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Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.
Take the first step on your dance journey today, and discover a new world of joy, confidence, health, energy and fun!Start Dancing Today
From a simple First Dance to YouTube-worthy routines for the entire wedding party, we can help you make your Wedding Day even more special!
Ballroom dancing is that perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation, it can bring so much to your life – and it’s FUN!!
With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to dance.Learn More
Although the exact origins of the dance (and the world) are lost to legend, Tango originated in Argentina in the late 1800sLearn More
Bachata is a sensual dance with Caribbean origins, where most of the dancers' movements are in the lower body up to the hips.Learn More
Classic Bolero, introduced in Spain in 1780, is truly the dance of love, and is performed to music featuring a constant beat of drums.Learn More
A Cuban dance derived from the Mambo and Rumba; its name comes from the rhythm developed by a syncopation of the fourth beat.Learn More
East Coast Swing evolved from the Lindy Hop in the 1940s, and is perhaps the most famous American folk dance.Learn More
In 1912, Vaudeville dancer Harry Fox was the first to use the slow step, danced to an exhilarating new style of music ragtime.Learn More
A more modern entry, this disco style was most popular in the nightclub scene from the late 1960s through the 1970s.Learn More
This style evolved from popular American dances of the 1930s such as Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, etc.Learn More
First introduced in Latin America in the 1930s, Mambo attained instantaneous popularity in American film and pop culture.Learn More
Lore has this dance originating at a royal fiesta honoring a returning war hero, in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic.Learn More
This dance dates back many centuries and was originally intended for use at bullfights when the matador was victorious in the arena.Learn More
The Quickstep has its roots in 1920s New York City Ragtime, and only later became a partner dance.Learn More
Characterized by a smooth, subtle hip motion and a heavy walking step, Rumba first invaded the U.S. in the early 1930s.Learn More
Salsa combines passion, energy, sensuous style and joy, and has its origins in the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba.Learn More
Of Brazilian origin, this festive serenade features a repetitive melody, continually interrupted by the strumming of a guitar.Learn More
The romantic Tango descended from an early Spanish folk dance, and features intriguing asymmetrical and sophisticated dance patterns.Learn More
The Viennese Waltz was first danced by European royalty in the 1800s, and was deemed startling due to the close proximity of the dancers.Learn More
The Waltz dates back to Bavaria 400 years ago, but it was not introduced into society until 1812, when it first appeared in English ballrooms.Learn More
With its sophisticated style and easy adaptation to contemporary rock music, this 1950s style quickly gained popularity in the U.S.Learn More
An atmosphere of kindness, warmth and fun awaits you at every Fred Astaire Dance Studio! It’s what our students tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – an energy and sense of “FADS community” that is 100% welcoming, non-judgmental, and truly joyful!
Since 1947, our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance. 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. From wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, physical and emotional health, improving your social life…Start Dancing Today
The West Loop studio is proud to offer the best of Ballroom & Latin Dance instruction.
Everything from Private Lessons, Group Lessons, as well as Social Dance Parties and Events.
Got two left feet? We specialize in teaching brand new students, giving them confidence, a sense of rhythm and a LOVE for dance! Couples and single students are always welcome! Walk into our studio and take the first step to a healthier and happier life!! Conveniently located near: West Town, River North, Loop, Streeterville, Near North, Old Town, South Loop, Wicker Park and Lincoln Park. All lessons are by appointment, so call now! (312) 465-5100
The Fred Astaire West Loop Studio is owned by United States American Rhythm Finalist and former “Dancing with the Stars” professional, Jesse DeSoto.New Student Special
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