A Birthday Gift for Fred Astaire

On May 10, 1899, in the town of Omaha, Nebraska, the trailblazing talent named Fred Astaire was born. He brought beauty and artistry to the lives of millions who escaped the world, if only for a moment, by slipping inside a darkened cinema to be transported to his world of seemingly effortless dynamic movement.  … Read More

Winners: 2019 West Coast Dance Championships

We had a great time in sunny San Diego at the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio Competition of the new year – the 2019 West Coast Dance Championships. From January 17th through the 19th, we electrified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina with some amazing ballroom and Latin Dancing. Here is a rundown of… Read More

Winners: 2018 National Dance Championships

Did you hear about the results of the 2018 National Dance Championships? Fred Astaire Dance Studios returned to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek for the 2018 Fred Astaire National Dance Championships last weekend. In honor of the mouse that made Orlando famous, they celebrated their final competition of the year with an enchanting “Under The Sea”… Read More

Happy Birthday, Ginger Rogers!

She was a Missouri-born girl who used the Charleston to make it big on Broadway and ultimately, in Hollywood. Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911. She won a Charleston contest at age 14, and from that point on, her beauty and her talent as a dancer, singer and actress propelled… Read More