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The Best Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

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If you have spent any time at a modern day wedding, you’ll be sure to remember that the father daughter dance is a staple of any wedding reception. It’s a sweet moment that the bride can share with her father or special role model in front of her family and friends on her wedding day. […]

What is the Difference Between The West Coast and East Coast Swing Dance?

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Swing dancing originated in the first half of the 20th century, beginning in the 1920s in New York, and continuing to gain popularity throughout the 1940s. Since then, it has evolved and adapted, with countless variations that include the Charleston, Lindy Hop, and Balboa. But do you know two of the most well-known spin-offs of […]

Top Wedding Songs to Dance to in 2022

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When it comes to wedding songs, it’s all about choosing the best wedding songs to get people out on the dance floor and make your wedding one to remember. You don’t want your wedding music to be cheesy, so you want to choose songs that people actually know and enjoy listening to and dancing to. […]

Preparing for the Father-Daughter Dance

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The father-daughter dance is a beautiful part of the wedding experience. It is an emotional tribute soaked in tradition at the wedding reception. Originally, the dance was borne from the gesture of the father “handing off” his daughter to her husband. When thought of in that way, it can seem somewhat antiquated given today’s culture […]

How to Prepare for a Dance Competition

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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.

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 […]