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Social and Performance Dance Lessons

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio is the premiere choice in social and performance dance. Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Westerville proudly serves the greater Columbus, Ohio area. Here you will discover through dance the pleasure that belongs to us all. Our top instructors will guide you through various styles of social and performance dance. From classic ballroom styles to Latin, swing and country, Fred Astaire has a style to suit anyone. Check out our GROUPON specials or one of our many packages in our Dance Store!

Take the first step toward finding a new hobby and a fun, exciting way to exercise!

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Coupon Special!

Two Complimentary Dance Lessons and a New Comer Group Class Session*
$35 Value

Call and reserve your first lesson today!

*New Students Only

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Westerville, OH
(614) 890-9790
dance@fredastairewesterville.com

Live Music & Dancing with The Noe Salsa Project!

Live Music from The Noe Salsa Project and an evening of Sala, Merengue, Cha-Cha and more!

Free Salsa lesson, starting promptly at 8:00pm, included with your admission!

When: Saturday, July 18th 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Westerville, Ohio
Admission: $20 per person at the door

Buy Your Tickets Online and Save $5!

Or call the studio at (614) 890-9790 to reserve your evening of hot Salsa today!


Refreshments will be Provided

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NEWCOMER COMPETITION & TROPHY BALL

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Congratulations to our students and couples who participated in this year’s NewComer competition and regional Trophy Ball. At the NewComer competition, students Dan Levy, Ben Friedman and Sayaka Martin each danced one honors dance to advance and graduate. Dan had 24 dance entries and Ben and Sayaka each had two. Dances included rumba, swing, waltz, cha-cha and foxtrot. Also receiving high marks that evening were Instructors Amy Jordan and Renae Smith for their performances. It was an evening to remember from the fragrant bouquets of flowers that surrounded the space to the delicious cocktail reception and the entertaining dance performances that followed. The evening concluded with a stunning performance by Professional Instructors, Renae Smith and Keith Jastram, who awed the crowd with their choreographed dance routine.

In addition, thirteen of our students, five who were couples, danced at Trophy Ball. They danced within three dance levels: Qualification, where students danced a minimum of four dances; Standard which is a minimum of six dances and Double Honors which is a total of 13 dances where students learn both male and female steps. Below is a list of all the students who were recognized for passing their respective levels of dance proficiency:

Social Foundation

  • Sayaka Martin (Qualification)
  • Donna & Lee Scott (Qualification)
  • Jan & Steve Schofield (Qualification)
  • Dan Levy (Qualification)
  • Kyle Donovan & Jessica Dunn (Qualification)
  • Julie & Mark Jackson (Qualification)
  • Ben Friedman (Standard)
  • Emily Pribonic (Qualification)

Preliminary Social Bronze

  • Deb & Tim Pindell (Qualification)
  • Bill Miller (Double Honors)

Intermediate Social Bronze

  • John Holmes (Qualification)
  • Kelly Collins (Qualification)

Thank you to everyone who participated and to our regional directors, Marina & Taliat, for a memorable experience.

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Congratulations Westerville Fred Astaire!

Studio Receives Awards at Ohio Regional Competition “Freddy Ball”!

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WESTERVILLE, OH (April 9, 2015) – The Westerville studio received several awards at this year’s Ohio Regional Competition held March 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. Professional Instructors as well as students competed and were recognized at this year’s event:

Instructors Renae Smith and Sam Walker won championships while also placing in the top three in several categories; Instructor Keith Jastram won the novice category and placed in multiple other categories; Instructor Sam Walker received the Freddy award as one of the top instructors in the state for 2014; Amy Jordan, owner of the Westerville studio, won the Freddy for one of the top three studio owners in the state for 2014; Students Cynthia Madich, Tim and Deb Pindell, Kelly Collins, Rebecca Cripe and Marlene Goodenow all competed and were also winners this year.

“Our instructors are continuously working to hone their skill and they reflect the high quality of our studio, I’m very proud,” said Fred Astaire Westerville owner Amy Jordan. “We have a fabulous new facility for students to dance at and top notch instructors to teach them.”

Jordan added, “To see our students learn, develop their dance skills and most importantly have fun really makes my job fulfilling. Our studio is the best place in Westerville for adults to learn dance.”

The annual two-day regional competition sponsored by Fred Astaire’s regional office draws many professional dance instructors as well as several students from across all the Ohio Fred Astaire studios to compete. This year’s competition also attracted a large number of spectators in the audience who came to support and cheer on the professionals as well as their friends and family. It was an exciting weekend of fierce competition and dance sportsmanship.

Photographs of the participants can be seen in our Competition Gallery.

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Student Star of the Month

DANCING HEALS

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After a recent hip replacement, student Bill Miller is back on the dance floor. Bill started taking dance lessons two years ago after he attended a social event at Fred Astaire Westerville. He had such a blast dancing that he began taking private lessons. He started with one lesson a week which motivated him to continue learning new steps and dance competitively. In preparation for dance competitions, Bill would take up to six lessons weekly. He would also attend group classes and social events at the studio regularly. His dedication and hard work has led him to receive several awards at both regional and out-of-state competitions.

“For me dance is the combination of the technical aspects partnered with the artistry of expression that brings emotions from your personal experiences to create a total presentation,” said Bill. “I dance because I enjoy working with the talented instructors at Fred Astaire Westerville and we look great dancing together,” he added.

