Fred Astaire Brandon has a National Champion!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios holds a National Dance Championship (NDC) each fall in Orlando. This year, the theme was “Old Hollywood”. Fred Astaire Brandon was represented by three amazing students.

Jackie Howett was a shining star at this year’s nationals, taking FIRST PLACE in both her scholarship and championship divisions! She was stunning on and off the dance floor. Congratulations to our National Champion!!


Louise Fore is our NO EXCUSES student. She competed at NDC for two straight days with a fractured ankle! She refused to give up and danced amazingly! We are so proud of her hard work and dedication to dancing!




Jodie Gregory danced her heart out this year, performing two show routines. Jodie has bravely danced through a five-year cancer battle and is facing upcoming surgery. But the joy of dancing remains in the middle of her trials! We are proud of you, Jodie!

Each of these ladies had dance instructor and studio owner David Chancellor for a partner. Thanks to David for sharing the joy of dance with these inspirational ladies! Go Team Brandon!