Armando and Laura’s dance expertise ranges from Classical ballet, Theatrical, Cabaret, American-style Smooth and Rhythm to International Latin and Standard. Armando and Laura have been successful studio owners since 1985, as well as Area Franchisor’s since 1987 in New York state and in South Florida since 2003.
- 8 time undefeated Fred Astaire Latin and Standard National Champions
- 4 time undefeated United States Ten Dance Champions
- 5 time United States representative in World Ten Dance and Standard Championships
- Open British (Blackpool) RS Latin Grand Finalists
- Multiple winner of all major United States Dance Championships
- North American Latin Champions
- North American Standard Champions
- World Class Adjudicators
- 2016 World Masters Hall of Fame Inductees
- 2016 John Monte Award Recipients
The first Fred Astaire Dance Studio was opened in New York City in 1947, on famous Park Avenue. Today, numerous Fred Astaire Dance Studios are located in cities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and a world-wide network of studios has been established in Europe, South Africa and Australia.
Co-founded by the legendary Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire Dance Studios set the standard of excellence in social dance instruction. From Ballroom, Latin, and Swing to Salsa and Argentine Tango, we offer all styles of dance lessons for any age and ability in a fun atmosphere.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios are franchised to individual owners who are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence. The Fred Astaire Dance Studios are furnished with music and sound equipment of the finest quality. Dance floors are beautifully maintained for your dancing pleasure.
We, who have the privilege of carrying the trade name Fred Astaire Dance Studios, are immensely proud to do so. We have an obligation to uphold the fine reputation of the master dancer in everything we do from the moment you walk through our door for the first time until you leave as a better dancer. Our mission is to “enrich the lives of everyone associated with our company.”
-a pledge that we take to heart every time you step onto our dance floor.
Your Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a happy place because our students are having a great time while engaging in a pleasing, beneficial activity… Dancing.
“Some people seem to feel good dancers are born. But all good dancers I have known are taught or trained. To me dancing has always been fun. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.”