Cast Worries Aside and Boogie Down with the Girls


Fred Astaire Dance Studios recommends women shed some stress and replenish energy by celebrating Galentine’s Day with a dance lesson at your local studio.


While the pandemic has taken a toll on every American, research reveals the brunt of its impact on everyday responsibilities has fallen on females, especially mothers. Women are juggling full-time jobs and full-time childcare, along with the daily grind of housework and meal planning. Nearly 2.2 million women left the workforce from February to October, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The uncertainty around the current school year is causing stress among parents with children ages 8 to 12 years old, a report by the American Psychological Association stated. Yet, managing remote school responsibilities is disproportionately falling on mothers.


As women struggle to keep all of the balls in the air, it’s no wonder they are putting their mental health on the back burner during this difficult time. Galentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to focus on self-care and enjoy yourself with other women living the same struggles. Galentine’s Day became a trend after a particular episode of the popular television series “Parks and Recreation,” starring Amy Poehler. During the Galentine’s Day episode, her character takes time on the day before Valentine’s Day to eat waffles and give gifts to her female friends and co-workers. February 13 is a day to honor and cherish the women in our lives who bring us joy, support, and loyalty.


Scientific studies reveal women with female friends are happier and healthier. Women who lack female friends can develop medical challenges similar to those associated with smoking and excessive body weight, Jacqueline Mroz reveals in her book “Girl Talk: What Science Can Tell Us About Female Friendships.” During this unique season, spending time safely with friends can be a welcome balm to your mental health, relieve boredom, and comfort your soul. A night out with your girl squad will provide the energy and strength necessary to conquer life’s daily challenges.


Fred Astaire Dances Studios offers group dance lessons and online lessons for singles, couples, and groups. You do not need a partner to learn how to ballroom dance and have fun celebrating Galentine’s Day. In fact, having a variety of different dance partners during your lesson is one of the best ways to hone your skills on the dance floor. Taking a night off to learn some new dance moves is a great way to de-stress and have fun with your female friends.


Check out these female celebrities cutting a rug on the dance floor together.


In the new Charlie’s Angels movie, actresses Kristin Stewart and Ella Balinska use dancing as a distraction to infiltrate a nightclub and rescue their friend.


As part of this fun clip, the female cartoon chipmunks have a dance-off with some ladies dressed to the nines at a dance club. The scene is from the children’s movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.”


The female professional dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” perform to “Me Too,” by Meghan Trainor, to entertain viewers.


Happy Galentine’s Day! If you’re ready to head out on the town with your besties, contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location to schedule a group lesson.