Dancing helps veterans combat PTSD

Veterans re-acclimating to civilian life are taking note of new research that suggests dancing helps veterans combat PTSD.   Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat. Approximately 12 percent of Gulf War veterans suffer from PTSD and up to 20 percent… Read More

Dance Off Extra Calories from Halloween Candy

As the Halloween sugar rush fades and the number on the scale sinks in, ditch the treadmill and sign up for a ballroom dancing class to get in shape this winter and dance off extra calories.   Thirty minutes of salsa dancing can burn up to 200 calories, according to the Calorie Control Council, an… Read More

Swing of Things: Combat Winter Blues with Dance

Shorter days and colder temperatures mark the beginning of the winter season. While many of us welcome fuzzy sweaters, warm blankets and hot chocolate, the long, chilly winter can take a toll on mental health. Research suggests one way to get in the swing of the season and combat wintertime blues is to turn up… Read More

Fred Astaire Fun Facts: Choreographing a Formula for Film Fame

Like the precise steps of the waltz or the cha-cha, many of Fred Astaire‚Äôs beloved films follow a formula that brought him fame and fortune in Hollywood. In this edition of Fred Astaire Fun Facts, we learn more about that formula.   Fred Astaire became a musical icon under the direction of producer Pandro S.… Read More