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Whether you've danced before, or think you have two left feet, you've come to the right place. Fred Astaire Dance Studio is the premier dance studio.

When you sign up for lessons at the Fred Astaire Ballroom, you'll get to choose from multiple dance styles and approaches. And our welcoming studio environment makes our studio the perfect place to hone your skills, no matter at what level you are currently.

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Welcome to Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany!

By visiting our dance studio and walking through our door, you will immediately experience excellence in Ballroom and Latin dance instruction.

In the past, you may have seen professional ballroom dancers on TV shows and in movies, swirling around in complex and mind-fumbling routines. But keep in mind it doesn’t have to be as difficult as that! Ballroom dancing was, at one time, as ordinary as talking on the phone or riding a bicycle.

Our philosophy is that, you don’t have to be a professional dancer to look like one. Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like going out with your peers and being the center of attention!

Let us teach you how to dance so the next time you attend a wedding or social function you will perform with skill and confidence!

Our instructors are highly qualified and participate in ongoing training. In addition, our progressive system of instruction and our unique ‘trophy system’ makes it easy to learn!

It will take time to learn the various dances and a repertoire of steps. However, the learning is easy and fun! A steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in a short period.

We highly encourage you to keep your lessons close together. You will progress more quickly, and make your experience more valuable to you!

Contact Us Today!

By Phone: 518-783-3130

Drop in: 368 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY

We are open Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday by appointment


 

About Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Great Beginnings
Our company began when Mr. Fred Astaire co-founded a chain of dance studios under his name, to make sure that his dance techniques could be preserved and passed onto the public… and on March 7th, 1947, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened, at 487 Park Avenue in New York City. 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. And since 1947, we have had the honor & privilege of improving the lives of our students, staff and everyone who is associated with our company, through the joy of lifelong dancing!

Ballroom Dance Lessons Should be FUN!
The teaching philosophy at every Fred Astaire Dance studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun! We work with students of all ages and abilities, and help them realize their ballroom dancing goals in a friendly and inspirational atmosphere. Whether you are interested in wedding dance instruction, are looking for a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, want to improve your social life, or are taking your dancing skills to the next level, Fred Astaire’s teaching method will result in faster learning rates and higher levels of achievement – regardless of your physical attributes or comprehension. And at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll always find a warm and welcoming community that will inspire you to reach new heights, feel and look confident, and have fun doing it!

Learn Faster, Achieve More
Our proven dance curriculum includes a tiered program of regularly-scheduled Private Lessons, plus Group Lessons and Practice Parties to ensure that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN! 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! Click here for more information and to find a Fred Astaire Dance Studio near you.

Track Your Progress
The Fred Astaire Trophy System is an easy way for you to track your progress & stay motivated, while you enjoy dancing. 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. From there, you can hone your skills and talents within the Silver level, and then all the way to the Gold!

Our Talented Dance Instructors
Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world. 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. This program ensures a consistent, high-level of dance instruction because it teaches in a way that people naturally learn! Our proprietary dance curriculum is also continuously reviewed by world-famous former dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board, to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our students.

Exciting Events & Dance Competitions
Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding! Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions give you inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone your dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments.

Fred Astaire Dance Store
Each Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio features an in-studio and online Dance Store, where you can purchase branded products (such as dance shoes, practice wear and more) to keep you looking and feeling your best, on and off the dance floor.

Get Started Today, with a Fred Astaire Dance Studio Intro Offer!
Take advantage of the special introductory offer at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals! Click here to find a location near you – and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

 

Announcements


Social and Night Club Favorites
  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Bachata
  • West Coast Swing
  • Hustle
  • Argentine Tango
Ballroom Dance Lessons
  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo
Wedding Dance Lessons
  • First dance
  • Father daughter dance
  • Bridal party routine
  • Social dancing for the reception

“Tango, Tango, and More…”

We will have a studio showcase “Tango, tango, And More…” on Saturday, July 14, with showcases and participated solos by our students, plus a professional show. There is no charge to see these talented performers take to the dance floor!

The Tango is one of the most highly stylized ballroom dances we teach. It is dramatic, with measured crossing and flexing steps to the front, the side and the back combined with turns.

Of all the dances which came into being in the early 20th century, only the Tango has continued to enjoy such a high level of popularity. When you dance the Tango, you speak a universal language that needs no words.

Here’s a look at the tango as a pair of dancers work on their timing and rhythm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am0QLFcsiZo

We hope you will join us for this free event. We kindly request your RSVP by July 11th. You too may fall in love with the tango!

Looking a wee bit further ahead, we have a studio picnic coming up on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Colonie Mohawk River Park. It will be in Pavilion #2, from 11 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Join us for an outdoor adventure at an absolutely beautiful park.

Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany offers the finest in ballroom dance instruction in the capital area. We also offer outstanding themed dance practice parties and events outside of the studio.

Tell your friends. Tell your co-workers. See you soon!

“Tango, Tango, and More…”

We will have a studio showcase “Tango, tango, And More…” on Saturday, July 14, with showcases and participated solos by our students, plus a professional show. There is no charge to see these talented performers take to the dance floor!

The Tango is one of the most highly stylized ballroom dances we teach. It is dramatic, with measured crossing and flexing steps to the front, the side and the back combined with turns.

Of all the dances which came into being in the early 20th century, only the Tango has continued to enjoy such a high level of popularity. When you dance the Tango, you speak a universal language that needs no words.

Here’s a look at the tango as a pair of dancers work on their timing and rhythm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am0QLFcsiZo

We hope you will join us for this free event. We kindly request your RSVP by July 11th. You too may fall in love with the tango!

Looking a wee bit further ahead, we have a studio picnic coming up on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Colonie Mohawk River Park. It will be in Pavilion #2, from 11 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Join us for an outdoor adventure at an absolutely beautiful park.

Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Albany offers the finest in ballroom dance instruction in the capital area. We also offer outstanding themed dance practice parties and events outside of the studio.

Tell your friends. Tell your co-workers. See you soon!

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