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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 Rachel G. Rachel G.
May 5, 2023 5

FADS Durham is an incredibly special place. The instructors are experts at the top of their field, but perhaps even more importantly, they are unfailingly warm, friendly, and welcoming. My private lessons (special shout out to Vladimir and Sasha) and the weekly Friday night practice parties are the highlights of my week. And the other students are a kind and supportive community. If you’ve been thinking about trying dance—or just trying something new—I couldn’t recommend it more.

Photo of Monica Abdelmalak Monica Abdelmalak
Apr 25, 2023 5

We decided to come here to choreograph our first dance at our wedding. We have no dancing experience, so we didn’t really expect much. We just wanted to look somewhat put together rather than just swaying back and forth (lol). Julia was our instructor, and she was amazing! She helped us gain confidence and challenged us. We did the wedding package which was 5 lessons. We ended up with a very sweet and fun waltz which all of our wedding guests loved. It was an overall great experience for us. :)

Photo of Jorge Santoyo Jorge Santoyo
Nov 30, 2022 5

My fiancé and I decided to take some salsa classes before a wedding in South America. We loved it so much that we kept coming back and have learned some rumba, bachata, swing, and are starting on waltz. Natalia and Vladimir are great! They are also helping choreograph our wedding dance. We plan on continuing to come for the foreseeable future!

Photo of Deena H Deena H
Nov 18, 2022 5

We took dance lessons at this studio for our first dance. Alyona was super engaging and charming and we loved our lessons with her! She came up with a great choreography for our first dance, and helped provide lessons for me and my dad as well for that dance. Both dances were a huge hit at the wedding, and my husband and I now look forward to returning for classes to learn for fun. We also ended up picking up a ton of foundational dance knowledge as part of learning our dances. If you’re getting married and want to take lessons or get a choreography done, this is the studio for you!

Photo of Andrea Selch Andrea Selch
Nov 5, 2022 5

My daughter has had a wonderful experience learning ballroom at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Durham, NC. The instructors are accomplished dancers and teachers and the atmosphere is professional and welcoming. Through FADS she has been able to compete successfully at a range of competitions--from the local to national level. If there were a 10 star review to give, I would do it!

Photo of Dee Dee
Oct 5, 2022 5

FADS Durham is amazing. Each instructor has their own way of bringing out the best in their dancers. They truly believe that everyone that walks through their doors can learn to dance. Their pride in your accomplishments is geniune. Just know, if/when you decide to walk into that studio, you become a part of the FADS family and you will find that you could not have been born into a better one. To the FADS instructors: Cпасибо! Вас очень ценят!