Lessons & Activities

Studios offer instruction on Private and Group levels as well as Practice Sessions and at every Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio, learning how to dance is made to feel easy and fun!

On your first lesson, you’ll learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based. By the end of your first lesson you’ll be on your way to dancing!

Lessons & Activities

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown makes learning how to dance easy and fun. We use the proven Three-Way Method of instruction. This consists of Private Dance Lessons, Group Dance Classes and Practice Parties working together to help you learn how to dance. The Fred Astaire method of teaching is tried and true and by far the most efficient way for you to achieve your dance goals.

Let the Fred Astaire Dance Studio show you how easy it is to learn how to dance in central Connecticut. Our highly trained staff and beautiful studio are the perfect place to get out on the dance floor and acquire this new skill.

Being able to dance is an incredible skill to have. Dancing can be enjoyed by young and old and will make a lasting positive impact on your life. We would love to see you at our studio and help you become a confident dancer you always wanted to be! No matter if you are old or young, a couple or by yourself, looking for great social dance skills or Competitive dancing, or even getting ready for your wedding, anniversary or other grand occasion, the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown is the place for you.

On your first lesson, you’ll learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based. Our fun and easy environment will help you relax and by the end of your first lesson you’ll be on your way to dancing!

Don’t put it off for another moment – walk into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown and start dancing today!

Contact us today 860-788-7150 to schedule your first dance lesson.

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Wedding Dance Lessons

Competitive Dance Lessons



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Wedding Programs

Wedding Dance Lessons in Middletown, CT

A Moment To Remember Forever… Your First Dance As Husband And Wife!

At the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown we know how important your wedding day is and we want to help you make it even more special. Our customized Wedding Dance program gives you the confidence and skill to perform your first dance as husband and wife. With the help of Wedding Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire of Middletown, your friends and family will be amazed by your elegance, style, and grace when that magical moment arrives.

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In just a short amount of time, our qualified instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or, if you have more time, choreograph the whole wedding dance for you. Whether you want just a few steps for your first dance to get by or You-Tube worthy choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you! From slow romantic first dances to wild and crazy show-stopping choreography, we will tailor-make the right Wedding Dance for you, this is YOUR big day, we want to help you feel great!


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This is also a great way to have fun and relax, before and after the Big Day. Enjoying time together while learning how to dance is a great hobby for any couple to share. Your first dance is such an everlasting expression of love and commitment. So come to Fred Astaire of Middletown and give everyone at your wedding a dance to remember.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fred Astaire Family and are sure you will find Dance Lessons for your Wedding at Fred Astaire one of the best parts of getting married, many of our students have told us so. Call us today to get started! We will get you on the floor looking and feeling great.

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Watch this video for some great tips on planning your Wedding Dance and then call us for your free consultation.

Not sure what you want to do for your wedding dance! Check out these two beautiful dances from the pros at Fred Astaire Dance Studio!

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Teaching Methods

Our unique teaching system includes a Three Tiered Method of regularly scheduled private instruction as well as group lessons and practice lessons:


Private instruction, with one or more key teachers, gives you the specialized and personalized attention necessary to look and feel great on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner. This is where we perfect and polish your dancing while moving at your own pace.


Group lessons are also a necessary part of instruction because this is where patterns, technique, and style are learned. Equally important, group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals, develop balance, and learn the mechanics of dancing.


Practice lessons are a great practical application of what you are learning in your program because they complete the lesson information taught in our private and group lessons. Learning is one thing, but making the material work in a live setting while dancing with different people is quite another. The practice lesson will put everything together as well as aid in music identification and help you to learn not to run into other people on the dance floor. You can meet other students and practice your leading and following skills in a fun, relaxed environment! Teachers can tailor their private lessons based on how they see their students progressing.

Our Teachers

Our dance instructors are highly skilled and trained to help you learn using the unique Fred Astaire Method. Hailing from around the world, our teachers are actively competing, award-winning professionals and gifted educators. Many of our teachers have degrees in the fine arts and all have passed rigorous exams given by the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dance and/or the Fred Astaire Curriculum certification.

Our Trophy System

We offer the Fred Astaire Trophy System as an easy way for you to track your progress while you enjoy dancing! Our Beginner and Social Foundation Programs teach newer students the step patterns and techniques to move around the dance floor. From there, a student can progress to either Social Bronze or Advanced Bronze. The main goal of either Bronze level is to get our students to the point where they can dance on any size dance floor, to any music, with any partner and feel comfortable and confident. The Social Bronze focuses more on social dancing and the Advanced Bronze is for students looking to progress beyond “just getting by”. From there, our students can move onto the Silver level and then all the way to the Gold!

Our dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, and Exhibition/Theatre Arts dances. World famous dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board constantly study and review our curriculum to make sure that only the finest, up-to-date programs are being offered to our students.


Gift Certificates




Share the Gift of Dance- Gift Certificates for Dance Lessons

A wonderful gift for young & old…. Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown

Are you looking for something creative and fun? Something out of the ordinary? A unique git?  No Chocolates or Flowers? We have what you are looking for then!

Give the gift of dance! Our gift certificates are a great way to introduce someone to the joy of ballroom dancing. They are great for Holiday Presents, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, or simply just because!

This is the unique gift that will not be returned and it will last a lifetime!

When it comes to giving, most of us opt for a physical gift. Something that will delight our loved ones, something they can use, or something that makes them smile.

But, how often do we give a gift that just ends up as another piece of clutter that gets thrown out when the giftee is downsizing his or her home? Sure, while we may think it’s fabulous, but to someone else, that gift might just be another thing they have to store and clean around.

So instead of buying something that will end up cluttering up the house, this Gift will get your recipient out of the house and into some fun.

No matter if you are looking for dance lessons, dance apparel, dance CDs, the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown is the place for your next Gift Certificate.

Gift Certificates for existing students also available

Call the studio for details on gift certificates for dance lessons! We would be more than happy to customize something for you. No matter what it is you are looking for, trust the Team at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Middletown to help you find the Perfect Gift!







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