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Fred Astaire Dance Studios, in the News!

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, it’s always exciting when our talented staff & students, and exciting events & locations are celebrated in the media! From local community stories to national news, our goal is to help share the inspiring examples of how the positive and transforming power of dance enriches lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Browse these links, and perhaps discover something new and engaging about dance. Then, step in to Fred Astaire Dance Studios and experience the joy and confidence that dance lessons can bring to your life.

Back To The Ballroom!

ABC 15 Arizona | August 2017

Dancing Can Help Offset Dementia

The health benefits of ballroom dancing are endless! Watch 85-year-old Betty Rust, a student at Fred Astaire Chandler studio, on 12 News Phoenix.

February 14, 2016

Take a look as our amazing students, Jeanette & Bill Wood, show off their skills on the ‎dance floor on 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona on Valentine’s Day. Explaining how this romantic hobby is great for a couple’s relationship AND their health is Fred Astaire Scottsdale dance instructor, Sarah Dobb.

“Learn to Ballroom Dance for Valentine’s Day”

November 12, 2015

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a disease that causes dementia and has no cure. Recent research has shown that dancing can have a positive impact on warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Click here for more information on the research.

KPNX 12’s EVB Live visited the Scottsdale studio to interview Trish Bharwada, our 72-year-old student who dances for fun AND for her health.  Click on the link below to learn more about Trish and how she keeps her mind, body, and soul healthy while dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studios Scottsdale!

“Dancing to Stay Alert and Young”

February 2019: Tony Dovolani, Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Co-National Dance Director, Shares Special Birthday Dance with 106 Year Old Student! 

November 2018: Winds of Change – New Leadership Team at the Helm of  an Exciting NEW Fred Astaire Dance Studios 

November 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Makes Premiere Appearance in Macy’s NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade! 

August 2018: More Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Locations Add Para Dance Sport to their Curriculum

June 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Bloomfield Hills MI Hosts Country’s First Paralympics.org Sanctioned Para Dance Instructor Training

March 2017: Crain’s Detroit Business Features Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Hills MI