Ottawa's Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Bringing the joy of dance to the nation’s capital for over 40 years. Take lessons as a couple, or individually with a professional dance instructor.

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ONLINE New Student Introductory Special

Learn Ballroom, Latin, Swing dances, and much more from a professional instructor in the comfort of your own home.

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IN-STUDIO New Student Introductory Special

Discover the pleasure of dance at our breath-taking dance studio in Ottawa. Your health and safety are our top concerns. That’s why our spacious beautiful ballrooms are divided up in accordance with physical distancing guidelines.

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Dances We Teach...

Learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Salsa, and many more popular partnership dances from our professional dance instructors.

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Studio Parties...

Showcase your new moves with fellow students at our Studio Parties. These parties are a fun way to meet other students and put what you have learned into practice.*Studio Parties are unavailable right now due to COVID-19*

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Community Involvement...

It’s imperative for us to give back to the Ottawa community. For over 18 years, we have provided free dance instructions and performances at the Viennese Winter Ball, Bust a Move’s fundraiser for breast health, and other Ottawa-based charity events.

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Online Private Lessons...

Learn new, exciting, energetic dance routines from the safety and privacy of your own home. YOU & your partner are the sole focus in these private lessons. They’re also perfect to help you build confidence with dancing in places other than on a traditional dance floor.

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"Time flies when you're having fun!"

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"Hugely positive impact on our relationship!"


What our students love about us....

My fiance and I can't say enough about how much we ♥️ this studio. We started coming here back in Summer 2018 and have continued to take lessons ever since. We had zero Ballroom dancing skills and a little knowledge of Latin dances when we started, but Nathaniel and Denise, our instructors, were so patient and knew how to instruct us in the most effective way. They took the time to get to know us and figure out how we learn best. So grateful for the guidance, support, expertise, and patience that the owner and all of the instructors have for us. Highly recommended! Thank you again Melissa Krulick and the entire Fred Astaire dance studio staff!!!

Ade & Marc

I started dancing about two years ago at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. I simply wanted to try something new. Little did I know back then, dance would have become my new hobby! I fell in love with tango after my first lesson. It was love at first steps!!  Fast forward two years later, I am amazed about the progress and confidence I have gained while dancing. The instructors are very friendly and helpful.  Dance became a part of my weekly schedule. It is not only a great way to exercise and stay fit while expressing my creativity. Dance became my time of the week where I allow myself to pause and take a mental break to have a blast at the studio and learn new things!


COVID-19 has re-shaped our world and in times like these, we need positivity, hope and encouragement. I started dancing about a year an a half ago at it re-shaped my life and helped my self confidence in ways I never dreamed imaginable. Ms. Melissa and the team has managed to keep the positivity and energy in these desperate times with their posts, interactive messages and continual support, not only of their students but students from other studios, like myself. My favourite posts are Throw Back Thursdays and Floorshow Fridays!! I've just recently joined the interactive Latin Dance Fitness classes and they are so wonderful!!!! Thank you for keeping up our hope and dreams of moving forward. Can't wait to see you all again!

Jennifer M

I signed up in Jan 18 after seeing a FB promotion and am hooked! What impresses me the most is this Fred Astaire Dance Studio Ottawa makes it so much fun to learn. I am learning beyond my wildest expectations and strongly recommend to one and all. If you have been sitting on the fence wondering if you should, now is the time! You will not regret it!!!


We truly appreciate the dedicated team of instructors. Over the years, they have demonstrated professionalism, a commitment to our growth as dancers and have been responsive as needed.  We have grown in confidence and ability due to the support of our teachers.  Most of all, we have fun and look forward to our lessons!

Geoff & Gabriel

Taking virtual lessons, besides their practicality and efficiency, has led us to practice our dancing far more at home than when we began lessons at the studio.  During the pandemic constraints, the virtual lessons have enabled us to pursue our enjoyment of dancing.

Rick & Leila

Online lessons have allowed us to keep learning, practicing, improving and having fun together through a difficult time. We are really grateful for the studio’s flexibility in making this option available.

Bela & Cynthia

We started dancing to prepare for our wedding. We continued with our lessons because we enjoy the positive atmosphere and the excellent staff. It’s a great way to relieve stress and a fun activity that we can do together! 

Martin & Isabelle

I like the virtual dance lessons because it helps me focus on very specific aspects of leading the dance patterns. Not having an actual partner with me is both a challenge and a benefit.  Since I must visualize where my partner is throughout the pattern, I learn how my leading technique (frame, position, actions) benefit my partner's ability to follow


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