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Social and Performance Dance Lessons


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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Two Dance Lessons and a New Comer Group Class Session*

Call and reserve your first lesson today!

*New Students Only

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Westerville, OH
(614) 890-9790

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Westerville
 teamed up with The Pink Fund for a special dance party - Dancing with the Survivors on Thursday, October 1st from 6:30pm - 10:00pm at Monaco's Palace & Catering, Columbus, Ohio. The evening featured local breast cancer survivors and/or a family member dancing in honor of a breast cancer survivor paired with professional Fred Astaire dancers performing ballroom dances while raising money for The Pink Fund. Proceeds from the evening were used to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment who qualified according to The Pink Fund's guidelines.

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Student Star of the Month


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Have you ever been faced with a life changing experience that left you broken but you were determined to find that pastime that would restore your joy? Ballroom dancing at the Fred Astaire Westerville studio was the answer for Rebecca Cripe. A little over a year and a half ago, Rebecca Cripe had gone through a heart-breaking divorce and a very difficult time in her life. She wanted to feel whole again so she began to think of those things she used to enjoy as a child and as a young adult during her college years. She immediately recalled her experiences dancing in liturgical and contemporary dances as well as musical plays at her church, ballet lessons she had taken as a child and the ballroom dance club she was involved in while in college. Rebecca soon realized what was missing in her life was dance and she began taking lessons at the Westerville studio.

Rebecca treats herself to about three dance lessons a week to strengthen and further develop her skill in ballroom dancing. Over the past year, she has seen her confidence bloom on and off the dance floor. Dancing has truly been her therapy. What Rebecca likes most about dancing is seeing how she and her professional dance partner can create a performance so beautiful on the dance floor that not only brings her joy but also to those around her. Dancing has also helped her to be more resilient and optimistic.

“Dancing at Fred Astaire Westerville helped me regain that inner passion I had forgotten I had for ballroom dance,” said Rebecca. “It continues to help me grow both in my personal life and on the dance floor,” she added.

Rebecca had always had the desire to dance competitively but doubted her ability. She found that encouragement through her professional dance partner, Sam Walker, and the entire Westerville studio family. Rebecca has competed in three dance competitions: Columbus Dance Challenge, Buckeye Ball and Freddy Ball. She is currently taking up to six lessons a week in preparation for the National Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida on November 2-6.

Rebecca said, “what I enjoy most about these competitions is the creativity of being able to put together solo performances with Sam and the excitement of performing them in front of an audience of spectators.” “I especially love our Mambo/Salsa routine to music from Dirty Dancing,” she added.

When Rebecca isn’t on the dance floor, she is a customer service representative for DSW and enjoys spending time with her cat, Yoda and her dog, Lindsey. She also volunteers at the Columbus Zoo and loves watching the kids interact with the animals. Rebecca is driven by her passion to become the best dancer she can be and to achieve the things she never thought possible. She wants to create a memorable experience for everyone who watches her dance. She encourages anyone who can relate to her story to consider ballroom dance lessons. It has truly revived her spirit and is a whole lot of fun.

Would you like to nominate one of our Fred Astaire students to be “Student Star of the Month”? Send your nomination to They may be selected to appear in one of our upcoming features!
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!
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Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Westerville, Ohio

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

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Freddy News!

  • New Country-Western 8-Week Series!

    Join us every Wednesday evening in December through January for Country Western dancing. This class will teach you the basics of three Country Western dances and will conclude with an evening out at Blazing Saddles Saloon. Cost per class is $8 a person or drop-in for $10.

  • 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 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.

Dance Store Specials

(Coast shoes only)**
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  • Buy one pair get second pair free through the month of August.
  • Many narrow sizes available.
  • Schedule an appointment with a shoe specialist today!
Call (614) 890-9790

**If you are not a current student, receive a FREE dance lesson with shoe purchase!

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