Video: Dancing with our Heroes receives national attention

Fred Astaire Dance Studios are deeply committed to supporting our troops and veterans. Recently, one of our efforts was featured on national television when Fox and Friends reported on Dancing with our Heroes, a “Dancing with the Stars” style ballroom competition featuring veterans and dance instructors performing at a charity ball. All proceeds will go… Read More

Learning to Dance Ballroom Basics: Viennese Waltz

It’s the dance of European royalty. Famous Austrian composers of the 1800s, Johann Strauss I and II were the musical influences of the time. It is the hallmark of elegance and charisma. It is the only dance of the era that is still danced today. Know what we’re talking about? If you guessed the Viennese… Read More

How can I convince my husband to dance with me?

Owners, instructors and dancers at Fred Astaire Dance Studios hear women agonize over this predicament all the time. They want to dance, but more than that, they want to dance with their husbands. Unfortunately, their husbands would rather do just about anything other than spend their evening on the dance floor. These women either head… Read More

Jean Kwok: “If you can walk, you can learn to dance ballroom”

Before she was a New York Times Bestselling Author, Jean Kwok was a top female professional dance instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in New York City’s East Side. With her critically-acclaimed new novel, “Mambo in Chinatown,” set to hit bookshelves today, we sat down with the author to explore how ballroom dancing changed her life… Read More

Will Dance Lessons Interfere With My Busy Schedule?

Busy. The word seems to be the theme of our lives these days, doesn’t it? Whether you’re running the kids to practice, working toward a deadline or even packing up for summer vacation, life seems to be busy all the time! Well, in the midst of that busy schedule, it’s important to take a break… Read More