Palm Harbor Fred Astaire Dance Studios strives daily to provide quality in everything they do. Whether it is a Private lesson, a Group Lesson, a Practice Session, or one of our Fun Dance Vacations; we want everyone to have a blast dancing and learning to dance. We have a very simple idea of how ballroom dance lessons should go: fun and easy. That is the main focus for all levels, from beginners, advanced, or a dancesport competitors.
Palm Harbor Fred Astaire Dance Studios teaches many types of dances: Ballroom, Social, Latin, Swing, Wedding Dances and Country & Western. You can learn either by yourself or with a partner.At every Fred Astaire Dance Studio, you’ll find:- A unique Trophy System
- Highly skilled and qualified dance instructors
- An outstanding dance curriculum inspired by Mr. Astaire’s style of dancing
Fred Astaire Trophy System
We offer the Fred Astaire Trophy System as an easy way for you to track your progress while you enjoy dancing! Our Social and Advanced Foundation Programs teach beginner students the step patterns and techniques to move comfortably on the dance floor with any partner. From there, a student can progress through our Bronze* and Silver* levels - all the way to the Gold*!
Fred Astaire Dance Curriculum
Our curriculum covers the full range of American, Latin-American, International Style, and Exhibition/Theatre Arts dances. World famous dance champions and registered judges on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board constantly study and review our curriculum to make sure that only the finest, up-to-date programs are being offered to our students.
1. The Smooth Dances
Sometimes called the Ballroom dances, they move counterclockwise around the floor. These tend to be the most misunderstood. Many people picture the "smooth Dances" as the slow or low energy dances--something that only little, old ladies like. That could not be further from the truth. They require as much, or more, strength and control as the rhythm dances.The smooth dances can be real calorie burners!
These dances are : Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz., Quickstep
2. The Rhythmn Dances
The rhythm dances, also known as the Latin dances, are typically the first dances requested. Fueled by movies (such as Shall We Dance, Dirty Dancing, Havana Nights, and Dance With Me), the rhythms are typically associated with Salsa, Swing, and Cha-Cha. The biggest misconception is that the faster dances provide the most exercise. The speed of some of these is perceived as a big calorie burner, but the slower tempi (bolero and rumba) can provide just as much.
These dances are : Cha-Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, Bolero, Paso Doble, Swing (East, West, Hustle, and more).
3. Country & Western, Polka and More
Yes we even teach C&W. In fact these dances are a lot of fun and are still very popular. You will be surprised at how similar they are to some of the other dances and how quick and easy you will pick them up.So slap on your cowboy boots and get ready for some fun!!!! Yehaa!!!
So what are you waiting for, why not have some fun tonight!!!! Give us a call and we will take care of the rest!!!