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
Father daughter dance
Bridal party routine
Social dancing for the reception
Social and NightClub Favorites
West Coast Swing
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Cha Cha Cha
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!
Brian & Melissa Congratulations to the beautiful newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzsimmons! Brian and Melissa had their first dance choreographed at Fred Astaire St. Pete North by one of our certified dance instructors. They will be back into 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!
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.
Get a FREE 30 minute Consultation & Lesson with a certified instructor!
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.
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.
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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