Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Our method of teaching covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International and Exhibition/Theater Arts style of dancing.
The Fred Astaire Method of Teaching is the most fully documented bank of dancing knowledge available in the world.
Originally inspired by Mr. Astaire’s superb style of dancing, current world famous dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire Dance Board constantly study and review our curriculum to make sure that only the finest, up-to-date programs are offered to our students.
We offer 3 dance programs including, Basic, Social Foundation and Trophy. To learn about each program, please scroll down or jump into any section from the links below.
All beginner students start their lessons with a basic package designed for the novice dancer.
Basic elements in the common, popular social dances are introduced in order to determine a student’s learning rate and style, retention level, interests and goals.
Students generally try to get through this initial awkward level as quickly as possible and at least into the Social Foundation level where they will begin to feel more comfortable.
Social Foundation Program
A socially comfortable level, the Social Foundation Program is an individually planned and personalized dance program. The student is introduced to a handful of step patterns and basic techniques of lead and follow, musical timing and blending, which allow them to have fun and hold their own in many social dance situations.
The Fred Astaire Trophy System
The Fred Astaire Trophy Programs is a unique method of dance and teaching instruction. It’s an easy way for our students to track their progress while they enjoy dancing! Our Social and Advanced Foundation Programs teach beginner students the step patterns and techniques to move comfortably on the dance floor with any partner.
Providing structure while allowing for individual goals and interests, the Fred Astaire Trophy System is an exciting way for our students to gauge their progress in receiving the benefits from the investment they have made.
Depending upon the particular program and the progress to various levels of accomplishment, our students earn a coveted Fred Astaire Dance Studio Trophy, awarded at a Trophy Ball held semi-annually.
From there, a student can progress through our Bronze and Silver levels – all the way to the Gold and Supreme Gold!
To learn more about our Trophy Programs scroll down or jump into any section from the links below.
The Bronze Program
The Bronze Trophy level is for you if you want to become a confident, master social dancer. It is the most popular standard for our students, and the first Trophy Program available to new students.
As a Bronze dancer you are considered fun to dance with because you know enough different dances and patterns to be able to cope with almost any dance situation.
At the Bronze level you are introduced to and eventually master the technique and style that makes each dance look and feel the way it should on the dance floor.
The Silver Program
The Silver Program is for the person who wishes to become an expressive, polished dancer distinguished by versatility and style in all the popular social dances.
Silver dancers stand out on the floor but not just because of the intricate steps they can do. It’s their confidence and poise, the way they carry themselves, their ability to maneuver in a crowd and the fact that they don’t appear to be thinking, but can laugh and talk while they dance!
The Gold Program
The Gold Program is for the person who wishes to become an excellent ballroom dancer. Gold dancers have the ability to convey emotion through dance, not only to their partners but to others who are watching them.
The Gold level dancer is an outstanding ballroom dancer. It is the highest level an amateur dancer can achieve. To a non-dancer, the Gold dancer may be mistaken for a professional because they have developed the poise and polish that comes with a complete and thorough knowledge of all the major ballroom dances.
Advanced style and poise in all of the ballroom dances sets the Gold dancer apart from all others.