The Gift of Dance

Dance Classes and Events

At our Palm Beach Dance Studio we have classes for all ages and abilities from beginner through advanced levels. We offer both private and group lessons in Ballroom, Latin, Swing Dance and Wedding Dance. Here is our complete schedule.

Fred Astaire Dance Instructors

Hailing from around the world, our teachers are actively competing, award-winning professionals and gifted educators. Many of our teachers have degrees in the fine arts. Click here to find out more about our instructors

Wedding Program

May your first dance be a moment that shines forever...we know how important your wedding day is and we want to help you make it even more special. Your first dance is such an everlasting expression of love and commitment. Read More...

What to wear on your first dance lesson

Men: slacks, collared shirt, dance shoes or dress shoes.
Women: dress, skirt or dress pants, dance shoes or comfortable heels (not too high and no straps, no flip flops or gym shoes).

Featured Event

Join the WPB Competition Team at Nationals in Vegas @ the Mirage Hotel and Casino, July 15-19, 2014 !

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio West Palm Beach

Importance of Dance

Ballroom dancing, whether performed competitively or socially, has an incredibly positive impact on a dancer’s health and general sense of well-being. Affluence, career success, or material wealth do not hold the keys to happiness; instead, personal well-being comes about when people can add a wider meaning to their lives. Connecting with others through dancing helps people realize that there is something bigger and more important out there than themselves.

Dancing is a key to good health
Ballroom dancing can significantly reduce the risk of health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and weight gain. Ballroom dancing will strengthen the core muscles, improving your posture, helping your back, and preventing future injuries. Strong core muscles, which run the whole length of the torso, will add strength and stability to the spine and pelvis. These muscles provide a solid foundation for movement in all the Ballroom and Latin styles of dance, such as changing direction, shifting weight, and all other type of floor craft. While dancing, lungs receive plenty of oxygen, which will make the heart work easier. Dancing also tones the body and reduces the regular aches and pains that people might feel as they get older.

Dancing is a natural stress reliever
In today’s stressful world, partner dancing in groups combined with the physical exercise of ballroom dancing is one of the most effective stress releases of any recreational activity. When taking ballroom dance lessons, one’s mind is released from everyday concerns, providing a quick ‘mental holiday!’ Going out dancing or taking lessons allows people to temporarily forget about work and all other problems in life.

Dancing is a fun social activity
An easy way to secure long-term happiness is to take up an activity that involves making friends, such as ballroom dancing. Taking group class lessons in dance is a great way to create and secure friendships. Ballroom dance studios are warm, friendly, and relaxed places that provide an ideal social climate for both men and women to gather together and develop friendships.

Dancing is a great confidence booster
Everyone notices dancers! Since dancing improves posture, dancers have a better sense of themselves and their body than most people. No more sitting out dances and watching everyone else have a good time! When people learn how to dance, doubts and fears are conquered and this greater confidence spills over to other aspects of their lives.

Dancing is a skill that can always be used
Learning to ballroom dance is a skill that will stay with someone forever. The benefit of being able to continuously meet new people, socialize, have fun, and get great exercise will never disappear.

West Palm Beach Dance Studio

fred astaire dance studio west palm beachEmporium Shoppes Plaza
4603 Okeechobee Blvd. Suite C120
West Palm Beach , FL 33417

Telephone: 561-478-1400

Ballroom Dance Lessons

American Smooth

International Standard

Viennese Waltz

Argentine Tango

Waltz

Tango

Foxtrot

Quickstep

Latin Dance Classes

American Rhythm

International Latin

Paso Doble

Cha Cha

Merengue

Samba

Mambo

Bolero

Jive

Rumba

Hustle

Salsa

Swing

Bachata