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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Two Complimentary Dance Lessons and a New Comer Group Class Session*
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Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Westerville, OH
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.
Student Star of the Month
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.
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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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