5 Star Reviews

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Marlboro Reviews


Amazing experience with my fiancé!!! The most friendly and nicest people we ever met. All the instructors are so talented and passionate about teaching! Our instructor was JoJo she is amazing, a great teacher and really made it so fun for us from start to finish. Devon and Felicia also always greeting us with smiles and positive energy! We can’t wait to come back to learn more 🙂

Nicole Battagliam South River, NJ


We have never met anyone like Jose. He is more than a dance instructor; he’s a mentor, cheerleader, and positive light. Not only did he instill confidence in every step we took, he made us laugh while doing it! It was such an amazing journey to have him guide us to be better dancers on the floor and placed focus on us as a couple trusting each other without words. We have been a stronger couple ever since he’s entered our lives! Thank you for making 45 minutes of our day, our favorite to enjoy.

To our entire FAD family, thank you so much for your bright smiles, flexibility, professionalism, and welcoming attitude. It’s so nerve wrecking to step onto the floor with seasoned dancers but you all have been so encouraging and educational. There is always room for growth and laughter under this roof which is what a family really is made of. If you’re thinking about having lessons here, this is your sign to jump in and do it! Do it with this organization because they will give you the confidence and tools to shine. Instructors that didn’t work directly with us were also so motivating we always felt encouraged. Last but certainly not least, Thank you to the receptionist, Felicia, who always kept in touch with us and made scheduling effortless.

Muhammed Elsayed Sayreville, NJ


Honestly it means something to me to write a review for this place. I called this place as an idea for a second date and within a week called them hours before and embarrassingly admitted my date dropped me. If there’s one word I could use to describe this place and the people within its “warmth.” From JoJo, to Devyn, Jose, Felicia and Christian, they all welcome you with open arms and make you feel like you were missing a home. It’s not a place where you just improve your dance skills, it’s way more than that, for me it was an increase in self esteem. All love to everyone there. Donovan out!

Joseph Donovan West Freehold, NJ


My husband and I started to go to Fred Astaire dance studio a few months ago. All the dance instructors are the most friendly professional and wonderful people you will ever meet! We love you guys!

Judy McInerney Keyport, NJ


We are so happy we’ve joined the Fred Astaire dance family of Marlboro!! Our dance instructor, JoJo, is the absolute best!! She is so patient and kind!! We truly are having so much fun!! Overall, a very positive and welcoming environment!

Michelle Leonard Howell, NJ


OMG!!!!! Jhodar is amazing amazing amazing…

Backstory: Since I was a little girl, my mom would dance with me all around the house. We had no idea what we were doing but we twirled and spun and danced to Selena and Donna Summer every night. With my wedding coming up (11-11-22), we knew we wanted to do something special together, but we weren’t sure how to fit it in. When my dad passed away 10 months before my wedding, my mom and I knew we had to do a big, grand mother daughter dance to some of my dad’s favorite songs to honor him. JoJo went above and beyond to mix my dad’s song to me as a baby with some Selena for my mom and of course, a bit of Earth, Wind, and Fire to really bring my dad’s spirit to the room on the big night!

Working with JoJo was so much fun, inspiring, the perfect combo of easy and challenging, and she gave us the best mother daughter dance! She brought our old dancing days back to life and we honestly couldn’t have been matched with a better instructor!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to JoJo and the entire Fred Astaire Marlboro group for giving us the absolute best experience!!!

Cadie Crincoli Manalapan, NJ


My BF and I love our classes at FADS Marlboro!! My best friend and her husband came to this studio for their wedding dance and recommended them to us. We couldn’t be happier that we tried their private classes! We have different levels of experience with dance and we both learn so much with every class. We absolutely love our instructor JoJo! She makes every class so fun and we love her teaching style. She goes at our pace but also pushes us a little to test our skills. The owners Devyn and Cristian are also amazing instructors, and the passion and hard work that they put into the studio makes me so glad we discovered them. We look forward to continuing our dance journey with them!

Eva Li Highland Park, NJ


Fred Astaire Dance studios is a wonderful place to learn how to dance! It possesses a nurturing environment, where one can challenge themselves to learn new moves and gain confidence as a dancer. Talented, professional instructors will guide you along your journey to achieve your goals. I love going to my lessons, and look forward to the joy and laughter I experience when being with everyone at the studio. Each instructor has something special to offer, their expertise is stellar and diverse. Their combine their skills to offer you a broad range of dance styles and techniques. You will be amazed how much you will grow as a dancer and as a person when you take that first step.

Giovanna Leonardo-Dolan East Brunswick, NJ


Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Marlboro is a truly unique place thanks to the incredibly kind, caring, and attentive owners/instructors. As you enter the studio, a positive and friendly atmosphere welcomes you. In an instant, you feel at ease and are excited and looking forward to this new experience. When I called the studio, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take a chance to try to fulfill one of my childhood dreams. I was very nervous and unsure of how I would feel during my free intro lesson, but all of those feelings melted away immediately. The instructors are genuinely invested in helping their students learn as much as they can while making them feel comfortable and relaxed. They continuously evaluate their students’ progress and challenge them every step of the way. The instructors take the time to get to know you. They figure out your learning style and learn what dances are most important to you. Furthermore, they make every effort to help you get all that you can out of the art of dance.

