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 Swing of Things: Yankee Doodle Dandy Edition

Everything’s coming up red, white and blue here at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The Fourth of July is a day marked with barbeques, parades, concerts and fireworks, but if you still need some help getting into the holiday spirit Fred Astaire Dance Studio has gathered some all-American videos in this edition of The Swing of Things!… Read More

“Grease” is still the word…40 years later!

It hit the big screen June 18, 1978. Since then, “Grease,” the Broadway blockbuster musical turned Hollywood classic, has been “the one that we want” for 40 years. It’s been revival-ized and sequel-ized and fans across the country (including us here at Fred Astaire Dance Studio) were thrilled to see the movie hit the silver… Read More

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