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

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

Is it Difficult to Learn to Dance?

Congratulations, you’ve signed up for dance lessons! (Or, at least you’re considering it!) Like many others who are trying out dance lessons for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. One question we are often asked is: “Is it difficult to learn to dance?” If you’re wondering the same thing, sit tight,… Read More

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