Dancing Helps Build Strong Female Friendships

strong female friendships

Happy Galentine’s Day! Ladies are leaving the men at home and heading to Fred Astaire Dance Studios in February to celebrate a special holiday dedicated to strong female friendships and strong women.


Galentine’s Day falls on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. The unique holiday started when Amy Poehler’s character on the hit television sitcom, “Parks and Recreation,” invented a day to honor her female friends. Women often struggle to find time in their busy schedules for a night out on the town with the ladies. Females own close to 10 million businesses, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. Seventy percent of mothers with children work, and more than 75 percent are employed full-time. It’s no wonder the Galentine’s Day message of sisterhood has prompted busy women to make space in their calendars to enjoy the special female friends in their lives. Taking time with friends away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at a dance lesson on Galentine’s Day is a fun way to bond and learn some great dance moves.


You don’t need a partner at a Fred Astaire Dance Studios lesson. Fred Astaire Dance Studios welcomes singles, couples and groups at its more than 170 locations worldwide. Group classes and practice sessions provide plenty of opportunities to dance with other students, and switching partners at a ballroom dance lesson is key to learning the steps. Learning new dances is fun and will make your girls the talk of the town at the next party.


If you are already making a guest list for your Galentine’s Day celebration this year, check out these scenes from some iconic movies for a little dancing inspiration.


Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton celebrate female empowerment in the closing scene of the movie, “First Wives Club.” In this hit production, three divorced women team up to take revenge on their husbands who left them for younger women.


Meryl Streep and her friends strut their stuff to Abba’s, “Dancing Queen,” in the 2008 version of “Mama Mia!”


In “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” the two female leads perform an intricately choreographed dance with one of their former classmates. The trio dances aptly to Cindi Lauper’s, “Time After Time.”


Cut A Rug With Your Favorite Gals in February

Take a break from running the world, enjoy a night on the town with your favorite ladies learning some new dances and building strong female friendships. Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location for special events and offers to celebrate Galentine’s Day this month.