Was Adele Astaire a Better Dancer Than Her Famous Brother Fred?

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we have a special fondness for our founder, Fred. Enrolled in dance classes at the adorable age of four, he mastered the art and embraced a professional stage life while many little boys were still struggling with their ABCs. From the moment he hit the scene he enthralled audiences, and… Read More

10 Myths about Ballroom Dancing

There are many myths about ballroom dancing and dance classes that periodically rear their heads at our studios, so we like to take time to address them every once in a while. Do you think you know all there is to know about Fred Astaire Dance Studios and ballroom dancing? Test your knowledge on these 10… Read More

Five things you might not know about Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire was born on May 10, 1899. While many know a good deal about Astaire’s long career as a performer and choreographer, there are a lot of fun facts about his life that are not as highlighted. His life was full of interesting stories and events, so to celebrate what would have been Fred… Read More

Remembering Fred: Swing Time Released 80 Years Ago

Today we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of one of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ most beloved movies, Swing Time. This classic film was directed by George Stevens and first premiered in New York in 1936. The hit movie was tremendously well received and critically acclaimed. Critics raved about Astaire and Rogers’ innovative dance styles.… Read More

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