The West Hartford Studio
The dance studio started in the West Hartford area in 1972 and has been a part of the Hartford area for over 40 years which is the longest running studio in the country. The West Hartford studio has consistently been touted as one of the Top 3 Dance Studios in CT by the Hartford Advocates readers’ poll. The current owners have been managing the studio for over 15 years now. We serve the following communities:
Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, and many more.
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1128-A New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110, USA
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 9:00pm
History of Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio or, open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. 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. Mr. Fred Astaire, considered to be the greatest multitalented dancer of all time, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamour of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world. “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born.” Astaire once observed. “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.” Today, numerous Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios located in cities throughout North America and internationally, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our National Dance Board and Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are living embodiments of his style and grace.