Category: Romance & Relationships

No Matter What Stage Your Relationship Is In, Dancing Reigns Romantic

  Whether it’s your first dance together or your 100th, very few activities scream out romance as much as dancing.  And with Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to reignite those romantic sparks with your special someone. Experience New Levels of Excitement Dancing not only offers the opportunity for new couples to explore...

5 Reasons Ballroom Dancing is the Most Romantic Activity for Couples

Valentines Day is right around the corner, which begs the question “what is the most romantic thing couples can do together (besides the obvious)?” Well we have known the answer to that question for a long time; Ballroom Dancing of course! It will bring you closer. Ballroom dancing requires two people to perform, and you’re...

First, She Said YES To the Dress…

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When her husband, Mike, began getting serious about his dance lessons, Joan Treacy didn’t quite follow suit… until a ballroom dress, and the FADS Coral Gables FL family, changed her mind! Mike Treacy started ballroom dance lessons at a competing dance studio when he & his wife, Joan, moved to Miami ten years ago. Says...

5 Reasons Couples Should Take Ballroom Dance Lessons

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!

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...

Heat Up Your Valentines Day (or night)

On Valentines Day, Ballroom Dancing makes an extra special date for that extra special someone. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like me. You’re probably still looking for something romantic to do with your significant other. If you’re tired of the old stand by of a swanky dinner or a movie....

6 Ballroom Dances Sure To Turn Up the Heat This Winter

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...

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

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 Package, you’re giving much more than dance lessons...

Singles: Involved in Online Dating? Put Your Best Foot Forward!

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 completely socially acceptable. And as our societies become increasingly fast-paced and we’re all challenged to carve out leisure time, more and more people worldwide...

Date Night

Going out for a date night? Get off your phones and on the floor! A dance date night could be just what every couple needs. We’ve all read the articles about how our phones are going to take over our bodies, give us cancer and replace our social life. SO we’ve put together a great...

Reasons Why Love + Dance = The Perfect Match

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Life can often seem like a dance. We lead, we follow, we separate, and we come together. At its best, life yields a comforting feeling of togetherness, of partnership and synchronous motion. Life actually becomes a dance, a couple moving seamlessly and in rhythm. In a relationship – especially as it mirrors dance – there’s...

Gettin’ Hot and Steamy with the Tango

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There is no question that Tango dancing is a pretty sexy ballroom dance to learn. Spinning and dipping and whisking your partner off her feet sounds pretty hot to me! So what does it look like to start learning a dance like the Tango? And can anyone just walk in off the street and start...

What To Expect From Wedding Dance Lessons

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That special First Dance between the wedding couple is more than just steps on a dance floor. For one, it’s symbolic of two moving as one, uniting and merging in a display of beauty and grace. It also heralds the joining of two families as those closest to the wedding couple also take to the...

5 Must Know Dances for Every Occasion

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We’ve all been caught unprepared at some time in our lives. Not knowing how to dance should not be on that list. If learning to dance in general seems like too big a task, we’ve put together a list of the must haves. Going to a wedding, have a work event or dinner date? We’ve...

5 Reasons You NEED to Learn to Ballroom Dance

Every adult young or old will inevitably be put in the situation of needing to know how to dance.  Don’t be caught unprepared. There are so many benefits to learning to ballroom dance. But today we’re going to talk about the necessary life events that require at least a working knowledge of how to dance....

Valentine’s Day and Ballroom Dancing (Sounds Steamy!)

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many couples are looking for a great date night. How does Ballroom Dancing keep the sparks flying? Compared to other popular date ideas, Ballroom Dance lessons encourage you to hold your partner and look into their eyes for starters. We can even teach you to be sexy! Believe...

Tis’ the Season to Celebrate, Let’s Celebrate with DANCE!

When we think of celebration what comes to mind is good company, and fun times. Through all of our reasons to celebrate, dancing elevates the mood of the room and our hearts. Whether it’s at a wedding or a New Years party dancing and music can change an atmosphere from awkward to joyous in a...

How Ballroom Dancing Can Help Your Communication

“Communication is, above all, a skill — and very few people know how to communicate effectively, naturally. It takes thoughtfulness and a lot of practice.” – Carl Alasko, PhD Author of Say This Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Intrapersonal Communication. In the age of information, we have become desensitized by our iPhones and...

Customized Wedding Dance Programs For Fall Weddings

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Two of the most popular months for weddings – September and October – are just ahead. You know what weddings mean – some very important dances for the wedding couple to think about!  There’s the First Dance for the wedding couple. Then there’s the Father / Daughter dance; and the Mother / Son dance. And...

The Emotional Benefits To Dancing

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We all have a basic need for acceptance, friendships, a social circle. And one of the best ways of building this type of support system and network is through the activity of dance. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we work very hard to provide exactly this type of atmosphere, and offer many ways for people...

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wedding Dance Lessons

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Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now that the excitement of the proposal is over, and this incredible event has started to sink in – it’s planning time! The engagement party, the wedding shower, the registry… and all the plans and decisions for your special Wedding Day will soon be taking up lots of your time. One...

A Letter to the President

Dear Mr. Rothweiler, My wife and I recently did our first spotlight dance.  Never in thirty years of marriage did we ever think we could dance, let alone be confident and proficient enough to do so for an audience.  It was truly a benchmark moment in our lives. My wife and I have always been...

When We Meet Again, We Will Dance…

Edwin Robbins, a 23-year student at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Manhattan East Side, NY, shares in his own words, how his two left feet danced him to a lifelong love story. “My prom date told me after three box steps that I had no rhythm. Then the Navy excused me from marching. During my...

The Story of a CCDC Newcomer

Many of our new Fred Astaire Dance Studio students soon find that they want more out of ballroom dancing than just a hobby. They begin to really challenge themselves as they work more consistently and passionately on their dance lessons. Some of them, like Wendy Walcott (Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will even...