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Boris Spitchka

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Professional Examiner
  • Co-Area Director of Massachusetts Area
  • Co-Owner of Albany, NY Studio
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 1996


Boris Spitchka, originally from Ukraine, fell in love with ballroom dancing at the young age of 16. Soon after, he was competing as an amateur in both the Standard and Latin divisions.  After obtaining his Bachelors in Education, he started to teach Ballroom and Latin dance in his native town. There he was well known as being a dance coach, performer, judge, and competition organizer.  After arriving to the USA, Boris began his career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios® – Mount Kisco (NY).  During his time there, he was also competing as a professional dancer in American Smooth.  In 1998, Boris opened the Fred Astaire Dance Studios® – Albany (NY). For more than 20 years Boris has successfully managed and owned the Albany location.  Boris has always had an interest in the technical details and the practical application of dance. He has achieved the highest certification level of a Dual Fellowship in International Standard and Latin from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and a Triple Fellowship in American Smooth, American Rhythm, and Theatre Arts from Fred Astaire Dance Studios®.


  • Fellow International Standard, ISTD
  • Fellow International Latin, ISTD
  • Fellow American Smooth Diploma, FADS
  • Fellow American Rhythm Diploma, FADS
  • Fellow Theatrical Arts Diploma, FADS
  • Gold Dance Director Diploma, FADS


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • Business Training
  • Training for Professional Certifications & Diplomas
  • Professional Examinations

Boris Spitchka is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.