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!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios has one of the most efficient dance lesson techniques in the world. We focus on several aspects of dance such as footwork, patterns, partnership, confidence, animation, timing & rhythm.
To learn these qualities quickly, we have created a unique method of instruction called the “Conceptual Method of Teaching”. You’ll soon find out how this method will make dancing fun, enjoyable, easy and faster to learn. We offer scheduled private instructions, group classes, practice parties as well as Studio Outings.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of becoming confident social dancers. We offer private dance classes with one or more key teachers. Private dance lessons are purely structured to the needs of the student. The teaching goes at that dancer’s pace, whether they learn slower or faster than most students.
In a Private dance lesson the student gets 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.
Group classes are an important aid to private instruction. Patterns, technique, and style are featured in these classes, while balance and coordination are developed. Group classes provide every student with the opportunity to to see that all students share similar challenges in the learning process. Equally important, group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals. Group classes combined with private instruction is the quickest most efficient way any student can learn.
Each type of lesson develops different skills and all are equally important in the process of becoming a confident social or competitive dancer. New dances, patterns and techniques are introduced or refined in a group lesson. The individual follow-up on a private lesson allows the instructor to clarify any confusing points and blend the new material with what the student has already learned.
Practice parties are scheduled to provide an ideal atmosphere in which to practice with teachers and other students. Regular practice parties are held weekly for current students and their guests. Music, refreshments and a good time is had by all!
Using this new-found knowledge in an actual dance situation provides new challenges, and requires very distinct skills that are impossible to get anywhere but in a practice party. Our students find that taking advantage of all three lesson types is the fastest and most cost effective way to becoming a confident dancer.
Practice parties complete the lesson information taught in our private and group classes. Learning is one thing, but making the material work in a live setting while dancing with different people is quite another. This is what our practice parties do. Teachers can then tailor their private lessons based on how they see their students progressing.
Don’t put it off for another moment – walk into the Southbury Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio and start dancing today!
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Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury
316 Main Street South, Suite F/G
Southbury, CT 06488
Hours: Monday – Friday from 11:45am – 9:00pm
Saturday by appointment only.
We service all local towns in Southbury, Woodbury, Oxford, Naugatuck, Seymour, Waterbury, Watertown, Ansonia, New Milford, Prospect, Derby, Shelton, Woodbridge, Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Washington, Litchfield, Newton, Bethel, Huntington and near by areas.
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.
When that moment arrives, your friends and family will be amazed by your elegance, style, and grace! In a short amount of time, our qualified instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or choreograph the whole dance for you.
Whether you want simple instruction or choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you!
This is a great way to have fun and relax, enjoying time together while learning how to dance..
Call today, and let’s talk about your dream wedding dance!
- 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 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
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 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.
About our Gift Certificates
Our Gift Certificates are a great gift for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Weddings, Christmas, Hanukkah, and just for fun!
Our Gift Certificates are available and will provide the bearer with an introduction to the fun and excitement of learning to dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Southbury, CT
We will create a Gift Certificate tailored to your needs!
And on top we add one free introductory lesson plus One Free Dance Party! (New Students Only. Not to be combined with any other offer.)
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!
Offers below include “one free introductory lesson plus one free dance party”.