Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!


Mark your calendars! Sunday, July 10th is our first anniversary. Help us celebrate with an evening of spotlight dance performances & a mini match. Ask your instructor how you can enter the mini match and join the fun! Join us afterwards on the waterfront for the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Sunset Music Series. Invite friends & family and pack a picnic. There will be music and dancing for all! Stay tuned for more details…


Get Ready For Our Spring Showcase & Mini Match!

SHOWCASEMark your calendars! Sunday, April 17th is our first Spring Showcase. It will be an evening of student & professional dance performances. Students are working really hard to polish up their routines. We’ve added a mini match to the event. Ask your instructor how you can enter the mini match and join the fun! Stay tuned for more details…

Our 1st Holiday Dinner Dance was amazing!DANCE

Thank you to everyone for coming out and making it such a special night! We saw so many beautiful spotlight dance performances from our talented students. The Spring Showcase is around the corner for anyone who may have missed out, or anyone looking to step up their game!

Join Us For the Last Practice Party of the Year!

GobbleWobbleFeeling guilty about that second or third helping? Come work it off at our last practice party of the year! Don’t forget to bring in some canned foods for us to donate to the local food pantry to make sure everyone has the happiest of holidays.

The Monster Bash Was So Much Fun!


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It was a night of tricks, treats and dance!

Our Grand Opening Celebration!



Our Grand Opening Celebration was an amazing event! Thank you to all who were able to make it and wish us well. We have such a wonderful, supportive community and are so grateful. Thank you to WHUD for coming out and supporting our event and fundraiser! Thank you to The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce for attending our ribbon cutting ceremony! We’re so excited to share the fun and passion of dance with our community.

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events: 


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships, and the perfect destination for your summer getaway. Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas? Talk to your FADS Instructor today – the registration deadline is June 6, 2018.

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National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway! Entries are due by September 24, 2018.

West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 17th – 19th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA 

We’re returning to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in sunny San Diego California, for the 2019 Fred Astaire West Coast Dance Championships! This exciting inter-regional dance competition is traditionally our first event of the new year. The San Diego destination will definitely start the new year off right – with warmer weather, gorgeous Harbor views, and area attractions like Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. Warm up this winter, and dance with us – talk with your FADS instructor today… the entry deadline is December 27, 2018.