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Dan Rutherford

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Area Director
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2004


Dan studied jazz dance extensively from the age of five through his late teens. At that time, he began a career in Ballroom and Latin dance. Dan has produced numerous Champions throughout his career as a Teacher and Coach. Dan has also danced on stage with numerous celebrities as a back-up, chorus line and principal dancer in many productions. Dan is one of the top professionals in the United States.


  • Former World Professional Rhythm Champion
  • United States Finalist 9 consecutive years
  • United States OVERALL Top Professional Couple
  • Featured performers on: Good Life TVPBS Championship Ballroom DancingDancing with the Stars
  • Member organizations: Fred Astaire National Dance Board, North American Dance Teachers Association, DVIDA, National Dance Council of America, World Dance Council Adjudicator


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • Choreography
  • Theater Arts
  • International Latin

Dan Rutherford 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.