Teaching people to dance since 1947

Company History

As presumed to be in his early retirement of his filmmaking, famous dancer and movie icon, Fred Astaire, opened the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, in March, 1947. Over many months as the dance studio was being built, Fred Astaire himself made daily visits to a nearby rehearsal hall with young teachers and began laying the foundation of the famous Fred Astaire method of ballroom dance instruction. Throughout the next decade, the famous opening of the first studio inspired Fred Astaire Dance Studios to open across the country.

Today, Fred Astaire Dance Studios are located in cities around the world. Our studios uphold the fine reputation of the company’s namesake from the first moment a student walks through the door.

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    Fred Astaire has appeared a couple of times in the Zippy comic strip.