At Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton, you can spread your wings and learn something new while meeting new people and strengthening the bond with your long time dance partner. We offer a variety of classes including Ballroom Dancing, Wedding Dance Lessons, Salsa and Tango Lessons, and a Youth Dancing Program.
Our instructors will help you learn the Foxtrot, the Waltz and the Viennese Waltz. To dance the Foxtrot, dancers travel around the perimeter of the room in a counterclockwise direction in a basic rhythm of slow-slow-quick-quick. Many couples dance the Foxtrot at weddings!
The Waltz was first danced in the early 19th century and caused quite a stir as the man first had his arm around the woman’s waist! Also commonly seen at weddings, the Waltz is done with ¾ rhythms and strong accent on the first beat, was born in the suburbs of Vienna.
The Viennese Waltz began a little earlier than the Waltz in about 1880 and has a much faster tempo than the Waltz with about 180 beats a minute.
Wedding Dance Lessons
Many couples come to us for Wedding Dance Lessons in Princeton, and we enjoy helping to make their special day as perfect as it can be. Whether you come in as a couple, with your father, your mother or the whole wedding party, we can make sure your first dances are something everyone will remember after your dance lessons! We can provide instruction for everything form basic steps, to ballroom dancing to choreographed dances!
Salsa & Tango Lessons
Did you know that the Salsa combines the styles of Cuban, Puerto Rican and American to feature a complex rhythm, small steps, Cuban motion, and a close hold? As a very sexy dance, the Salsa uses patterns of 3 steps during each 4 beats.
Our instructors can you get doing the Tango in no time. The Tango is a sensual dance made famous by Rudolph Valentino, originated in Buenos Aires and was stylized by the Gauchos in Argentina before making it to the United States. The Tango was featured in “Scent Of A Woman” and “Evita.” It has also been a popular dance on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
Fred Astaire Dance Studio is pleased to bring a Youth Dancing Program in Princeton beginning this September. Classes are held for children aged 6 to 15. They can learn various dances including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Swing and Tango!
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