It is evident that all of the instructors there are well informed on the learning process. They take the time to break the dances down clearly and then continue to expand your skills by building on prior knowledge. They provide a variety of dances for beginners to explore (examples: tango, waltz, salsa, hustle, rumba, swing, foxtrot, cha-cha) to give students a chance to determine what dances interest them the most.

They are professionals who keep their students on track and focused. Every instructor is dedicated to inspiring and sharing their love of dance with others.
Most importantly, they are supportive and do everything they can to make sure their students are learning and having fun while exploring their passion.

Enough can’t be said about the positive impact Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Marlboro has had on my life and countless others.

Sarah Root Freehold, NJ


I’m so grateful for the day I first walked into this beautiful studio! The studio is absolutely beautiful, so are the people that are in there. Absolutely everyone there always positive, encouraging and supportive. I fell in love with the atmosphere there, and cannot express how much gratitude I have for each person there. The owners and instructors are incredible, talented, amazing people. Every class is so unique, they give their everything to each student. I feel that taking dances in this studio made me to be a stronger and more confident woman. My instructors are not only teaching me how to dance but also giving me amazing opportunity to see myself from another angle. They believe in me and they see so much potential in me, I’m excited to see where this dance journey will take me.
I’m very grateful for meeting these people! I feel like I’ve gained a new family , they are truly some of the most genuine, caring, talented, and hard working people I’ve ever seen.
My journey with them started only recently, however, I already know I was brought there for a purpose. My life have changed completely. I’m looking forward to my every class and improving my dance skills. Devyn, Christian, Jhodar, and Jose are extremely talented, high level professionals!  I’m truly amazed by their level of dancing, professionalism, and ability to make every student feel amazing there. It’s like a big dance family, where you’d feel connected from day one with teachers and students, you will never regret the decision of starting dancing.
I highly recommend checking out Fred Astaire Marlboro. Prepare yourself for an amazing journey ahead with these beautiful people!

Hanna Alieve Morganville, NJ


Cristian, Devyn, Jose and Jojo are all amazing! We came for our wedding dance and stayed! They are all so full of energy and passionate about dancing! Everyone is so positive and encouraging. It is so impressive to see Cristian hear a song and be able to come up with a spectacular dance or move. We look forward to our lessons and the dance parties with the other students!

Shannon Conniff, Spotswood, NJ


The Fred Astaire family in Marlboro is truly a family! Professional fun atmosphere and all the instructors are truly so amazing!!!

Jazmin Maria, Freehold, NJ


Dance is a crucial part of my life and I was very pleased to find a studio with amazing instructors. I learned many dances ranging from the tango to salsa, and I had a blast as well. If you’re looking for a new dancing experience, or a place to meet new friends this is the place to be.

Ana Chowdhury, Manalapan, NJ


I’ve taken ballroom dance lessons for many years. Within these years I have found that there are many factors that contribute to my desire to make the decision to invest in the sport of dancing.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Marlboro hits all the marks for me making this the perfect place to continue my education in ballroom dance sport.
Top notch instructors that care about me, my learning and my growth.
A beautiful studio that I look forward to going to and being in attendance of.
Caring studio owners, directors and special guests that have me feeling always excited welcome and valued. Devyn and Cristian rise to these occasions every time.
I love my dance family.

Corey Lanzara, Howell, NJ


Had a great experience here. To all you dad‘s getting ready for your daughter‘s wedding don’t miss this opportunity to share something special with her. While they were not able to turn me into “Fred Astaire“ I certainly was able to enjoy a very special bond with my daughter as we lead up to the wedding and memories during the wedding during our daddy daughter dance that I will never forget. Thank you Devyn and all the great people at Fred Astaire Marlboro.

Larry Toto, Staten Island, NY


This is the awesome place. I am very happy to be a part of it. If you are looking to start and or improve your dancing skills, have fun or get ready for a special event, I would absolutely recommend Frea Stairs Dance Studios in Marlboro. The teachersake you feel welcome and relaxed. You will definitely feel inspired and elevated after your 1st class. Thank you, guys

Serge Bedin, Manalapan, NJ


I joined the studio in December. Cristian and Devyn are really great. They are so friendly and patient and make you feel very welcomed. They motivate you and their uplifting energy is wonderful to be around. I look forward to going to dance class. And currently I enjoy seeing them on zoom and the virtual classes. They are very talented. The studio is gorgeous. We do some fun activities it’s great to socialize with people. I love to dance, Cristian is my partner and I feel so comfortable dancing and talking with him. It really is a lot of fun !

