The Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Madison West opened in January of 2008, the realization of a life-long dream for its owners, Peter and Linda Goethche.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Madison are deeply invested in the Madison Community, providing educational services to both our students at the studio as well as to the community at large. The studio is very active in community projects, taking the joys of ballroom dancing into local elementary and high schools and other public venues. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Madison is a proud sponsor of many area charities and service organizations.
Fred Astaire Madison West is a proud member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and has won the “Best Dance Instructor” Award from Wisconsin Bride Magazine 6 years in a row!
We are well aware of the wide array of advantages of ballroom dancing, ranging from increased health to a more active social life. Our mission is to share our knowledge and expertise, introducing people in the Madison area to these benefits through community outreach and exciting events. Dancing is a fun pastime that can be enjoyed by anyone in a wide variety of different situations. From formal affairs to backyard barbeques, dancing is the perfect entertainment!
Located near the corner of Mineral Point and High Point, we are in the same building as the Home Savings Bank!
From the moment you walk in, you’ll be welcomed by our comfortable lobby and friendly reception staff
Fred Astaire Madison boasts one of the largest ballrooms in Wisconsin, as well as a fully-equipped studio downstairs for student practice!
We also enjoy a state of the art sound system and a fully appointed kitchen
Nothing to wear? Look no further than our Dance Store… we carry a full range of dance shoes, jewelry, and dance apparel for lessons and competition!
History of Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio or, open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company. Mr. Fred Astaire, considered to be the greatest multitalented dancer of all time, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamour of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world. “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born.” Astaire once observed. “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.” Today, numerous Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios located in cities throughout North America and internationally, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our National Dance Board and Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are living embodiments of his style and grace.