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!

We proudly serve Plymouth, Kingston, Plympton, Carver, Wareham, Bourne, Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke, Halifax, and surrounding towns. Call us today at 508-732-6790 to schedule your TWO INTRODUCTORY LESSONS as our way of welcoming you to our studio.

The Fred Astaire System for Teaching

At Fred Astaire Plymouth we teach three types of lessons. Private, which is one-on-one instruction. Group, where 8-12 students work with one instructor learning the mechanics of a dance. Parties, where 30-40 people come to socialize and dance every Friday night. Each piece of our three lesson system for learning work together to help you learn faster and more efficiently than any other method available. Our friendly and encouraging staff will have you feeling comfortable and ready to dance in no time.

Private Lessons:   Are scheduled anytime between the hours of noon and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also occasionally offer morning lessons. Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Plymouth excels at teaching people to dance because of our private lesson based programs. Private lessons are the most valuable lessons, because of their individualized approach. On your private lesson your instructor will introduce new concepts of dancing one-on-one or as a couple. Having the information presented in this one-on-one format allows the instructor to focus on your needs and tailor the information to you. Every person learns differently and at their own rate. Private dance lessons allow you to move at your own pace without the pressure of a group, and develop a much deeper understanding of movement in a fraction of the time. On your private dance lesson you can feel how each dance is supposed to feel through your teacher’s movement.

Group Lessons: Are prescheduled 45-minute classes and are available to view on our calendar . Group lessons will usually have 8-12 students and one instructor. Most group classes will be focused on one dance (with the exception of introductory classes) and are designed to teach the “mechanics” of dancing. Balance, control, rhythm and coordination are especially prevalent in the group classes because you are dancing on your own. You will also have the opportunity in group class to learn both the lead and follow part of the step. This is especially helpful to understand what your partner is doing while you’re dancing together.

Practice Parties: are the practice for the big game! The atmosphere at the party is similar to what you would see when you go out to use your dancing. Whether you’re dancing at a wedding reception, at a salsa club, a black tie gala, or specifically at a ballroom dancing event you will need to know how to navigate a floor. The party gives the perfect opportunity for you to…

Practice your moves with different people (leading and following),

Practice dancing with other people on the floor (floor craft i.e. navigation),

Socialize with other people (builds confidence and community), and

Practice putting steps together consecutively to a whole song (blending and ad-libbing),

just to name a few.

Together these three types of lessons make up our Fred Astaire System for Learning. Our system has been proven to teach you how to dance better and in less time than any other system available. Paired with our exclusive Fred Astaire Dance Studio Syllabus you will be on the floor and having fun in no time!

Call us today at 508-732-6790 to schedule your TWO INTRODUCTORY LESSONS  as our way of welcoming you to our studio. We know everyone has different goals and budgets for their dancing. After your Introductory Lessons we will sit down with you and come up with a plan that is personalized just for you.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

 

My 16 year old daughter has had 6 private lessons with Greg, and various instruction with the other instructors in Plymouth, Ma. My daughter has fallen under the spell of Ballroom Dancing and loves it! In this short time period, she has determined that she wants to be a competitive Ballroom dancer. I am pleased to see how engaged she is with the sport! I cannot speak highly enough about the entire Plymouth group of instructors! They as individuals and as a group: patient, kind, knowledgeable, and throughly enjoy their job! I am so glad to have found this dance studio! 

Leslie S

You all are awesome with people of all ages!! We always feel so welcome when we walk through the door. Thank you Mike for all that do for Madi. She is always excited to see you and learn something new.

Scott T.


Wedding Programs

Whether you’re looking for an AMAZING first dance or just looking for some pointers on how to get through those 3 minutes with confidence. Our Customized Wedding Dance Program gives you the confidence and skill to perform a variety of dances. When that magical moment arrives, your friends and family will be amazed!

Your WEDDING CONSULTATION will consist of 2 Private Lessons for $40
Just give us a call 508-732-6790 or fill out the form to schedule an appointment.

During your consultation we will sit down with you to discuss the details of your big day. We want each Bride and Groom to feel that their dance is unique to them. Please bring with you your music and some photos of your dress. If you need some help narrowing down a music selection we are more than happy to help.

You can also checkout our blog

7 Tips for the Best Wedding Dance Ever!

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Your special day should be all about YOU! Our highly qualified instructors know the questions to ask to help us learn more about you and your fiancé. Having a hard time convincing him that dance lessons are the way to go? No problem! Just get him in the door and we’ll take care of the rest. Our goal is to make learning to dance together a fun and effortless experience that you will both look forward to. Our flexible scheduling makes short deadlines very easy to accommodate. Our friendly and encouraging environment will set you at ease from the moment you walk in the door.

We know that you can choose to go many places for your Wedding Dance Lessons. We pride ourselves in having the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMPETITIVE PRICING of any of the locations you could choose. Our goal is to make you comfortable and confident from the moment you step foot onto your floor to the moment you walk off the floor at your reception.

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 dance for you. Whether you want just a few steps to get by or YouTube worthy choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you!

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.

Fred Astaire Dance StudioMy husband and I went to Fred Astaire in Plymouth to get ready for our wedding. Neither of us had taken lessons before and we cannot believe how much we have learned in such a short time. The atmosphere is always fun and inviting. They have amazing and talented dancers teaching lessons. Our dance instructor is so patient and always happy to help us. He taught us the rumba for our first dance, and even a little of the cha-cha and foxtrot. Our first dance was awesome! Our families and friends were so impressed. It will always be one of my best memories of our wedding day! We loved the experience so much, we are still taking lessons. I definitely recommend Fred Astaire.

Kerry R.

 

My father and I took dance lessons at Fred Astaire in Plymouth, MA with Heather for my 08.17.13 wedding. To be honest, most father-daughter dances at weddings are boring! It was very important to my dad that we be different and have a choreographed dance. We danced to “My Girl” by the Temptations and it was truly magical. Heather not only helped us with this dance but she taught us the fundamentals of HOW to dance for the future. For ten weeks this was the best part of my week and such a special time for me and my dad. I love watching my wedding video – our dance is my favorite part! I would absolutely recommend Fred Astaire – check them out they are awesome and such a fun atmosphere to learn how to dance.

Molly P.

 

 

Watch this video for some great tips on planning your Wedding Dance and then call us for our wedding special and a personal 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!

Posted by Learn to Dance with Fred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Gift Certificates are a great way to introduce that special someone in your life to the world of Ballroom and Latin dancing. They are great for Holidays, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Engagements, Anniversaries, or simply just because!

The best part is that the cost is the same for a single or a couple so you can come along with the person you are giving it to!

You can purchase a gift certificate of any denomination you choose. We have a special introductory offer that will take you through the most popular styles of Ballroom Dance, including Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Waltz. If you or your loved one has a special request just let us know when we schedule your first appointment.

 

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR AN EXISTING STUDENT AND HAVE A SPECIFIC AMOUNT TO SPEND, PLEASE CALL THE STUDIO DIRECTLY AT 508-732-6790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Certificates are a gift that will continue giving to the recipient for years to come. Give the gift of dance today. We teach ballroom dance lessons in Plymouth MA. We also serve Kingston, Plympton, Carver, Wareham, Bourne and Duxbury. As well as,  Marshfield, Pembroke, Halifax, and the surrounding towns. In conjunction, our Wedding dance lessons are a great gift for an engagement gift or for the entire bridal party. Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Plymouth MA is the premier location for all of your ballroom dancing needs. We teach private dance lessons. As well as, group dance lessons. Ballroom dancing has never been easier or more fun. Contact our dance studio today to find out more.

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