Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

In-Studio Events

Veteran’s Day Social Dance Party – November 11th

Christmas Cookie Exchange Social Dance Party – December 2nd

Holiday Show Social Dance Party – December 16th

Check back for Social Dance Parties for 2017


Wisconsin Area Events

Audition Day – Open House & Show Dance Enrollment

November 5th, 2016

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Pewaukee


Holiday Trophy Ball – Graduation Ceremony & Social Gala

December 10th, 2016

Olympia Spa & Resort

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin


Spotlight On Life – The Kidney Foundation Social Gala

January 21st, 2017

InterContinental Hotel & Resort

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Winterball – Wisconsin Area Competition and Social Dance Gala

February 23rd – 25th, 2017

Milwaukee Marriott West

Pewaukee, Wisconsin


Dance FantasyShowstoppers

March 16th & 17th, 2017

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Brookfield, Wisconsin


Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships

April 27th – May 1st, 2017

The Pfister Hotel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Milwaukee Classic – Wisconsin Competition and Social Dance Gala

May 18th – 20th, 2017

The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Dance-A-Thon – Wisconsin Area Competition and Social Dance Gala

August 17th – 19th, 2017

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Oktoberfest – Wisconsin Area Competition and Social Dance Gala

October 12th – 14th, 2017

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Audition Day – Open House & Show Dance Enrollment

November 11th, 2017

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Pewaukee

Pewaukee, Wisconsin


Holiday Trophy Ball – Graduation Ceremony & Social Gala

December 9th

To Be Determined


United States National Events

Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships

May 2nd – 7th, 2017

Los Angeles Airport Hilton Towers

Los Angeles, California


United States Dance Championships

September 4th – 9th, 2017

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events: 


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships, and the perfect destination for your summer getaway. Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas? Talk to your FADS Instructor today – the registration deadline is June 6, 2018.

NDC Oct 2017

National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway! Entries are due by September 24, 2018.

West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 17th – 19th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA 

We’re returning to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in sunny San Diego California, for the 2019 Fred Astaire West Coast Dance Championships! This exciting inter-regional dance competition is traditionally our first event of the new year. The San Diego destination will definitely start the new year off right – with warmer weather, gorgeous Harbor views, and area attractions like Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. Warm up this winter, and dance with us – talk with your FADS instructor today… the entry deadline is December 27, 2018.