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:


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Upcoming National Events: 


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Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 28th, 2018 

Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

We are thrilled to be returning to Houston and the beautiful Marriott Marquis to celebrate another exciting Cross County Dance Championships. There’s no better place to hold a Texas-sized, Texas-themed dance competition than Texas, with its unbridled hospitality and area attractions that will thrill and excite! And with over 1,000 rooms, an ideal downtown location,  and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas!), this venue provides the perfect backdrop for CCDC 2018.

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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 – where the fun never stops – for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships! 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?

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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 and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway!

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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.