Five Reasons to Dance

Fred Astaire Dance Studios knows ballroom dancing can be a game-changer for your health and wellness. Here are five reasons to dance and how it can have a positive impact on your future.


Improve Physical Health

Every ballroom dancing lesson is a low-impact workout that’s good for people at all stages of their fitness journey. Ballroom dancing helps burn calories, improve cardiovascular health, and increase endurance. Experts suggest you can burn up to 320 calories with 60 minutes of ballroom dancing. Performing quick steps, lifts, twists, and turns helps you increase muscle strength in your arms, legs, and core. Stretching at the beginning of each lesson to reduce the risk of injury will help improve flexibility. 


Positive Impact on Mental Well-Being

Research reveals ballroom dancing enhances memory, alertness, awareness, focus, and concentration. Endorphins released while dancing also help improve mood and alleviate anxiety. Learning a new skill, like ballroom dancing, can go a long way to improving self-esteem and increasing confidence.


Foster Creative Expression

Ballroom dancing is one of the oldest forms of creative expression. Following the rules is the norm for most adults at work and on the road. Taking a break from everyday pressures and dancing allows people to tap into their creative energy and express emotions to reduce stress.


Strengthen Relationships

Setting aside time to attend a dance lesson with your spouse can help strengthen your relationship. Day-to-day demands and busy schedules often prevent married couples from taking some much-needed time away to focus on their relationship. If attending kids’ sports, juggling childcare responsibilities, and work commitments are keeping you from connecting with your spouse, putting a dance lesson on the calendar is an excellent way to ensure you spend quality time together. Dancing forces couples to connect and work together to achieve a common goal. And let’s not forget, practicing romantic ballroom dances is a great way to keep the spark alive.

If you are single, don’t despair. Fred Astaire Dance Studios welcomes both couples and singles to our studios for dance lessons. Attending a dance lesson as a party of one is a great way to meet new people while improving your dance moves.



Getting groovy on the dance floor is fun. Fred Astaire Dance Studios focuses on teaching the basics of ballroom dancing in a fun, social atmosphere. Our dance instructors strive to create a welcoming, warm, and inspirational space for students. We make it a priority to enrich lives through the positive power of dance.


If you need another excuse to schedule a dance lesson, Netflix and chill with these television shows that put dancing in the spotlight.


The first Netflix trailer is for “Soundtrack,” a musical drama series that focuses on the love stories of a group of people in Los Angeles by highlighting the music that impacts their lives.


Although “Cheer” isn’t a traditional dance show, the binge-worthy docuseries features inventive choreography and a gripping storyline. The series follows the cheer squad of Navarro College in Texas as they compete for a national title.

Based on the novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, “Tiny Pretty Things” tells the gripping tale of dancers at an ultra-competitive elite ballet academy in Chicago.


Try Out the Dance Floor at FADS

Don’t let yourself be too intimidated to try a new hobby. Stay healthy and have fun on the dance floor by contacting your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location to schedule your first dance lesson.