Life is too short to be afraid of the dance floor!

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Whether you’ve danced before, or think you have two left feet, you’ve come to the right place.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Madison West is the premiere dance studio for adult ballroom dancing.

When you take lessons at the new Madison location of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll receive quality instruction of multiple dance styles and approaches.
Our welcoming studio environment makes our studio the perfect place to hone your skills, no matter at what level you are.

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.

Fred Astaire Madison West is proudly accredited by the Better Business Bureau,and has won
the “Best Dance Instructor” Award from Wisconsin Bride Magazine every year since 2008!

We are well aware of the wide array of advantages of ballroom dancing, ranging from improved or 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.

From the moment you walk in, you’ll be welcomed by our bright and spacious lobby, open-concept dance floor, and friendly staff.

Fred Astaire Madison boasts one of the largest ballrooms in Wisconsin, a state of the art sound system, and a fully appointed kitchen.

Our open concept studio is spacious and has gorgeous natural lighting from all the windows
Nothing to wear? Look no further than our Dance Store…
We carry a full range of dance shoes, jewelry, and dance apparel for lessons & competition!

Why Choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

From wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or way to connect with your partner, improving your social life, physical and emotional health, or taking your dance skills to the next level, dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios will result in faster learning, higher levels of achievement – and lots of smiles. So, why should you choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

Because an atmosphere of kindness, warmth and inspiration awaits you at every Fred Astaire Dance Studio!
It’s what our clients tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – a friendly energy, and a sense of “FADS community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance.

Because ballroom dance lessons should always be FUN!
The teaching philosophy at every Fred Astaire Dance studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun! We work with students of all ages and abilities, and our friendly and inspirational atmosphere will help make your ballroom dance journey a reality. 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!

Because ballroom dance has so many benefits!
Ballroom dancing is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation – and it can bring so much to your life. It’s a great workout; has documented physical and mental health benefits; can enhance your social life and self-confidence; reduces stress and depression; promotes relaxation; is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity; and it’s FUN!! With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to.

Because our ballroom dance curriculum helps you learn faster, and achieve more!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ proven program of Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Practice Parties ensures that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN. In fact, you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson! Our repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances, for both social and competitive dancers.

Because of our talented, professional Dance Instructors!
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world, and truly love what they do. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our Dance Instructors all complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the Fred Astaire Curriculum – which presents the building blocks of partner dance in the way that people naturally learn. Our dance curriculum, coupled with our Instructors’ compassion, energy and kindness will help ensure you get the most from your dance lessons.

Because of our exciting ballroom dance events & competitions!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding. Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions give you inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone your dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments.

Because of our money-saving Intro Offer!
Take advantage of our special introductory offer just for you, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals. Simply submit the Info Form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll be in touch with exciting details about our program options and a special discount just for new students (which is sure to get you dancing!). Stop in & share your dance goals with us, and we’ll help you get there!

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon.


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