Why Fred Astaire?

Why Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

You know the name, you love his dancing, and now you want to take ballroom dance lessons at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Can't say we blame you! The first Fred Astaire Dance studio opened in 1947 on New York City's famous Park Avenue. His larger than life talent, knowledge, and passion for dance has been brought to dance studios near and far, for nearly 80 years! For the past eight decades, our promise to our clients has never wavered. We promise to enrich our clients' lives physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially through the power of dance. Our team of highly trained professionals will help you reach your highest dance potential through the friendly and fun environment we've created.

What are you waiting for? CALL OR EMAIL YOUR LOCAL FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO and join us for a ballroom dance lesson. We'd love to show you around the ballroom!

Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation.
Dancing enhances your life in so many ways.  Please click on any of the benefits of dance  listed below to learn more:


Dancing strengthens your cardiovascular system and improves weight control and overall fitness through calorie burn off. The constant movement and muscle extension during dance sessions creates a gentle stretching and toning. Even otherwise athletic students find their lessons can be a workout!  Why Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

A number of recent medical studies have focused on the benefits of ballroom and Latin dancing. In addition to the many mental and physical benefits highlighted, several studies have concluded that social dancing can even delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, sometimes by up to 75%.

Here’s what our students have to say:

I lost over 60 lbs. by eating sensibly and taking up ballroom dancing. It’s a fun way to exercise, more so than lifting weights or using aerobic machines. Seeing my body and my dancing improve is the best motivation I could want to avoid grabbing a bag of chips and slipping back into my old couch potato habits.

Ed Soltis

Somehow without even trying I lost weight and toned all those places I could never seem to hit doing hour after boring hour on the treadmill, eliptical, etc. Hips, legs, belly, buns and arm wiggle all seem to melt away.

Shawn Kehret

I have more energy since I started dancing! The pounds come off easier than with other forms of exercise because dancing tones my entire body at once, not just arms or legs. And it’s so fun I want to do it more than other kinds of workouts.

Cindy Grant

2. FUN:

Although your commitment to learn to dance will demand concentration, dedication and time, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who will make the time you spend at Fred Astaire Dance Studio a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

We really enjoy coming to your studio and working with all of your teachers! All of them offer something unique and it’s a joy learning from them! Your studio is such a warm & welcome place to be–we wish we could spend more time there!

Craig, Jacki & Jason Hanson


Beyond instruction, dance opens a wide spectrum of social settings in which friendships are forged.

Scheduled Fred Astaire Dance Studio group and practice lessons, local, regional and national competitions, trips and fun nights out on the town provide dancers with a full social calendar.

Spending time at the studio was a good way to make friends, relax and have fun every week!

Shawn Kehret


Dance provides an emotional outlet in which a person can express his or her inner feelings through body movement.

The ability to dance is present in everyone, it only needs to be cultivated through sound instructional methods.

Then you’re on your own, expressing yourself with passion and flair!


Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in public settings.

This often carries over into professional settings as well. Their entire mental outlook takes on a renewed sense of creativity, motivation and energy.
Both private and group lessons were a blast. The atmosphere was fun and uplifting. Every instructor had their own way of making each student feel good about themselves and all their efforts, no matter how clumsy or shy.

Shawn Kehret


In addition to increased personal confidence, learning to partner dance creates a new access to creativity, communication and collaboration.

It breaks down the barriers to trust and cohesion that interfere with productivity and effectiveness. Ask about our corporate team building programs


Fred Astaire Dance Studios invites you to share in the magic of social dance and rediscover the beauty and grace of this enchanting art form.

As you embark on your journey through our unique dance curriculum, personally developed by the Master of Dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, you will quickly come to realize the many mental, physical and social benefits that our dance world provides.