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Own a Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Franchise

Since 1947, we’ve set the standard in ballroom dance excellence. And today, our network of over 250 dance studios continues to transform lives through the positive power of dance. We’re proud to offer our Students & Staff a studio environment that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Join us – and build a lucrative future that blends classic elegance with modern-day energy, and gives you the 21st century business tools to succeed.


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Why Invest with
Fred Astaire Dance

Step into a Fun & Exciting Future!

For over 75 years, Fred Astaire Dance Studios® has been the premier brand in ballroom dance instruction. And today, our programs offer Students more fun and options than ever, while continually maintaining the high standards of our proprietary curriculum (developed by Mr. Fred Astaire himself). We provide comprehensive tools and training, plus the ongoing support you need, to create a successful entrepreneurial business.

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The Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Advantage

Our worldwide name recognition, plus a full complement of management, training, marketing, and development resources are yours to leverage from the first day you join us as a franchise Owner! Our knowledgeable team assists with site selection, market analysis, layout & décor, pre-opening training, and customized online platforms to help you promote, manage, and grow your franchise.

Steps to Ownership
The Steps to Studio Ownership

From first contact to final contract, we make the process easy! Get started on the best decision of your life, today… request more information about becoming an Owner in the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ family.

  1. Request Information
  2. Submit Application
  3. Review of Financials
  4. Background & Credit Check
  5. Receive & Review FDD
  6. Select Territory
  7. Review & Sign Franchise Agreement
  8. Submit Initial Franchise Fee
A Letter From Our President
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A Letter From Our President

Dear Future Studio Owners,

We’re pleased to share details about one of the most exciting and rewarding business opportunities in the United States and around the world – partnering with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios team!

Since 1947, when Mr. Fred Astaire co-founded our company, Fred Astaire Dance Studios has been a successful worldwide name, identified with dance excellence. Mr. Astaire himself was instrumental in creating the exclusive ballroom dance curriculum and instructional method, to ensure that his dancing techniques would be preserved and passed on to the public. Using these unsurpassed training and certification programs, our mission has always been to share the joy of lifelong dance as a tool to inspire, renew and empower our students, instructors, staff and communities!

Today, our dance studio franchise system is always expanding, with over 180 studios in cities throughout North America and around the world. Fred Astaire Dance Studios continue to maintain the highest standards of excellence through the FADS curriculum and our Fred Astaire Dance Board affiliation.

We consistently support our Franchisees’ success and growth, in several important ways:

First, we are committed to partnering with the most qualified individuals. We welcome a variety of franchise owner profiles into our network – dancers and instructors, current independent studio owners, and business people in general. Our process of recruiting, vetting and training helps ensure a growing, successful franchise comprised of studio owners with the work ethic and motivation that’s necessary to create a long-term, successful business.

Second, we provide each Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner with the tools, training and ongoing support they need, to create a successful entrepreneurial business. This support, coupled with your own spirit, focus and determination can set you on a course for the most exciting and rewarding endeavor of your life!

Becoming part of Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who wants to enhance their income while improving lives through the joy of lifelong dancing. Contact us today to take your first step towards a secure and rewarding future.

Thank you for your interest – we look forward to hearing from you!

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This is not an offer to sell a franchise. A Fred Astaire Dance Studios franchise is offered only by our delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document to you in compliance with FTC Rule 436 and various state franchise sales laws.

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