Ballroom Backstory: Learn to Dance the Merengue

Energetic, unique and danced with playful intensity, the Merengue is also somewhat mysterious! Even though it is considered to be the national dance of the Dominican Republic, the origins of the Merengue are shrouded in folklore! Though it seems to have simply appeared in the world of partner dance, several popular stories have been passed… Read More

Dancers Who Defined a Decade: 1930s

Welcome to the first post in our “Dancers Who Defined a Decade” series. It only seems appropriate to begin with our namesake, so we’re diving into one of our favorite decades: the 1930s. It’s no question which dancer defined this decade! Born on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska, Fred Astaire is regarded by many… Read More

Learn to Dance Ballroom: Salsa

Does a dance that combines passion, energy and joy sound like something you’d have fun with? Then salsa dancing may be right up your alley. So what is the story about Salsa dancing? Well, this sassy and energetic dance is not one that is easily defined. It wasn’t started in one specific place or by… Read More

Fred Astaire Fast Facts from A to Z

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer lessons on all types of partnership dances, from the Waltz to the Tango, the Cha-Cha to Swing, and everything in between. We aren’t just limited to the more traditional dances, though. For example, we frequently assist with wedding dance choreography so brides and grooms can show off their newfound dance… Read More

Brain Games: Learning to Dance Keeps You Young

Anyone who has seen an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” knows that dancing is hard work. Dancing has long been viewed as an excellent way to stay active and physically fit, but a new study shows that dancing may also be a great way to keep our brains in shape! Recently, major studies* have… Read More

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