Winners: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Cross Country Dance Championships

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and the same holds true for this year’s Fred Astaire Dance Studios Cross Country Dance Championships held in Houston, Texas. The Texas-themed dance competition brought in dance students from across the country to compete from April 18 – 22, 2017. Who took the top prizes at this year’s Cross Country Dance… Read More

The Swing of Things: The World’s Got Talent

If there’s one thing we know about dance, it’s that it brings people together. While we at Fred Astaire Dance Studios love ballroom the best, there’s no one style of dance that’s better than the rest. We love seeing dancers from around the world showcase their talents, and we get especially excited to see new… Read More

Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou

April 4th is Maya Angelou’s Birthday!   We know, when you hear the name Maya Angelou, images of a woman sitting on stage with Oprah Winfrey or delivering “On the Pulse Into Morning” during the inauguration of President Bill Clinton spring to mind. Though she passed away in 2014, Angelou was an inspirational woman who… Read More

The Swing of Things – Swing into Spring!

It looks like winter is now in our rear-view mirror. Let’s start looking forward to sandals and pastels, flowers and wedding season. The good news is that it’s always dance season. In this month’s The Swing of Things, can dancing improve your mental health? Dancing provides pathway to happiness A dance psychologist at the University… Read More