Yes! Friendship has a special celebration day. Back in 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as the official International Friendship Day. But here at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we know that friendship is celebrated EVERY DAY! When you walk into one of our dance studios, you’ll be surrounded by smiles and encouragement as everyone celebrates their love of dancing.
Having Friends is Healthy
We all know by now that ballroom dancing is a great physical workout. From muscle strength to flexibility, ballroom dancing can help keep you trim and toned. But many people aren’t aware of the social aspect of dancing. Yes, it can bring you and your partner closer together, but it can also help the two of you widen your circle of friends. And remember, you don’t have to have a partner to enjoy lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. There’s always someone willing to hit the floor with you, thanks to our teaching philosophy: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun!
So how easy is it to make friends while your feet are flying across the floor? We think proper positioning is always an icebreaker.
A Safe Space Sets the Pace
It’s hard to stay strangers for long when you are standing across from one another learning a new dance. It takes cooperation and communication. Some people might feel anxious about being too close or “invading personal space,” but don’t! Every Fred Astaire Dance Studios is an inspiring and safe space to share your interests in learning to dance. Just showing up is an icebreaker and the first step to creating new friendships.
Meet Like-Minded People
Your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers both private and group lessons. Those group lessons are a key part to your instruction because that’s where patterns, technique, and style are learned. It’s also where you’re going to meet new people! You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people that you already have something in common with; an interest in dancing! You’ll also get to put your skills to the test with our Practice Parties.
Samba With Several Students
Maybe you already have a partner, so you think you won’t be dancing with anyone else. But the reality is, dancing with multiple partners makes you a better dancer. Whether you’re a beginner or an old pro, dancing with multiple partners will help keep your skills sharp. It keeps you from falling into “bad habits.” When you dance with the same person exclusively, you each begin compensating for the other’s weaknesses.
An Even Wider Social Circle
Each one of our locations offers a variety of fun, local events to make your dance experience exciting. Our Guest Parties and off-site group outings not only help you put your skills to the test, you’ll meet even more people. How far do you want to go? There’s really no limit. Our branded Regional, National, and International Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions will give you a chance to meet dancers from across the country and the world.
The Most Important Benefit of All
So you probably get the picture now. Taking lessons at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a great way to meet people and make new friends. But what happens when you step outside of the studio? Believe it or not, we’ve got your back there too. That’s because every lesson you take will help you improve your confidence. You’ll walk taller while shopping. You may even feel new motivation at work. It will all stem from the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel as your technique improves. People love confident people!
So don’t wait for International Friendship Day to show up on the calendar. Start making friends now with our Introductory Offer available until July 31. With our proven teaching program, you’ll be dancing — and making friends — in no time.