Ballroom Dance Lessons

Learn Ballroom or Latin Dancing in Warren NJ

Explore the Magic of Ballroom Dancing in Our Warren Studio

Indulge in the enchanting world of ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studios! Our ballroom dance lessons offer a dynamic and enjoyable way to learn the art of dance while having fun and connecting with others. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned dancer, our professional dance instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios will expertly guide you through the captivating world of ballroom dance styles such as the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Bachata. Join our classes to master graceful movements, refine your posture, and build confidence on the dance floor.

Learn to Dance: We Welcome All Ages and Levels

No matter where your dance skills lie, we welcome to to come try an intro class with us. Our skilled dance teachers provide exceptional ballroom dance instruction tailored to dancers of all ages and levels. Our accomplished instructors employ a diverse range of teaching techniques to ensure you learn swiftly and efficiently. You’ll thrive in an environment filled with joy and camaraderie, where you can immerse yourself in the passion of dance and savor the rhythms of your favorite music. We believe dance makes life better!

Group Classes and Private Dance Lessons Available

What are you waiting for? Come check out our dance studio today!

Ballroom Dance Socially or Competitively

Ballroom dance can be enjoyed socially and in dance competitions, and is sometimes referred to as “partnership dancing”, because it is a type of dance that requires a dance partner. Ballroom dancing originated in the 16th century from dances held in the royal courts. There’s also evidence of influence from folk dances of the era – for example, the Waltz began as an 18th century Austrian folk dance.

Ballroom Dance Lessons and Latin Dance Lessons

The International Style of ballroom dance was introduced in England in the early 1800s and became popular throughout the rest of the world by the 19th century, through the music of Josef and Johann Strauss. International Style is categorized into two very distinct sub-styles: Standard (or “Ballroom”), and Latin, and is typically used more in the competitive dance circuit. 

American Style Ballroom Dance

Here in the United States, ballroom dance adapted into the American Style between 1910 – 1930 mainly due to the influence of American jazz music, a more social approach to dancing and the iconic dance and choreography talents of Mr. Fred Astaire. Over the years, American Style has expanded to include dances such as Mambo, Salsa and West Coast Swing, and has always been driven by the constant development of music around the world. The American Style of ballroom dance is categorized into two distinct sub-styles: Rhythm and Smooth, and is used in both social and competitive ballroom dance arenas.

Latin Style Ballroom Dance

Latin ballroom dance dates back to at least the 15th century. It gained popularity in the United States in the early 1930s with the Rhumba. Latin dance serves as a broad categorization encompassing various styles of partner dancing, widely recognized in both ballroom competitions and folk dance traditions originating from Latin America. Within the realm of international dancesport competitions, the Latin dance category features iconic styles such as the Cha-Cha, Samba, and Paso Doble, Bachata, Merengue, and many more.

We Teach Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson!

Ballroom Dance Styles We Teach

Dancing is a great way to express your emotions. Hop on the dance floor and try a ballroom or Latin dance class with us. Get creative and have fun! To learn more about each type of dance and view a demonstration video, simply click on the dance style to learn more. Then give us a call at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and be sure to ask about our money-saving introductory offer for new students. Together, we’ll get you started on your personal dance journey!

Classes are available for students of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced and all ages. Adults and children are welcome! Fred Astaire ballroom dance lessons are fun, exciting, and a great way to express yourself. 

Our exceptional staff is ready to take your dancing journey to the next level. Sign up for an intro class!   

Wedding Dance Lessons

Create an unforgettable wedding dance memory

Looking to create a lasting memory from your wedding? Fred Astaire offers private lessons for your wedding dances that will make you look awesome. Talk with us to get started today and we will work with you!

The Differences Between International & American Ballroom Dance

International Style is without a doubt the classic “old school” style of Ballroom. In International Standard, dance partners must remain in a closed dance position continually (meaning they stand in front of each other, in body contact throughout the dance). American Smooth is similar to its counterpart from overseas, but does allow the dancers to separate (called “open position”) in their dance frame. In the beginning stages of training, International Style is more disciplined than American Style (which typically starts first as a social Hobby, then progresses to Sport). 

American Style can also include “Exhibition” solo work which allows the couple more freedom in their choreography. Both styles can be very technical with a high level of proficiency requirements, but there is more freedom in the American Style when it comes to closed figures, where the International Style is more strict with fewer figures offered. In the world of ballroom dance competition, there are also differences between the dresses or gowns worn for American versus International Styles. Because dance partners stay in closed position when dancing International, these dresses often have floats coming from the tops which would not be conducive for American Style, which features both open & closed positions.

Getting YOUR Ballroom Dance On

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we offer instruction in both International and American Ballroom Styles, and then some! And as a Fred Astaire dance student, you choose which dance style you’d like to learn first based on what’s most appealing to you, and your individual dance goals. For example, individuals interested in high-energy lessons for improved physical health would likely choose a different style than couples looking for an elegant First Dance for their wedding. No matter your age, ability level or whether you’re planning to take lessons with a dance partner or on your own – you’ve come to the right place.