Events

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!

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Looking for more places to dance than just your dance lessons at your local New Jersey Fred Astaire!  Here’s your calendar of events. Dancing makes lives easier.  Dancing more often makes life more fun.  Join us and network, make new friends or visit with old friends.

2018 Events

January 20, 2018 – Team Match – Renaissance Woodbridge, Iselin

February 22, 2018 – FADS F(RED) Valentine’s Day Party and Showcase

March 8-11 – Metropolitan DanceSport Championships, Ocean Place, Long Branch

March 15 – FADS St. Patrick’s Day Party

April 20 – Champagne Guest Party – 8:30 – 10PM

April 23-28 – Cross Country Dance Championships (CCDC) Marriott Marquis, Houston, TX

May 20 – Dance Camp and Audition Day – Montville

May 18 – FADS White Party – 7:45-10:30

June 7-9 – NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge – The Westin, Jersey City

July 23-28 – FAWC – Fred Astaire World Championships – Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

August 17 – Fred Astaire Innerstudio

September 15 – NJ Showcase of Stars – Bergen Academy of Technology, Hackensack

October 11-13 – Northeast Dance Championships – Hanover Marriott, Whippany

October 25 – FADS Halloween Party

October 29 – November 3 –  NDC, National Dance Championships, Bonnet Creek Hilton, Orlando

November 9 – FADS Cedar Grove 3rd Annual Turkey Trot for Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry  Thanksgiving Drive

December 21 – FADS Snowball and Holiday Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.


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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.