Fairfield County’s Go To Place for Dance Lessons…
The Brookfield Fred Astaire was opened in the summer of 2008 to serve the communities of Danbury, Redding, Bethel, Brookfield and surrounding areas. It is one of four studios in the Fairfield County Fred Astaire Studio chain, which have been teaching quality dance lessons for over 30 years. Nestled on Old State Road, just behind Irwin Gas Station and Petco, the Brookfield studio sits on the lower level facing the rear. Long term residents may recall the building as being the former home of Craft Basket and USA Baby.
With dedicated teachers and a trademark system to make learning to dance easy, Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer the best environment to take dance lessons. Reflecting the qualities that make Greenwich and its neighboring towns great to work and live in, we strive to make ballroom dancing a part of everyday life. Whether you are going to do the salsa in Danbury or to a dinner dance Redding, you will want to look your best. That is where we can help.
Who Takes Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire?
Many ballroom dance studios treat dance lessons like a commodity. Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield believes that our students want more. Students want to dance for fitness, and dance for health. They want to break away from their hectic schedule and relax. They want to be the best possible version of their self. With this in mind, the material each student learns is completely tailored to them individually. Some of our students are learning to dance ballroom for their wedding. Other students want to be latin dance champions. And many of our students start just wanting to learn to socially dance. The Brookfield studio helps students discover what their passion is and then works to make it a reality.
“But I can’t dance, and I have no partner”
Ballroom dancing isn’t just for seniors, it’s re-insurgence has meant that Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials alike have found their way to the dance floor. Learning to dance with Fred Astaire Brookfield means you don’t have to feel ashamed of not knowing how to dance. We teach that! If someone has ever said you have no rhythm, it’s no problem. We teach that! If you felt like you have always wanted to dance, but stopped because you didn’t have a partner, now is the time to get started. We provide you with a professional dance instructor, who will be your partner, just like on T.V. No matter if you are young or young at heart, want to blend in on the dance floor stand out from the crowd, ballroom lessons are right for you.
We invite students to join us for a studio tour, dance evaluation, and course consultation. If you wish to see the studio and try a little dancing, please fill out the form above.
Live in the Stamford or Greenwich area, and do not want to commute? Plan a visit to our Greenwich studio.
History of Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Today, one almost can’t turn on the TV or radio or open a newspaper, magazine, or web page without hearing a mention of Mr. Fred Astaire in reference to dancing. He has left a lasting impact on the world and when people think of a dancing legend, Fred Astaire is the first to come to mind. We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, co-founded our company. Mr. Fred Astaire, considered to be the greatest multitalented dancer of all time, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public.
Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamor of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world. “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born.” Astaire once observed. “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.”
Today, numerous Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios located in cities throughout North America and internationally, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our National Dance Board and Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are the living embodiment of his style and grace.