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Whether you've danced before, or think you have two left feet, you've come to the right place. Fred Astaire Dance Studio is the premier dance studio.

When you sign up for lessons at the Fred Astaire Ballroom, you'll get to choose from multiple dance styles and approaches. And our welcoming studio environment makes our studio the perfect place to hone your skills, no matter at what level you are currently.

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4 Private Lessons + 1 Group Class + 1 Social Dance Party

Expires on 08/31/18

About

Welcome To The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Canton, OH

Our North Canton Ballroom Dance Studio offers all types of dance instruction – from Ballroom and Latin dance lessons to nightclub dancing, as well as customized Wedding Dance programs. Whether you are looking for competitive training or you’ve never stepped foot on the dance floor, our programs are for all ages, abilities, and levels. Our dance instructions are taught through private and group lessons as well as and practice and party sessions.

We provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to learn Ballroom and Latin dancing. All dance lessons are taught by our Certified Dance Instructors who undergo rigorous and continuous dance training.

To Learn More about our Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons, CLICK HERE.

If you are looking to get out on the dance floor, get started with our Introductory Offer or Trial Membership which will introduce you to the basics of both slow and fast dancing. These dances include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Swing.

 

About Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Great Beginnings
Our company began when Mr. Fred Astaire co-founded a chain of dance studios under his name, to make sure that his dance techniques could be preserved and passed onto the public… and on March 7th, 1947, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened, at 487 Park Avenue in New York City. Since then, our network of worldwide dance studios has produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers, who are the living embodiment of Fred Astaire’s style and grace. And since 1947, we have had the honor & privilege of improving the lives of our students, staff and everyone who is associated with our company, through the joy of lifelong dancing!

Ballroom Dance Lessons Should be FUN!
The teaching philosophy at every Fred Astaire Dance studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun! We work with students of all ages and abilities, and help them realize their ballroom dancing goals in a friendly and inspirational atmosphere. Whether you are interested in wedding dance instruction, are looking for a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, want to improve your social life, or are taking your dancing skills to the next level, Fred Astaire’s teaching method will result in faster learning rates and higher levels of achievement – regardless of your physical attributes or comprehension. And at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll always find a warm and welcoming community that will inspire you to reach new heights, feel and look confident, and have fun doing it!

Learn Faster, Achieve More
Our proven dance curriculum includes a tiered program of regularly-scheduled Private Lessons, plus Group Lessons and Practice Parties to ensure that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN! Our dance instructors’ repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances. Created for both social & competitive dancers, our proprietary dance instruction program ensures you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson! Click here for more information and to find a Fred Astaire Dance Studio near you.

Track Your Progress
The Fred Astaire Trophy System is an easy way for you to track your progress & stay motivated, while you enjoy dancing. Our Beginner and Social Foundation Programs teach newer students the step patterns and techniques needed to move around the dance floor. Students then move on to Bronze, which will enable you to comfortably and confidently dance on any sized dance floor, to any music, with any partner. From there, you can hone your skills and talents within the Silver level, and then all the way to the Gold!

Our Talented Dance Instructors
Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our dance instructors complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum, a teaching method that not only teaches the mechanics of partner dancing, but also presents the building blocks of how people ABSORB and RETAIN information. This program ensures a consistent, high-level of dance instruction because it teaches in a way that people naturally learn! Our proprietary dance curriculum is also continuously reviewed by world-famous former dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board, to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our students.

Exciting Events & Dance Competitions
Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding! Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions give you inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone your dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments.

Fred Astaire Dance Store
Each Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio features an in-studio and online Dance Store, where you can purchase branded products (such as dance shoes, practice wear and more) to keep you looking and feeling your best, on and off the dance floor.

Get Started Today, with a Fred Astaire Dance Studio Intro Offer!
Take advantage of the special introductory offer at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals! Click here to find a location near you – and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

 

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1107 South Main Street North Canton, OH 44720

330-497-3237

Hours of Operation: 

Mon - Tues: Telephone Office Hours 9 a.m-5 p.m

Wed - Fri: 1 p.m-10 p.m

Sat: By Appointment Only

5 of The Best Stretches for Dancers

Stretching is an essential part of dance. Stretching alone can prepare you physically and mentally for dance or any type of exercise. Whether you’re preforming or just practicing, stretching determines flexibility and your overall performance as a dancer. Here are 5 of the best stretches that’ll improve and prepare you for any type of dance.

