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Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Durham


4702 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-4313
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Photo of Sam Squared Sam Squared
Mar 1, 2022 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham!! The teachers here are so kind and encouraging and though we've only had a few lessons so far, we can tell that they've made a community for teachers and dancers alike. We have been learning from Nataliia and she has been so sweet & fun to work with and has choreographed a fun dance that is unique for our special & untraditional first dance song. Even though we have never taken a dance class before, we feel like we have learned so much and are feeling more comfortable each class. We love Nataliia & Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Photo of Kerry Turner Kerry Turner
Dec 17, 2021 5

Took Rumba, Salsa and Tango lessons with Natalya. She was awesome. Had lots of fun!!

Photo of Esim Erdim Esim Erdim
Dec 7, 2021 5

Highly trained professionals but also very gracious and kind. They are a joy to work and dance with. Taking lessons at this studio is the best gift you can give to yourself and others who enjoy dancing, music, and good company!

Photo of karin bendel karin bendel
Dec 4, 2021 5

I love this studio. It is clean and bright. Best are the instructors. During these covid times I feel safe. I can't say enough about the welcoming environment. The lessons are tops. Alex is my teacher and he is excellent, encouraging and just fantastic. He is very clear in explaining how to dance. Not easy for seniors and he keeps me learning and having fun.

Photo of Carol Caffee Carol Caffee
Nov 20, 2021 5

All instructors were so nice. I was new and not that great a dancer but they were patient and very positive. Come dance! Their rates are reasonable.

Photo of Emily Perlman Emily Perlman
Oct 19, 2021 5

We loved every moment at Fred Astaire-Durham. Everyone made us feel like family. They greeted us with so much love each time we came. Nataliia was our instructor and from day one she made us feel comfortable and confident. She was so patient with us (over several months) and our wedding dance came out wonderful! Thank you! 10/10 Would recommend!

Photo of kara bellissimo kara bellissimo
Oct 13, 2021 5

Natalia worked with us for 3+ months to perfect our wedding dance. She was patient, understanding and a joy to work with. She made dancing fun! All staff we interacted with here were friendly and passionate about dance. We enjoyed our time here and have the necessary tools to succeed thanks to their great team!! Highly recommend

Photo of Tyler Cloutier Tyler Cloutier
Sep 15, 2021 5

Nataliia was our dance instructor. She was very knowledgeable and made dancing so much fun! She is great at making you comfortable and confident even if it is your first time. My wife and I highly encourage anyone that would like to learn any sort of dance to do so here.

Photo of Amritari Martinez Amritari Martinez
Aug 22, 2021 5

Dancing with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio is one of the best things I have decided to do to bring happiness, joy and more aliveness into my life. I have the best teacher. His name is Kirill and he is very patient and kind. I am having so much fun. All of the teachers are skilled and friendly. The Friday night dance parties are a blast. All of the teachers dance with every student. What a terrific community!

Photo of Joeline Hernandez Joeline Hernandez
May 31, 2021 5

We worked with Alyona for our wedding first dance choreography and had an incredible experience!! We had so much fun dancing with her and our routine turned out so nice! She is so knowledgeable and talented. Although we took private lessons, we enjoyed the fun group atmosphere as well! Highly recommend.

Photo of Rich Alexander Rich Alexander
Apr 23, 2021 5

As someone who was always afraid of dancing this place has been incredible!! Not only do they do a good job teaching but they also make it fun! Always look forward to the next lesson.

Photo of Dana Stone Dana Stone
Mar 23, 2021 5

Five stars for professionalism, courtesy, and encouragement. Taking dance lessons here will really put A little zest in your steps. I stopped by to watch, and got a free lesson which was totally fun. I then signed up for the beginner package. You won’t find a better dance studio for ballroom dancing then this one here. One suggestion: I’d love to see videos of Fred Astaire and ginger Rogers going in a loop on one of the main screens in the studio. That would be so delightful.

Photo of Juan Quiroz Juan Quiroz
Mar 2, 2021 5

They all follow the health rules, very well organized, and the quality of teaching meets more than expectations.Of all the dance schools that I have been in, this is the best

Photo of Dawn Gillis Dawn Gillis
Feb 20, 2021 5

I recently signed my husband and I up for a couple of dance classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. I loved our time here. The staff were so welcoming, supportive and professional. Vadym was a great teacher as he taught us a great selection of dances. He also invited us to all major upcoming events. Fred Astaire is also at a convenient location right off of a major road. Overall, I highly recommend this dance studio, you'll have a great time!

Photo of Katherine Minogue Katherine Minogue
Nov 1, 2020 5

My dad and I went signed up for dance lessons for our father daughter dance. We loved it so much that we purchased extra lessons, and once the wedding was over, we bought him classes as a birthday gift. Kristina was an absolutely amazing instructor. She’s so talented at dancing and coaching! Thank you for being apart of the most cherished memory of our’s. We truly cannot thank the Fred Astaire team enough!

Photo of Sue Hayden Sue Hayden
Sep 24, 2020 5

Best place to learn ballroom dancing in the Durham/Raleigh area. Talented world-class professional instructors with an endless joy for dancing and for people. You're made to feel at ease and focus on accomplishing whatever you want -- whether that's getting comfortable social dancing, learning a specific dance, or getting serious about dance competitions. This group are one huge family and make everyone feel so appreciated and welcome. Great exercise. Absolutely everyone should dance -- super great for mind, body and spirit!! Also incredibly conscious of keeping everyone healthy and safe during this exhausting year with masks, distancing, limiting numbers of students at one time and lots of cleaning -- Super great outlet for pent-up "stay-at-home" nerves. :-) Visit them, talk to them, check it out, decide for yourself -- your mind will enjoy the challenge, your muscles will enjoy the stretching and exercise, and your spirit will get a huge boost - guaranteed. :-)

Photo of David Roth David Roth
Sep 22, 2020 5

World class dancers. World class instruction. This Fred Astaire studio has a top national reputation among its peers. I have been dancing with them for six years. I have watched teens and grand-folks become seasoned dancers. We are fortunate to have this remarkable studio in our backyard.

