Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Tallahassee opened its doors November 5, 2001 under the direction of Michael and Dena Dill. The major objective of the company is to provide quality dance instruction to the community in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at an affordable cost. Since its inception, the studio has taught hundreds upon thousands of couples and individuals of all ages to enjoy the many benefits of partnership dancing.
Our great dance heritage began in 1947 when one of the greatest dancers of all time Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company. He developed a practical interrelated dance curriculum that embodied the fundamental principles of good dancing, flavored by his style and grace. Now over 110 studios spread throughout the United States teaching the “Fred Astaire way.” Our studio offers all kinds of dance instruction for all ages and abilities through private, group, and practice lessons.
At every Fred Astaire Studio, learning how to dance is always easy and fun your very first lesson, you’ll learn the basic elements of which all dance patterns are based and within hours, you’ll be ready to dance! Don’t put it off for another moment, walk into your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio and dance out!
1139 E Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32308
History of Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio or, open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company. Mr. Fred Astaire, considered to be the greatest multitalented dancer of all time, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamour of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world. “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born.” Astaire once observed. “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.” Today, numerous Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios located in cities throughout North America and internationally, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our National Dance Board and Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are living embodiments of his style and grace.