This Valentine's Day, Give The Gift Of Dance

Jan 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Plymouth, Belmont and Dedham

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Plymouth, Belmont and Dedham are offering a unique opportunity to give a romantic gift with physical and mental health benefits lasting far longer than a box of chocolates: a gift certificate for ballroom dance lessons. Whether you are a new or returning student, the certified dance instructors at Fred Astaire will show you – or you and a partner – how to try something new and enjoy the transformative benefits of dance.

"In addition to the fun and social aspects of joining a class, the benefits of ballroom are many: musicality and rhythm, endurance and flexibility, grace and agility, posture and core strength, and most of all, self-confidence and self-expression," said Earl Batol, Studio Director (Dedham, Belmont). Added Plymouth Studio Director Catherine Burke-Moran, "You don't have to be 'Fred or Ginger' to give ballroom dance lessons a try. With or without a partner, we invite you to fall in love with dance this Valentine's Day."

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer introductory packages as a gift certificate for Valentine's Day good for two introductory dance lessons for only $40 (regularly $95 value). The offer includes one 45-minute group class and one 30-minute private lesson, open to all skill levels.

The Plymouth studio (10 Cordage Park Circle, 508-732-6790, is open Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m.9 p.m., and Saturdays by appointment. The Belmont studio is open Monday-Friday 2-10:30 p.m., and Saturdays by appointment, and are located in Belmont's Cushing Square (448 Common Street, 617-489-7272, The Dedham studio is open Tuesday-Friday 2-11 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is located at 619 High Street, Dedham, 781-320-5678 or

SOURCE Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Plymouth, Belmont and Dedham