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  • Derek GrossoDerek Grosso

    The team at Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest, led by Daniel Tackett, are top notch instructors who are dynamic dancers and extremely friendly teachers. They understand the importance of community and embrace new students with open arms. Highly recommend!

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  • Sarah Irvin ClarkSarah Irvin Clark

    I can’t express how great Daniel, Caroline and the team at Fred Astaire Northwest are to work with. Not only are they consummate professionals and have cultivated a loyal clientele, but they go above and beyond in the central Ohio community. I’ve worked with them for several years at Columbus Oktoberfest where they are on site the entire weekend tirelessly demonstrating the polka and other fun dances to guests. As if that wasn’t enough, they are always up for any media opportunity I put in front of them — whether it’s a live polka demonstration for early morning TV to an interview at Oktoberfest, I can always count on them to provide a fun-filled, entertaining and educational segment. If you want to pick up a new hobby, a fun date night or learn a dance for your wedding, make an appointment with Daniel right now!

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  • Sandra MartinelliSandra Martinelli

    I have been ballroom dancing at this studio for about 10 months taking private lessons with fantastic instructors as well as the group lessons. The instructors are very professional and always welcoming and friendly. I had only done a tiny bit of ballroom dancing prior to that. Have done one competition. It was a blast. The place is so much fun and I have met so many great people there. I highly recommend this studio.

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  • Cindy LaFayette BursawCindy LaFayette Bursaw

    It was a great experience to learn the different dances. Sarah our instructor was so helpful, she knows how to move!! Fun at everything, parties were a great time to mingle and dance.

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  • Timothy KennedyTimothy Kennedy

    Having received a gift certificate for Christmas, I can honestly say that Beth Shimer and I never really planned on dancing much past those introduction lessons. But here we are over a year later, still dancing and having a lot of fun. Fantastic instructors who help you to be the best dancer you can be and a great atmosphere of just having fun, help you to relax and enjoy yourself. Before you know it, you’ll be tapping a basic to the music in your car, surprising yourself at how much it gets into your system.

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  • Angela Petrie BlumAngela Petrie Blum

    We had never formally danced before, but my now-husband and I used Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest when we got engaged to help prepare for our first dance. We wanted something that flowed and didn’t felt choreographed or rehearsed and we definitely didn’t want to be middle-school swaying at our wedding. We learned many different styles of dance and Carolyn taught us how to blend the fitting styles into our song. We also took classes with Zach and Sarah. Everyone at Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest took the time to make us feel comfortable in our dancing skills and we intend to continue dancing with them for many years to come!

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  • Alexandre LefebvreAlexandre Lefebvre

    I wanted to find an activity out of my comfort zone… so I decided to do ballroom dance. Yah, I was a hockey player with the legs of a penguin on ice, so… I signed up at another studio in town, but wasn’t really motivated to go, mostly the teachers didn’t seem to be into it. I almost quit, but gave it another shot here. Ok, you know the story, because it’s a five star, but in a nutshell: this group is a blast, you’ll get teachers who care, they will give you a plan, and if they say you’ll eventually dance and actually enjoy it, believe them. It’s been four months; I can dance, I’m not quitting anytime soon. I did my first competition two weeks ago, and you know what, without this amazing group, teachers and other students there, I’d still be at home in my comfort zone feeling sorry for not accomplishing something for myself. Do it!

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  • Jerry RossJerry Ross
  • Shannon KochenspargerShannon Kochensparger

    Great atmosphere and fun instructors! Definitely would recommend this studio highly!

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  • Elizabeth Share-DulingElizabeth Share-Duling

    Top notch instructors that are in it for the love of dance! My fiancé and I feel very welcome and supported in what we want to do whether that be compete or just dance and learn together!

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  • Pat WedgePat Wedge

    Not only is the studio georgeous, the instructors are amazing. When you walk in the door, you are greeted with the warmth of knowing you are meeting new friends, whether it is the teacher or the student.

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  • Brian HarrisBrian Harris

    Came in for an intro special with my Fiancée and we loved it so much we decided to do a 4 lesson package for our Christmas gift. The facilities are great and the instructors are incredibly friendly. They work easily with us, have lots of patience and make learning to dance fun! It’s definitely a great place to go if you’re looking for lessons, or just looking to try something new!

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  • Heidi CurtisHeidi Curtis
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  • Erica Bell-BookerErica Bell-Booker

    I just finished my introductory lesson with Dwayne….my fiancé and I loved the friendly vibe we got from everyone in the studio. I personally love Dwayne…he’s such a sweetheart, very nice, and a wonderful instructor! I thought that my fiancé and I was going to stumble all over the dance floor but Dwayne taught us moves that had us looking so elegant. I absolutely cannot wait to go back!!!!

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  • Danny HicksDanny Hicks

    My wife and I spent 4 months learning how to dance for our wedding here and had some of the best nights we’ve had as a couple because of it. It was fun and comfortable, and the instructors really make you feel welcome and wanted as apart of the studio. Besides learning everything we wanted and a whole lot more we didn’t know we wanted to learn but loved just the same, we loved every night we spent learning and dancing. There was never a shortage of fun and good people. We were able to construct a dance with our instructor that got us and the song we chose and it turned out better than I could have imagined. My wife and I had no experience at all prior to coming here and now we feel confident dancing anywhere we may go.

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