Dancing has transformed the lives of people and those around them. Discover how some met the love of their lives, began competing, or wrote a book about dance. Read the stories of people who live, work, and play Ballroom.
Heartland's Submission for USA Dance 2016 Chapter of the Year
Article published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Swing Dancing.
Fred Astaire South Windsor wins First Place Formation with the score of 97, 3rd place winner Top Studio Extravaganza Team Match and The Most Spirit School.
A Dancer's Story: Tom Nardi
Dance Practice Sessions For Beginner and Seasoned Dancers
Social Ballroom Dancer, Amy Rothenberg, applies principles she has learned from ballroom dancing, to her professional work as a naturopathic doctor.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio is the only dance studio in South Windsor that specializes and focuses on wedding dance lessons and wedding choreography. Weddings are our sweet spot and this means that your dance will be remembered by you and your guests long after your wedding is over.
Karina Smirnoff's Book, "We're Just Not That Into You" is now available. A book by Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff and her best friend and manager, Lindsay Rielly, chronicles her dating disasters.
Fred Astaire took great pride in a standard of excellence which is still alive and well in our studio. Our instructors have completed a rigorous training program and are Certified teachers. Our teacher of the month ...
My Dance Journey
This article is written by a board member of the local chapter and addresses the increased amount of youth dancing in the area.
Written by a gentleman recovering from multiple health issues including a benign brain tumor, severe Osteoporosis and the breaking of the inside of both of his knee joints. The combination of these medical issues left him in a wheelchair.
Leading by Example - One man's journey as USA Dance volunteer and ballroom competitor.
A beginner student shares his experience of participating in his first DanceSport Competition - Hollywood DanceSport Championships 2014.
notes on dancing in the 2012 Rose Parade
a dancer's notes on attending Nationals
a chapter member's notes on participating in a stage show
Over the years being a dance teacher has allowed me a priviledge of knowing that learning how to dance can mean a whole lot more to us than "learning how to dance"........
Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Southbury CT is proud to celebrate the successes of their students at the most recent dance competition at the Fred Astaire World Championships which was held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV , July 15th through July 19th.
In the beginning...
Win $50 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance Supply! Take a brief survey investigating the relationship between adult dancers' passion, dance atmosphere and health.
The 6th National USA Dance Chapter Conference was held in Irvine, California at the Airport Hilton. So many chapter leaders are so appreciative of having the education, the chance to meet other chapter leaders and the national leaders that make up our organization.
An open letter from Tom Sanders
Christian Lange, co-owner and director of Fred Astaire Southbury and South Windsor, recently won the Top Teacher Award at the Fred Astaire Regional Competition. There were close to fifty Fred Astaire instructors competing for the title. The award is based on competition placements and improvements among students.
Article Published in Hattiesburg American 12/28/2103
Win a $50 VISA pre-paid card. If you're married or steadily living with someone and one or both of you dance, you are eligible to answer a research questionnaire about how dancing has affected your relationship.
Story of a beginning ballroom dancer's fears and his journey
Married May 13th, 2013
Click to read testimonial....
April 8, 2013 Live Show
A personal essay published in Chronogram magazine, March 2013 on how I moved from the desk to the dance floor.