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!

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of St. Petersburg North offers Private Lessons, Group Classes and Practice Parties. Our goal is to make learning how to dance easy and fun! On your first dance lesson you will learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based. By the end of your first lesson you will be on your way to dancing. Don’t put it off for another moment and walk in to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of St. Petersburg North and dance out! 

What is a Practice Party?

Practice parties provide an ideal setting for perfecting your moves, meeting new people, and simply having fun. The environment is comfortable, welcoming, and perfect for developing your social dancing skills.

What is a Group Class?

Group classes are a fun way to learn how to dance in a friendly, social atmosphere. Learn basic techniques and get comfortable with the fundamentals of specific dances. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to accommodate your dancing ability.

What is a Private Lesson? 

We personalize each dance lesson based on your individual needs, desires, and goals, adjusting our teaching style to your ability, personality, and expectations. This ensures the most thorough and rapid learning process, all while keeping it fun, easy, and comfortable.

Dances We Teach:

We specialize in Smooth, Standard, Rhythm, and Latin Dances such as: Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Swing, Merengue, Bolero, Mambo, Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, and many others. 

Social Events and Competitions: 

From exciting competitions to entertaining dinner dances and fun themed parties, dancing opens up a wonderful new world of social engagement and a thriving year-round calendar. At Fred Astaire Dance Studio of St. Petersburg North we are committed to providing a variety of events for all students to enjoy. Check out our calendar for upcoming studio events. Head over to our community page to see what we have going on in the St. Petersburg area!

Check out videos from our latest Practice Party!

 

Wedding Dance Lessons 

  • First dance
  • Father daughter dance
  • Bridal party routine 
  • Social dancing for the reception

Social and NightClub Favorites

  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Bachata
  • West Coast Swing
  • Hustle
  • Argentine Tango

Ballroom Dance Lessons

  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Rumba
  • Swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo

Wedding Programs

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.

We know how important your Wedding Day is, and we can help you make it even more special! At Fred Astaire Dance Studio of St. Petersburg North, our customized Wedding Dance Instruction Program is created just for you, and will give you the confidence and skill to show off your elegance, style – and maybe a little personality!

In just a short amount of time, our certified Dance Instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or, if you have more time, choreograph the whole dance with you! Whether you want just a few steps to get by, or are looking to create “YouTube-worthy” choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you!

We specialize in:

  • Choreographed first dance
  • Father-daughter & mother-son dances
  • Social dancing for the reception
  • Bridal Party routine

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. Contact us today, and give everyone at your wedding a dance to remember. Check out some of our wedding couples!

Be as happy as Jacob & Ashley during your first dance!

Tim & Shelby Congratulations to the beautiful newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Columbus! Tim and Shelby had their first dance choreographed at Fred Astaire St. Pete North by one of our certified dance instructors. They are now back in the studio after their honeymoon to continue their dance journey. Look good and feel great for your first dance ~ contact us today to learn about our free wedding consultation!

Brian & Melissa

Vicky & Kevin

Shira & Elliot

Stephanie & Dennis

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.

 

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Teaching Methods

It is our privilege to carry the trade name Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and we are committed to upholding the admired reputation of our co-founder, Mr. Fred Astaire, in everything we do. The warm, joyful, and 100% nonjudgmental atmosphere you’ll discover at Fred Astaire Dance Studios is because of that commitment – and because our students have truly motivating and FUN experiences as they learn to dance!

The Fred Astaire Curriculum
Originally inspired by Fred Astaire’s superb style of dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ ballroom dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, Exhibition/Theater Arts dances and more. World famous dance champions and registered members of the Fred Astaire International Dance Council continually study and review our curriculum, to ensure that only the finest, most up-to-date programs are offered to our students. Our unique teaching method includes a three-tiered system of regularly scheduled private lessons, group classes and practice parties.

Private Lessons
Private lessons, with one or more dance instructors, give you the specialized and personalized attention to look and feel confident on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner. We move at your pace, perfecting and polishing your dancing all the while.

Group Classes
Group classes complement your private lessons, because this is where patterns, technique, and style are learned. Group classes also enable you to meet other students with similar dancing goals, develop balance, and learn the mechanics of dancing.

Practice Parties
Regularly scheduled practice parties complete the information taught in your private lessons and group classes. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ practice parties, we turn down the lights, turn up the music, and enjoy time dancing with different people in a relaxed social setting.  Practice parties help you “put it all together”, aid with music identification, and help you learn how not to run into other people on the dance floor. Practice parties are a great (& FUN!) way to apply what you’re learning.


The Fred Astaire Trophy System

The Fred Astaire Dance Studios Trophy System offers 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 comfortably around the dance floor. From there, students can progress to the Bronze Trophy Program (our most popular!), which enables students to dance on any size dance floor, to any music, with any partner, and feel comfortable and confident. From there, students can continue to the Silver Program and then all the way to Gold!

Social dancing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world – enjoyed in every country, by people of all ages. In the art of getting to know and getting along with people, dancing is a genuine social advantage. The good news is that because dancing is a natural form of human self-expression, every person is a potential dancer! At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll find that learning to dance, (like dancing itself), is filled with exhilaration and a sense of accomplishment. As you begin to master this timeless art, you will come to realize the countless social, physical, emotional and aesthetic benefits of dance. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned ballroom dancer, our staff will do their very best to bring out the dancer in you, and help you achieve your dance goals. And you’ll have so much fun along the way, we know you’ll want to keep coming back! Contact us today, let’s get started!


Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Dance, our 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, 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!

Gift Certificates can be purchased in our studio or online below.  To view our other online offers, click here.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!

Give the Gift of Dance! Our gift certificates are a great way to introduce that special someone in your life to the world of partner dancing, whether it’s salsa, the waltz, or the two step. They are great for holidays, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or simply just because. The person receiving this unique gift can take lessons solo or with a partner. Remember to get one for yourself as well!

  • Gift Certificate is downloadable after purchase
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  • All gift certificate sales are final.