Co-founded by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studio set the standard of excellence indance instruction. From Ballroom to Latin, from Swing to Salsa - we offer all styles of dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a friendly atmosphere.
At our Norwalk Fred Astaire Dance Studio learning how to dance is always easy and fun! Don‘t put it off for another moment - walk in and dance out!
I first learned about Fred Astaire-Norwalk from a friend who had been dancing there for several years. She had switched from one competitive sport to competitive ballroom dance. A recent wedding reception had reminded me it would be useful to know a little more about dancing... Lauryn Franzoni (Read more)
So You Think You Can Dance is back!
The dance season never ends. When Dancing with the Stars ended (congratulations to Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy), back in May, dance fans had to wait less than two weeks for dance competition to return to TV.
For those that just can’t get enough, Fox has posted videos on their YouTube channel, of performances from past seasons on the show. Watch all of your past favorites as you get excited for the upcoming season.
What was once a passion for a North Carolina woman has now become her prescription for health. Age is just a number for 87-year-old, Julie Olimpo, who has been dancing for more than 25 years. She first took up dancing after she lost her husband and wasn’t able to cope with the grief on her own; dancing made her feel connected again. And, after a string of heart attacks that landed her in the hospital, dancing became her tool to recovery.
Julie started taking dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance studio in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2003, and she immediately felt her spirit lift and saw her health improve. She was hooked. Julie loved to dance so much that she became a world dance competitor at the age of 70! She has traveled the world for thirteen years with her dance partner, Alosha Anatoliy (owner of the Greensboro studio), to cities such as Moscow, Switzerland, Italy, and Paris.
Happy National Men’s Health Month! Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (and the rest of the world, really) takes time to focus on the medical issues currently facing men of all ages and the steps guys can take to solve them.
It sounds like a big undertaking, but really it’s as simple as making small changes and starting new habits to make yourself healthier and happier. We’re all about health and happiness at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, so we put together a list of things that dance can do for your health.
The average cost of a wedding has just hit an all-time high! A new study reveals brides and grooms are now shelling out more than $31,000 on their wedding day - a price tag that according to The Knot has risen about $2,000 over the past two years. But no matter the price tag, with every wedding, typically comes the first dance - one item on a couple’s checklist they don’t have to break the budget for.
Just in time for the busy June wedding season, pros at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios would love to share with your audience the critical steps for couples to perfect their first dance:Don’t let the dress “trip you up” - The bride and groom should practice dancing in their wedding clothes so they can avoid one of life’s most embarrassing moments - tripping in front of a crowd.
Sarah Price never thought she would be a dancer. She has never been athletic and claims to have no rhythm. But that didn't stop her from falling in love with dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Morristown last year, and she hasn't stopped dancing since.
In May of 2013, her life in Morristown, N.J., changed forever. Sarah, now 46, was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent the next two years undergoing treatment and reconstruction. She left her job as a college professor to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time writer. Now, with more than 30 novels in print and ebook formats, she is a best-selling author on Amazon and couldn’t be happier. According to Sarah, her cancer diagnosis changed her in a big way.