Category: Holidays

Find Peace & Happiness in the New Year with These Tips

Posted on

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is encouraging people to resolve to focus on self-care to find joy and serenity in the year ahead. As Americans continue to grapple with the repercussions of the pandemic, the new year marks the perfect time to focus on finding balance and peace in the chaos of daily life. One of...

Make Time to Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Hearing familiar Christmas carols puts a spring in your step, and the month of December would not be the same without the tunes we use to mark the holiday season. The first Christmas hymns can be traced back to Rome in the fourth century. Christmas carols combine scripture and music to celebrate the season. The...

Combat the Stress of the Holidays Through Dance!

There’s shopping to be done. And baking. And cleaning. And decorating. And runs to the airport. The job. The kids. The guests from out of town. Whew. Exhausting, isn’t it? And stressful. You can feel it as you grab the steering wheel of your car in a death grip. As the lines in stores grow...

Find Christmas Cheer by Dancing on Social Media

Families across the country are jumping on the TikTok bandwagon to break up the monotony of spending so much time at home and to form new traditions this holiday season. This past year tested the mental fortitude of many families, as they worked together to tackle remote workplaces, virtual school and the cancellation of treasured...

Give the Gift of Dance This Christmas

Finding the perfect gift for that person on your list who already has everything can be a challenge. Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages shoppers to consider giving the gift of dance this holiday season. Dancing provides solace to the soul during this unprecedented time. The mental health of many Americans is suffering during the pandemic....

Thanksgiving Parade Tradition Marches On

While many Thanksgiving traditions are on hold, Fred Astaire Dance Studios is pleased that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, showcasing numerous dance performances and musical guests, is slated to continue. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is typically held every year on Thanksgiving morning along the streets of New York City. The televised event features a...

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...

Try Something Different in the New Year

Posted on

Wave goodbye to another year as it passes into memory and say hello to all of the excitement and potential that comes with a brand new year.  Instead of making resolutions that you will never keep, we would like to suggest something that will truly make a difference in your life for this year and...

Get a Head-Start on Burning Off the Holiday Bulge

When researching weight loss solutions, it’s always best to adopt the attitude of “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Does this pill really “target and zap fat away?” Probably not. Does this one weird trick really make the pounds fall off? Definitely not. Luckily, eating right and finding the right...

Dance Away Your Stress

Sure, this time of year is fun and festive, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Stress is a natural part of life and like so many things, it ebbs and flows. The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year for a lot of people. Cooking, baking, shopping, cleaning, work deadlines, relatives visiting… the...

Kick off the New Year on the Right Foot

Posted on

Shortly after the guilt of a gluttonous December sets in, we’re all ready to hit the “restart” button on our health. However. did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That’s why more and more people are getting their fitness...

3 Ways Dad Will Benefit From Dance Lessons

Posted on

What do we get dear old Dad on Father’s Day? This is a dilemma for many. A tie? Been there. A polo shirt? Done that. Baseball cap? Yes, about three years ago. Let’s think about giving Pop something he can not only use and enjoy now, but also well into the future (no, we are not...

Dance Into The New Year With Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Posted on

We all look forward to the New Year as a time for a fresh start, a change of habits, a clean slate. We make resolutions. Oh, brother. We make resolutions. Usually they involve losing weight, getting in better shape, doing something for our health and mental outlook. Fred Astaire Dance Studios is the perfect place...

Fun and Practical Gift Ideas for Dancers

Holiday gift giving provides a special enjoyment for both the giver and receiver. Choosing something that can be well-used and appreciated by the recipient leaves us cheerful; being on the receiving end of gifts we can cherish warms our hearts. For Fred Astaire Dance Studio students, options are many when considering holiday gifts for friends...

Tips For Throwing a Great Holiday Dance Party

Holiday parties are a great way to meet and mingle, and enjoy the spirit of the season. And if you choose to host a holiday party, you’ll want it to be a memorable dance party. We salute that as a noble goal, and we’re here to help you achieve exactly that. Whether your party is an...

Why We’re Thankful For Our Dance Instructors

Since it’s the Thanksgiving season, we grow a little introspective. We think of what we have, what we appreciate, the many things for which we are grateful. Often, those are not so much objects and possessions as the people in our lives. Our families, our good friends, the good people in our lives. At Fred...

Do’s and Don’t of Social Dancing

Posted on

Dancing is a staple of many social activities conducted in public – weddings, social and business parties, dinner dates – and as such, is subject to the usual social conventions. Grace and charm are part of dance (and part of the fun!), and your personality is as well. Ballroom dancing can be active and passionate...

Feeling Overwhelmed? – Effective Ways To Prevent Overloading Yourself

Posted on

Family, friends, work, texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news updates. Social outings, the kids’ soccer practices and music lessons, grocery shopping, gardening. It never ends. Everything demands our attention and demands it immediately. We train ourselves for “fight or flight” responses and we pay the price. Mental and emotional overload from the daily stress can manifest...

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

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,...

How Dance Relieves Stress & Loneliness During the Holidays

Many of our students tell us that they think of their Fred Astaire Dance Studio as a home-away-from-home, and a family. These are people with a common interest – a love of dance – who also discovered a genuine fondness for each other, a wonderful outlet for their creativity, and a sense of accomplishment as...