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Why Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Plymouth?

There are a million different reasons why people begin taking ballroom dance lessons. Often they are looking for something: a new hobby, a sense of belonging, a desire to enhance their lives in ways physical, mental, emotional, and social. All of that and more is part of what we offer at Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Plymouth. It is what students say they pick up on during their initial visit – a positive vibration and a sense of the “FADS” family and community that is non-judgmental and completely welcoming.

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Plymouth, our passion is to enable folks to enrich their busy lives through the positive power of dance. Dance offers physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits, and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we’re sure you’ll be back to enjoy even more. Whether your goal is to learn to dance for an upcoming wedding, to find a new physical and emotional connection with your partner, or to build an expanded social circle, Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer you all of those possibilities and more.

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Types of Dance:

Argentine Tango

Although the exact origins of the dance (and the word) are lost to legend, Tango originated in Argentina in the late 1800s.


Classic Bolero, introduced in Spain in 1780, is truly the “dance of love”, and is performed to music featuring a constant beat of drums.

Cha Cha

A Cuban dance derived from the Mambo and Rumba; its name comes from the rhythm developed by a syncopation of the fourth beat.

East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing evolved from the Lindy Hop in the 1940s, and is perhaps the most famous American folk dance.


In 1912, Vaudeville dancer Harry Fox was the first to use the “slow step”, danced to an exhilarating new style of music – ragtime.


A more modern entry, this disco style was most popular in the nightclub scene from the late 1960s through the 1970s.


This style evolved from popular American dances of the 1930s such as Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, etc.


First introduced in Latin America in the 1930s, Mambo attained instantaneous popularity in American film and pop culture.


Lore has this dance originating at a royal fiesta honoring a returning war hero, in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic.

Paso Doble

This dance dates back many centuries, and was originally intended for use at bullfights when the matador was victorious in the arena.


The Quickstep has its roots in 1920s New York City Ragtime, and only later became a partner dance.


Characterized by a smooth, subtle hip motion and a heavy walking step, Rumba first invaded the U.S. in the early 1930s.


Salsa combines passion, energy, sensuous style and joy, and has its origins in the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba.


Of Brazilian origin, this festive serenade features a repetitive melody, continually interrupted by the strumming of a guitar.


The romantic Tango descended from an early Spanish folk dance, and features intriguing asymmetrical and sophisticated dance patterns.

Viennese Waltz

The Viennese Waltz was first danced by European royalty in the 1800s, and was deemed startling due to the close proximity of the dancers.


The Waltz dates back to Bavaria 400 years ago, but it was not introduced into “society” until 1812, when it first appeared in English ballrooms.

West Coast Swing

With its sophisticated style and easy adaptation to contemporary rock music, this 1950s style quickly gained popularity in the U.S.


Bachata is a sensual dance with Caribbean origins, where most of the dancers’ movements are in the lower body up to the hips.

Country Western

This uniquely American dance style developed during westward expansion in the 1800s, influenced by cultures from around the world.


Create a Dance to Remember!

This is a time when everyone wants to look their best! From a basic First Dance to “YouTube-worthy” performances by the entire wedding party, we can help you make your Wedding Day even more special than you had imagined with lessons for the bride- and groom-to-be and the wedding party as well.

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Benefits of Dance

Ballroom dancing combines a great physical workout, positive social interaction, and intense mental stimulation. These are all plusses for your life and well-being. Dance offers us many excellent physical and mental health benefits, while opening the door for the expression of creativity. It can expand your social life, reduce stress and depression, allow for relaxation – and it’s just plain fun. Considering all of these reasons for you to begin dancing, we challenge you to find a single good reason you shouldn’t.

Ballroom dancing is that perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation, and it can bring so much to your life.

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Take the first step on your dance journey today, and discover a new world of joy, confidence, health, energy & fun!

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