Fred Astaire Dance Studios Canada offers the best dance instruction in North America.
We focus on the basics of dancing, and helping you transition into a comfortable, social dancer. Feel better on the dance floor, dancing your way to a better lifestyle and a healthy heart.
We offer classes in various dance styles, as well as instruction for special events like weddings, cruises, and more. We’ll work to plan the right program for you!
Since opening, Fred Astaire Dance Studios have been a benchmark for initiating the most consumer friendly dance instructional guidelines in the world.
We who carry the trade name Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios are immensely proud to do so. We have an obligation to uphold the fine reputation of the master dancer in everything we do, from the moment you walk through our door for the first time, until you leave as a better dancer. One of our slogans is “Fred Astaire Dance Studios – The happiest, friendliest place in town” and this would not be possible without our wonderful students at each and every studio while engaging in a pleasing, beneficial activity..Dancing!
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The Beginning of Fred Astaire Dance Studios
In 1947, Fred Astaire, along with his partner Charles Casanave, Sr., a retired motion picture executive, opened the very first Fred Astaire Dance Studio on New York City’s famous Park Avenue. It was an instant success and soon the company was on its way to opening franchises throughout the world, making it a pioneer in the franchised business. The foundation of the business then and today is the dance programs that were personally designed by Fred Astaire. Throughout the years and decades that followed, the company grew quickly as franchises opened throughout the world.
1975: Fred Astaire Expands Into Canada
Our first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened in London Ontario in October, 1975. This studio was as large as the smallest ballroom in their current home. Today the studio is designated as the first TeamAstaire Dance Training Centre which produces some of the highest trained instructors in the industry.
2002: The Start of F.A. Dance Studios (Canada)
In 2002, F. A. Dance Studios (Canada) Ltd. became a stand-alone entity solely servicing the dancing needs of our great country of Canada. Mr. Schultz now Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Fred Astaire Canada, retired from the national company, to develop and continue his vision throughout Canada.
Plans are underway for expansion of new studios, starting with Ontario and eventually moving west to British Columbia and the rest of Canada.
Our story is just beginning, Stay tuned.
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Why Our Clients Love Us
There is no question that for us, our dance lessons have become the highlight of our week, and we look forward eagerly to each one.
Mr. & Mrs. JoyceKitchener Ontario
I was still nervous but not for long. A friendly instructor/teacher came, introduced himself, put me at ease and relieved my anxious fear of learning ballroom dancing. I must say that the staff at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio has to be the most friendly, charming, well trained and dedicated gangs of any staff I have ever met outside of my teaching career.
Mrs. Lucille T. BlairLondon Ontario
Obviously without the quality of instruction I get at Fred Astaire's and the positive encouragement from the instructors, I wouldn't dance or feel the way I do.
Mr. G. MacDonaldLondon Ontario
With each lesson I gain more self-confidence. I am having the time of my life while learning a new craft. The words “Thank you” seem inadequate, but I speak them with affection and respect.
Mrs. B. MoffattKitchener Ontario
Dancing together is much better then dancing alone... Trust me I know these things by experience and I would not be as successful in my personal and social life, if not for the Fred Astaire experience.
Mr. Tony Di BattistaOakville Ontario
What I learn in dance class I take with me wherever I go. I walk a little taller, a little prouder because of the confidence that dancing has given me.
Mrs. Nicole ShamessOttawa Ontario
The newly found confidence, assertiveness and classic gentlemanly etiquette have already begun to impact my life in a random and mysterious manner, all of which has been a positive experience. The numerous opportunities to network, grow and expand upon yourself are all things that are included with the Fred Astaire experience. Each lesson offers not only a lesson of dance, but lessons of life.
Mr. Robert F. AvisonLondon Ontario
I tried many different activities in the past but found none that I consider to be as effective and enjoyable as dancing. The staff and studio make it a virtual playland for those who wish to escape the stress of everyday life.
Mr. Yvon CousineauOttawa Ontario
I had chronic back and neck problems because I stored my stress in my upper back and neck. I was resigned to going to the chiropractor once a month. After starting dance lessons with Fred Astaire, I didn’t have to go back to the chiropractor for seven years, because dancing reduced my stress. Every time that I danced the Tango, I got a spine adjustment.
Dr. C. L. WestfallOakville Ontario
I find I am continually being approached by people who comment on my great appearance and how slim and fit I'm looking.
Ms. G. ThompsonLondon Ontario
The individual attention is terrific. The professionalism and ability of the instructors is only out done by their enthusiasm.
Rich & Camile PercivalOttawa Ontario
Your worries just fly away. I am on top of the world, thanks to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
Mrs. Grace RivardOttawa Ontario
From the very beginning I have felt at home. I have felt at home because the staff have been personable, friendly and welcoming. These are rare qualities in the modern world. I wish to commend the Studio for being so farsighted as to realize that it is precisely these qualities which make the experience of learning to dance so satisfying to the student.
Mr. Robert B. StewartLondon Ontario
My deepest appreciation goes to all the staff at Fred Astaire's for helping me reach my goals. I can't thank you enough for the happiness and confidence that you have brought into my life.
Mrs. Wendy JenningsLondon Ontario