The Best In Ballroom


It is our privilege to carry the trade name Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and we are committed to upholding the admired reputation of our co-founder, Mr. Fred Astaire, in everything we do. The warm, joyful, and 100% nonjudgmental atmosphere you’ll discover at Fred Astaire Dance Studios is because of that commitment – and because our students have truly motivating and FUN experiences as they learn to dance!

The Fred Astaire Curriculum

Originally inspired by Fred Astaire’s superb style of dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ ballroom dance curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, Exhibition/Theater Arts dances and more. World famous dance champions and registered members of the Fred Astaire International Dance Council continually study and review our curriculum, to ensure that only the finest, most up-to-date programs are offered to our students. Our unique teaching method includes a three-tiered system of regularly scheduled private lessons, group classes and practice parties.




Private lessons, with one or more dance instructors, give you the specialized and personalized attention to look and feel confident on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner. We move at your pace, perfecting and polishing your dancing all the while



Group classes complement your private lessons, because this is where patterns, technique, and style are learned. Group classes also enable you to meet other students with similar dancing goals, develop balance, and learn the mechanics of dancing.



Regularly scheduled practice parties complete the information taught in your private lessons and group classes. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ practice parties, we turn down the lights, turn up the music, and enjoy time dancing with different people in a relaxed social setting. Practice parties help you “put it all together”, aid with music identification, and help you learn how not to run into other people on the dance floor. Practice parties are a great (& FUN!) way to apply what you’re learning.


A Program For Every Age, Experience Level & Style!

Where will your dance journey begin?

Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest offers ballroom dance classes for beginner to advance dance students. You do not need a partner to start your ballroom dance classes today. Walk into our studio, meet new people, and learn the steps to some of the most popular smooth and latin dances.

Newcomer/Beginners Program

All beginner students start their lessons with the Social Foundation Program. A limited number of step patterns and techniques are introduced, in order to determine a student’s rate of learning and retention, interests and future potential.

The Bronze Trophy Program

The Bronze Trophy Program is designed for the person who wishes to become a Good Social Dancer. It is the most popular standard of our students, and the first trophy program available to new students. A Bronze dancer is considered fun to dance with in all of the popular Social Dances and they have complete confidence in the figures taught. Bronze dancers have the necessary styling to create a pleasant appearance on the dance floor and can cope with almost any dance occasion.

The Silver Trophy Program

This Silver Trophy Program is for the person who wishes to become an Advanced Social Dancer. Silver dancers are distinguished by versatility and style in all dancing for those who wish to be sought after on the dance floor.

The Gold Trophy Program

The Gold Trophy Program is for the person who wishes to become an Excellent Ballroom Dancer. Gold dancers have the confidence which comes with a complete and thorough knowledge of all the major ballroom dances. Advanced style and poise in all of the ballroom dances sets the Gold dancer apart from all others.

The Supreme Trophy Program

The Supreme Trophy Program is for the person who wishes to become an Outstanding Ballroom Dancer. As its name implies, the Supreme Gold standard is the ultimate in dance perfection. The Supreme Gold dancer aims high and makes dancing a hobby. In the entire world the Supreme Gold dancer is considered Tops in dance perfection.

Exhibition Certificates

Exhibition Ballroom Dancing is an exciting form of highly stylized ballroom dancing, where movements and lines of a theatrical nature are used to enhance the atmosphere of a dance.

Qualification Awards

A minimum of four (4) dances with a Free Style demonstration in the selected dances.


Standard Awards

A minimum of six (6) dances with a Free Style demonstration in the selected dances, and a partial solo Figure demonstration.


Honors Awards

All dances; ten (10) dances in Bronze or Silver programs, and eight (8) dances in Gold or Supreme Gold programs, with a Free Style demonstration in all dances, and a complete solo Figure demonstration.


Double Honors Awards

All dances as in the Honors Awards. Demonstrations of counterparts as Man or Lady are required in Free Style and solo Figure demonstrations.


The Fred Astaire Trophy System

The Fred Astaire Dance Studios Trophy System offers an easy way for you to track your progress while you enjoy dancing! Our Beginner and Social Foundation Programs teach newer students the step patterns and techniques to move comfortably around the dance floor. From there, students can progress to the Bronze Trophy Program (our most popular!), which enables students to dance on any size dance floor, to any music, with any partner, and feel comfortable and confident. From there, students can continue to the Silver Program and then all the way to Gold!


While our company’s history is rooted in the classic Golden Age of Hollywood, we’re proud to also be on the cutting edge of dance instruction! Our virtual collection includes several state-of-the-art offerings that help new students discover the joy of dance, and help current students empower their lessons with valued-added benefits:

Online Lessons Platform

browse our extensive (& growing!) library of dance content and dance lesson videos – many FREE, in all styles and techniques and led by our certified instructors and world-renowned Int’l Dance Council Members. This platform is a great way for our current students to supplement in-studio instruction with streaming and video lessons, and for EVERYONE to discover the joy of dance!

Private Online Streaming Lessons

You can now book private, one-on-one streaming dance lessons with some of the most world-renowned dance professionals in the ballroom industry – our International Dance Council member coaches & 2019 Open Dance Champions!

Online Trophy System

as an enrolled student, this program offers you online access to dance patterns for your enrollment level (and below), so you can practice your curriculum at home, any time – as much as you’d like!