The moment you step inside a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio you'll quickly realize why we're steps above the rest. From our Beginner to Advanced customized Dance Programs, we continue to set the standard of excellence in American and International Dancing.
We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of Dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company. We invite you to walk into our Buffalo Grove studio and waltz out enjoying the great.. traditions of dance.
We offer the best of Ballroom & Latin Dance instruction. Everything from Private Lessons, Special Classes, as well as Social Dance Parties and Events.
Got two left feet? We specialize in teaching brand new students, giving them confidence, a sense of rhythm and a LOVE for dance!
Couples and single students are always welcome!
Walk into our studio and take the first step to a
healthier and happier life!! All lessons are by appointment, so call now! 212-697-6535
My now-husband and I took lessons at the East 34th street location of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in NYC. Since we were in a time crunch before the wedding, we were only able to fit in 8 lessons, as opposed to the recommended 10-15. The staff worked with us to help us learn dance steps as quickly as possible, and to create a routine that was feasible. The facility was nice, and there was plenty of room for multiple couples to practice simultaneously. My only criticism is that I feel as though 2 or 3 of our dance lessons were not efficient, because we did not have the same instructor for all sessions. Each of these times, we would learn different sequences, that varied from what we previously learned, making it difficult for us to nail down a specific routine and have enough time to practice it. I felt that the lessons were expensive, although I do not really have any other dance studio prices to compare them to. The staff was so friendly though, that we plan on going back to the studio to tell them about how our first dance went and give them a picture of us dancing. I would definitely recommend Fred Astaire Dance Studio to any engaged couple who is interested in making their first dance a bit more interesting than just dancing in a circle.
Posted: 7/20/2011 • Link to this review
My husband and myself have been taking lessons for about 7 months and we are having such a good time. All of the instructors are knowledgeable, cordial and make learning fun. They teach in a relaxing, non-judgemental way so you don't feel self-conscious while your body is moving in ways you didn't know it could!! Highly recommend!!
Posted: 7/04/2011 • Link to this review
The Fred Astaire Studio Midtown is a terrific place to learn ballroom dances in an intimate personal setting. The staff is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and encouraging even for people that have two left feet.
Posted: 6/27/2011 • Link to this review
I have been studying ballroom dance with the Fred Astaire mid town studio since August 2008 and thanks to this great Team of instructors and the challenges they have encouraged me to embrace, my dancing has progressed rapidly. Their enthusiasm for dance and their energy in teaching transfers to students providing an excellent support to achieve. It's not all serious work either! Twice a month the studio holds practice parties where students can apply what they have learned and freely express themselves in ballrom dance. The Team caters to each students objectives and skill levels. If you want to be comfortable with social dancIng, or enter into competition, they will taylor a program for you. I encourage you to work with this Team if you want to experience the enjoyment of ballroom dance!
Posted: 4/04/2011 • Link to this review
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