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!
We just moved our studio location - You can find us now at 314 Westport Ave, 2nd floor!
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)
There’s no denying that finding the perfect holiday gifts can be tough! From picky friends to in-laws with unique tastes, sometimes your list feels like one giant question mark. Rather than giving up and buying another generic tie or heaven-forbid a fruit cake, give your friends and loved ones a unique gift that might just keep on giving.
That’s right, we’re talking about dance lessons! The gift of dance lessons is a creative way to treat just about any personality on your list. We’ll show you what we mean.
"Why, it's Greased Lightning!"
Yep, that's right, the beloved musical Grease is coming live to a TV near you in 2015. On the heels of NBC's live broadcasts of the Sound of Music in 2013 and Peter Pan just this week, it may seem like FOX's recreation of Grease is just another network jumping on the televised musical trend, but here are a few reasons we're gaga over Grease!
Let's start with the characters. Who can honestly say they've never dressed as the T-Birds, or the Pink Ladies? From Sandy and Danny to Rizo and Knicky, it's easy to connect with the best friends in Grease's iconic and quirky cast. While we don't know who will be filling the roles in FOX's portrayal, we can only hope they're as lovable as the original cast.
Since he first took to the stage as a member of the famous "Jackson 5," the music world has never been the same.
Michael Jackson, more commonly known as "The King of Pop," was the 8th child born to the talented Jackson family in Gary, Indiana. It didn't take long for his father to realize the musical talent brooding among his young sons, and in a move that would change the music world, he molded them into the family musical group called "The Jackson Five."
Behind the scenes, Jackson's father, Joe, pushed his sons to the limit in order to achieve success. Unfortunately, he didn't handle the pressure as well himself, often turning to violence as a motivational tactic. Despite the hostile environment behind the curtain, the Jacksons gaining a strong local following and soon relocated to Los Angeles, where they achieved great national success! Chart-topping singles like "ABC", "I'll Be There", and "I Want You Back" eventually gave Michael Jackson the recognition he needed to begin his solo career.
As far back as we know, dance has been one of the most common forms of human expression. From worship to celebration to mourning, dancing has has universally transcended cultural boundaries. That’s part of why we love it. The fun, the challenge, the interaction with a partner… each of these things is a part of this beautiful activity which has stood the test of time. So, no matter what you’re hoping to gain from learning to dance, you can be sure to find it, even if it takes a little practice to get there.
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.