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
Annual Showcase, August 10th
Join us for our Monsoon Magic Showcase headed your way on Friday, August 10th! We cannot wait to present to you some amazing show numbers from our students and professionals! For more information and to purchase your tickets, please contact the studio today!
Mister Bing’s Supper Club
Mister Bing’s premiere dinner/show concept atSkyline Country Club on September 30 presents Swedish sensation Gunhild Carling in Concert withKhris Dodge Entertainment. Buy tickets online now:https://bit.ly/2O2fhh Or call for reservations: 520-991-5307
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!
Arizona Regional Events 2018At 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:
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 18, 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 2019. The San Diego destination will definitely start your 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.
Cross Country Dance Championships (National)
April 23rd – 27th, 2019
Houston Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX
Another exciting Cross Country Dance Championships is upon us, and we are thrilled to be returning to Houston, Texas… and the Houston Marriott Marquis! With over 1,000 rooms, amazing amenities and eateries, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop lazy river (shaped liked Texas), you won’t need to venture far to discover adventure. Dance your heats, and explore all that Houston has lots to offer – including Discovery Green Park, the Houston Zoo, museums, Downtown Aquarium, haunted Houston and architecture tours, great shopping – and of course, incredible BBQ and fusion cuisine. So saddle up, cowboys & cowgirls – because we’ll be kickin’ up our heels all week! Make sure you talk to your FADS Instructor and get your entries and packages in – let’s make this a Texas-sized event!
Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 22nd – 26th, 2019
Mirage Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Our Host Resort for FAWC 2019 is the luxurious Mirage Hotel & Casino – join us, for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, the Mirage Hotel & Casino features a tropical Polynesian-theme, over 3,000 guestrooms, and a dizzying array of amenities and entertainment options. And Las Vegas is the perfect choice for your exciting summer getaway. Dance your heats and then explore all that Las Vegas & the surrounding area has to offer. Don’t miss out – talk to your FADS Instructor today – and let’s dance the days – and nights away – in “Sin City”!