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Take the first step on your dance journey today, and discover a new world of joy, confidence, health, energy and fun!

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From a simple First Dance to YouTube-worthy routines for the entire wedding party, we can help you make your Wedding Day even more special!
Don’t start your marriage off on the left foot.

Which Dance Style
Suits You Best?

Regardless of your age, dancing ability or dance preferences, you’ve come to the right place: Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Lakewood Ranch! We would love to help instruct you in either the International or American Ballroom Styles, or both!


Ballroom dancing is that perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation, it can bring so much to your life – and it’s FUN!!

With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to dance.


An atmosphere of kindness, warmth and fun awaits you at every Fred Astaire Dance Studio! It’s what our students tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – an energy and sense of “FADS community” that is 100% welcoming, non-judgmental, and truly joyful!

Since 1947, our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance. There are thousands of reasons why people start dance lessons… and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll want to keep coming back. From wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, physical and emotional health, improving your social life…

Sally BoerasSally Boeras
14:58 25 Sep 22
The best dance studio in Sarasota. Wonderful instructors and the best instructions. You will be a better dancer and have fun at the same time.
Jade KingJade King
21:41 19 Nov 21
The instructors are wonderful and very knowledgeable! I enjoy most the friendships that I have gained through the studio, both other dancers and instructors.Five years ago, I never would have pictured my progress at where it is at now and how much I enjoy dancing.
Sarah McCormickSarah McCormick
00:13 19 Nov 21
My Daughter and I love dancing at Fred Astaire LWR. We are having fun learning something new together. The Instructors are extremely talented and make you feel very welcome. We love our dance family!
Hugo SmitterHugo Smitter
15:20 18 Nov 21
My wife and I began taking lessons here a couple of months ago. We're interested in learning and/or improving some of the most popular Latin dance rhythms we both enjoy. The instruction is professional and top notch and the environment is super friendly and supportive. We've learned a lot in short period of time. The instruction program is well-structured, progressive and rewarding. Yes, it is expensive when you add the lessons, shoes, dance attire and optional events, but it's worth it when you're looking for an immersive dance experience. For the price of the lessons you attend your scheduled classes and you can also attend during the week free classes and events to help you practice your newly acquired skills. Dancing lessons can be a life-long skill you can enjoy and continue to develop or something to you take to meet a specific need (e.g. a wedding or a party). I suggest you assess your goals and interests, decide how much, time, effort and, money you want to invest in building up your dancing skills and share them with the talented instructors in the studio.
Cathalina LiebelCathalina Liebel
14:39 30 Apr 21
You get what you pay for!Professional, highly skilled instructors who work very hard and put a lot of pride into the students. No judgment, incredibly supportive and inclusive atmosphere, so it's fantastic place to learn if you are serious about becoming a ballroom dancer, or if you are just looking for a fun, fulfilling new hobby. If you've never tried ballroom dancing, this place will make you wish you had a long time ago!

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There are LOTS of reasons! (1) NO other Dance Studio is better equipped to help you discover the lifelong joy of ballroom dancing! (2) You’ll notice a warm energy and sense of “FADS Community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful from the first time you step inside our doors!(3) Our proven, proprietary dance curriculum helps you master dance steps easily and confidently. (4) Our unique teaching system includes private instruction, group Lessons and practice parties, to help you learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible – and enables you to try out your new skills in a casual group setting with your fellow dance students. (5) Our Dance Instructors are friendly, highly-qualified and totally dedicated to making your experience enjoyable, educational and FUN! (6) Fred Astaire Dance Studios also offers you benefits that many independent dance studios simply cannot – including an online Studio Dance Store (in-studio & online) with dozens of dance-related items to help you look and feel your best, on and off the dance floor; and exciting Regional, Inter-Regional and National Amateur and Pro-Am dance competitions that give Fred Astaire dance Students inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone their dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments. Don’t put it off another day… contact Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and you’ll discover that “Life’s Better When you Dance!”
At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, all new dance Students can take advantage of our special money-saving Introductory Offer! Simply complete and submit the Intro Offer form on this website to get yours, and we’ll contact you right away to learn about your dance goals and help you set up your first Lesson. Once you discover how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll be back for more!
We offer instruction for all partnership dances– from waltz, tango, cha-cha, and salsa, to country western, swing and club dancing. We can help you with your wedding dance, all of your social dance needs – basically, any dance done with a partner. For those with a competitive edge, we can also help you become a skilled Pro/Am competitor with your Instructor at lots of branded Fred Astaire Regional, Inter-Regional, National and International dance competitions!