Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

Upcoming Studio and Regional Events:

Dance Derby

Enjoy this weekend-long regional competition that includes something for everyone, even non-competitors! Events include: Regional Show, Team Match, Proficiency Grades, Competition, Banquet/Dinner, & Ball.

June  29-30, 2018
Location: Houston – Airport Marriot
Houston, TX 

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events: 


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships, and the perfect destination for your summer getaway. Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas? Talk to your FADS Instructor today – the registration deadline is June 6, 2018.

NDC Oct 2017

National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway! Entries are due by September 24, 2018.

West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 17th – 19th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA 

We’re returning to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in sunny San Diego California, for the 2019 Fred Astaire West Coast Dance Championships! This exciting inter-regional dance competition is traditionally our first event of the new year. The San Diego destination will definitely start the new year off right – with warmer weather, gorgeous Harbor views, and area attractions like Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. Warm up this winter, and dance with us – talk with your FADS instructor today… the entry deadline is December 27, 2018.

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Nights on the Town

Fred Astaire Dance Studios are always bustling with event and activities. These social events take the practice party experience a step further and allow you to take your dancing shoes out on the town.

Our Competitions

Competitions are a regular part of the vast majority of Fred Astaire Dance Studios yearly calendars. Our students have exclusive access to participate in our competition programs. Opportunities include mini-matches at the local level, regional competitions, and national events held in premier destinations. At National or Regional Competitions, students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers in order to take home a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, and Orlando are often the locations selected for these prestigious national events. Participating in the competitions gives every student and student/teacher dance team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors


Showcases are designed for students who find performance dancing exciting. Special choreography is incorporated in solo or group routines to suit each student’s ability and interest. Performance events take place in theaters and give the student a full theatrical experience, including costumes, makeup, lighting, and of course, the stage.

Entertainment & Promotions

Looking for a place to host a party or event? Our studio and dance floor are available for rent! We have a wonderful dance floor, surround sound stereo system, a kitchen, and tables and chairs ready for a night of entertainment.
Do you want our instructors to perform at your event? Hire our professional instructors to perform at your party, wedding or special event! Contact us for more information.