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

For Wedding Dance Memories That Will Last a Lifetime…

We know how important your Wedding Day is, and we can help make it even more special!  At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we customize our Wedding Dance Instruction Programs just for you, to give you both the confidence and skills to show off your elegance, style – and maybe even a little personality on the dance floor, on your wedding day. We’ll help you create a special “First Dance” that’s totally “YOU” – be that elegant, contemporary or just plain fun. Amaze your family and friends with your new-found dance skills, and enjoy magical wedding memories that will be yours forever.

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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  • Your Wedding Day First Dance
    Your First Dance is an everlasting expression of your love and commitment – for you and your new spouse, as well as for the special guests celebrating with you. From a few simple steps to get by to a fully choreographed routine, we can help make your first dance as unique as the rest of your wedding day.
  • Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances
    A memorable Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance is a wonderful complement to your First Dance. Including your parents (or the special friends or family members who will be standing in that traditional role) in your wedding dance is a wonderful way to show your love and appreciation. We’d recommend also scheduling a few wedding dance lessons for them, too.
  • Wedding Party Dance Routines
    Looking for something really memorable? We can choreograph a “YouTube-worthy” wedding dance for the whole wedding party, that’s set to your favorite music! Extend those special wedding day moments with an awesome routine you’ll want to re-live, again and again.

Your Day, YOUR Wedding Dance Experience
In just a short amount of time, our certified Dance Instructors can help you learn a few basic steps, so you’ll feel at ease and confident on your wedding day. Have something bigger in mind? We can choreograph the whole dance with you – even include the wedding party! There are no hard & fast rules – so you decide on the plan. We do recommend scheduling your lessons at least a month before the ceremony (and further in advance, for more involved routines) so give us call today for a consult. Bring along your favorite song, pictures of your venue, wedding dress… everything you’d like to share, to help us make your dream dance a reality.

Have Fun Along the Way To Wedding Day!
Wedding dance lessons are a great way to have fun and relax before the Big Day. With all the decisions, schedules and deadlines involved in wedding planning, enjoying this time together that’s just for you can help you both de-stress and re-energize – and we promise you’ll have lots of fun doing it! Contact us today, and give everyone at your wedding a dance to remember.





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

It is our privilege to carry the trade name Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and we are committed to upholding the admired reputation of our co-founder, Mr. Fred Astaire, in everything we do. The warm, joyful, and 100% nonjudgmental atmosphere you’ll discover at Fred Astaire Dance Studios is because of that commitment – and because our students have truly motivating and FUN experiences as they learn to dance!

The Fred Astaire Curriculum
Originally inspired by Fred Astaire’s superb style of dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ ballroom dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, Exhibition/Theater Arts dances and more. World famous dance champions and registered members of the Fred Astaire International Dance Council continually study and review our curriculum, to ensure that only the finest, most up-to-date programs are offered to our students. Our unique teaching method includes a three-tiered system of regularly scheduled private lessons, group classes and practice parties.

Private Lessons
Private lessons, with one or more dance instructors, give you the specialized and personalized attention to look and feel confident on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner. We move at your pace, perfecting and polishing your dancing all the while.

Group Classes
Group classes complement your private lessons, because this is where patterns, technique, and style are learned. Group classes also enable you to meet other students with similar dancing goals, develop balance, and learn the mechanics of dancing.

Practice Parties
Regularly scheduled practice parties complete the information taught in your private lessons and group classes. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ practice parties, we turn down the lights, turn up the music, and enjoy time dancing with different people in a relaxed social setting.  Practice parties help you “put it all together”, aid with music identification, and help you learn how not to run into other people on the dance floor. Practice parties are a great (& FUN!) way to apply what you’re learning.

The Fred Astaire Trophy System

The Fred Astaire Dance Studios Trophy System offers 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 comfortably around the dance floor. From there, students can progress to the Bronze Trophy Program (our most popular!), which enables students to dance on any size dance floor, to any music, with any partner, and feel comfortable and confident. From there, students can continue to the Silver Program and then all the way to Gold!

Social dancing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world – enjoyed in every country, by people of all ages. In the art of getting to know and getting along with people, dancing is a genuine social advantage. The good news is that because dancing is a natural form of human self-expression, every person is a potential dancer! At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll find that learning to dance, (like dancing itself), is filled with exhilaration and a sense of accomplishment. As you begin to master this timeless art, you will come to realize the countless social, physical, emotional and aesthetic benefits of dance. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned ballroom dancer, our staff will do their very best to bring out the dancer in you, and help you achieve your dance goals. And you’ll have so much fun along the way, we know you’ll want to keep coming back! Contact us today, let’s get started!

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!

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Gift of Dance Special!

$115.00 $45.00

3 Dance lessons for just $45


Product Description

Give your loved one the gift of dance with this great introductory special.

This package includes:

  • one private lesson
  • one group class
  • one practice party

Purchase today and we will mail it to you or you can pick it up at our studio.


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Twice As Nice Special Gift Certificate

$210.00 $75.00

2 private lessons and one practice party for just $75!


Product Description

Get them started right with two private dance lessons from Fred Astaire!

This package includes:

  • two private dance lessons
  • one practice party

We will mail your gift certificate yo you or you can pick it up at our studio.


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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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