Founded in 1947 by renowned dancer Fred Astaire, the Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio organization has been in existence for almost seventy years.
The studios offer Ballroom and Latin dancing lessons to adults and children of all ages. There are over 150 studios throughout the United States and the world, specializing in a teaching method that includes private, group and practice lessons. Fred Astaire Dance Studios are proud of the rich heritage and traditions that honor the vision and dreams of Mr. Fred Astaire himself.
As a franchised system, the dance studios are all owned and operated independently by the studio owner while receiving support, training and programs from the National Office and Regional Area Directors.
Kimberly Haidinger is the New England Area Director and Gina Goethche is the Fairfield County Director. Kim and Gina with their staff provide training and support to the 22 studios located throughout New England with participating studios in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The studios in New England have agreed to participate in the Dancing with our Heroes event by offering to host two heroes each. The studios will be offering those heroes free dance lessons with an instructor to prepare for the competition. The studios will also assist with local fund-raising efforts.
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