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HISTORY OF
THE FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIOS

Take a dance down memory lane.



FRED ASTAIRE HISTORY

Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio, or open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company.


Mr. Fred Astaire, considered to be the greatest multi-talented dancer of all time, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamour of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world.terate resource maximizing products after leading-edge intellectual capital.



“The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.

Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.“


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FRED ASTAIRE HISTORY

“Some people seem to think that good dancers are born.” Astaire once observed. “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.”


Today, numerous Fred Astaire Dance Studios located in cities throughout the United States and internationally, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our International Dance Council and Fred Astaire Dance Studios curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are the living embodiment of his style and grace. And we have been privileged to share the positive, transforming power of dance with hundreds of thousands of people – and have helped them discover a healthy, joyful activity they’ll enjoy for their entire lives!



“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself.

I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.“

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Enriching lives, physically, mentally, emotionally & socially, through the positive transforming power of dance


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