Events

Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

Regional Events For 2018

At our regional competitions, students from Brookfield, Waukesha, and across the Greater Milwaukee area, can take part in a local competition to show off their dance skills. At these events, students meet, mingle and develop lifelong friendships with other students that share the same love for dancing. Participating in competitions gives every student the opportunity to progress much more rapidly in their dance levels than just private ballroom dance lessons. If competing doesn’t seem like something that would interest you, don’t worry; each of these local events have a social dance ball to finish off the event in a fun-filled way!


Spotlight on Life Gala

January 27th

Hilton Milwaukee City Center


Winter Ball 

February 22nd – 24th

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport


Dance Fantasy

March 16th & 17th

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts


Citizen’s Advocates – Dancing for a Difference

May 11th

Chandelier Ballroom – Hartford


Milwaukee Classic

May 17th – 19th

Marriott Milwaukee West


Dance – A – Thon

August 16th – 18th

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino


Oktoberfest

October 11th – 13th

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport


Audition Day

November 10th

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Pewaukee


Holiday Trophy Ball

December 15th

TBA


 

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Upcoming National Events: 

 


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Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 28th, 2018 

Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

We are thrilled to be returning to Houston and the beautiful Marriott Marquis to celebrate another exciting Cross County Dance Championships. There’s no better place to hold a Texas-sized, Texas-themed dance competition than Texas, with its unbridled hospitality and area attractions that will thrill and excite! And with over 1,000 rooms, an ideal downtown location,  and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas!), this venue provides the perfect backdrop for CCDC 2018.


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Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas – where the fun never stops – for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships! Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas?


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National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway!

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