American

 

From the time of the Castle Walk and the Charleston, through the jazz era with the Boogie Woogie and Swing, and by the adoption of Latin rhythms, such as the Rumba and Cha Cha, the United States has developed a style of social dancing unique in the world today.

 

The American Style of dancing, as adapted and refined by the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, enables its adherents to dance comfortably at any social function, on every dance floor, to the greatest variety of rhythms, with any partner.

 

The American Style syllabus of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers a variety of social dance programs from beginner to professional levels and includes the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Mambo/Salsa, Merengue, Eastern Swing, Western Swing, Bolero and Paso Doble.

 

International

 

Although it is a more standardized form of dancing, International Style shares similar dances and techniques with American style.

 

It is becoming more popular in this country but is used in the US primarily in competitions.

 

The dances include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive.

 

Exhibition

 

Exhibition dancing is an exciting form of choreographed ballroom dancing, where movements and lines of a theatrical nature are used to enhance the atmosphere of a dance.

 

Students who undertake the study of Exhibition Ballroom dancing derive much pleasure from the preparation of specialized dance material used to choreograph routines in the dances of their choice.

 

Theater Arts / Cabaret

 

This exciting course was developed by the Fred Astaire Dance Studios many years ago to offer the creative dancer an opportunity to express individual choreography in conjunction with the standardized ballroom dances, thus ever insuring fresh and innovative interpretations of the common dances.

 

The dramatic movements of lifts and drops and techniques drawn largely from Ballet, Modern Dance and Jazz were carefully selected for appropriate adaption to ballroom dancing. The elements taught are used within the framework of any dance to bring a new dimension to the art of ballroom dancing.