Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Studio Events 2018

Mister Bing’s Supper Club presents Award-winning entertainer CRYSTAL STARK

June 3rd |Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Mister Bing’s Supper Club has captured and recreated in Tucson, at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort the cabaret mood that brings out the best in our dancers.  We are looking forward to participating in these local events at such a high quality venue for ballroom dance.

Modern ballroom dance has its roots early in the 20th century, coincident with a wave of popular jazz music, and the move to partner dancing.  A burst of newly invented dances evolved, inspired by popular music, and international musical styles and folk dances.

We are looking forward to the dancing from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during cocktail hour…don’t be late! Fred Astaire Students, please mention your affiliation when you make your reservations, so we can sit together during the show!

Desert Stars

May 18th | Fred Astaire Dance Studio Tucson

Come support our dancers at the Studio Showcase, Featuring:

  • Student Showcase dances
  • Student Competition Entry demonstrations
  • Professional demonstrations
  • Food, Drink, and Open Dancing.

For more information please call the Studio.





Arizona Regional Events 2018

At our regional competitions, students from Tucson and across the Arizona region, can take part in  local competitions to show off their dance skills. At these events, students meet, mingle and develop lifelong friendships with other students that share the same love for dancing. Participating in competitions gives every student the opportunity to progress much more rapidly in their dance levels than just private ballroom dance lessons. If competing doesn’t seem like something that would interest you, don’t worry; each of these local events have a social dance ball to finish off the event in a fun-filled way!

Desert Dance Classic 2018

February 2nd & 3rd| Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas | Scottsdale, Arizona

Dance Fusion 2018

March 3rd | Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center | Mesa, Arizona

Arizona Grand Championships & Awards Gala 2018

June 8th & 9th | Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas | Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona DanceSport Festival 2018

September 28th & 29th | Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas | Scottsdale, Arizona

Holiday Trophy Ball 2018

December 8th | Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas | Scottsdale, Arizona

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events: 


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships, and the perfect destination for your summer getaway. Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas? Talk to your FADS Instructor today – the registration deadline is June 6, 2018.

NDC Oct 2017

National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway! Entries are due by September 24, 2018.

West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 17th – 19th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA 

We’re returning to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in sunny San Diego California, for the 2019 Fred Astaire West Coast Dance Championships! This exciting inter-regional dance competition is traditionally our first event of the new year. The San Diego destination will definitely start the new year off right – with warmer weather, gorgeous Harbor views, and area attractions like Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. Warm up this winter, and dance with us – talk with your FADS instructor today… the entry deadline is December 27, 2018.