Why Dance With Us?
What Makes Fred Astaire Dance Studios Special?
Welcome to Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Long Grove (formally Buffalo Grove), IL – where you can learn Ballroom & Latin Dancing from some of the best in the business!
We are one of the top studios in the Fred Astaire organization, and are proud to offer the best of Ballroom & Latin Dance instruction. Got two left feet? We specialize in teaching brand new students, giving them confidence, a sense of rhythm and a LOVE for dance! Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Long Grove is proud to offer the best quality of dance instruction in Wedding Dance Lessons, Popular Social and Nightclub dance favorites (such as Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, and Swing), Ballroom Dancing Lessons (such as the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, and Viennese Waltz), Latin-American Dance Lessons (like Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive), and more. You will find everything from Private Lessons and Group Classes, to Social Dance Parties and Events at our Long Grove dance studio. Couples and single students are always welcome! Walk into our studio and take the first step to a healthier and happier life!! We are conveniently located near: Turner, Gage Lake, Greys Lake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Round Lake, Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Waukegen and Cook County. All lessons are by appointment, so call now! 847-634-1100. Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Long Grove is owned by United States American Rhythm Finalist and former “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Jesse DeSoto, and United States Rising Star American Rhythm Finalist, Aaron DeSoto.
Because an atmosphere of kindness, warmth and inspiration awaits you at every Fred Astaire Dance Studio!
It’s what our clients tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – a friendly energy, and a sense of “FADS community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance.
Because ballroom dance lessons should always 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 our friendly and inspirational atmosphere will help make your ballroom dance journey a reality. There are thousands of reasons why people start dance lessons – and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll want to keep coming back!
Because ballroom dance has so many benefits!
Ballroom dancing is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation – and it can bring so much to your life. It’s a great workout; has documented physical and mental health benefits; can enhance your social life and self-confidence; reduces stress and depression; promotes relaxation; is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity; and it’s FUN!! With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to.
Because our ballroom dance curriculum helps you learn faster, and achieve more!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ proven program of Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Practice Parties ensures that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN. In fact, you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson! Our repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances, for both social and competitive dancers.
Because of our talented, professional Dance Instructors!
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world, and truly love what they do. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our Dance Instructors all complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum – which presents the building blocks of partner dance in the way that people naturally learn. Our dance curriculum, coupled with our Instructors’ compassion, energy and kindness will help ensure you get the most from your dance lessons.
Because of our exciting ballroom dance events & 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.
Because of our money-saving Intro Offer!
Take advantage of our special introductory offer just for new students, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals. Simply submit the Info Form on this website, and we’ll be in touch with exciting details about our program options and a special discount just for new students (which is sure to get you dancing!). Stop in & share your dance goals with us, and we’ll help you get there!
We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon.
Our Brand New Long Grove Studio Is Now Open!
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.