Though Nick joined our Long Grove location in December 2015, he has been in the Fred Astaire family since 2008. Through the years, he has obtained a vast amount of dance knowledge as he enjoys reading dance manuals from cover to cover. If you have a dance question, Nick is your go-to guy! Though he may come off brain smart, he actually comes from a musical background as a devoted Alto Saxophone player and a guitarist. Since starting with Fred Astaire Dance Studios, he has become a major competitor in the American 9 dance division and currently competes in the American Smooth category with his partner, Sarah Ford. Nick is an all around guy who can easily connect with a diversified group of students. He’s silly, but serious… Nice, but strict. He’s the formula of a great teacher!