Careers In Dance

Local Studio Stories

Looking for a Few Good Dance Teachers

March 26, 2018

As much as I hate to admit it, it’s hard to find good dance teachers. I post jobs locally, and no one applies. In order to meet the demand for instruction, I jump through hoops to obtain visas to bring teachers to America from overseas. Why can’t I can’t find American dancers? I look hard, […]

Career Opportunities

March 5, 2018

Ever thought of building a career in ballroom dance? There’s no time like the present. As we grow beyond our walls, we’ll offer lots of career opportunities to interested folks wanting to be studio owners. Teachers sometimes want to take their careers to the next level and become a studio owner. Other people just see […]

National Blog Posts

Studio Ownership – A Means To Stepping Lively Through Life And Business

November 23, 2017

Get to know the owner of a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio, and you will find a person happy at the intersection of passion and ambition. For some, dance is more than just a pastime. It’s a mission. Spreading joy through dance becomes their life’s work as a franchise owner connected with Fred Astaire Dance […]

Making That Competition Feeling Last Forever… An Open Letter to Pro Dancers

September 22, 2017

By Jack Rothweiler, President One of the most exciting aspects of my position at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS) is taking part in so many of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Regional and National Dance Competitions we host each year. Held in glamorous resort venues around the country, these events give FADS Students, Instructors and […]

An Open Letter to Prospective Owners of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio

February 18, 2016

By Jack Rothweiler, FADS President Over the years, I’ve been asked by many people why I’ve stayed in the dance business for such a long time. When anyone’s asked this question, it’s usually because they were under the impression that people are only Dance Teachers part-time, or that they’re just waiting for a better job […]