Fred Astaire Dance Studios hosts Inter-Regional and Regional Dance Competitions across the country, to make our Students’ dance experience even more fun and rewarding. Our goal is to provide you with exciting opportunities to hone your dance skills & confidence, spend time with friends old & new, experience inspiring dance performances, have a chance to win amazing trophies & prizes, travel to cities across the country, and have more fun than you could imagine!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios Inter-Regional and Regional Dance Competitions are 1 – 3 day events hosted by Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Regions across the country, and typically take place over a weekend. Regional Dance Competitions are open to all Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Students who dance at locations within that Region, and their instructors. Inter-Regional Dance Competitions is a newer category: we’ve opened some of our best Regionals to FADS Students & Instructors from across the country, so everyone can attend! To browse the entire schedule of Regional and Inter-Regional dance events, click the Events tab at the top of this page, then “All Events”, and use the filters on the left margin to search each category.
Regional and Inter-Regional Dance Competitions are perfect for newer Amateur dancers, more experienced dancers who are new to competing, and everyone who loves the thrill of exceptional ballroom dance, and dance performances.
- One-to-three day duration makes for an easy time-commitment
- Smaller scale / fewer entries than National events, so you can focus on having fun
- All of the glitz & glamour that Fred Astaire Dance Studios® events are famous for!
- Supportive environment boosts your confidence
- Compete alongside other student dancers of the same experience level
- Be part of your studio’s Regional Team
- Progress more rapidly in your dance endeavors, and have lots of fun along the way!
- Friends & family are welcome to attend and spectator tickets are available.
- Regional events are “easy travel”, usually within driving distance
- Inter-Regional events offer the same dance experience, with opportunities to travel to venues across the country.
- Some Regionals and Inter-Regionals are World Cup Series qualifying events – Students interested in competing more frequently earn points to win great prizes, trophies and scholarships to an upcoming National.
- Enjoy evenings filled with food, refreshments and entertainment!
- Plan time for sight-seeing, so you can explore
Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers many opportunities for students to participate in dance competitions, but competing (or even attending as a spectator) is never a requirement. While some students may choose to stay close to the community and camaraderie of their local studio, we find that most Amateur dancers truly enjoy the spirit and energy of our competitions, and look forward to them again and again!
For more information about Regional and Inter-Regional dance competitions, please speak with your FADS Instructor. For a complete schedule of events, click the “Events” tab at the top of this page.