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Fred Astaire Dance Studios, in the News!

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, it’s always exciting when our talented staff & students, and exciting events & locations are celebrated in the media! From local community stories to national news, our goal is to help share the inspiring examples of how the positive and transforming power of dance enriches lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Browse these links, and perhaps discover something new and engaging about dance. Then, step in to Fred Astaire Dance Studios and experience the joy and confidence that dance lessons can bring to your life.

Fred Astaire Upper Montclair Joins NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Upper Montclair We Strongly Believe that Dancing is for Everyone. We Welcome and Encourage Same Sex Couples and Singles Wishing to Dance With a Same Sex Instructor To The Wonderful World of Partnership Dancing. We  therefore were Proud to join the NJLGBT Chamber of Commerce and look forward to hosting an event in conjunction with the Chamber on January 16th 2021.



Tim & Kaitlin Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary As Studio Owners

On January 1st 2021 The Owners of Our Studio Tim & Kaitlin Emmott are celebrating what has been a somewhat tumultuous first year of owning the studio. While 2020 hasn’t been quite the year they expected they have embraced and thrived in this different year, from developing online lessons courses, socially distant dance parties, implementing extensive COVID-19 health and safety precautions, and many other new and exciting things 2020 has brought us. We look forward to many more hopefully more straightforward years together as a studio.


Fred Astaire Upper Montclair Raises Funds for Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry


Fred Astaire Upper Montclair holds its 5th Annual Turkey Trot for The Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry. Our students raise money for this wonderful organization either by sponsoring dances themselves or having friends and family sponsor dances for them and they get out there and dance up a storm raising money along the way that is then donated to The Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry at a time of year when it is needed most. We are so grateful for the amazing generosity of all involved to be able to run this event year on year.



February 2019: Tony Dovolani, Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Co-National Dance Director, Shares Special Birthday Dance with 106 Year Old Student! 

November 2018: Winds of Change – New Leadership Team at the Helm of  an Exciting NEW Fred Astaire Dance Studios 

November 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Makes Premiere Appearance in Macy’s NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade! 

August 2018: More Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Locations Add Para Dance Sport to their Curriculum

June 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios Bloomfield Hills MI Hosts Country’s First Sanctioned Para Dance Instructor Training

March 2017: Crain’s Detroit Business Features Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Hills MI