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

The Continued Legacy of Fred Astaire

Since his birthday is coming up on May 10th, we are excited to celebrate the legacy of Fred Astaire by examining all of the different ways they still celebrate the ballroom dancing legend around the world. He passed away back in 1987 and, as the years pass, you might think Fred Astaire would move on… Read More

Happy International Choreographers Day!

If you’ve ever seen a dance performance, whether in an elegant theatre or on a small stage, you have witnessed the work of a dedicated choreographer. As the so-called “directors of dance,” choreographers are responsible for creating movement that captures the imagination and inspires both dancers and audiences alike. Through artistic expression, choreographers illustrate stories,… Read More

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

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