For several years, Bill has suffered from an arthritic hip and had to undergo hip replacement surgery this February. His doctors and therapists are astonished on how quickly he has recuperated from the surgery. It can take several months for a patient with a hip replacement to be given the okay to be back on high level activity. Bill attributes his amazing recovery to his strength, flexibility and fitness through dance.

Would you like to nominate one of our Fred Astaire students to be “Student Star of the Month”? Send your nomination to marketing@fredastairewesterville.com. They may be selected to appear in one of our upcoming features!

Attention High School Students!!

Are you looking to meet new friends and have fun during Summer Break?

We invite all High School students to join us Monday through Friday at 2:00pm to mingle with new friends, enjoy refreshments and learn about social dancing at the Fred Astaire dance studio in Westerville. You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic ballroom dance steps from top instructors
  • Learn how you too can become an instructor
  • Learn dance etiquette (i.e: approach and dance partnership)
  • Better understand the behind-the-scenes of a dance studio
  • Learn the benefits of dance
When: May 25 through August 10
1-hour (2 - 3pm)
Where: Fred Astaire Westerville
1091 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, OH 43081


Cost:
$5 per session

Contact: If you would like to register for this summer program, please call us at (614) 890-9790 or by email at dance@fredastairewesterville.com

Please Join Us for Our Next Guest Party & Open House
Couples and singles welcome! No partner necessary!

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of social dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres!
Champagne Glasses When: Watch our Event Calendar for Details on Upcoming Parties
Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Westerville, Ohio

Guest Admission: Free to all new Guests!
Current Student Admission: Bringing a new guest required

R.S.V.P. Requested

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Freddy News!

  • Join Fred Astaire Westerville as we team up with Relay for Life Westerville to fight against cancer. Please consider making a donation today! Click here for more information. We greatly appreciate your support!

  • Our New Comer students rocked the dance floor at the 2015 Trophy Ball and New Comer Dance Competition! The event was held at the Boat House Restaurant, and everyone had a fabulous time. Check out the pictures in our Competition Gallery!


  • Samuel Walker and Renáe Smith represented Fred Astaire Westerville Dance Studio on 10tv's Weekend Best Bets, providing a fun and exciting demonstration of Salsa dancing. Check out Sam and Renáe's demo!


  • Samuel Walker and Amy Jordan represented Fred Astaire Westerville Dance Studio at this year's Wedding Experience held at the Crown Plaza North. Watch Sam and Amy live on Fox28 News Sunday Morning broadcast!
  • With its growing popularity, there’s no better time than today to join the exciting, rewarding dance industry! Our Westerville Fred Astaire Dance Studio is always looking for outgoing, enthusiastic instructors to add to our winning team! Contact us now through our Dance Career Opportunities page!
  • Four of our top competitive students competed in the 2015 Winter Extravaganza Dance Competition held on Sunday, February 1st at the Bosco Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Pros Sam Walker and Keith Jastram, along with students Kelly Collins, Barb Holodnak, Joanne Jastram and Marlene Goodenow performed their American, Smooth and Rhythm dances and competed individually in the category of Professional/Amateur. Kelly, Barb, Joanne and Marlene have competed in many regional and national events. Joanne and Marlene have been dancing for Fred Astaire for more than five years.
  • More than 30 students and instructors participated in the December 2014 Trophy Ball held at Old Bag of Nails in Westerville. Students showcased their dance training and graduated from various levels of the Fred Astaire Trophy system. Students were rewarded participation certificates to commemorate their competitive dancing accomplishments in 2014. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, fun and great food. Thank you to all of the instructors who participated in making this a memorable event for all the students. Check out some photos in the Competition Gallery!


  • Fred Astaire Westerville wins the Top Regional Dance Studio Trophy at the 2014 Columbus Dance Challenge! Check out all of our fabulous competitors in our Competition Gallery!


  • Students and instructors discovered their "Inner Latino" at the 2014 Latino Festival in Columbus, OH! Check out the fun in our Trips Gallery!


  • Erin go Braugh! A wee bit o' dancin' was in order at the 2014 Dublin Irish Festival! See them "happy out leaping about the place" in our Trips Gallery!




Bill Mauck and Keith Jastram (Instructors Anastasia Gordeeva and Renáe Smith)



Kelly Collins (Instructor Sam Walker and Regional Dance Director Jack Davy) - First Place Solo

Kelly Collins

Dance Store Specials

Wedding First Dance with Bachelorette Party




Start your bachelorette party at our studio with a one-hour dance party with up to 20 of your girlfriends! Learn some fun line dances, the latest dance craze, or some great slow dance moves to get you ready for your big day!

Package Includes

  • 6 full private lessons for the bride and groom
  • group lessons for the bride and groom to learn additional wedding-essential dance moves
  • spotlight party for the bride and groom to show off their dance moves for friends and family
  • Bachelorette Dance Party
    Price: $695.00
    Sale Price: $499.00


    Wedding First Dance



    Prepare for that special moment when you share your first dance together. Give your guests something amazing to remember!

    Package Includes

    • 10 full private lessons for the bride and groom
    • 10 group lessons for the bride and groom to learn additional social dance moves
    • 10 practice parties to get the bride and groom comfortable dancing with and in front of others
    • Bonus - One free pair of wedding dance shoes for the bride or groom!
      Price: $1,020.00
      Sale Price: $920.00