All of our instructors are nationally certified in both the American and International Styles.
- American Smooth:
- Vienesse Waltz
- International Standard
- Slow Waltz
- Vienesse Waltz
- Slow Foxtrot
- American Rhythm:
- Cha Cha
- East Coast
- International Latin
- Cha Cha
- Paso Doble
- Alternate Dances:
- West Coast Swing
Introductory Program – This program is designed to introduce you to Fred Astaire Dance Studios and for you to learn a little more about how we teach here in the valley and what dances you might be interested in learning.
Beginner Program – A great way for you or you and a partner to learn some of the basic elements of dance, the different tempos of music, and to get an understanding of what you would like your dancing to do for you. This is our first stepping stone in teaching students to becoming a confident and comfortable social dancer.
Social Foundation – After you have an understanding of the basics and elements of your Beginner Program, you will have a chance to design a program with your instructor to fit your lifestyle, your dance desire, and to help achieve some of the wonderful benefits dance has to offer. This program is designed to solidify the basic elements of your social dances while enabling you to “Hold Your Own” in any given social dance situation.
When completed you will have an understanding of footwork; an introduction to the various dance tempos, whether fast or slow, and the fundamentals of a good lead as a man or following factors as a lady. This program also provides and excellent stepping stone to our next level of instruction – the Bronze Trophy System.
Bronze Trophy – The Bronze Program contains the perfect blend of style, technique and versatility in thirteen of the most popular dances. More then 85% of all of our students in the studios use the Bronze program to “cement” their knowledge of dance so they may use it throughout the rest of their lives.
Social Bronze Dancers learn a wide variety of steps in all the popular dances while enhancing their step patterns, appearance, partnership, and expression. In a short period of time the Bronze social dancer gains the fun, poise, and confidence which enables them to dance with a variety of partners to a variety of music. Dancesport Bronze Dancers learn all the social aspects but continue on the road to dancing proficiency as they learn the techniques of exhibition styling. This not only improves their social dancing, but allows them to enter the competitive arena with a wealth of dancing knowledge.