Events

Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

 

Thank you to all participants who came from Southbury and South Windsor this past Sunday to help our Fred Astaire Holiday Team Match be a successful, fun, and enjoyable time for all of us. We couldn’t have done it without you. Also, a special thanks to Fred Astaire Trumbull for your enthusiastic assistance. This was really a unique experience. We feel proud to have such great team work! With heartfelt thanks to all of you!

We had at our dance studio a fabulous Holiday Team Match follow by our Annual Holiday Dance Party. The feeling was incredible in the dance floor, everyone enjoyed, it was expressive, fun, many well choreographed spotlight shows, good food and great love surrounded all of us. THANK YOU STUDENTS for all your hard work, friendship and love of Ballroom Dancing.

Our Dance Showcase “Fantasy Island”, Dec. 10, 2016 at Naugatuck Community College Theater.

New England Regional Events for 2019

Mysti

New England Dancesport Championships
March 7th – 9th
Mystic Marriott Hotel – 625 N Rd, Groton, CT 06340

 

Hotel

New England Dance Extravaganza
Saturday Only – June 8th
Mystic Marriott Hotel – 625 N Rd, Groton, CT 06340

 

Hotel

New England Colonial Classic
August 8th – 10th
Hyatt Regency – 1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

 

Boston

New England Tri-Star Championships
November 7th – 9th
Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel – 1000 Marriott Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events:


Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 27th, 2019
Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

Another exciting Cross Country Dance Championships is upon us, and we are thrilled to be returning to Houston, Texas… and the Houston Marriott Marquis! With over 1,000 rooms, amazing amenities and eateries, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas), you won’t need to venture far to discover adventure.  Dance your heats, and explore all that Houston has lots to offer – including Discovery Green Park, the Houston Zoo, museums, Downtown Aquarium, haunted Houston and architecture tours, great shopping – and of course, incredible BBQ and fusion cuisine. So saddle up, cowboys & cowgirls – because we’ll be kickin’ up our heels all week! Make sure you talk to your FADS Instructor and get your entries and packages in – the entry deadline is March 20, 2019! Let’s make this a Texas-sized event!


Lonestar Dance Camp
April 23th, 2019
Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

Great News!! Our Guest Coaches will be available for Private lessons prior to their group classes. These coaching’s are $300 a piece, are available to Amateur, Pro/Am, and Professional couples only. No single lessons. Please email only your booking requests to events@fredastaire.com. Requests will be taken on a first come, First served basis. You will then be sent an invoice via email confirming your place. You will have 48 hours to pay that invoice. Any invoices not paid within 48 hours, and you will automatically forfeit your spot. The Private Lesson Schedule will be updated daily. Please do not call, leave messages, or text any requests. Requests will ONLY be taken via email to make it fair for everyone.
Click Here for the Private Lesson Schedule.


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 22nd – 26th, 2019
Mirage Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Our Host Resort for the 2019 Fred Astaire World Championships (FAWC) is the luxurious Mirage Hotel & Casino. Join us for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Mirage Hotel & Casino features a tropical Polynesian-theme, over 3,000 guestrooms, and a dizzying array of amenities and entertainment options. And Las Vegas is the perfect choice for your exciting summer ballroom getaway. Dance your heats and then explore all that Las Vegas & the surrounding area has to offer. Don’t miss out – talk to your FADS Instructor today, entries are due by June 19th, 2019. Let’s dance the days – and nights away – in “Sin City”!


National Dance Championships (National)
October 28th – November 1st, 2019
Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to the 
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, for the 2019 Fred Astaire National Dance Championships. Join us for spectacular dancing, bright lights,  warm weather and the renowned attractions of Orlando. Our host resort features a 3-acre lazy river and pool, 18-hole championship golf course, spa, fitness center, nearly a dozen dining and lounge options, and complimentary transportation to Disney World. Average temperatures hover around 78°F, and the area is home to major theme parks, outlet shopping, sports and family attractions, history – and of course, lots of nightlife. Closer to the parquet, watch thrilling dance performances as a spectator in the ballroom, spend time meeting new people, catch up with old friends and challenge yourself on the dance floor. Mark your calendar now, and talk to your FADS instructor – the entry deadline is September 25th!