About Fred Astaire Franchised Studios

The first Fred Astaire Dance Studio was opened in New York City in 1947, on famous Park Avenue. Today, numerous Fred Astaire Dance Studios are located in cities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and a world-wide network of studios has been established in Europe, South Africa and Australia.

Our Franchise

Fred Astaire Dance Studios are franchised to individual owners who are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence. The Fred Astaire Dance Studios are furnished with music and sound equipment of the finest quality. Dance floors are beautifully maintained for your dancing pleasure.


The Finest Reputation

We, who have the privilege of carrying the trade name Fred Astaire Dance Studios, are immensely proud to do so. We have an obligation to uphold the fine reputation of the master dancer in everything we do from the moment you walk through our door for the first time until you leave as a better dancer. Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a happy place because our students are having a great time while engaging in a pleasing, beneficial activity… Dancing





  • Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

    Martha Graham -

  • Be friendly to those who enjoy your work and friendlier to those who attack it.

    David Legget -





Teaching Methods

Our unique teaching method includes regularly scheduled private instruction as well as group lessons and practice lessons.


Private Instruction

Private instruction with one or more key teachers gives you the specialized and personalized attention necessary to look and feel great on the dance floor, while developing the ability to lead or follow any partner.


Group Lessons

Group lessons are also a necessary part of instruction because this is where patterns, technique and style are learned. Equally important, group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other students with similar dancing goals.


Practice Lessons

Practice lessons complete the lesson information taught in our private and group lessons. Learning is one thing, but making the material work in a live setting while dancing with different people is quite another. This is what our practice lessons do. Teachers can then tailor their private lessons based on how they see their students progressing.

Benefits Of Dance

Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Dancing enhances your life in so many ways. Dance Fitness is an exceptional way to stay in shape and also have a great time meeting new friends.




When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases and you burn calories. This low-impact aerobic activity also increases flexibility, strength, and balance. Olympic athletes often dance as part of their training to sharpen their control, agility, and speed. Dancing is great exercise, and our studios offer a pleasant, fun atmosphere in which to learn.



Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to dance, your entire mental outlook will take on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation, and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.



Dance provides an emotional outlet so that you can express your feelings through your body movements with passion and flair. Dancing will bring out, improve upon, and strengthen your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities even when you are not dancing.



Dancing lessons are an easy, low-pressure way to meet people. Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios provide weekly practice dance parties, nights out on the town, and regional and national competitions, as well as fun trips to many different locations. Our lessons are the perfect way for couples to rediscover romance by dancing your way to love!




In today’s fast-paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Dancing provides an enjoyable escape from your normal daily routine, plus a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on yourself.



Dancing is a great way to add excitement to your life. Although learning to dance takes concentration and dedication, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who make learning a pleasurable and rewarding experience. So join us for some fun in dance fitness, tango, cha cha, ballroom, zumba and have some fun! Fort Walton Beach – Destin – Sandestin – Niceville – Shalimar – Valparaiso – Navarre


Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a happy place because our students are having a great time while engaging in a pleasing, beneficial activity... Dancing.

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The amazing instructors have helped me come along way for a a guy with 2 left feet and no rhythm. I enjoy every moment of my lessons.

Ryan Fox

Deciding to take ballroom lessons with Fred Astaire more than a year ago has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made: I’ve lost some weight and found some new friends, and I enjoy every moment of my lessons.

Matthew Amason

I decided randomly a year and a half ago to try out Fred Astaire. Little did I know that it would impact my life in so many ways. It was given me more confidence, helped me meet some of my personal health and fitness goals, and build a great friend/dance family, and so much more. I LOVE every minute that I am there and love my instructors! I look forward to the end of work everyday so that I can be there!

Janelle King


Please feel free to contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment. (850) 244-4480

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