Photo of Janine Wolf Janine Wolf
Aug 30, 2020 5

I have been dancing at Fred Astaire Durham for over eight years. The professional instructors are among the best teachers and dancers in the business. Yuri and Oksana run a beautiful, friendly and spotless studio. I recommend this studio for those who are new to ballroom dancing as well as those looking to compete. You will learn both Smooth and Latin dances. It is a wonderful experience, great exercise and so much fun.

Photo of Theresa-Marie Rhyne Theresa-Marie Rhyne
Jul 11, 2020 5

FADS is an excellent studio to learn the foundations of Ballroom and Social Dancing. All of the instructors are enthusiastic and patient.

Photo of Peter Hollis Peter Hollis
May 16, 2020 5

Love Dancing FADS. Just the best teachers and the happiest place. Always look forward to my lessons and the Friday dance parties. Be glad when the virus restrictions are over and we can get back to face to face lessons.

Photo of Angel Fish Angel Fish
Mar 19, 2020 5

My daughter and I absolutely in love with our daily dance lessons! The instructors are so nice, professional, friendly, loving, supportive and simply beautiful people-inside and out-and we are so grateful for finding our “heaven on the earth”, where we feel truly happy, fulfilled and creative. Dancing experience has changed our life forever! Thank you Dmitriy, Lena and Tori! We love you all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Photo of Jo Ann Robison Jo Ann Robison
Feb 24, 2020 5

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Durham, NC is amazing. The level of dance is incredible. Everyone of the instructors are amazing dancers and so professional. I can’t imagine a better environment to learn to dance, make friends and have such enjoyment.

Photo of Megan Roberts Megan Roberts
Jan 12, 2020 5

We had a great time working with Vitali on our first dance for our wedding! He choreographed a dance that even we (two people with four left feet) could follow, and the steps were not only fun, but also created great opportunities for beautiful wedding photos. My friends recommended Fred Astaire Dance Studio to me based on their great experience learning their first dance, and now I strongly recommend them to all of you!

Photo of Jeffrey Ritter Jeffrey Ritter
Dec 16, 2019 5

Outstanding energy and community. Fast paced learning that works great.

Photo of Beth Lynch Beth Lynch
Nov 5, 2019 5

Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham is a great place to forget everything and just dance! The instructors are wonderful in helping learn steps from basics to advanced. They are patient and helpful. It’s also a great way to meet people and have a fun time!

Photo of Ed Hammond Ed Hammond
Jul 5, 2019 5

Top teachers; great student; most fun; stay healthy and mentally sharp. Join Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Durham today.

Photo of WD Thompson WD Thompson
Jan 4, 2018 5

The great people at FADS operated on my other left foot and my rehab has been simply glorious! If you are a shrinking violet take some lessons. They will help you stand tall and simply glide across the floor. If you're extroverted they will only fine tune your awesomeness (my new word) even more.

Photo of Linda Yao Linda Yao
Sep 1, 2018 5

My husband-to-be and I are complete novices at dancing, but Fred Astaire gave us the moves and confidence for our wedding dance and beyond. We tried out a consultation session and were so pleased that we have been going back for months. Our instructor Kyrylo Lebedko is professional, personable, and takes care to add personal touches catered to our own skill level and musicality. Just try it out!

Photo of Alyson Burns Alyson Burns
Jul 11, 2018 5

Designed us a wonderful first dance for our wedding in 4 sessions. Brought our guests to tears!! So sweet, a lot of fun and very strong dancers who teach here!!

Photo of Mark Gozzo Mark Gozzo
Jul 23, 2018 5

My fiancé and I had a wedding first dance consultation (40 min @ $40) and one lesson (40 min @ $95) and it was terrific... Krystyna was so helpful and encouraging. She took notes and made it easy for us to practice at home too. Would recommend!

Photo of Amy Ruff Amy Ruff
Dec 23, 2018 5

My husband & I enjoyed fantastic private dance lessons at FADS!!! Then I began taking small groups of my Spanish students for Latino dance lessons, so they could experience incredibly fun cultural learning!!We love FADS!!!

Photo of Mary Anne Kendall Mary Anne Kendall
Dec 29, 2021 5

Vadim was excellent and I enjoyed my time there very much. I have had foot surgery but when recovered will probably come again.

Photo of Pei-Yu Wei Pei-Yu Wei
Jul 8, 2022 5

We've really enjoyed our time at Fred Astaire! My husband and I took dances there right before our wedding, and we enjoyed it so much we kept going back! It is such a welcoming environment, and really the dance classes were the highlights of our weeks! We were really sad that we had to stop going because we moved away. Shoutout to Julia, who is THE best instructor ever. We love her a lot!

Photo of Philip Benfey Philip Benfey
Aug 30, 2022 5

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio teachers are both highly professional and very nice people. I enjoyed 5 years of dance lessons prior to the pandemic. I highly recommend them if you'd like to learn to dance or enhance your dance skills.

Photo of Kristina Bortfeld Kristina Bortfeld
Sep 4, 2022 5

What a wonderful experience. My partner and I visited the studio to learn how to dance for our wedding - and it was the best decision we made! Natalia is a wonderful teacher. She is so smart and skilled in dance, and she was so accommodating! Highly recommend this studio!