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How to Prepare for a Dance Competition

Congratulations on participating in a dance competition!! It’s a very big deal and it can be a bit overwhelming–whether this is your first competition or not. To make the experience go smoothly, there are a host of things you should do prior to the actual event. At Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, our instructors […]

Dance Classes for Couples for Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time of year again when you want to show your significant other that you really care. (Shouldn’t we be doing that all year long?) Anyway, it’s Valentine’s Day! This year, consider giving something original instead of the usual chocolates and flowers. Think about giving dance classes for couples! Dance classes for couples are […]

Top Wedding Dance Songs for 2021

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The first dance is special. It is important to have the perfect music to enhance the moment. Here are the top trending first dance songs for 2019 weddings.

Best Experience Gifts for Couples & Individuals

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If you’re having a tough time coming up with gift ideas for friends and family this year, you are not alone! The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the wind out of our sails in so many ways. And the 2020 holiday season will be very different this year. So, in light of this, and the fact […]

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7 Tips for Having the Essentials in Your Dance Bag

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Have you experienced needing something for a dance class, audition, or competition and not being able to find it in your dance bag? Maybe your bag isn’t organized in a way that lends to easy retrieval or maybe you forgot to pack something. It can be frustrating, and totally distracting to what you are doing. […]

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How to Celebrate National Dance Day

Did you know that the third Saturday in September is National Dance Day? That’s a reason for a party! National Dance Day is an annual day that encourages people to celebrate dance as a fun and positive way to promote health. Of course, getting a group together these days is rather difficult during the COVID-19 […]

What are Easy Dances to Learn for Beginners?

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Learning to dance doesn’t have to be difficult. OK, so you think you have “two left feet?” Maybe you think this because you haven’t had proper instruction and enough practice. Any dance can be mastered with some good guidance and concentrated effort. Yes, even you can learn to dance! There are many reasons why learning […]

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5 Reasons to Start Online Dance Classes

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If your time at home during the pandemic has left you feeling like you’re ready to do something different, consider online dance classes from Fred Astaire. After spending three months inside working from home and without group activities, we think everyone is feeling the anxiety, stress, estrangement from community, and lack of physical activity. It […]

Why Dancing Is The Best Form Of Exercise

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We all know that exercise is important for many reasons–it reduces weight, improves muscle strength and definition, strengthens joints, lowers blood pressure, and helps with many other physical and health issues. And, everyone should exercise, right? But, does getting on a treadmill or going to a gym fill you with the same dread as getting […]

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