Finding Love on the Dance Floor

Find your match on the dance floor

Being a party of one isn’t easy, and meeting your match can be fraught with disappointments. If you are single and ready to mingle, the dance floor is a great place to find your lobster.


Today’s singles are inundated with places to find love virtually. Online dating is a multibillion-dollar industry, and OurTime, Match, and eHarmony are replacing the traditional bar scene as places to find true love. A previous survey from Pew Research Center revealed at least 30% of Americans participated in online dating, including 32% of people over the age of 50. Grappling with all of the new technology can be especially challenging for mature singles looking for a second chance at happiness.


Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a better solution. With all of the available online resources, people sometimes forget a tried-and-true place where sparks are sure to fly — the dance floor. Since the beginning of time, dancing has played an integral role in the human social scene. Hieroglyphics depict ancient Egyptians dancing as part of a religious ceremony, and people in Ancient Greece danced to celebrate. Partner dancing has its roots in the 17th-century ballrooms of Europe and it remains a traditional method of courtship today. Even in the animal kingdom, examples abound of males performing intricate dance moves to attract a love interest.


FADS Helps Students Shine

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers individual and group dance lessons at its local studios. Our dance instructors can help teach you new dance moves or brush up on your skills and get you ready to make an impression on the dance floor.


We welcome both singles and couples in our local studios. If you come alone, your dance instructor will be your partner for private lessons, and group classes will allow you to dance with other students who share your interests and goals.


Not only is ballroom dancing a great way to meet new people, but it has benefits for your physical health. Ballroom dancing can help you lose weight, improve cardiovascular fitness, and build muscle strength. Being in top form will give you confidence as you explore the dating scene.


If questions remain about the combination of romance and dance, check out these trailers from some remakes of the most romantic dance movies of all time.


Steven Spielberg’s recent remake of the classic “West Side Story” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who meet at a dance. Take a look at this trailer when the couple’s eyes meet across the dance floor.

“Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” features a woman who travels to Cuba with her family during the Cuban revolution. She meets a local waiter who teaches her some steamy dances. Similar to the storyline of the original “Dirty Dancing,” drama ensues as word of the couple’s romance gets out.


In the latest version of “Footloose,” a teenager from Boston gets culture shock when he moves to a small midwestern town with strict rules against dancing. He promptly falls for the minister’s daughter and helps open the community’s mind to the positive impact of dancing.

Schedule a Dance Lesson at FADS

Ramp up your chances of finding your match by learning to ballroom dance. To learn more about dance lessons, contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location and ask about our introductory offer.