Do I need a partner?
Absolutely not! About 60% of our students come without a partner. They dance with one of our certified, professional instructors…making it fast and easy to learn.
What should I wear for my lesson?
Something that’s comfortable with a bit of class. You want to be able to move easily. In the winter, wear layers! You will get warm on the dance floor, and you may want to remove a heavy sweater.
What about shoes?
Comfortable leather-soled shoes work best on the dance floor. Any type of sling-backs, backless shoes, tennis shoes or boots are discouraged. Absolutely no flip-flops. You can purchase dance shoes in our convenient dance store.
Can I focus on 1-2 dances at a time?
All of the dances at Fred Astaire Dance Studios are interrelated, it is just as easy to learn 3-4 dances as it is to learn 1-2. In most dance situations, you will need to know a variety of moves and dances.
Where will I use this style of dancing?
Fred Astaire Dance Studios teaches a style of dance that is used in any social situation. Weddings, cruises, company parties, New Year’s Eve and other nights out on the town…all allow students to use their dancing in many different ways. Every Friday evening, our students join us for a Practice Party, giving them a chance to dance to a variety of music and maneuver around a crowded dance floor. We also enjoy periodic Salsa Nights in downtown Cleveland and other “field trips” to dance venues around the area.
Argentine Tango Workshops with Christy Cote Aug. 9
Join Argentine Tango Workshops With World-Renowned Instructor World-renowned Argentine Tango coach and choreographer Christy Cote will be in Cleveland for the first time in 12 years! Enjoy THREE 90-minute workshops with Christy at Fred Astaire Willoughby: 1. Creating a beautiful and musical Argentine. Christy will share exercises and tips to create a […]
Salsa Champion Anya Fuchs Is Teaching at Fred Astaire Willoughby May 16-17
One Super Star Dancer — Two Phenomenal Workshops Anya Fuchs is the U.S. Salsa Champion, an Argentine Tango specialist, Dancing With The Stars pro and an actress. And NOW, you can take lessons with her at Fred Astaire Willoughby. Anya will be in our studio May 16-17, and we couldn’t be more excited. […]