About

Welcome to our Anchorage, AK Ballroom Dance Studio!

The Anchorage Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance Studio has been teaching Alaskans to dance for over 40 years!  We are known as Alaska’s top dance studio for social dance instruction.  We offer a full range of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Nightclub, Country Western, and Argentine dance lessons for all ages and skill levels from the novice to the experienced dancer.  Everyone is welcome and no partner is necessary!  All dance lessons are taught by our Certified Dance Instructors who undergo rigorous and continuous dance training.

You will find everything from Private Dance Lessons, Group Dance Classes, and Social Dance Parties to Events and Studio Rentals at our Anchorage dance studio.

Dance styles taught include:

  • Popular Social and Nightclub dance favorites (Nightclub Two Step, Hustle, and multiple Swing styles)
  • Ballroom dancing (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep)
  • Latin-American dancing (Salsa, Mambo, Rumba, Bolero, Cha Cha, Samba, Bachata, Merengue, etc.)
  • Country-Western dancing (Two Step and Polka)
  • Argentine Tango

Our teaching philosophy is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance should always be fun! We work with students of all ages and abilities, and help them realize their ballroom dancing goals in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

We also specialize in Wedding Dance Lessons at our Anchorage dance studio!  If you are a bride-to-be (and especially if you are a groom-to-be), wedding dance lessons might be as important as choosing the right caterer.  As the couple at the center of everyone’s attention, your grace on the dance floor will leave your family and friends impressed and envious of how beautifully you two move together. And, given that your dance is probably going to be recorded and posted on Facebook, you want to make it a cherished memory.  Contact our studio for more information on how to create a wedding dance you’ll want to remember!

Dancing enhances your life in so many ways:  Health, Confidence, Self-Expression, Socially, and Relaxation–all this plus having FUN at the same time!  Whether you come for a group class, private lesson, wedding lesson, dance party, or an event, we provide a fun and social environment that’ll make you feel right at home.  Just walk into the Anchorage Fred Astaire Dance Studio and we’ll have you dancing out healthier, relaxed, and more confident.

So call us now (907-522-4590) or stop by the studio and ask about our special Introductory Offer.  Get started today.  You’ll be glad you did.

What Makes Fred Astaire Dance Studios Special?

From wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, improving your social life, physical and emotional health, or taking your dance skills to the next level, dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios will result in faster learning, higher levels of achievement – and lots of smiles. So, why should you choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

Because an atmosphere of kindness, warmth and inspiration awaits you at every Fred Astaire Dance Studio! It’s what our clients tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – a friendly energy, and a sense of “FADS community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance.

Because ballroom dance lessons should always 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 our friendly and inspirational atmosphere will help make your ballroom dance journey a reality. There are thousands of reasons why people start dance lessons – and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll want to keep coming back!

Because ballroom dance has so many benefits! Ballroom dancing is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation – and it can bring so much to your life. It’s a great workout; has documented physical and mental health benefits; can enhance your social life and self-confidence; reduces stress and depression; promotes relaxation; is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity; and it’s FUN!! With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to.

Because our ballroom dance curriculum helps you learn faster, and achieve more! Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ proven program of Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Practice Parties ensures that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN. In fact, you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson! Our repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances, for both social and competitive dancers.

Because of our talented, professional Dance Instructors! Fred Astaire Dance Studio Instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world, and truly love what they do. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our Dance Instructors all complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum – which presents the building blocks of partner dance in the way that people naturally learn. Our dance curriculum, coupled with our Instructors’ compassion, energy and kindness will help ensure you get the most from your dance lessons.

Because of our exciting ballroom dance events & 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.

Because of our money-saving Intro Offer! Take advantage of our special introductory offer just for new students, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals. Simply submit the Info Form on this website, and we’ll be in touch with exciting details about our program options and a special discount just for new students (which is sure to get you dancing!). Stop in & share your dance goals with us, and we’ll help you get there!

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon.