Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a franchised nationally. The Reading studio is directed by Jerry and Linda Topez Theodosiou, both champion dance professionals. No matter how busy your schedule or how leaden your feet, Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained and certified instructors can tailor private sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Our dance studio is one of the largest and best in the area. We have been in business for over 12 years and have one of the most unique and inspirational buildings for dance. We offer classes in ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, yoga, and more. Our teachers all have degrees in dance, professional experience.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the 1930s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
PA DanceSport provides expert toe-twiddling instruction in both Latin and ballroom dance with two open dance sessions every week held inside their 3,000-square-foot floating maple ballroom. During private lessons, trained instructors—two of whom have competition experience—help prancing participants make first wedding dances more memorable, and first cup of coffee congas less conspicuous. Group lessons tackle a range of styles from traditional quickstep and swing, to fast-paced salsa and Zumba, eradicating the self-conscious sidestep from rumba repertoires. Check the class schedule for more information.
Pennsylvania Pole Academy builds strong bodies with female-focused exercise routines and pampers them with boutique cosmetics and tanning, earning the women's-only studio a spotlight on Fox-29 news. A favorite exercise of telephone-line repairmen, fire fighters, and skyscraper iron workers, pole-dancing classes and curve-sculpting sessions for students of all skill sets fill the studio's calendar, providing challenging yet approachable full-body workouts. In addition to teaching pole-gripping techniques, Intro to Pole Dancing strengthens the core muscles needed to perform fancy spins and upside-down moves in intermediate classes. Powered by upbeat teachers and music, Flirty Girl cardio-dance sessions melt calories and stress with an hour of struts and swivels, and Booty Camp shapes glutes with plyometric jumps and strength-training intervals rather than encasing legs in pantyhose made of lead.