Reviews & Testimonials

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Customer Reviews

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Brookfield, CT, we love hearing comments and feedback from our dance students across the country & around the world! And we’re proud of what they tell us they notice, from the first time they step inside one of our locations… an energy and sense of “FADS community” that’s welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Scroll through these reviews for inspiring examples of how the positive and transforming power of dance enriches lives –  and perhaps discover something new and engaging about dance.

“My fiancé and I found Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Brookfield, CT on the web while looking for a place to learn how to dance for our wedding. It was local and when we called they were so nice so we went for a consultation. And we got more than we bargained for. What started out as something we needed to do, quickly became something we wanted to do every week. Our instructor Matthew is great. He makes it fun to learn. We laugh a lot and he is always positive so that we do not get frustrated and really knows how to break it down so we understand the steps. It really is becoming a hobby for Brian and me. We are learning to love it, and a huge part of that is that when you walk in the dance studio it is like walking into your home. Everyone is so excited to see you, they are all so proud of the achievements you are making and the atmosphere is so relaxed and fun. We love that we learn different details from each instructor and there method of teaching makes you well rounded.
By taking the different classes you learn different aspects. The parties help you navigate on the dance floor as well as dancing in front of people, while the group classes let you know that you are not alone in the learning process. I would highly recommend if you are thinking about dancing to come and try them out because once you visit you will want to come back.”

-Heather S. & Brian W.

“Ballroom dancing is a lifetime adventure which opens up a world in which anyone of any age can combine movement, art, and music. After dancing with Elmar Schmidt, Director of the Fred Astaire Studios – Brookfield, CT, for almost four years I have learned not only about dance, but about myself. Ballroom Dancing leads the way for self-discovery and a truly beautiful and wonderful adventure each time I dance. Four years ago, I started with just one step.”

– Cris M.

“Studying ballroom dance has been a wonderful opportunity for us to learn together while having fun and exercising both brains and body. As we dance, we build not only strength, agility, balance and grace but also enduring memories and pride in our accomplishments. And we get to dress up! Some lessons are easy, others more challenging, yet working as a team with our instructor, Matthew, makes it all within reach. We appreciate Matthew’s professionalism and his deep understanding of the learning process. His enthusiasm motivates and pushes us further than we thought we could go.”

– L.J & D.G

I started ballroom dancing lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Brookfield, CT when I was eight. At first I was shy, but my instructor was so nice and funny that he made it easy to learn. All of the instructors here are really professional and great dancers. First I learned Latin/Rhythm dances like Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Salsa, Hustle, Samba, Swing as well as Paso Doble and Quickstep. Now I’m eleven and I am learning to dance Slow Waltz, Vienesse Waltz and West Coast Swing. There are always new ones to learn!”

– Daisy M.