Giving the Gift of Dance

As the holidays approach, you might be asking yourself: “What should I get the woman who has everything?” Try thinking outside the box(step), and give that special someone the gift of dance!


Whether your leading lady is a rumba rookie or a mambo master, a ballroom dance gift certificate is sure to have her jumping for joy during the holiday season — and beyond.


A Fred Astaire Dance Studios gift certificate is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Here are five reasons why the gift of dance will delight her throughout the year:


Dancing is a great cardio workout


  • Calories burned salsa dancing: about 400/hour
  • Calories burned swing dancing: 300–550/hour
  • Calories burned other ballroom dancing: 150–320/hour


Cutting a rug can help you cut serious weight if that’s your goal.

TV star John Schneider claims he lost 22 pounds during his stint this year on

“Dancing With the Stars.” With moves like this, you can see why!


  • Ballroom Dancing can slow the aging process in the brain


According to Science Daily, dancing beats endurance training for anti-aging effects on the hippocampus (the portion of the brain that controls memory, learning and balance). Scientists attribute this to the extra brain challenge required to learn dance routines.


  • Dancing can help curb depression


Studies show dance can help lower anxiety and lift mood more than other types of physical outlets. Psychology Today reports dance classes can significantly reduce anxiety more than a traditional exercise class, a math class or a music class.


  • Ballroom Dancing increases social interaction


Whether your special recipient is a solo artist or a happy half of a committed couple, a ballroom dance certificate will allow her to shine in a social setting.

Classes are low pressure, with no expectations. They’re ideal for young singles looking to meet new people, couples who want to enjoy an activity together, or older adults looking to try new experiences. Many people form lasting friendships with dancers they meet in ballroom class.


  • Dancing allows creativity to blossom


Many women have a creative side just waiting to break free. Ballroom dancing allows them to express themselves through artistic movement that can boost confidence in other social settings. The positive mind-body connection fostered in dance class can improve creative expression outside the studio as well. Even in a major airport!

If you need a thoughtful gift to show your mom, wife, sister, co-worker or trusted friend that you care about her physical and mental well-being, give her the gift of dance this holiday season. Call, stop by, or visit to purchase a gift certificate today.