Lessons & Activities

Studios offer instruction on Private and Group levels as well as Practice Sessions and at every Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio, learning how to dance is made to feel easy and fun!

On your first lesson, you’ll learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based. By the end of your first lesson you’ll be on your way to dancing!

Social Dancing Program
Our Social and Advanced Foundation Programs teach beginner students the step patterns and techniques to move comfortably on the dance floor with any partner. From there, a student can progress through our Bronze and Silver levels – all the way to the Gold!
Our dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, and Exhibition/Theatre Arts dances. World famous dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board constantly study and review our curriculum to make sure that only the finest, up-to-date programs are being offered to our students.

Competitive Program
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 take home a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Chicago, Orlando and Las Vegas are often the locales selected for these prestigious national events. Participating in the competitions gives every student and student/teacher dance team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors.


Dance Mobility – Wheelchair & Amputee Ballroom Dancing

At Fred Astaire Bloomfield Hills, we believe everyone has the ability to experience the joy of dancing. This philosophy led to the establishment of Dance Mobility; Michigan’s only wheelchair and amputee ballroom dancing program for adults and children with physical disabilities. Our Dance Mobility program provides free monthly wheelchair and amputee ballroom group lessons, led by Fred Astaire’s professional, certified dance instructors with experience in teaching wheelchair and amputee ballroom dancing.  Participants are welcome to bring their own dance partner or they will be paired with a partner. From Waltz to Tango to Salsa, we offer all styles of dance lessons in a fun, friendly, supportive environment, while promoting physical, social, and emotional well-being. Private lessons are also available for a fee.  Dance Mobility’s free group lessons are supported by a grant from the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Foundation. For more information, call 248-454-1715.


Ballroom Dance Classes for Children and Young Teens:

New 6-Week Group Class! Ages 4-14.

Come and let your child excel with our 5 Star Certified Professional Instructors, offering your child unparalleled opportunities in Social & Competitive Ballroom & Latin Dancing. 

Dance offers so many amazing benefits for children, including:

  • Social skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Memory and brain development
  • Team work
  • Meeting new people
  • Introduction to the Arts
  • Healthy Competition
  • Encourages good behavior and etiquette
  • Helps with studying and focus
  • Builds self confidence
  • Expands creativity
  • Healthy expression of emotions
  • Great exercise

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Wedding Programs

We know how important your Wedding Day is, and we can help you make it even more special! At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, our customized Wedding Dance Instruction Program is created just for you, and will give you the confidence and skill to show off your elegance, style – and maybe a little personality! – on the dance floor, on your special day. For that first dance with your new spouse, or for memorable Father / Daughter and Mother / Son dances, you’ll amaze your family and friends with your new-found skills, and enjoy a magical moment that will be with you for the rest of your lives! In just a short amount of time, our certified Dance Instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or, if you have more time, choreograph the whole dance with you! Whether you want just a few steps to get by, or are looking to create “YouTube-worthy” choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you! This is also a great way to have fun and relax, before and after the Big Day. Enjoying time together while learning how to dance is a great hobby for any couple to share. Your first dance is such an everlasting expression of love and commitment. Contact us today, and give everyone at your wedding a dance to remember.


Teaching Methods

Our unique teaching system includes a Three Tiered Method of regularly scheduled private instruction as well as group lessons and practice lessons:

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private instruction, with one or more key teachers, gives you the specialized and personalized attention necessary to look and feel great on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner. This is where we perfect and polish your dancing while moving at your own pace.

GROUP LESSONS

Group lessons are also a necessary part of instruction because this is where patterns, technique, and style are learned. Equally important, group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals, develop balance, and learn the mechanics of dancing.

PRACTICE LESSONS

Practice lessons are a great practical application of what you are learning in your program because they complete the lesson information taught in our private and group lessons. Learning is one thing, but making the material work in a live setting while dancing with different people is quite another. The practice lesson will put everything together as well as aid in music identification and help you to learn not to run into other people on the dance floor. You can meet other students and practice your leading and following skills in a fun, relaxed environment! Teachers can tailor their private lessons based on how they see their students progressing.

Our Teachers

Our dance instructors are highly skilled and trained to help you learn using the unique Fred Astaire Method. Hailing from around the world, our teachers are actively competing, award-winning professionals and gifted educators. Many of our teachers have degrees in the fine arts and all have passed rigorous exams given by the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dance and/or the Fred Astaire Curriculum certification.

Our Trophy System

We offer the Fred Astaire Trophy System as an easy way for you to track your progress while you enjoy dancing! Our Beginner and Social Foundation Programs teach newer students the step patterns and techniques to move around the dance floor. From there, a student can progress to either Social Bronze or Advanced Bronze. The main goal of either Bronze level is to get our students to the point where they can dance on any size dance floor, to any music, with any partner and feel comfortable and confident. The Social Bronze focuses more on social dancing and the Advanced Bronze is for students looking to progress beyond “just getting by”. From there, our students can move onto the Silver level and then all the way to the Gold!

Our dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, and Exhibition/Theatre Arts dances. World famous dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board constantly study and review our curriculum to make sure that only the finest, up-to-date programs are being offered to our students.

 


Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Dance, our gift certificates are a great way to introduce that special someone in your life to the world of Ballroom and Latin dancing. They are great for Holidays, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, or simply just because!

The best part is that the cost is the same for a single or a couple so you can come along with the person you are giving it to!

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GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!  GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!!

*If you wish to receive the certificate as a gift from a loved one or yourself, choose from one of our package options.

  • Fred Astaire Gift Certificates are redeemable in single lessons or any of our dance packages.
  • They will expire 1-year from date of issue. No Cash Value.
  • Please allow 4-7 business days for delivery (free).
  • For special delivery options please call our office.
  • All gift certificate sales are final.

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