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Fred Astaire Dance Studios has one of the most efficient dance lesson techniques in the world. We focus on several aspects of dance such as footwork, patterns, partnership, confidence, animation, and timing & rhythm.

To learn these qualities quickly, we have created a unique method of instruction called the “Conceptual Method of Teaching”. You’ll soon find out how this method will make dancing fun, enjoyable, easy and faster to learn.

We offer scheduled private instructions as well as group lessons, practice sessions and Parties & Studio Outings.


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Fred Astaire Dance Studios has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of becoming confident social dancers. We offer private dance instructions with one or more key teachers. Private dance lessons are purely structured to the needs of the student. The teaching goes at that dancer’s pace, whether they learn slower or faster than most students.

In a Private dance lessons the student gets the specialized and personalized attention necessary to look and feel great on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner.

Group Dance Lessons

Group lessons are an important aid to private instruction. Patterns, technique and style are featured in these lessons.

More importantly, group lessons provide every student with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals and to see that all students share similar challenges in the learning process.

Group lessons are also a necessary part of private instruction because this is where patterns, technique and style are learned. Equally important, group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals.

Practice lessons are scheduled to provide an ideal atmosphere in which to practice with teachers and other students. Regular practice lessons are usually held bi-weekly for current students and their guests. Music and refreshments abound, and a good time is had by all!

Each type of lesson develops different skills and all are equally important in the process of becoming a confident social or competitive dancer. New dances, patterns and techniques are introduced or refined in a group lesson.

The individual follow-up on a private lesson allows the instructor to clarify any confusing points and blend the new material with what the student has already learned.

Using this new-found knowledge in an actual dance situation provides new challenges, however, and requires very distinct skills it is impossible to get anywhere but in a practice lesson.

Our students find that taking advantage of all three lesson types is the fastest and most cost effective way to becoming a confident dancer.

Practice lessons complete the lesson information taught in our private and group lessons.

Learning is one thing, but making the material work in a live setting while dancing with different people is quite another. This is what our practice lessons do. Teachers can then tailor their private lessons based on how they see their students progressing

Fred Astaire Dance Studios are always bustling with event and activities.

“Share the Experience” parties are routinely held at our studios where students can invite their friends and co-workers, who can then see for themselves how much the students enjoy dancing, and how well they are doing with their lessons.

Music and refreshments are available, and everyone has a good time.