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FADS Dance Board Member Stanley McCalla

Stanley McCalla

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • Dance Director
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1990


Stanley is a United States Official National Adjudicator and highly sought-after Coach. He has been on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board since 1997. He 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. Stanley’s passion and expertise is to train professionals and amateurs alike, so they achieve the highest level of competitive dancing. He regularly trains in Smooth, Rhythm, Standard and Latin. Stanley is the Co-Owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mamaroneck, New York where he serves as Dance Director. As a Professional, he was a principal dancer for American Ballroom Theater, directed by Pierre Dulaine, for 7 Years. He, together with his wife Jennifer Ford McCalla, choreographed the Tango scene for Adam’s Family II. They were also Ballroom Consultants for The Stepford Wives (2004), where they choreographed the group waltz in the movie.


  • 2-Time Fred Astaire National Dance Champion (Smooth)
  • United States Finalist (Smooth)
  • Ten-Dance United States Finalist
  • United States Championships Semi-Finalist (Latin)
  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Champion (Smooth)
  • Fred Astaire National Rising Star Champion (Smooth)
  • Fred Astaire National Syllabi Champion (Standard, Smooth)
  • Breakers and Texas Challenge Rising Star Champion (Standard, Smooth and Latin)
  • North American Rising Star Champion (Standard, Latin and Smooth)
  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Finalist (Standard and Latin)
  • United States Championships Rising Star Finalist (Latin, Standard and Smooth)
  • 4-Time United States Amateur Champion (Latin, Standard and Ten Dances)
  • 2-Time United States Amateur Champion (Rhythm and Smooth)


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • Professional Certification
  • Choreography
  • International Latin
  • International Ballroom
  • Licentiate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in International Latin, Standard and Theater Arts

Stanley 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.