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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do I need a ballroom dance partner?
  • What dances do we teach?
  • How much do ballroom dance lessons cost?
  • How should I dress for my dance lesson
  • What is a Private Ballroom Dance Lesson?
  • What is a Group Lesson?
  • What is a Practice Session?
  • What is your policy on cancellation?
  • How are dance lessons scheduled?
  • What kind of dance can we do for our first dance at our wedding?
  • How qualified are your instructors?
  • Will my lessons be the same time every week?
  • Is it difficult to learn how to dance?
  • How often should I take my dance lessons?
  • How do i get started?
  • Why Should I choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?
Do I need a ballroom dance partner?

No. At Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest we teach ballroom dancing to singles and couples. If you join us as a single student, your instructor will take the place as your partner for your private lessons. Our group and practice lessons will provide plenty of opportunity for the single student to meet other students with the same interests and goals.

What dances do we teach?

Our goal at Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest is to prepare you to dance with confidence in any social situation. Our curriculum consists of several basic dances that will allow you to dance anywhere, with anyone, on any occasion! The most common dances are Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Mambo, Meringue, Samba, Salsa and Hustle.

How much do ballroom dance lessons cost?

The cost depends on how many dance lessons you may need to achieve your goals.

How should I dress for my dance lesson

Wear something comfortable that won’t inhibit your movements. Of course, comfortable shoes are recommended! We suggest a pair of leather-soled shoes. No sneakers or rubber -soled shoes. For the ladies, we suggest a low heel shoe with a back.

What is a Private Ballroom Dance Lesson?

Private ballroom dance lessons consist of one student or a couple working with one instructor. These lessons provide the most benefit and ease for learning to dance since all material is catered to the individuals learning ability and desire. A couple may be accompanied by one or two dance instructors depending on the needs of the students.

What is a Group Lesson?

A group dance lesson consists of several students learning from one instructor. Students concentrate primarily on the basic steps and technique. Our group lessons cover a wide level of dancing providing all levels of students with the opportunity to join our classes. View the event calendar to check out the current month’s schedule.

What is a Practice Session?

Our practice sessions take place in the studio and prepare you for dancing socially in the real world. At practice sessions, we dim the lights, supply the music, and have a fabulous time in a party-type atmosphere. Practice sessions allow you to apply material learned in your private lessons and group classes without the pressure of the public eye upon you. Students attend to have fun, learn… and dance! Students also have the opportunity to meet and dance with other Students, as well as other Instructors.!

What is your policy on cancellation?

We require a 24 hour notification if you intend to miss a scheduled lesson or you may be charged.

How are dance lessons scheduled?

Dance lessons are arranged by student preference (based on availability). One session is forty (40) minutes.

What kind of dance can we do for our first dance at our wedding?

Your first dance together as husband and wife should suit your personality as a couple and the tone you want to set for your wedding reception. For traditionalists and romantics, an elegant waltz or foxtrot might be the dance for you. If you’re unconventional, an upbeat swing or a sexy tango will let you show your guests just what you’re all about. Whatever your style, we can help you select the right music (if you haven’t chosen a song already) and the right dance. Learn more about wedding dance lessons.

How qualified are your instructors?

Every Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Instructor is a gifted dance educator with a passion for dance. Fred Astaire dance instructors hail from all over the world. Many have Fine Arts degrees, and are actively competing and award-winning professional dancers. And all have completed the rigorous work required to become, and remain, certified in the Fred Astaire Dance Curriculum – a proven teaching method that was developed by Fred Astaire himself, and is unique to our organization. Collectively, Fred Astaire Dance Instructors are dedicated to helping you discover the joy of ballroom dancing, and to making your learning experience enjoyable, educational, rewarding – and FUN!

Will my lessons be the same time every week?

Not necessarily. In order to accommodate your busy schedule, we attempt to be as flexible as possible but aren’t always able to schedule the exact same time every week. To reserve your preferred times, we suggest scheduling your Lessons a few weeks in advance, in order. Group class scheduling can vary depending on type and level of dance, so that everyone has an opportunity to attend. Practice sessions are typically scheduled for a set time each week.

Is it difficult to learn how to dance?

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No, it’s not! Our Dance Instructors are all highly-qualified and welcoming professionals, who participate in ongoing dance training throughout their careers. In addition, our progressive system of instruction and unique trophy system make it easy for you to learn. It will take a bit of time to master the various dances and a repertoire of steps, but a steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in less time than you’d think. We highly encourage you to keep your Lessons scheduled close together. You will progress more quickly, and it will make your experience more valuable to you. We promise: the learning is fun – and you will be on your way to confident social dancing after your very first dance Lesson!

How often should I take my dance lessons?

We highly recommend that you schedule your Lessons close together, especially in the beginning. The less time between Lessons means the less you will forget, the less you will need to review, and the more quickly you will reach a confident level in your dancing. We also recommend private Lessons in conjunction with group classes and practice sessions, as it’s the most effective and efficient way for you to learn and stay motivated.

How do i get started?

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, all new dance Students can take advantage of our special money-saving Introductory Offer! Simply complete and submit the Intro Offer form on this website to get yours, and we’ll contact you right away to learn about your dance goals and help you set up your first Lesson. Once you discover how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll be back for more!

Why Should I choose Fred Astaire Dance Studios?

There are LOTS of reasons! (1) NO other Dance Studio is better equipped to help you discover the lifelong joy of ballroom dancing! (2) You’ll notice a warm energy and sense of “FADS Community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful from the first time you step inside our doors!(3) Our proven, proprietary dance curriculum helps you master dance steps easily and confidently. (4) Our unique teaching system includes private instruction, group Lessons and practice parties, to help you learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible – and enables you to try out your new skills in a casual group setting with your fellow dance students. (5) Our Dance Instructors are friendly, highly-qualified and totally dedicated to making your experience enjoyable, educational and FUN! (6) Fred Astaire Dance Studios also offers you benefits that many independent dance studios simply cannot – including an online Studio Dance Store (in-studio & online) with dozens of dance-related items to help you look and feel your best, on and off the dance floor; and exciting Regional, Inter-Regional and National Amateur and Pro-Am dance competitions that give Fred Astaire dance Students inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone their dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments. Don’t put it off another day… contact Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and you’ll discover that “Life’s Better When you Dance!”



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