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 Noon to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

and 10.30am to 6.00pm Saturday.

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

Why Choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

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 you, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals. Simply submit the Info Form at the bottom of this page, 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.


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