Hamstring Stretch

Step 1: Sit down on the ground and extend your legs in front of you. Your toes should be either pointed or flexed.

Step 2: Place your arms in 1st or 5th position and slowly extend them over your legs.

Step 3: Let your torso follow your extension and relax your body into the stretch.

Step 4: Hold, release-then repeat with your feet in the other position.

Kneeling Quad Stretch

Step 1: Kneel on the ground and slowly extend your left foot in front of you, make sure your foot is placed flat on the floor. Your leg should be bent at a 90 degree angle at the knee.

Step 2: Slowly and gently push your hips towards your left leg.

Step 3: Hold this pose for 10-15 seconds than release

Step 4: Bring your left leg back down and repeat the stretch with your right leg.

Split Stretch

Step 1: Sit on the floor with your back straight and centered. Extend your legs outward as wide as you can.

Step 2: Carefully rotate your torso towards the right then move your torso over your right leg. Remember to breathe and go slow.

Step 3: Keep extending till you feel your body “stretch”. Hold this pose until your muscles relax.

Step 4: Slowly come back up and repeat with your left leg.

Quadriceps Stretch

Step 1: Stand up straight and being careful that your back doesn’t arch or curve grab your ankle.

Step 2: Hold this position for a short time, make sure your back doesn’t arch.

Step 3: Repeat with the other ankle.

Shoulder/Arm Stretch

Step 1: Stand up straight and extend your arms in front of your body.

Step 2: Interlock your fingers and slowly rotate your wrists so the flat of your palm is facing away from you.

Step 3: Lift your arms over your head and hold this pose for 10 to 15 seconds. Before moving your arms back down, place your left hand behind your head.

Step 4: Take your right hand and gently grasp your left elbow, proceed to press it down as much as you can. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and then repeat with your right hand behind your head and your left hand holding your right elbow.

5 of The Best Stretches for Dancers

Stretching is an essential part of dance. Stretching alone can prepare you physically and mentally for dance or any type of exercise. Whether you’re preforming or just practicing, stretching determines flexibility and your overall performance as a dancer. Here are 5 of the best stretches that’ll improve and prepare you for any type of dance.

Hamstring Stretch

Step 1: Sit down on the ground and extend your legs in front of you. Your toes should be either pointed or flexed.

Step 2: Place your arms in 1st or 5th position and slowly extend them over your legs.

Step 3: Let your torso follow your extension and relax your body into the stretch.

Step 4: Hold, release-then repeat with your feet in the other position.

Kneeling Quad Stretch

Step 1: Kneel on the ground and slowly extend your left foot in front of you, make sure your foot is placed flat on the floor. Your leg should be bent at a 90 degree angle at the knee.

Step 2: Slowly and gently push your hips towards your left leg.

Step 3: Hold this pose for 10-15 seconds than release

Step 4: Bring your left leg back down and repeat the stretch with your right leg.

Split Stretch

Step 1: Sit on the floor with your back straight and centered. Extend your legs outward as wide as you can.

Step 2: Carefully rotate your torso towards the right then move your torso over your right leg. Remember to breathe and go slow.

Step 3: Keep extending till you feel your body “stretch”. Hold this pose until your muscles relax.

Step 4: Slowly come back up and repeat with your left leg.

Quadriceps Stretch

Step 1: Stand up straight and being careful that your back doesn’t arch or curve grab your ankle.

Step 2: Hold this position for a short time, make sure your back doesn’t arch.

Step 3: Repeat with the other ankle.

Shoulder/Arm Stretch

Step 1: Stand up straight and extend your arms in front of your body.

Step 2: Interlock your fingers and slowly rotate your wrists so the flat of your palm is facing away from you.

Step 3: Lift your arms over your head and hold this pose for 10 to 15 seconds. Before moving your arms back down, place your left hand behind your head.

Step 4: Take your right hand and gently grasp your left elbow, proceed to press it down as much as you can. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and then repeat with your right hand behind your head and your left hand holding your right elbow.

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