Fred Astaire Dance Studio Richmond
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Competitive Dancers

Our studio could be exactly what you need to take your performance to the next level. We have nationally acclaimed and award winning instructors, we are in the loop and regularly participate in many national competitions, and we periodically host some of the most respected coaches from around the country and the world.

COMPETITIVE DANCERS

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Our studio could be exactly what you need to take your performance to the next level. We have nationally acclaimed and award winning instructors, we are in the loop and regularly participate in many national competitions, and we host monthly some of the most respected coaches from around the country and the world.

We seriously doubt that you decided to pursue ballroom dancing because you needed another activity to fill your dull and boring life.  Most of us barely have time to watch the Dancing with the Stars episode that we DVR’d.  Competitive dancing is a bonus—an extracurricular activity that will help us enjoy our dancing. It gives us the opportunity to try hard, to practice, to study, and become the kind of dancer we dreamed of being when we started out. If we happen to pick up a trophy ball in the process, it’s an exciting added bonus.

In essence, you will push yourself to achieve more. And wasn’t that your goal all along? All the money you invest in your dancing isn’t going into your teacher’s pocket, or your studio owner’s or competition organizer’s.  It is going into your dance education, your self-improvement, your confidence, and your happiness. It’s also going into your poise, posture, time spent with your spouse, your personal relationships. It is going into your fantasy of wearing rhinestones and being swept off your feet, your weight-loss goals, your health, and your relaxation.  When you have successfully completed a competition, you will have improved your dancing more than if you took ten lessons in one day.

Benefits of Competitive Ballroom Dancing

  • Having  a vision & setting goals makes work more productive
  • A little competition inspires you to work harder
  • You'll find practice your more productive
  • Build stamina
  • Increase opportunities to go out dancing
  • Improve your poise, posture
  • Improved self-confidence & self-esteem - overall self-improvement
  • Use your competitive routines to social dance at parties and practice parties
  • Focus your training
  • Working with accomplished coaches and trainers helps you improve faster
  • Having a deadline makes you work now
  • You’ll probably stick to your diet or exercise program, knowing you have a competition coming up
  • Earn respect from your peers
  • Turn dancing into a passion
  • Because you love to dance
  • Develop memories that will last a lifetime
  • Give your grandchildren, neighbors, friends a great story
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Meet people who love what you love
  • Reduce stress & increase energy
  • Stimulate your mind, like sudoku or cross-word puzzles
  • Develop your circulatory system & reduce your heart rate
  • Teaches you to be the best possible dancer you can be
  • Competitive dancers make the best partners – they are the easiest people to lead and follow on the dance floor, making them the person everyone wants to ask “Could I have this dance?”