Frequently Asked Questions
What types of lessons do you offer?
We offer private lessons, group classes and social Public Dance, a unique three-way system of teaching developed by Fred Astaire Dance Studios. It is proven to develop the finest ballroom dancers the nation has to offer.
In a private lesson, you will be taught one-on-one by an instructor. Everything is specialty tailored to your need.
A group class focuses on the pattern of the dances and the technical skill. It is the fastest way to learn new steps.
At a Public Dance you have the chance to go out on the dance floor and try out all the material you learned in your lessons. It is a great way to socialize and meet new friends. Our professional instructors are there to help you around the dance floor. Public Dance is held every Thursday @ 8pm in your studio.
How I get started?
What time can I take my lessons?
The first step to dancing, is scheduling your first private session. Just call the studio and set up an appointment at your convenience. Fred Astaire Dance Studio is open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Saturdays by appointment.
How soon will I be able to dance?
Under the Fred Astaire System of dance instruction, you will be up on your feet and dancing in your very first lesson. We begin by teaching you the basic steps of the most popular dances so that, within a very short time, you will have the confidence to get your on the dance floor.
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.
Do we have to change partners and group classes?
Although rotating partners has been proven to help your dancing, rotating is by no means mandatory. You and your partner are free to stay with each other for the whole class; just be sure to let the instructor know that you would like to stay with your partner so that he/she can accommodate you without confusing the other students.
What types of dances do you offer?
We offer all partnership dances such as Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing and club dancing. We can help you with your wedding dance, all your social dance needs and basically any dance done with a partner.
How much will it cost to learn to dance?
The cost will depend on the level of proficiency you want to have, how well you pick up and retain the material and how quickly you want to progress. We can tailor a program to meet your individual goals and budget. We also offer for new students two types of beginner programs at a special rate.
So, don't be shy, make that first step to Contact your Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Walk in and Waltz out!
What should I wear?
You should wear something that is comfortable and easy to move in. Although we do not have a dress code, most students wear what could be considered "nice casual". Shoes are probably the most important thing to consider.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
You should wear comfortable shoes with leather or "smooth" soles that stay on your feet well; shoes that lace up or have adjustable straps are great. Sneakers, rubber-soled shoes and shoes that are too big are very difficult to dance in. At some point in your dancing, you may want to invest in a pair of high quality dance shoes. Your instructor can help you when that time comes.
What is the age range of your students?
We have dancers of all ages from college students to people who are 80+. People of all ages should feel welcomed at Fred Astaire Dance Studio!
I have two left feet can you help me?
Fortunately, we have yet to meet anyone with two right feet so yes, we can help :) At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we remember that everyone was a beginner at some point, even us! Being nervous about your first lesson is only normal and is to be expected. The staff at Fred Astaire Dance Studio is highly qualified and trained at helping you overcome the first time jitters.
Don't Forget to Contact Us to schedule your first dance lesson!