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!

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.

We accommodate each student’s schedule and create a custom tuition plan that makes each personal goal affordable.

Benefits of Private Dance Lessons

  • Personalized attention
  • Custom lesson guide
  • Scheduled at your convenience
  • Fastest way to learn and progress

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.

Have your own idea for a group class? Want to bring some friends together for a healthy fun activity? Want to do it on your time? No problem! Create your own group class!

Grab some friends and tell us what you want to learn and we’ll make it happen.

Benefits of Group Dance Classes

  • Invaluable leading/following experience of dancing with different partners
  • Learn to dance in a comfortable social setting
  • Introduction to many different dances
  • Learn the basic patterns and rhythms
  • Meet new people and make friends

What is a Practice Party?

Practice parties provide an ideal setting for perfecting your freshly learned moves, meeting new people, and simply having fun. The environment is comfortable, welcoming, and perfect for developing your party skills. The Fred Astaire Tarrytown staff ensures that each guest is fully engaged in the party atmosphere and walks away filled with memories of a wonderful time.

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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.

Our customized wedding dance program gives you the confidence and skills to perform the dance of your dreams in just a short amount of time. Our qualified dance instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or choreograph a routine to the song of your choice. You don’t know what song to pick? Not to worry! We have a very big selection of the latest trends as well as many classics to choose from!

We specialize in:

  • Choreographed first dance
  • Father daughter dance
  • Social dancing for the reception
  • Bridal Party routine

Get a Free 30 minutes Private Lesson and a Consultation with our certified instructor.

(*For new customers only. Cannot be combined with an Introductory Special or other promotional offers)

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.

 


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

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

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

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

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Intro Program – New Students

$100.00

Give the gift of dance!
Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers

The pricing is for new students only! Please call the Studio at 914-301-4176 if you are looking for additional options.

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INTRO PROGRAM – TWO PRIVATE LESSONS AND ONE GROUP PRACTICE SESSION

  • best for new students to be introduced to the Studio teaching approach and few most popular social, ballroom and Latin-American dances
  • private lessons could be scheduled any time during our business hours – TU – FR from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm and SA from 10:00 AM TO 5:30 PM
  • Need to call for the appointment
  • If you wish to send the certificate as a gift to a loved one or to yourself, please, contact the studio to specify the delivery address.
  • Fred Astaire Gift Certificates will expire 1-year from date of issue. No Cash Value.
  • Please allow 4-7 business days for delivery (free).
  • All gift certificate sales are final.
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers

“I strongly believe that dance is the essence of a happy life. It nourishes the soul, calms the mind, and gives voice to our hearts. It is a ritual and tradition that no one should live without.”

GABRIELLA LEQUERIQUE – Student

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR AN EXISTING STUDENT OR HAVE A SPECIFIC AMOUNT TO SPEND, PLEASE CALL THE STUDIO DIRECTLY!

914-301-4176

 

“I strongly believe that dance is the essence of a happy life. It nourishes the soul, calms the mind, and gives voice to our hearts. It is a ritual and tradition that no one should live without.”

GABRIELLA LEQUERIQUE