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14 09, 2017

Top Dancers of the 1940’s!

September 14th, 2017|

    Old Hollywood, the days of musical movies and fancy footwork. Of all the decades in American history none is so rich in dancing as the 1940’s. From Fred Astaire to Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, the 40’s were full to the brim with talent! Here are a few videos of the most well [...]

26 07, 2017

Do I need Dance Shoes?!

July 26th, 2017|

The age old question. “Do dance shoes really make a difference in your dancing?” Of course they do! Would you go onto a field to play football and not wear proper cleats or go the golf course and not wear appropriate shoes? Just like Football and Golf, having the proper equipment starts with your feet. [...]

11 07, 2017

Why it’s important to Dance!

July 11th, 2017|

Dance:  /dans/ To move rhythmically to music, typically following a sequence of steps. Dancing, arguably the most popular way to express feeling since music was first introduced to the world. We dance to show our joy, our pain, and our triumphs. We dance to move our bodies in ways we may not ordinarily do so. [...]

21 01, 2017

Dance History – Tango

January 21st, 2017|

Tango; The most recognized style of music in the world. The accordion, the violin, the rose! Being a combination of traditional South American dances and African rhythms, the modern Tango we know today was born in the late 1890'sin Buenos Aires. Most dancing was done in the slums and rough parts of the city. Most [...]

12 01, 2017

New Year, New you!

January 12th, 2017|

So you’ve thought about taking dance lessons, called a studio and are getting ready for your first lesson. You are fully prepared to be challenged by learning some cool new moves. What you weren’t expecting is how the studio has such a fun social atmosphere. With groups and parties you can really get out of [...]

20 12, 2016

Fred Astaire Trophy System!

December 20th, 2016|

The Trophy System What is the best way to learn the most material that your interests, needs and wants can allow? The Fred Astaire Trophy system is a great place to start! We have broken it down into 4 Award Classifications to ensure the most success. Our Trophy system is recognized nationally so no matter [...]

12 12, 2016

Dance History: Cha Cha Cha

December 12th, 2016|

Picture it, Cuba, 1952. You’re a popular English dance teacher Pierre Lavelle. You’re on a mission to learn some techniques from those who created the most popular Latin dances of all time! While working on Mambo and Rumba you notice the natives integrating the two dances. Rock steps and shuffle steps, creating a triple rhythm! [...]

6 12, 2016

It’s Festival Season!

December 6th, 2016|

What is Festival?! Well everyone it’s that time again! It’s Festival time. You may be new to dancing so let’s do a little break down! In the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Organization, festival is a time where all of the studios in our region compete for student participation.  Attending group class, participating in our dress [...]

6 12, 2016

Ballroom Dancing and Communication

December 6th, 2016|

Dancing has tons of benefits from mental well being to physical fitness. What about the couples? One word, communication! How many times have you or your partner asked the other to communicate better? Dancing opens up and even teaches couples how to communicate again. Whether you have lost that spark as a couple or just [...]

29 07, 2015

BALLROOM DANCE IS A SIZZLING WORKOUT FOR SUMMER!

July 29th, 2015|

EXERCISE TIPS: DANCE YOUR WAY INTO SUMMER Let’s face it.  The elliptical can get boring, running can wear on your joints, and making time to navigate all those people at the gym is just plain difficult. But this summer, it may be time to ditch your normal workout routine and explore a new and fun [...]