Welcome to the Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Belmont, MA

Voted top studio by readers of the Belmont Citizen-Herald!



Ballroom Dance Lessons • Latin Dance Lessons
Private Dance Lessons • Group Dance Lessons

We serve Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Newton,
Brookline, Somerville, Wellesley, Watertown and Waltham areas.

Our hours are 1:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

and 10.30am to 6.00pm Saturday.

The Most Effective Ballroom Dance Teaching System In The Boston Area. 

At the Fred Astaire Dance Studios we have perfected the art of teaching ballroom dance. Our unique approach to dance instruction is called the Conceptual Method of Teaching. Utilizing private dance lessons, group lessons and practice sessions, we’re able to quickly and effectively turn you into a self-assured, skilled ballroom dancer. Our professional instructors possess the passion to ignite your passion for dance and the credentials to teach to the highest levels of dance achievement. At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, you will quickly realize why we are steps above the rest. Come and experience the magic of social dancing with us.

Our proven methods of teaching cover every type of dance. Mastering the basic skills of social dance will enable you to become proficient in any style of dance. Beginner or advanced, competitive or just for fun, we are the experts who can help you realize the joys of dance! Give us a call and try our introductory dance lessons. You won’t be disappointed!

About Ballroom Dance Lessons

Directions To Fred Astaire Belmont
Conveniently Located At 448 Common St. In Cushing Square, Belmont, The Studio Is Easily Accessible From The Watertown, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge, Newton, Watertown, And Waltham Areas.

From Route 128/95 North

  • Take I95/128 North
  • Take Exit 28A (Trapelo Road Belmont)
  • Bear right at the end of the exit ramp
  • Follow Trapelo Road for 5 miles into Belmont
  • At the traffic light at Cushing Square (Starbucks Coffee on right) take a hard left onto Common St. (NOT Cushing Avenue which is a soft left)
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on your right, next to The Spirited Gourmet

From Route 128/95 South

  • Take I95/128 South
  • Take Exit 28 (Trapelo Road Belmont Waltham East)
  • Take a left from the exit onto Trapelo Road
  • Follow Trapelo Road for 5 miles into Belmont
  • At the traffic light at Cushing Square (Starbucks is on the right) take a hard left onto Common St. (do not turn into Cushing Avenue which is a soft left)
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on your right, next to The Spirited Gourmet

From Route 2 East

  • Take Route 2 East to Exit 59 (Route 60 Arlington Center/Belmont Center)
  • Take a right from the ramp onto Pleasant Street/Rte 60 Belmont
  • Follow Pleasant St. approximately 2 miles until it intersects with Trapelo Road
  • Take a left onto Trapelo Road (Star Market is on your left and the Getty Station is on the corner) and drive approximately 1 mile
  • At the traffic light at Cushing Square (Starbucks is on the right) take a hard left onto Common St. (do not turn into Cushing Avenue which is a soft left)
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on your right, between next to The Spirited Gourmet

From Route 2 West

  • Take Rt 2 West to Exit 59 (Rt 60 Arlington /Belmont)
  • Keep left at the fork and turn left onto Pleasant Street/Route 60 Belmont
  • (Follows directions from third bullet of Rte 2 East)

From Boston Via Mt Auburn St.

  • Take Mt Auburn Street from Harvard Square towards Watertown, past Fresh Pond Parkway
  • Just past Shaws/Starmarket (on the right) bear right onto Belmont Street
  • Stay on Belmont Street and it becomes Trapelo Road
  • At intersection after Brigham’s, Starbucks Coffee is on the left ahead of you
  • Turn right onto Common Street before that.
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on your right, next to The Spirited Gourmet

From the Mass Turnpike

  • Take Exit 17 Newton/Watertown to Watertown via Centre Street, which becomes Galen Street
  • Cross Watertown Sq. to Rt. 16E/Mt. Auburn St.
  • Pass Dunkin Donuts & Starbucks and at second light turn left onto Common Street
  • Travel approximately 1 mile into Belmont
  • Cross Trapelo Road and veer slightly to the left to stay on Common Street
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on your right, next to The Spirited Gourmet

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.


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