Make Time to Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Hearing familiar Christmas carols puts a spring in your step, and the month of December would not be the same without the tunes we use to mark the holiday season.   The first Christmas hymns can be traced back to Rome in the fourth century. Christmas carols combine scripture and music to celebrate the season.… Read More

Swing of Things: Kwanzaa Celebrates African Heritage, Ballroom Dance Roots

Get in the swing of things and celebrate Kwanzaa by learning a modern-day ballroom dance derived from Africa’s rich heritage.   Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African culture and heritage that starts the day after Christmas and ends on January 1 with a gift exchange and large feast. The week-long holiday celebrates African-American traditions… Read More

Holiday favorites start dance traditions

Make dance traditions part of your holiday bucket list by taking advantage of the many opportunities the Christmas season has for fostering an appreciation of the arts.   Christmas time abounds with the chance to build new family traditions. Cutting down a Christmas tree, taking a picture with Santa Claus, decorating a gingerbread house and… Read More

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition on the dance floor

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is showing its gratitude this holiday season by offering people the opportunity to start a unique Thanksgiving tradition. Stop by a local studio and learn a ballroom dance inspired by the popular centerpiece of the holiday meal —the “turkey trot.”   Thanksgiving is a holiday built on traditions. Americans gather with… Read More