Fancy Footwork and Freedom: Can’t Have One Without the Other

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Want to enjoy the freedom of dancing?


Family and friends gathering for food and fireworks: that’s what a lot of us will be doing for the Fourth of July holiday. It’s a tradition as American as apple pie and hot dogs. Here at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we enjoy all that the holiday has to offer, but we never forget what the holiday represents: freedom.


As Americans, we enjoy freedom on an unprecedented scale. It turns out that freedom plays a dual role in the world of dance. Not only do you need to have freedom in order to take those first steps in the studio, but you’ll also find that you develop more of it as time goes on. Your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio can show you how to reclaim your personal freedom in four easy steps.


Freedom to be creative

For many people, day-to-day life doesn’t offer much of a chance to be creative. Sitting at a desk job for the better part of the day is often followed by evenings spent doing those mundane tasks that make our life happen. But humans crave creative outlets. A study in the American Journal of Public Health finds that “there are clear indications that artistic engagement has significantly positive effects on health.” From the music to the movement, dance feeds something deep inside us. That “something” can be neglected and shut away for years. When you start moving to a mambo, you’ll get those “creative juices” flowing again, and you’ll feel the benefits. Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio give you a chance to express that creative freedom.


Freedom to take “me time”

How often do you take time out of the day for yourself? So many people spend their lives taking care of others that they often neglect themselves. They think that time spent doing something that they enjoy is a selfish pursuit. But there’s nothing selfish about “me time.” In fact, it can be a sanity saver. Time spent laughing with your dance partner and learning a new step isn’t selfish — it’s a necessity. It’s the stuff that sustains us and gives us the energy to take care of all the other people in our lives. Using dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio as your “me time” will help you beat stress and depression while you’re making new friends. Fred Astaire Dance Studio gives you the freedom to reclaim time for yourself!


Freedom to feel joy

Remember the summer days of your childhood? It was a time when just running through the refreshing sprays of a lawn sprinkler could put you in a state of bliss. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our responsibilities that we forget to stop and smell the roses. It’s the little things in life that often bring us the most joy. Something as simple as nailing the waltz offers the perfect opportunity to feel the freedom that joy brings.


Freedom to laugh — at yourself

We all suffer from taking life too seriously at times. Dance classes give you a chance to break away from that and develop a healthier attitude. It’s a dance class. Mistakes will be made. At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, you are surrounded by friends in an open and inspirational environment. After all, it’s right there in our teaching philosophy: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun! So go ahead and chuckle when you zig when you should have zagged. You’ll be happier and healthier when you have the freedom to laugh at yourself.

Ready to feel the freedom that comes with learning to glide on the ballroom dance floor? Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio today!