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!
“Some people seem to think that good dancers are born. But all the good dancers I’ve known are taught or trained.” ~Fred Astaire
Feeling sad? Depressed? Down in the dumps? It’s called the winter blues, and you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), caused by low levels of light during the cold, winter months. Research has shown exercise can help, and dancing may be one of the best forms of exercise. Besides, what’s more fun than shaking your booty?
Reaching a “dancer’s high” (which is a real thing, we promise), can help reduce the effects of SAD. Dancing combines the benefits of exercise (moving and grooving), stretching (think yoga) and music (which releases adrenaline when your favorite song comes on). Plus, dancing builds confidence, improves memory and boosts learning skills.
Read more...Author, humorist and ballroom dance enthusiast Cathy Sikorski recounts a fun weekend of ballroom dancing with her husband that left both of them feeling a bit worn out Sunday morning. We’ve been there, Cathy!
Today may be Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, but the King’s music is still as young and vibrant as ever!
One of the 20th century's most influential cultural icons, Elvis’ career spanned more than two decades and boasted commercial success in blues, gospel and of course, pop. With more than 600 million units sold worldwide, he is the best selling solo artist in history.
While Fred Astaire Dance Studio professionals can show people how to ballroom dance to just about any of Presley’s hits, here is a list of five timeless hits with a ballroom dance to match:
“Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” - Viennese Waltz A popular match for any wedding couple’s first dance, this classic song from Elvis’ 1961 film “Blue Hawaii” is regularly paired with this lovely dance. “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” features the necessary 60 beats per minute to fit the Viennese Waltz, while the romantic lyrics pair nicely with this elegant and graceful dance.
Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That's why more and more people are getting their fitness fix on the ballroom dance floor!
Ready to put on your dancing shoes and let your inner Latin dancer out? Then the Samba is the dance for you! One the the most popular dances in Brazil, the Samba has been performed by elaborately costumed “schools of Samba” at Carnival in Rio each year.
The name, Samba, is thought to come from the Kimbundu (Angolan) term “semba”, which is an invitation to dance and a name for the dance parties that former slaves held in Rio. Over time, the locals took what was then a public form of expression, and turned it into one of the most iconic forms of music and dance in Brazil.