Dancing to good health

Susan Czekanski remembers the first time she walked into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach. She almost walked right back out.

“I came in here and then when they went back to get one of the instructors, I started to walk out,” Czekanski said. “I wasn’t sure if this was the right thing to do. I was wondering what the heck I was doing, but (staying) turned out to be one of the best things I ever did.”

Widowed after 46 years of marriage, the Shalimar resident turned to learning ballroom dancing as a way to her help move on from the passing of her husband.

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Susan Czekanski started ballroom dancing two years ago after her husband passed away and the activity has brought new meaning to her life.

Susan Czekanski started ballroom dancing two years ago after her husband passed away and the activity has brought new meaning to her life.

Adair Kingure has been taking ballroom dancing lessons for nearly 20 years.

Adair Kingure has been taking ballroom dancing lessons for nearly 20 years.

John Faris learns new moves from his dance instructor during a ballroom lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach.

John Faris learns new moves from his dance instructor during a ballroom lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach.

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