Local Business Spotlight: Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Mary Jo Hansen
11153 S Parker Rd Suite S
Parker, CO 80134

Open Tues-Fri 12-9 & Sat. 9-5

Fred Astaire once said, “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.”
Many of us see professionals or competitors on those popular dance shows on TV and think, that looks like so much fun, but I could never do that! Well Fred Astaire Dance Studio doesn’t think those dancers on the screen should be the ones having all the fun!

Open in Colorado since 1997, and in Parker since 2013, Fred Astaire has been teaching all ages and all levels of students in social and competitive dancing for over twenty years. Owner Mary Jo Hansen, from a small town in Arkansas herself, felt right at home in Parker and knew it was the perfect place to grow her business. When you can take what you are passionate about and make a career out of it, it’s never really work. That’s exactly what Mary Jo did. She wanted to do something fun, she loves to dance and she loves people, so opening Fred Astaire was a perfect fit.

“I enjoy watching people both students and staff grow and feel empowered through dance.”

The instructors at Fred Astaire pride themselves on providing a safe and comfortable environment with a professionally trained staff that can customize tailor made programs to fit any individuals’ or couples’ needs. Our very own Mayor Mike Waid and his lovely wife even took some lessons in order to cut a serious rug on the dance floor at the annual Mayor’s Ball a couple of years ago.

Tempted to give it a try? It’s quite simple to get started with their introductory special or beginners program. They are both designed to give someone a sample of each dance and a sample of the studio and how the instructors teach. The Beginners program is more detailed and designed to help someone start learning the basics while the introductory lessons are just a brief sample of what each dance is all about. If someone is really just ready to start learning, the beginners program is definitely the best option and if someone is still unsure, the introductory program is the way to begin. If you want to make your first dance as a married couple something more than a bit of awkward swaying about the dance floor, Fred Astaire offers a Wedding Program that will give you both the confidence and skill you need to help show off your personal style. Whether you just want to learn a few basic steps or choreograph the entire dance, Fred Astaire’s instructors will guide you every step of the way.

If finding your way around the dance floor is always something you have wanted to try, why wait any longer? Let the instructors at Fred Astaire help you find your way and you may find a new passion in the process!

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