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Fred Astaire
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Today 2–10:30PM
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448 Common St Belmont, MA 02478
448 Common StreetUSMassachusettsBelmont02478
Dance School, Ballroom Dance InstructorToday 2–10:30PM
Tuesday 2–10:30PMWednesday 2–10:30PMThursday 2–10:30PMFriday 2–10:30PMSaturday ClosedSunday ClosedMonday 2–10:30PM
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"It is a friendly atmosphere and people of all experiences for the lessons."
" a ballroom dancer on the amatuer curcuit..."
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Scott Simmons
a year ago
Having danced at several studios across the country before, I would have to say that Fred Astaire in Belmont is a fantastic dance studio. Low stress and low pressure, with very knowledgeable staff. I have thoroughly enjoyed lessons and classes there and would recommend it to anyone in the area.
A Google User
5 years ago
My wife and I started at FADS in Belmont at the end of December, so we've been there 5-6 months by now. The instructors really know their stuff and are wonderful to get along with, and we've gotten plenty of individual attention. We've learned a lot over the time we've been there, and the instructors give plenty of pointers about style as well as the steps and moves. The weekly "practice parties" are also a good time to practice what you've learned, and the instructors make a point of being on hand to help. We started just out of curiosity and to take advantage of a free introductory package, but I think we're hooked at this point!
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A Google User
6 years ago
I took lessons here with my wife recently before our wedding. The lessons were good, but a lot of times it felt like one of those timeshare meetings where they are trying to sell you more stuff. They have a bring a friend thing where you can "get a free lesson" that they push fairly hard. Seems like a good deal at first, but they constantly changed the conditions. First you just need to bring someone, then they tell you that they need to sign up for a trial, then they need to complete the trial and a group class for $20. I can understand their motivation, but it felt fairly dishonest the way things kept shifting around. Overall, it was a decent experience and we did learn a good bit. Her parents took lessons at the Fred Astaire in Providence and it was not only about half as much per lesson, but there also wasn't any of the sales to deal with.
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A Google User
8 years ago
I have had the pleasure of dancing at the studio. The whole experience is great. It is a friendly atmosphere and people of all experiences for the lessons. I am a ballroom dancer on the amatuer curcuit and i have advanced greatly over the year I have danced through the studio. I cant say enough about the classes, fellow students, and most importantly the staff.
A Google User
3 years ago
I can't say enough about the wonderful group of instructors at FADS Belmont: each and every one of them is wonderful! They are true professionals in every sense of the word and most importantly, caring individuals. Their dedication and commitment to their profession is evident and, as a student, you feel this from the moment you arrive for your first lesson. The environment in the studio is welcoming and friendly- whether you are interested in dance as a social activity or interested in performing or competing, the instructors make sure you feel comfortable and confident with all aspects of your dancing. As someone who has been dancing for a few years now, I can honestly say that you don't find this kind of atmosphere in all dance establishments. It is an absolute joy to be even a small part of this studio.
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A Google User
8 years ago
Professional, friendly, fun and talented, merely begin to describe this studio. I began dancing here a year ago with the intent of taking a few classes to satisfy my lifelong desire to learn to dance. Along the way I acquired dance skills, greater self awareness and new friendships. The staff is comprised of highly talented and accomplished dancers, from ballroom to hip-hop, who are eager to share their passion for dance and transfer their skills and knowledge to their students. Both the staff and students are from diverse backgrounds and ages so that whether you are a college student or a working professional the school has a program and approach that is likely to match your schedule and needs. This studio has managed to preserve the cache and elegance that the Fred Astaire name carries while capturing all the fire and energy of the contemporary dance movement. Highly recommend that you visit!
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A Google User
6 years ago
They called our home number for the second time last night. (They had called us previously about a week ago and I declined their offer and asked them to take us off of their call list, but decided not to make a big deal about our number being on the no-call list.) Both times, the caller was a woman who identified herself as "Liz Wilson". Tonight when they called again, I was more assertive. I told them we were on the national no-call list, and told them they were doing something illegal. The caller told me "we have an exemption from the state", and when I asked what the grounds of the exemption were (not being sufficiently quick-witted to realize the state can't give an exemption to a Federal regulation), she refused to answer, got sarcastic, and hung up on me.
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A Google User
6 years ago
The dance studio is beautiful and the instructors are all wonderful to work with. The private and group lessons are engaging and paced to help everyone learn the most. I highly recommend giving them a try, even if its only for the introductory lesson and group class, which is a steal at only $20


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