Today’s side deal gets you two private, 20-minute introductory dance lessons and one 45-minute group class at your choice of Fred Astaire Dance Studios in San Diego or Oceanside for $25 (a $135 value). Come for one-on-one training from highly experienced instructors and instill subtle elegance into your dancing gams at the studio on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard or further north on South Coast Highway.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a national studio owned by luminaries such as New York's Yuriy and Alexandra Datsyk, 1993 Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champions and Ukraine's representatives to the World Standard Championships. 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.
Private introductory lessons last 20 minutes and acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before teaching the basics of ballroom dance. Following the conclusion of your second private session, you'll be ready for a 45-minute group class, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself. Call ahead to schedule your lessons.
- This studio has top-notch teachers who can take a novice to a good dance level in very little time. Technique is stressed, but having a good time is number one on every instructor's agenda. – sharron25, Google Maps
- I've taken a lot of dance lessons and have been dancing for a few years, Fred Astaire in Oceanside and San Diego are the best dance studios I have ever attended. – dancerguy, Kudzu
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.