Competitions are a regular part of the vast majority of Fred Astaire Dance Studios yearly calendars. At National or Regional Competitions, students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers in order to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. A variety of other events are also offered throughout the year, such as showcases, spotlights, charitable events, themed dance parties, and more. Participating in these events gives every student and student/teacher team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way.
A TRIBUTE TO FRED ASTAIRE
FÊTE IMPÉRIALE 2017 – A summer night dream comes true …
in an imperial venue: a unique event deserves an exceptional setting
For the eighth time in a row, the Spanish Riding School will present itself as Vienna’s most beautiful summer ball location. On June 23rd, 2017, at the Fête Impériale, 2,500 guests will enjoy a glittering evening under the stars again – where normally only the Lipizzaner stallions dance. They are on holiday in July and August.
Just as in imperial times, carriages will arrive on the Michaelerplatz. The riding area will turn into a dance floor and provides their guests ample space to perform their Caprioles, Levades, Courbettes and the School Quadrilles. The open galleries of the Winter Riding School invite guests to stroll around, enjoy themselves and above all: to see and be seen – a major part of the fun!
Guests also dance under the stars in the Stallburg or take a walk in the Summer Riding School, where a variety of bars offer champagne and wine.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Vienna is invited to present the new single “Dancing Cheek To Cheek” by Fred A. Staire feat. Alex Larke and we also will peform a Special “Fred & Ginger” – danceshow!
Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!
Upcoming National Events!
Megadance Championships (Inter-Regional)
June 2nd – 3rd, 2017
Grand Hyatt Washington – Washington, DC
Join us in our Nation’s Capital June 2nd & 3rd, 2017 for the Megadance Championships Inter-Regional Competition. June is a fantastic time to take in the sights of Washington DC, so mark your calendars for this momentous Megadance event. Enjoy the history & beauty of DC by day, then dance the night away in the majestic ballroom of the Grand Hyatt!
Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 24th – 28th, 2017
Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV
Dance the night away in “Sin City”! Spend a week in the luxurious Bellagio Las Vegas where the fun never stops. Located right on Las Vegas Boulevard, the Bellagio Hotel makes for the perfect spot to host a competition as grand as the Fred Astaire World Championships! Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom door for non-stop entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas?
National Dance Championships (National)
70th Anniversary Celebration!!
October 30th – November 3rd, 2017
Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL
At this year’s National Dance Championships, we’ll be “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, as we celebrate 70 wonderful years of Fred Astaire Dance Studios! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, top hats & tails… and seven decades of Fred Astaire Dance Studios history to celebrate – all surrounded by the excitement of Walt Disney World! Don’t miss this momentous event.
West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 19th – 20th, 2018
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA
A great time will be had by all in sunny San Diego California, for the 2018 West Coast Dance Championships! We’ll arrive on Thursday, January 19th, 2018 for dinner and an amazing after-dinner Dance Party. The wonderful San Diego destination will definitely start the year off right – with area attractions like SeaWorld, the world-famous Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. And we’ll hit the dance floor for an exhilarating competition, followed by a fantastic Professional Show! Warm up this winter, and join us!
Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 28th, 2018
Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX
We are thrilled to be returning to Houston and the beautiful Marriott Marquis to celebrate another exciting Cross County Dance Championships. There’s no better place to hold a Texas-sized, Texas-themed competition than Texas, with its unbridled hospitality and area attractions that will thrill and excite! And with over 1,000 rooms, an ideal downtown location, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas!), this venue provides the perfect backdrop for CCDC 2018.