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 South Windsor 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 2016

New England Dancesport Championships
Results: Catetory Results March 2016 or Scoresheets by Person March 2016

New England Dance Extravaganza
June 16th – 18th
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, CT
Event Info: Countdown to Extravaganza
Results:  Scoresheets by Person June 2016 or Results June 2016

New England Colonial Classic
August 18th – 20th
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Event Info: Countdown to Competition Aug 2016

New England Tri-Star Championships
November 10th – 12th
Foxwoods Resort and Casino

New England Regional Events for 2017

New England Dancesport Championships
Thursday, March 9th – Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa 

New England Dance Extravaganza
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at Mystic Marriott

New England Colonial Classic 
Thursday, August 10th – Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Boston Quincy Marriott

New England Tri-Star Championships
Thursday, November 9th – Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Meeting Center

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

Upcoming National Events: 


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Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 24th – 28th, 2018 

Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

We are thrilled to be returning to Houston and the beautiful Marriott Marquis to celebrate another exciting Cross County Dance Championships. There’s no better place to hold a Texas-sized, Texas-themed dance competition than Texas, with its unbridled hospitality and area attractions that will thrill and excite! And with over 1,000 rooms, an ideal downtown location,  and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas!), this venue provides the perfect backdrop for CCDC 2018.

FAWC July 2017

Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas – where the fun never stops – for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships! Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas?

NDC Oct 2017

National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway!

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