The Swing of Things: Swinging Into Spring

swinging into spring

The skies are impossibly blue, the trees are leafing green, and the breezes smell of freshness and flowers. It’s the sights, sounds and smells of spring! We’re just going to ignore the pollen because we love to focus on the positive here at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and we don’t need that kind of negativity in our world right now. So join us in ignoring the allergies and soaking in spring, in all of its glory.

 

DANCING MAKES A RETURN TO TV

While we wait patiently for the fall return of “Dancing With the Stars” dance fans have some hope on the horizon. Network Fox announced the return of “So You Think You Can Dance.” The reality competition hit is set to return this summer for season 16 on Monday, June 10.

 

‘LUCKY’ FOR US — ANOTHER MOVIE MUSICAL

It looks like another movie musical is going to make its way to the big screen. Variety is reporting that the Broadway hit “Guys and Dolls” will get the silver screen remake treatment, following the success of other movie adaptations like “Les Miserables,” “Chicago,” and “Hairspray.” The original starred Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons. What would be your dream casting for the remake?

 

IT’S AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE

Well, another month and another viral dance craze storms the internet. This one is called the “Triangle Dance Challenge” and you guessed it: it requires three people. The dance requires some pretty serious focus and coordination, but it’s simple enough that just about anyone can do it with a little practice.

 

BREAKDANCING BREAKING NEW GROUND?

“And, the gold medal in Olympic Breakdancing goes to…” Yep! You read that right. Breakdancing is poised to become an Olympic sport, at least if French officials have their way. According to the Los Angeles Times, the organizing committee for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris has included men’s and women’s “breaking” on a list of competitions it wants to add to the program, along with skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing.

 

SQUARE DANCING AUNTIES

And finally, in China square dancing has a totally different meaning. Every day groups of mostly middle-aged women and pensioners meet in public “squares” to dance for fitness and socializing. Of course at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we’ve known about the multiple benefits of dancing for years.

 

So whether you’re in a studio, a public park, or in your own bedroom, shake your shimmy and move to the beat and give us a call today!