The Original Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge is the latest trend taking the internet by storm. It’s as simple as it sounds – a group of people stand frozen in place, as if they were going about their day when time stopped, much like mannequins in department stores. This trend has gone viral over the past few weeks, and… Read More

Winners: Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Championships

Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Dance Championships took place earlier this month, and we were so excited to see everyone compete in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and we look forward to seeing you all next year!       Studios Awards: Top Number of Entries: Bloomfield Hills Top Studio: Manhasset… Read More

Reasons to be Thankful for Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is a wonderful pastime for people of all ages, and this holiday season, dancers have a lot to be thankful for. Dancing enriches the mind, body and soul unlike anything else. Dance is a tremendously worth-while endeavor that will truly enrich your life. First and foremost, dancing is fun! In today’s world, stress… Read More

The Swing of Things: Shoot for the Stars

This month the world of dance has had lots of celebrity activity, and some up-and-coming celebrities, too! From viral internet stars to Hollywood celebrities, we have the scoop on the best star-worthy dance stories this month. Check it out! Two is Better Than One! The Dobre twins are catching lots of attention for their videos… Read More

Dancing and Dementia: Why Use Ballroom Dancing to Stay Sharp?

  In today’s world, more than 47.5 million people suffer from dementia, and 7.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Dementia typically affects the elderly and is characterized by memory loss, disorientation, anxiety and general mental decline. Often with dementia, the synapses and neural pathways in the brain begin deteriorating, leading to generalized confusion… Read More