Dancers & Dance Instructors –Take Your Dance Career to the Next Level!

The world of ballroom dance instruction continues to grow in popularity. In fact, there’s never been a better time to consider an exciting and rewarding career as a Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ certified Dance Instructor! We are always looking for outgoing, enthusiastic and positive individuals to add to our winning team. Our teaching philosophy is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance should always be fun!

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll be part of a warm and welcoming community that will inspire you and your students to reach new heights, feel and look confident, and have LOTS of fun doing it. You’ll instruct students of all ages and abilities, and help them realize their ballroom dance goals, in a warm, friendly, and inspirational atmosphere. Click the “Contact Us” button on the top nav, and get in touch today!

  • Competitive benefits, flexible schedule
  • Great earnings potential
  • Regional & National Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions
  • Over $580,000 in annual Pro and Pro-Am prize money awarded
  • Access to top-level dance coaches helps further your dancing skills
  • Expert training programs develop your dance AND business skills
  • Stable, creative & FUN work environment… since 1947
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FAQs About Dance Instructor Positions

A: That depends on your level of dance experience, and how long it takes you to complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Dance Studios' Curriculum (our proprietary teaching method that not only teaches the mechanics of partner dancing, but also presents the building blocks of how people absorb and retain information). Our training program ensures a consistent, high-level of dance instruction, because it teaches our instructors how to teach in a way that people naturally learn! Our dance curriculum is also continuously reviewed by world-famous former dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, to ensure only the finest and most up-to-date curriculum for you, and for our Students.

A: Fred Astaire Dance Studios' certified Dance Instructors hail from all over the country, and all over the world! Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Most Instructors have prior dance experience from a class or professional setting. Because of our thorough and comprehensive instructor training and certification program, prior teaching experience is recommended, but is not necessarily required.

A: There are Fred Astaire Dance Studios locations throughout the United States, and we’re always looking for qualified, outgoing and enthusiastic individuals to add to our winning team of certified Dance Instructors. If there's a specific area of the country in which you'd like to work, you may feel free to contact any of our locations in that geographic area regarding their current openings. Or you may simply submit your resume using the image link in the right column on this page, to get started. Your information will be immediately directed to Fred Astaire Dance Studios' owners in the geographic area(s) you specify.

A: Absolutely! Our Instructor Certification and training programs will help you dance (and teach) at your optimal level. We also host a series of spectacular Regional & National Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions (with over $580,000 in annual Pro and Pro-Am prize money awarded!), and provide access to our top-level dance coaches to help further your dancing skills.

A: Nationwide, our network of Fred Astaire Dance Studios locations offer the possibility of unlimited career growth potential! The right person with the necessary skills and abilities may have the opportunity to progress to become a studio manager, supervisor – even an owner. Our Conceptual Method of Teaching program and continuous management training opportunities make that possible, helping to ensure that our certified Dance Instructors have all the skills required to be excellent teachers now, and to potentially advance even further, with time.

A: While the specific schedule is set at the local studio level, most Fred Astaire Dance Studios locations operate anywhere from 11am - 10pm Monday through Friday, to accommodate our Students’ busy and varied schedules. Many studios also conduct lessons, practice parties, team matches and / or coaching sessions on Saturdays.

A: At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we generally hire our Dance Instructors full-time, as there is a lot of on-the-job training involved and we are looking for individuals who are interested in a career, not just a job. Many studios offer their full-time employees paid vacation, health insurance and some may also offer retirement plans. Note that some studio locations may also have part-time positions available.

A: Dress code is set by the specific studio but in general, our certified Dance Instructors dress professionally for dance lessons, in clothing that is appropriate & comfortable for partner dancing. In most Fred Astaire Dance Studios locations, this means slacks, dress shirts and ties for the gentlemen; and skirts, dresses, or slacks for the ladies – and of course, approved dance shoes for everyone. For activities, events and matches, the dress code may vary.

Contact us today. Together, we’ll make your dance dreams a reality, and have lots of fun doing it!