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’s 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

The Inspiring Ginger Rogers

Little Virginia McMath was born July 16, 1911, in Independence, Missouri. She didn’t know it then, but she was destined for stardom. A queen of the silver screen, Virginia McMath went on to become better known as Ginger Rogers, a woman who so captured the hearts and minds of millions that she is still honored… Read More

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 Studios 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