Events

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!

In addition to competitions, Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers an array of other events for students to utilize their new dance skills. These events are exciting and excellent opportunities to explore the world of dance, socialize with other students, and see the variety of ways dance can affect all of our lives!

There is something for everyone!

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


Regional Upcoming Events – 2018

Freddy Ball & Astaire Day

Enjoy this weekend-long regional competition that includes something for everyone, even non-competitors!
Events include: Regional Show, Proficiency Grades, Competition, Banquet/Dinner & Ball for our Social Dancers..
Prepare the Third Day to audition your songs or the upcoming show, our famous “Astaire Day” a day full of free dancing!

February 16-18, 2019
Hilton Houston Post Oaks – Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056


Team Match 

Designed to be fun and friendly, join us for this encouraging event with friendly competition between our studio and the other Fred Astaire Dance Studios in our region.  Support your studio and help us bring the trophy home!!!

Trophy Ball

Do not miss out our student’s graduation ceremony and free dance clinics. This is a beautiful evening to celebrate our student’s success though the Trophy System.

April 7, 2018
Location TBD
Houston, Texas

Spring Spotlight

Have you ever felt uncomfortable dancing in front of other people?  Our Spotlight events are designed to create an environment for students to find support and confidence through dancing.  Do not Miss out!

May 5, 2018
Location TBD
Houston, Texas


Rhythm of the Night – Biannual Show.

Come and enjoy an amazing night full of dance performances by our very own students that they have been preparing for the past 6 months. After the students enjoy a fabulous professional show by our Texas Professionals!
June 9-10, 2018
The Hobby Center
Houston, Texas

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. Celebrate the Holidays with us!

June  29-30, 2018
Location, TBD
Houston, TX 

Trophy Ball & Astaire Day

Do not miss out our student’s graduation ceremony and free dance clinics. This is a beautiful evening to celebrate our student’s success though the Trophy System.

Prepare the Second Day to audition your songs or the upcoming show, our famous “Astaire Day” a day full of free dancing!

August 25-26, 2018
Location, TBD
Houston, Texas

Texarama

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.

September 13-15, 2018
San Luis Resort and Spa
Galeveston, TX 77024

Team Match – Oktoberfest

Designed to be fun and friendly, join us for this encouraging event with friendly competition between our studio and the other Fred Astaire Dance Studios in our region.  Support your studio and help us bring the trophy home!!!

October 6, 2018
Location TBD
Houston, Texas

Winter Spotlight

Have you ever felt uncomfortable dancing in front of other people?  Our Spotlight events are designed to create an environment for students to find support and confidence through dancing.  Do not Miss out!

November 10, 2018
Location TBD
Houston, Texas


Lone Star Classic

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. Celebrate the Holidays with us!

November 30 – December 1, 2018
Location, TBD
Houston, TX 

Mark your calendars now for these extraordinary events! If you have any further information or you need more details please call us at 281-913-2623. 

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

Upcoming National Events:


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 2019. The San Diego destination will definitely start your 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 19, 2018.


Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 27th, 2019
Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

Another exciting Cross Country Dance Championships is upon us, and we are thrilled to be returning to Houston, Texas… and the Houston Marriott Marquis! With over 1,000 rooms, amazing amenities and eateries, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas), you won’t need to venture far to discover adventure.  Dance your heats, and explore all that Houston has lots to offer – including Discovery Green Park, the Houston Zoo, museums, Downtown Aquarium, haunted Houston and architecture tours, great shopping – and of course, incredible BBQ and fusion cuisine. So saddle up, cowboys & cowgirls – because we’ll be kickin’ up our heels all week! Make sure you talk to your FADS Instructor and get your entries and packages in – the entry deadline is March 20, 2019! Let’s make this a Texas-sized event!


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 22nd – 26th, 2019
Mirage Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Our Host Resort for the 2019 Fred Astaire World Championships (FAWC) is the luxurious Mirage Hotel & Casino. Join us for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Mirage Hotel & Casino features a tropical Polynesian-theme, over 3,000 guestrooms, and a dizzying array of amenities and entertainment options. And Las Vegas is the perfect choice for your exciting summer ballroom getaway. Dance your heats and then explore all that Las Vegas & the surrounding area has to offer. Don’t miss out – talk to your FADS Instructor today, entries are due by June 19th, 2019. Let’s dance the days – and nights away – in “Sin City”!


National Dance Championships (National)
October 28th – November 1st, 2019
Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to the 
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, for the 2019 Fred Astaire National Dance Championships. Join us for spectacular dancing, bright lights,  warm weather and the renowned attractions of Orlando. Our host resort features a 3-acre lazy river and pool, 18-hole championship golf course, spa, fitness center, nearly a dozen dining and lounge options, and complimentary transportation to Disney World. Average temperatures hover around 78°F, and the area is home to major theme parks, outlet shopping, sports and family attractions, history – and of course, lots of nightlife. Closer to the parquet, watch thrilling dance performances as a spectator in the ballroom, spend time meeting new people, catch up with old friends and challenge yourself on the dance floor. Mark your calendar now, and talk to your FADS instructor – the entry deadline is September 25th!