Studio Information

FAQS

Do I need a partner?
Fred Astaire offers lessons for singles and couples alike. Whatever your situation, one of our well-trained professional instructors will guide you. What is a private lesson?
All lessons are 40 minute sessions; the hours of instruction are Monday-Friday 12pm-9pm and Saturday by appointment only. Private instruction is tailored to your personal needs. Learning at your own pace is the optimum method of comprehension and that is what private instruction enforces.

What is a Practice Party?
Meet and dance with other members of all levels from the ballroom community. Develop your leading and following skills in a practical environment with professionals available to trouble shoot.

Can I focus on 1-2 dances at a time?
All of the dances at Fred Astaire Dance Studios are interrelated, it is just as easy to learn 3-4 dances as it is to learn 1-2. In most dance situations, you will need to know a variety of steps in a multitude of dances.

How should I dress for my lesson?
Comfort and class is what we encourage. Comfortable leather soled shoes dance best on our ballroom floor. Any type of sling-backs, tennis shoes or boots are discouraged. Practice wear and dance shoes are available for purchase in our dance apparel department.

Where will I use this style of dancing?
Fred Astaire Dance Studios teaches a style of dance that is used in any social situation. Although many students come to us initially to learn for a special occasion, for example, a wedding, cruise, bar mitzvah, Doctor’s ball, etc., they find many other times for dance in their personal lives. We also provide practice parties for your convenience. Our facility is a smoke-free environmentfor your dancing pleasures. So, take your “first step” with our complimentary special.