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!
Don’t put it off for another moment – walk into the Boynton Beach Fred Astaire Dance Studio and start dancing today!
Become a better dancer faster by taking advantage of all we have to offer!
Ballroom Basics is designed for beginner students enrolled in the Basic Program. No previous
dance experience is required. This class helps our new students review and memorize basic
steps in the popular ballroom and social dances including Rumba, Hustle, Swing, Cha Cha,
Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango.
Dancing with Musicality is a group class open to all levels. This class covers the rhythms of
the popular ballroom and social dances. Students will practice dancing basic patterns and sequences
to music throughout this class.
Night Club Latin Dances is open to all levels. This class will cover dances popular in night
clubs including Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, and Bachata.
Social Foundation is a class designed for our students who have passed into the Social Foundation
Level. You must be enrolled in the Social Foundation program or above to participate in
this class. This class will cover all dances and patterns found in the Social Foundation program
as well as the techniques taught at the social foundation level including footwork, timing, leading
International Latin is a class open to Social Foundation level students and above. This is an introduction to the International style dances like Rumba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble and Samba.
Lead and Follow is a class open to all levels and focuses on clear communication in leading and following. Students will practice lead/follow using elements from both Rhythm and Smooth styles.
Ballet for Ballroom is open to all levels. This class is to help our students stretch, elongate and
strengthen for better ballroom and social dancing. Posture and balance are a focus of this class
as they are necessary for good dancing. Bring a yoga mat to this class.
Bronze Class is reserved for our students enrolled in the Bronze Program or above. This class
includes the dances and advanced patterns found in the Bronze level. Bronze techniques such
as rise and fall, swing and sway, and advanced body movements are included in this class.
Dance Fitness is a high-energy work out class designed to tone, strengthen and burn calories
using elements of the ballroom and latin dances. Low heel dance shoes or dance sneakers and
exercise attire recommended.
Ladies/Men’s Styling Class introduces specific movements, techniques, postures and positions
that can be used in a variety of dances. This class is taught at a high level and students of
all levels are encouraged to take part.
Practice Sessions are the best way to prepare for your upcoming event or a night on the town
and is the ideal place for you to test your new dance steps with various partners and situations
that occur on the dance floor. Nothing will get you to a comfortable social dance level more
quickly than regular attendance at our practice sessions. You’ll dance to a variety of music in a
fun and friendly atmosphere while gaining confidence. All the studio instructors are here to help
you and the demonstrations done by our professionals and other students will inspire you.
Our Fred Astaire Boynton Beach professionals have the skills and knowledge to make your quinceañera choreography truly memorable. We will guide you through the steps needed for the traditional waltz as well as teach you the steps of any other surprise dances you may choose to add into your choreography. Our dance professionals will help your vision come to life.
Get your special
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.
Our unique teaching system includes a Three Tiered Method of regularly scheduled private instruction as well as group lessons and practice lessons:
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 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 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 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.