Our Beginner and Social Foundation Programs teach newer students the step patterns and techniques needed to move around the dance floor.
Students then move on to Bronze, which will enable you to comfortably and confidently dance on any sized dance floor, to any music, with any partner.
Yoga and ballet stretches can be extremely beneficial as pre-ballroom dance warm-ups, but be sure to talk with your Fred Astaire Dance Studios instructor about a recommended warm-up regimen. Ballroom dancing contributes to the build-up of muscle strength because the act of dancing forces a dancer’s muscles to resist against their own body weight.
The use of quick steps, lifts, twists and turns, will help you develop more muscle strength in your arms, legs and core as your lessons continue.
Dance training is also an excellent form of maintenance exercise, to stay healthy and toned once you’ve reached your goal weight.
And since ballroom dance is so much fun, you’re getting these benefits without feeling like you’re working out! A reputable ballroom dance class will typically begin with a few stretching exercises, to get you prepped to execute dance steps with comfort & ease, and to protect against dance-related injury.
Since then, our network of worldwide dance studios has produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers, who are the living embodiment of Fred Astaire’s style and grace.
Track Your Progress The Fred Astaire Trophy System is an easy way for you to track your progress & stay motivated, while you enjoy dancing.
Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers.
Our dance instructors complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum, a teaching method that not only teaches the mechanics of partner dancing, but also presents the building blocks of how people ABSORB and RETAIN information.
Our dance instructors’ repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances.
Created for both social & competitive dancers, our proprietary dance instruction program ensures you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson!