Encourage Your Parents to Ballroom Dance

As the Christmas season approaches, consider purchasing a ballroom dancing gift certificate for your parents to help them stay physically fit and meet new friends.


Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Finding the perfect gift for people who seem to have it all can be a challenge. We have the answer at Fred Astaire Dance Studios! Our ballroom dancing lessons are designed to improve participants’ physical and mental health. They provide a chance for seniors to socialize and form bonds with people who have similar interests.


Physical. The Centers for Disease Control recommends adults over 65 exercise at least 150 minutes per week, including regularly participating in activities that build muscle strength and promote balance. Staying active can help delay common problems seniors face as they age. Ballroom dancing is a low-impact workout designed to help your elderly parents stay active. It helps improve cardiovascular fitness, physical endurance, and muscle strength. Medical studies suggest ballroom dancing can also help decrease the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder.


Mental. Ballroom dancing can help you trim your waistline, improve your endurance, and give your mental acuity a boost. Ballroom dancing can increase alertness, enhance memory, and improve concentration. It can also help alleviate the doldrums by decreasing the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Research reveals ballroom dancing is therapeutic for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can help slow the onset of dementia, according to WebMD.


Social. When seniors retire from the workforce, they form new daily routines, and many suffer from the symptoms of loneliness. Nearly one out of every four seniors over the age of 65 are considered to be socially isolated, reports the CDC. Social isolation can increase a senior’s risk of chronic illness and premature death. Having ballroom dance lessons on the calendar can provide a welcome respite from tedious daily routines and provide an engaging activity with people who share similar interests.


Learn to Dance at FADS!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers private and group dance lessons for people of all ages and stages of their ballroom dancing journey. If your parents used to cut a rug when they were younger, ballroom dancing lessons will bring back fond memories and allow them to brush up on their dance skills. If they are new to ballroom dancing, our Trophy System will give them benchmarks to achieve as they get comfortable tripping the light fantastic. Our dance instructors make learning to ballroom dance fun by developing an engaging and social environment at our dance studios.

We offer ballroom dancing gift certificates for sale online or in our local studios. A ballroom dancing gift certificate is the perfect stocking stuffer for the beloved seniors in your life.


If your parents are reluctant to hit the dance floor, we’ve got some videos that prove it’s never too late to start shaking a leg.


An 82-year-old man from Colorado went viral with his dance moves at a wedding reception. The video of him dancing notched 1.2 million views.

Check out this clip of two seniors swing dancing at a club. Their energetic dance moves will bring a smile to your face.


A senior proves age is just a number as he takes to the streets in China to perform a folk shuffle dance with his young partner.


Contact Your Local FADS Studio

Encourage your parents to add ballroom dancing to their to-do list this winter. They can learn to swing, waltz, and tango at one of our local studios. Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location to purchase a ballroom dancing gift certificate and help your favorite seniors learn a new hobby designed to spark joy.