Would Your Grandparents Enjoy Ballroom Dancing?

Would your grandparents enjoy ballroom dancing? We think they would!   Step away from the racks of cozy slippers, cardigans and scented candles. Present Grandma with a gift that is sure to put a smile on her face this Christmas. Whether Grandpa needs to brush up on their dance skills or start from scratch, your… Read More

Holiday favorites start dance traditions

Make dance traditions part of your holiday bucket list by taking advantage of the many opportunities the Christmas season has for fostering an appreciation of the arts.   Christmas time abounds with the chance to build new family traditions. Cutting down a Christmas tree, taking a picture with Santa Claus, decorating a gingerbread house and… Read More

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition on the dance floor

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is showing its gratitude this holiday season by offering people the opportunity to start a unique Thanksgiving tradition. Stop by a local studio and learn a ballroom dance inspired by the popular centerpiece of the holiday meal —the “turkey trot.”   Thanksgiving is a holiday built on traditions. Americans gather with… Read More

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