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

Our favorite moments from Fred Astaire

When a career spans 76 years, the impact is huge. This is something Fred Astaire knew firsthand. By the end of his life, he had become one of the most innovative and talented performers of all time, and years since, very few have matched his ability and creativity. We here at Fred Astaire Dance Studios… Read More

And the Dancing Oscar Goes to …

Movies about dance have fascinated us almost since the invention of film. Once you didn’t have to rely on live performance to see dance, a world of storytelling possibilities opened up. Beginning with people like Fred Astaire and Donald O’Connor, to the modern hip hop stylings of people like Channing Tatum, dance on film has… Read More

Throwback to Tradition: Taking the Dance Floor

As far back as we know, dance has been one of the most common forms of human expression. From worship to celebration to mourning, dancing has has universally transcended cultural boundaries. That’s part of why we love it. The fun, the challenge, the interaction with a partner… each of these things is a part of… Read More

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