Meet Oleg Astakhov, a Professional Ballroom Dancer Making Strides in the Dance Industry at the International Level

Meet Oleg Astakhov, a Professional Ballroom Dancer Making Strides in the Dance Industry at the International Level
Oleg Astakhov

There are many kinds of physical activities, but only a few that hold the potential to make you stress-free and full of life. One of them is dance, which is not just a perfect formula for your physical health but your mental health too. In dance, we have different types of forms like jazz, Bollywood, hip hop, and ballroom, to name a few. This article, in particular, will take you through the world of ballroom dancing and also introduce you to one such personality in this field who has catered to A-list celebrities.

Meet Oleg Astakhov, an award-winning professional ballroom dancer who became famous after his dance video tutorials went viral on the internet. He is the face behind teaching dance to celebrities such as Selina Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ariana Grande. Oleg imparts his dance lessons through social media platforms and his live dance studio based in Arcadia.

As a successful ballroom dancer, Oleg first opened his first dance school, Ballroom Dancing LA, in California. In 2010, he launched Beverly Hills Dance Studio, followed by ViBE Dance Studio in 2019. Oleg is best known for running one of the biggest franchise studios in the world called Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which is also famous for its ballroom dancing. Some popular dance styles taught at the studio include Argentine Tango, Bolero, Cha Cha, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, and Swing. His Facebook page goes by the name “Dance with Oleg,” which is also available as an application now. ‘Dance with Oleg’ is the world’s first ballroom app available to download on Google Play and the Apple Play Store.

The Surprising Advantages of Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is much more than just learning dance steps to music; it’s the ideal balance of mental stimulation, social connection, and physical activity that benefits the mind, body, and spirit. Stretching and bending are common in ballroom dancing. As a result, you will grow more flexible the more you dance. A 2016 study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience came to the conclusion that social dance, including ballroom dancing, can delay the onset of dementia in elderly patients.

Ballroom dancing helps tone muscles by requiring the dancers to withstand their partner’s physical strength. The two-stepping, spinning, and quick spins all help to build muscles. In particular, men have been known to lift their female companions, which calls for a lot of muscle. In a nutshell, ballroom dancing not just improves your sense of well-being but also aids in weight loss, strengthens the respiratory system and improves dexterity.

Astakhov has more than 12 years of expertise in instructing and guiding others through online videos and classroom settings. He has been featured on Nebraska News Channel, Madison Graph, New York Weekly, Digital Journal, Market Watch, The Ritz Herald, Benzinga, and FilmFreeway.