every year. Their finances are in order and their medical plans are in place. They’ve planned to retire, but haven’t planned what to do with all of the time that comes with freedom from […]

Get Out of Hibernation with Us

March 10, 2017

It’s the same old story. When the weather’s colder, we don bulky sweaters, crave comfort food & don’t get outside to exercise as often. A pound here, a pound there, and pretty soon it adds up. And sticks out. And just doesn’t look or feel real good when we try on the old swimsuit in […]

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

February 9, 2017

It’s been a month and the party’s over. Actually, all of the parties are over. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. All done. And they may have left behind a bit of a mess for you to clean up, right around your waist line. A cookie here, some eggnog there, a few holidays treats in between, […]

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

July 26, 2016

We at Fred Astaire Dance Studios love to share information about the benefits of dance – socializing, building confidence, learning a new pastime, getting in better shape – and so many more, including… guess what? Dancing makes you smarter! In an article called Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Richard Powers, who leads […]