The Swing of Things – Valentine’s Day Edition

So, how was your Valentine’s Day? If you spent it dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studios like the team in Norwalk, Conn., (pictured above) it was likely a good one. On this edition of The Swing of Things, we’ll take a look at some of the amazing ballroom dancing stories of love and better health told around the country on the dance floor.

Raleigh couple dances to keep romance alive – Ray and Helen Winter had their first date on the dance floor 30 years ago. Today, they are still in step reconnecting through ballroom dance, and they aren’t the only ones. Watch this video to learn how they and their Fred Astaire Dance Studios instructors both found love on the dance floor!

Dancing keeps heart beating emotionally and physically – February is not only the month for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also American Heart Month. Learn about how these couples found health AND romance on the dance floor. As a bonus, check out the great movie clips of Fred Astaire himself in this heart-warming story out of FOX Connecticut.

Can anyone learn how to dance? – You bet they can! Watch how this Fred Astaire Dance Studios professional is able to teach the morning news team in Detroit, Mich. how to do the Rumba in less than five minutes!

Ballroom dancing a fountain of youth in Albany, NY – You wouldn’t be able to tell at first glance, but this young looking couple has been married for 32 years and has three grandchildren! See how their love of ballroom dancing has kept them healthy and fit while providing an activity they can enjoy together for a lifetime.

Reporter by day, ballroom dancer by night! – Elyse Mickalonis keeps Greensboro, N.C. in the know as a reporter for ABC 45’s morning news, but this Valentine’s Day, she rocked a cha-cha with her partner on live television. She’s been preparing to perform this number for Dancing with the Carolina Stars coming up soon. You won’t believe these moves!