Kasey Crahan, Old Bridge, NJ  


My fiance (hubby in T-22 days) has been trying to convince me to take a dance class for 3 years. I never thought I could learn to dance past my 2 step and NJ fist pump “dance moves”. We went to Fred Astaire on a whim and are so grateful that we did.

When you walk into the doors you will be greeted with warm smiles from Cristian and Devyn. They make you feel at home and then well… they make you dance!

Cristian has been working with us since January. Cristian and Devyn really make learning to dance fun. I am still amazed that Cristian was able to get through to me. Everyone learns differently, and he is always looking for new ways to break down learning.

He taught us rumba, fox trot, waltz, east/west coast swing, and hustle. Through this variety in dance he has been designing the ULTIMATE FIRST DANCE for our wedding. We kept these dance lessons a secret from all of our guests.
We can not wait to blow people’s minds with our newly found dance moves and look forward to continuing dance long after our wedding.

Arielle Beatty, Marlboro, NJ


I don’t usually write reviews, but i just had to for this amazing dance studio. I was looking for somewhere to dance bachata & salsa in Monmouth county and I have finally found one. I come here once a week and every-time I do I am greeted with friendly faces. There is always positive vibes in the air and my dance lessons with Jhodar removes all my stress from work. Highly recommended !!!!

Elvin Argenal Old Bridge, NJ


It’s not just lessons at Fred Astsire Dance Studios of Marlboro, it’s an experience. When you walk in you are greeted by warm friendly professionals. You tell them what you want to learn or work on and they create and design a program that is tailored to your needs. The studio is new, clean and gorgeous. It smells like a spa and has the lighting of a professional theatre. You walk in there stressed or tired and walk out feeling accomplished, relaxed and rejuvenated. There’s no greater feeling than learning something new or improving yourself. You have every opportunity to advance, showcase what you’ve learned, and compete if you desire. I cannot recommend this
studio enough. Joining will change you mentally and physically.

Lori Lobur, Jackson, NJ


Do you ever get the urge to move? Do you ever feel like taking a step or two? My husband and I did. Fred Astaire of Marlboro was the place for us. This is the place to go for ballroom, wedding, social, cha-cha or tango. Devyn, Cristian will teach you how to rumba. You can feel the warmth as soon as you walk in. You can feel their encouragement, dedication and their contagious enthusiasm in their group and private lessons. Their instruction so precise, so clear, so direct. My husband and I dance confidently now due to their professionalism.

Andrie Yoing, Manalapan, NJ


Cristian and Devyn are amazing teachers! My daughter absolutely loves dancing with Christian. Not only she is learning new dances and improving on the techniques, but she also has soo much fun!

Anna Gutnik, Marlboro, NJ


Love this studio! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and Jose is such an amazing teacher!

Deanna Brown Freehold, NJ


My fiancé and I have been taking dance lessons at Fred Astaire (Marlboro) and the experience has far exceeded our expectations! The entire staff is super friendly and professional and they truly do an amazing job at making their clients feel like family. We look forward to our weekly lessons with Jose who keeps things fun while teaching us our dance routine for our upcoming wedding. If you are interested in learning how to dance, I highly recommend this dance studio. You will not be disappointed!

Lydia Fratello Old Bridge, NJ


We absolutely loved our experience here! My fiancé and I purchased their wedding package for our first dance and these lessons were the highlight of our wedding planning journey. The entire staff is SO welcoming, energetic, and talented. Our instructor Jose was an amazing teacher and is an even better person. He was so patient with us and so dedicated to making our first dance unforgettable. Highly highly recommend, for all levels!!!!

Callie Hubicki Morganville, NJ


The staff at the Marlboro location were extremely welcoming when I arrived for an open house event. When I first walked through the door, the front desk executive greets me with a glowing smile and a charismatic welcome. When the dancing started as a group, the instructors were very informative and provided a light atmosphere, helping me over come my nerves and shyness. The students and guests had nothing but smiles on their faces. The studio itself has a welcoming atmosphere with openness, lighting, and just breath-taking decor. After the group class, the instructors and front desk executive were talking with everyone who attended, were open and engaged with who they were talking with at that time. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I look forward to going back for more lessons!

Carl Reese Monroe, NJ


I feel very lucky learning Latin dances from one of the best in the industry. My instructor Jose Antonio Romero is one of the top dancers (in the world!) straight from Ecuador- who better to learn Latin Dances from! He is highly professional, and breaks it down making it really easy to understand. Other instructors in the studio are as authentic, talented, loving and professional. Jodhar is also amazing! I love that they go at your pace so you are not bored and are always challenged, and they offer more group lessons now. Its great that I have something so much fun to look forward to every week. Kudos to Devyn and Christian for their dedication to this dance academy. Wish them all my best! ❤️

Radhika Sharma Morganville, NJ


My daughter has learned so much and has enjoyed every minute of it. The staff is amazing —always pleasant and incredibly talented. This is a great place and has been an excellent experience!

Irene Casamento Manalapan, NJ

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