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A Message From The President and Ceo of Fred Astaire Dance Studios



These are very emotional and trying times. While the Coronavirus tries to deplete our health and sanity, it cannot take away the love and memories we have in our heart and our gut to get back to living as it was and should be. Dancing is one of them. 

To Live is to Dance - To Dance is to Live! 

Something to Think About

Behind You - all memories are tucked away in your heart so no one can never take them from you.

Before You - All your dreams are front and center, waiting to be plucked and pursued into reality. Follow your gut, your heart and your dream - not your parents.

Around You - All who love you. You are surrounded by many people and energies known as frenemies. Society hates success. Pick and choose your friends, especially those whose positive energy is obvious and want only the best for you.d

Within You - Be careful what you wish for, especially "want". God blesses you with what you need; then you take the ball and run with it. You will be surprised what you can and will accomplish!

Take a Moment for HIM

We get so caught up in daily doings that we sometimes or very often forget about our creator. 

Please read the below and feel free to share it with those you love. 






The Good Doctor and Autism

TV’s latest hit and hottest show on the network is The Good Doctor (Monday 10pm/Ch.7 (ABC), starring Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shawn Murphy, who’s goal is to be a surgeon, despite his affliction with autism.


If you already are a fan of the show, you are mesmerized with Freddie’s acting and how he flawlessly performs his role.   In several interviews and talk shows, Freddie shares how he had to learn this difficult and challenging role with the support of the show’s consultant, plus his own research on autism.

Since the show debuted three seasons ago, it has brought a new awareness to autism and broken barriers in that those with autism have begun looking at life with new hope and prospective.

They now feel comfortable and relieved about reaching out to express themselves. They are now acknowledged and noticed for what they can contribute to society, rather than dismissed or ignored given their condition.
A Scene from The Good Doctor - The Speech 



While there is no cure, those with autism can…

Fred (Astaire) For Your First Dance

Everyone remembers Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing and the last scene where she successfully executes the lift with Patrick Swayze. Did you know she took special dance lessons from Fred Astaire for that notorious lift?
Dancing with the Stars’ dance pro, Tony Devolani was also an instructor at the West Side Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Manhattan. Imagine how thrilled his students were and still are to see him on TV.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) are reputed as the best in the dance business. Okay, dancing is not for everyone. In fact, the mere mention of the word can clear a room in the blink of an eye but –life is about stepping out of one’s comfort zone and rising to new challengers.
As a trained Fred Astaire original, I have enjoyed both the student and employee role.
Working out at the gym keeps you fit but dancing or, as I call it – dancercise – is great therapy for the mind and food for the soul. Dance is also referred to as the healthy addiction.
People join dance studios fo…

Dirty Dancing - The Crawling Scene

Everyone remembers the classic, Dirty Dancing, with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey; however, what people do not know is that the Crawling Scene was not planned.
Patrick and Jennifer were doing a warm up practice between scenes then spontaneously did an impromptu to Love is Strange (Loverboy) by Mickey and Silvia.
The Director, Emile Ardolina saw the impromptu, loved it and decided to integrate it into the movie.
Enjoy!

Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself

Today’s society and world is a combination of competitive and negative elements.