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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Coupon Special!

Two Dance Lessons and a New Comer Group Class Session*

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*New Students Only

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

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charrise
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Student Star of the Month

How a childhood dream and a wedding dance led to a new beginning

Right Star

Jessica and Kyle Donovan first stepped into our studio to learn some basic dance steps for their wedding reception. They enjoyed the experience so much they decided to choreograph a routine for their first dance as husband and wife. They took lessons for six months to learn and perfect their routine. While Kyle became more confident in his dancing skills, Jessica desired to dance competitively. During those six months, Jessica realized how much she really loved dancing and how happy it made her feel. It had always been a dream from childhood to dance competitively. Kyle could see that twinkle in her eye and that strong passion she had for dance. He encouraged her to continue taking lessons and pursue her dream.

“I’m Jessica’s number one fan," Kyle said. “As her husband, I support her whole heartedly and it makes me so happy to see her doing something that she truly loves,”

Jessica began training a year ago with Instructor Sam Walker. She has been working very hard preparing for a solo routine as well as a few other dances that she will perform at the Ohio Regional Newcomer Competition in May.

As a young girl Jessica studied ballet, jazz and tap. She continued danced in theater and high school musicals but never had danced with a partner. Studying ballroom dance has taught her to relay on a partner which requires a different skill set. Jessica takes about two lessons weekly but in preparation for a competition, she has increased her lessons to four lesson per week. Her goal with private dance lessons is to be trained technically and improve her overall dancing ability.

"Dancing is my escape from the real world, my one true creative outlet where I can express myself," said Jessica. "It's a ton of fun and I also enjoy dancing with my husband Kyle at the dance parties and at special events,” she added. "He is continuing to take lessons to keep up his skills and I appreciate that."

Jessica enjoys learning from Sam and Instructor Renae Smith. She credits both instructors on the growth she has made as a dancer. Not only has her posture improved but she is able to place and connect her body weight to each dance so that the steps and movement are smooth and graceful.

Although it felt odd and different at first, Jessica states that allowing yourself to be trained appropriately is rewarding and seeing the improvement of your movements only encourages you to want to continue learning. After each lesson, she leaves the studio happy and invigorated and rushes home to share the highlights of her lesson with her husband, Kyle.

“Jessica is a dedicated dancer and great student,” said Walker and Smith. “She sets goals every week and we give her the guidance and instruction to help her fulfill them on the dance floor,” they both added.

Jessica is a dog trainer at Invisible Fence of Columbus East. In addition to dancing, she enjoys reading, watching movies and taking her dogs to the park with her husband.

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

R.S.V.P. Requested

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Freddy News!

  • 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

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