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 a video 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

New : Ballroom Fitness!

Join us everyday Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for an invorating and fun dance inspired workout! The goal of Ballroom Fitness is to improve cardiovascular endurance and fitness levels by combining a series of aerobic movements with modern Ballroom, Latin American and Rhythm dance steps. It’s fun, easy to learn, and guaranteed to burn those calories!

Visit or contact us today!

11032 4th street N

St. Petersburg, Fl 33716



Wedding Programs

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 dance
  • 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.


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!

Lulu & John!

Shira & Elliot!

Stephanie & Dennis!

Get a FREE 30 minute Private Lesson and a Consultation with our certified instructor!

Teaching Methods

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 Teachers

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.


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! 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.