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Call the studio at 203-775-6588 or email us at info@dance-brookfield.com for more information. Let's dance!

In fact, dancing is a great sport for anyone! Get out of the house and kick up your heels at one of our NEW Guest Parties or Practice Parties. 

Co-founded by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studio sets the standard of excellence in dance instruction. From Ballroom to Latin, from Swing to Salsa, Zumba, Hip Hop or Yoga - we offer all styles of dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a friendly atmosphere.

Learning how to dance is always easy and fun at our Brookfield Fred Astaire Dance Studio! Don‘t put it off for another moment - Walk In and Dance Out!

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“Some people seem to think that good dancers are born. But all the good dancers I’ve known are taught or trained.”  ~Fred Astaire

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  • Do you enjoy a little drama in your step? A little flash and flair to your moves? Then the Paso Doble is the dance for you. Meaning “double step” in Spanish, this lively and dramatic dance is set to Spanish March music that may conjure images of... a bull fight? 

    That’s right, the Paso Doble has an unusual story, connecting this ballroom dance to one of the most intense and theatrical traditions in Spain, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s go back to the origins of the Paso Doble. 

    You would expect a dance with a Spanish name, set to Spanish music, to have originated in Spain, right? Actually, the Paso Doble as we know it today was invented in Southern France, but the close proximity to Spain was where the inspiration for the dance originated. Though the dance has the Spanish music and movements, it keeps its French origin through the names of the steps, such as the Sur Place and Huit. 

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  • So, Ed Sheeran thinks he can dance? Apparently so, and we’re loving it! 

    The British pop-singer and songwriter has taken to the dance floor in his new music video to showcase his ballroom dancing skills. Sheeran calls “Thinking Out Loud” one of his favorite songs from his most recent album, X. In a nod toward creativity, he explains, “I wanted the video to be a little different, so I opted for ballroom dancing.” 

    Although many of us are familiar with his chart-topping hits and angelic voice, dancing seems to be a recent addition to his resume. To learn the impressive dance sequence, Sheeran practiced for hours on end ahead of the music video shoot. According to Sheeran, he trained for five hours a day while on his US tour, and that 8 hours day for the five days leading up to the shoot. Coupled with a new diet, it’s not surprising that he lost 35 pounds in the process! “I can see why dancers are in such good shape!” he told ET of his pre-shoot fitness regime. 

    In the new video, Sheeran ditches his casual style and gets all dressed up before heading out on the ballroom floor with dance partner Brittany Cherry of So You Think You Can Dance. The romantic song pairs perfectly with the duo’s impressive dance, consisting of a sweet and electric mix of styles that translate the lyrics wonderfully into movement. 

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  • This superstar is famous for her eloquent voice and stellar articulation (think “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”) but during the 1960s this woman was actually a triple threat! She could sing, she could act, and boy could she dance!

    Care to take a guess who I’m talking about? If you guessed Julie Andrews, you’re correct! 

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  • We’ve already talked about the brain benefits you gain from learning to dance, so now we’re here to share with you a physical benefit of dancing you may not know about! 

    Dancing has proven to be an amazing way for people to strengthen their muscles and become more aware of how their bodies move. As we age, muscles tend to weaken and sensory mechanisms that help us keep our balance become less sharp. This is often the cause of falls as people age, which then limits a person’s ability to stay physically active. 

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  • Go to any wedding, party or event where dancing is the norm, and you won’t be surprised to see women on the dance floor with their friends. They spin and shuffle and sashay in high heels, enjoying the feeling of being free to have fun dancing. 

    Some bring a bold husband partner onto the dance floor, but more often than not, several feet away hover the men. Excuse us while we generalize a bit further in order to paint a familiar picture, but you may see them slowly sipping a drink, keeping busy on cell phones, “limping” with fake hamstring injuries, pretending to be engrossed in conversation, tracking the play by play of a ballgame, or any number of other things to avoid being caught on the dance floor. 

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