What types of dance lessons do you offer?
We teach using a unique three-way system of teaching developed by Fred Astaire Dance Studios. This method combines private dance lessons, group dance classes, and social public dances. We believe this is the best way to teach, and learn dance.
In a private lesson, you will be taught one-on-one by an instructor. Everything is specially tailored to your needs.
Group classes focuses on the pattern of the dances and the technical skill. This is the fastest way to learn new steps.
Public dances are your chance to get on the dance floor and try out all the material you have learned in your lessons. It is also a great way to socialize and meet new friends. Our professional instructors are there to help you around the dance floor. Public dance is held every Friday at 8PM.
What types of dances do you offer?
There are many different types of dances to learn at our dance studio in Durham. There are Latin dances such as Salsa, Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, and Bolero.
There are Swing dances: East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, and Jive.
Finally, we offer Ballroom dances, including: Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz.
How I get started?
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What time can I take my lessons?
The first step to dancing is scheduling your first private session. Call us at (919) 489-4313 to set up your first lesson! We are open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Saturdays by appointment.
How soon will I be able to dance?
You will be up on your feet and dancing in your very first lesson! We begin by teaching you the basic steps of the most popular dances so that within a very short time, you will have the confidence to get on the dance floor.
Do I need a partner?
We offer lessons for singles and couples alike. Whether you come to the studio with your significant other, a friend, or by yourself, we will guide you.
Do we have to change partners in group classes?
Although rotating partners has been proven to help your dancing, rotating is by no means mandatory. You and your partner are free to stay with each other for the whole class; just be sure to let the instructor know that you would like to stay with your partner so that he/she can accommodate you.
How much will it cost to learn to dance?
The cost will depend on your goals, how well you pick up and retain the material, and how quickly you want to progress. We can tailor a program to meet your individual goals and budget. We also offer new students a special rate.
What should I wear?
You should wear something that is comfortable and easy to move in. Although we do not have a dress code, most students wear what could be considered “nice casual”. Shoes are probably the most important thing to consider.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
You should wear comfortable shoes with leather or “smooth” soles that stay on your feet well. Shoes that lace up or have adjustable straps are great. Sneakers, rubber-soled shoes, and shoes that are too big are very difficult to dance in. At some point in your dancing, you may want to invest in a pair of high quality dance shoes. Your instructor can help you when that time comes.
What is the age range of your students?
We have dancers of all ages! From children to senior citizens, people of all ages are welcome at Fred Astaire Dance Studio!
I have two left feet can you help me?
Fortunately, we have yet to meet anyone with two right feet so yes, we can help 🙂 At Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we remember that everyone was a beginner at some point, even us! Being nervous about your first lesson is only normal and is to be expected. The staff at Fred Astaire Dance Studio is highly qualified and trained at helping you overcome the first time jitters.
Ready to Schedule Your First Lesson?
Whether you’re brand new to dancing or just looking to brush up on your skills, you’ll love our dance classes! Give us a call at (919) 489-4313 or fill out the contact form below to get started!