What Happens the First Time I Visit Fred Astaire Dance Studio

At social dance events, you’ll always see that couple who appears to have been dancing together forever. They’re doing lifts, turns and complicated steps, and they tear up the dance floor on every song. If you’ve never danced before, your first thought might be, “I could never do that.” But we spoke with Vanessa Cheeks,… Read More

The Best Ballroom Dancers in the World

Studying ballroom dance is at turns exhilarating and frustrating. Even as you learn and grow in your artistry and technique, you realize you’ll never know everything there is to know about this art form. It can be humbling to watch dancers who have spent their whole lives working to be the very best. Today, as… Read More

The hottest wedding dance trends of 2016

Wedding season is coming up! As the trees begin to bloom and the weather heats up, so will the pace of weddings. A wedding party is nothing without the dancing, and here are the biggest trends we’re looking forward to this year in terms of wedding dances.   Personalization An overall trend emerging in weddings… Read More

The Swing of Things: Valentine’s Day Edition

Did you see all of the amazing ballroom dancing stories about people enjoying a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day? Fred Astaire Dance Studios around the country celebrated with teachers and students sharing their stories of fun, fitness and fulfillment on the dance floor. Here are a few of our favorites: Chicago: WGN’s “Around Town” comes… Read More