This collection of “Why Do You Dance?” videos was filmed during recent Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Dance Competitions, because that’s when we have access to the largest groups of Students to interview. But competing (or even attending our dance competitions) is not required in order to dance with us. These events are optional tools to help you improve your dancing, gain confidence, meet new friends, travel, and have FUN! Some Students may decide they’re most comfortable in the dance studio, others discover the thrill of competing after they’ve started on their dance journey. Either way, that’s fine. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we create a dance program that fits your dance goals and you’re in charge, every step of the way.