Private Dance Lessons
Private Dance Lessons are the easiest and fastest way to become a good social dancer. Your dance instructor will provide you with the personalized attention you need to achieve your goal in dancing.
Group Dance Lessons
Dance Parties are as important as dance lessons in the learning process. The dance parties give you a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in your private lessons with various partners, professional dance instructors, other students and guests. Dancing in this relaxed environment eases any stress of dancing in front of other people and builds confidence for all of your future dancing. This is also a great way to meet new friends.
Guest Parties are opportunities to introduce your friends to our studio family and to share with them the wonderful world of dancing. Although your friends are welcome at any time, they will receive a more appropriate welcome at the guest party.
Competitions held Regionally and Nationally, allow you to increase your dance skills, add more value to your lessons, compare yourself to other dancers at the same level, and watch leading professionals and champions perform dazzling exhibitions. held throughout the year, out competitions showcase the energetic and exciting world of Fred Astaire Dance Studios.
Showcases are held twice annually and provide you with another way to dance in the studio. Our exhibitions programs can be used in connection with any student programs. A theatrical routine will be choreographed for you to perform in front of other studio members and friends. This will help you create and form a "dance personality" and really allow you to express your personal style.
The Smooth Dances
Smooth dances are characterized by their fluid movement across the floor. Similar to ice skating, dancers keep a straight body line as they travel around the room.
Foxtrot is ultra-smooth and sophisticated, and is one of the most popular slow dances of all time. Classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Nat King Cole provide the jazzy standards ideal for this dance.
Done to a three count, the waltz is an elegant and graceful dance that will never go out of style. This traditional dance has continued to rise in popularity at weddings, anniversaries and graduations.
This dramatic and passionate dance has been popularized in many Hollywood movies. The tango conjures up images of dancers with roses clenched between their teeth.
Couples whirl around the floor; first one way, then another. Grand and majestic, this fast version of the waltz originated in Austria.
The Rhythm Dances
Unlike smooth dances, rhythm dances generally stay in a smaller, confined area of the dance floor. As the name suggests, the rhythmical nature of these dances allows you to really get loose on the dance floor. Here are a few examples:
Rumba is Cuban in origin and is often referred to as the "dance of love". Sultry and romantic, the music is a mix of African and Latin rhythms.
Named after the sound made by the feet when doing this dance, cha-cha is an exciting syncopated Latin dance. The cha-cha rhythm is found in much of today’s popular music.
Swing is a broad category that includes Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, and Shag, among others. Swing is fun, fast, and energetic, and has recently enjoyed a huge revival.
This spicy Latin dance from Cuba is also known as salsa. Sometimes referred to as "the dancer’s dance," mambo requires excellent timing and coordination.
From Brazil, this pulsating, gyrating, festive dance brings to mind pictures of the carnivals of Rio de Janeiro. Unlike the other Latin dances that are stationary, many samba steps travel around the floor.
We also offer instruction in salsa, merengue, bolero, paso doble, quickstep, and west coast swing.