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!
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Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Westerville, OH
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Westerville is teaming 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 will feature 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 will be used to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment who qualify according to The Pink Fund's guidelines.
We invite you attend this event to spectate and cheer on our dancers!
Purchase Tickets Online: http://dancingwiththesurvivors.com/westerville-ohio
Student Star of the Month
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
The Westerville Fred Astaire studio hosted a singles event where Ben Friedman had the opportunity to learn some dance steps and mingle with other single young professionals. As a pharmacist, Ben’s schedule doesn’t always allow him the time for social engagements. He had so much fun dancing at the singles event that he quickly realized this was something he wanted to continue and scheduled his first private lesson.
Ben has been taking lessons with us for nearly seven months and he absolutely loves it. He takes two lessons a week to perfect his skill. He has seen the benefit of taking his lessons close together because he’s able to retain the steps faster and it allows him to add additional steps into his routine.
“This has been a rewarding experience for me from learning the dance steps to seeing my progression since I started formal training,” said Ben Friedman. “I have also noticed a tremendous improvement in my flexibility and posture," he added.
Ben’s commitment and dedication shows on the dance floor. At a recent Newcomer competition, he danced one honors dance graduating from the social foundation level of dance proficiency. He has grown so much as a dancer in such a short amount of time that he plans to participate in the Ohio Regional "Love is In the Air" showcase in October where he will be performing two solo numbers alongside other participants from the 10 Fred Astaire studios across Ohio. Ben is determined to continue developing as a dancer while participating in future competitions and advancing in the defined levels of dance proficiency.
The Fred Astaire Westerville studio hosts several events throughout the year to bring singles and couples together. Visit our website calendar for upcoming events.
NEWCOMER COMPETITION & TROPHY BALL
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:
Preliminary Social Bronze
Intermediate Social Bronze
Thank you to everyone who participated and to our regional directors, Marina & Taliat, for a memorable experience.
Congratulations Westerville Fred Astaire!
Studio Receives Awards at Ohio Regional Competition “Freddy Ball”!
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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Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Westerville, Ohio
Guest Admission: Free to all new Guests!
Current Student Admission: Bringing a new guest required