Guest Coaches

The World’s Best Dancers and Coaches, in Our Studio!

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Mokena offers and delivers the finest in group and private ballroom dance classes, but we also bring you a great variety in our professional coaching. Broaden your knowledge and skills by meeting and working with some true standouts. You’ll be glad you did. These professionals have helped shape the dance industry and continue to inspire the teaching methods used throughout the dance community. We encourage you to enroll today with one (or better, both!) of these special guest coaches.

Tuesday, June 11th
Jim Carter
Coaching Day & Master Class

Jim has proudly been part of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios family since 1984. He is currently the Co-Area Dance Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Illinois region. Jim is the Choreographer and creative genius of many of the country’s award-winning best Solos, Novelties, Showcases and Professional Show Dances. His choreography consistently wins top awards at Regional and National Fred Astaire competitions. Jim excels in all aspects of sales and enrollment, motivational business training, and student and professional coaching and choreography. Jim can construct a highly successful Showcase Casting Day for a studio of any size, and then choreograph and produce an exhilarating and entertaining Studio Showcase, with students and professionals of any and every level. Jim has been a longtime favorite Fred Astaire Coach to have in studios across the country, because he offers fresh and exciting lessons and choreography, and he adds an infectious spark of fun and enthusiasm to the studio atmosphere like no other.

Monday, June 24th

For 14 years, Jack was Co-Owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Jacksonville, FL. He’s the current Fred Astaire Dance Studios Regional Dance Director for the Chicago Area, and Co-Author of Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Advanced Bronze and Silver Curriculum.