Dance Council Member

Jennifer Ford McCalla

FADS Dance Board Member Jennifer Ford McCalla
  • International Dance Council Member
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1990


Jennifer is a United States Official National Adjudicator and highly sought-after Coach. She has been on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board since 1997. She visits Fred Astaire Dance Studios throughout the United States and helps develop the quality of their staff’s and students’ dancing to the highest level. Jennifer’s passion and expertise is to train Professionals and Amateurs alike, so they achieve the highest level of competitive dancing. She regularly trains in Smooth, Rhythm, Standard and Latin. Uniquely, she started as a Fred Astaire Dance Studios student, and during that time was the United States Pro/Am American Style Rhythm and Smooth Champion and Theatre Arts.


  • United States Representative to The World Standard, The World Latin, and 2-Time United States representative to the World Ten Dance Championships
  • United States Professional Ten Dance Runner-Up
  • The U.S. Peoples’ Choice Award for Professional Rising Star Professional Team
  • United States Professional Smooth 7th place Finalist
  • Undefeated Fred Astaire Professional Smooth Champion
  • Principal Member of the American Ballroom Theatre, under the direction of Pierre Dulaine, traveling North America, Europe, and Asia
  • Ohio Star Ball, North American Rising Star Smooth, Latin, Standard Champion
  • The United States Pro/Am Theatrical Champion


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • Theater Arts
  • Excels at taking choreography and making it come alive
  • Phenomenal Rehearsal Director and Showcase Coordinator

Jennifer Ford McCalla 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.

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