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Tad Joy

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Company Stockholder
  • Area Developer
  • National Competition Chairman
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1986


Having won nine Freddy Awards and been named the Top Pro/Am Teacher in the United States, Tad excels in both the business and dancing sides of the industry. He is one of the most sought-after staff/business Trainers and Motivators nationwide. But he also loves to affect Professionals and Pro/Am couples on the dance floor, perfecting technique and choreographing open routines. Tad has been in the ballroom industry for his entire life. He relishes being the second generation of a National Dance Board member, an undefeated FADS United States Smooth Champion, and the Tampa Bay Area Developer. He continues his quest for excellence and is now the National Fred Astaire Competition Chairman and a Stockholder. He is, of course, a world-class certified NDCA Adjudicator/Scrutineer/MC and Chairman of Judges. Tad provides the epitome of Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ excellence in all aspects of the dance business, and is honored to represent Fred Astaire Dance Studios on the National Dance Council of America. Providing the same excellence on the road in his five Tampa Bay Florida studios, and across the Fred Astaire Dance Studio network is his life and honor.


  • Fred Astaire Undefeated American Smooth Champion
  • 3-Time Fred Astaire National International Ballroom Champion
  • 9-Time National Pro/Am Champion (American Smooth, American Rhythm and Latin)
  • 2-Time National Pro/Am Top Teacher
  • Championship Certified in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, International Latin and Theatrical Style
  • Chairman of Judges
  • World Dance Council Adjudicator


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • Theater Arts
  • Choreography
  • Business Training (Systems/Procedures and Motivational)

Tad Joy 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.