The History Of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

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!

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. Proudly designed by Fred Astaire, the legend himself, our classes are held to the same standard now as when they were opened.