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Welcome to Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Brookfield CT

Dancing for Kids! The PERFECT foundation sport! Sign up now!
Call the studio at 203-775-6588 or email us at info@dance-brookfield.com for more information. Let's dance!

In fact, dancing is a great sport for anyone! Get out of the house and kick up your heels at one of our NEW Guest Parties or Practice Parties. 

Co-founded by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studio sets the standard of excellence in dance instruction. From Ballroom to Latin, from Swing to Salsa, Zumba, Hip Hop or Yoga - we offer all styles of dance lessons for all ages and abilities in a friendly atmosphere.

Learning how to dance is always easy and fun at our Brookfield Fred Astaire Dance Studio! Don‘t put it off for another moment - Walk In and Dance Out!

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“Some people seem to think that good dancers are born. But all the good dancers I’ve known are taught or trained.”  ~Fred Astaire

Latest Articles

  • Watch Tom Hanks dance his way through Carly Rae Jepsen's new music video. How Carly Rae Jepsen scored Tom Hanks for her music video, we don’t know. But who cares how? She did. And he’s amazing (as always). Watch him take us through his day, dancing the whole time.

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  • It’s that time of year again, when the madness begins and brackets are broken. Some call it the “Big Dance,” and we do, too. Sure, you could spend your time analyzing schedules, rosters and coaches, or you could use that time to watch some of the all-time greatest college basketball dance performances.   

    Playing sports can be an emotional experience -- the lows of losing during the final shot and the highs of sinking the basket as time expires. Plus, the roller coaster of feelings these athletes ride all game long. It’s no surprise some of them turn to dance to release the influx of endorphins, adrenaline and excitement. 

    In honor of the NCAA Tournament, we’ve compiled our favorite four college basketball dance videos. Call it the final four, because we want your help to pick the best. Visit our Facebook page and vote on your favorite video. They’ll stay up on our pages until the tournament is over, and the winner will be entered into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio College Basketball Dance Hall of Fame, an organization and title we just made up, but impressive nonetheless.

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    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Not Alone,” an important message for anyone who is, or knows someone, currently coping with a brain injury. 

    Studies have shown dancing, as a form of rehabilitation, can have positive effects on the brain. Like any muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. While dancing is not a cure-all, with any physical or mental damage even slight improvements are a blessing. 

    When we dance, or perform any rapid-fire, decision-making action, our brain is forced to work quicker and harder. Performing these types of actions over a period of time can begin “repairing” certain portions of our brains. 

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  • The following is an essay submitted by Michelle Goldson, a student at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Morristown, NJ. Thanks for taking the time to write, Michelle. Keep dancing!

    What dancing means to me

    I never thought it would happen to me, but it did.  I am completely obsessed with ballroom dancing.   Whenever I hear a song, whether it’s in the car, at the gym or in the dance studio, I listen closely to the beat, to see if I can decipher the type of dance it might be.  Is it a cha cha, a hustle, or maybe a foxtrot?  Nope, it’s a Samba, definitely a Samba.

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  • Cheryl Angelelli is not a woman who is short on accomplishments. She is a decorated swimmer and Paralympic medalist, a seven-time world champion, holds two world records and 15 American records and has even wheeled across the Great Wall of China. But recently she took on a new challenge at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. -- ballroom dancing lessons. But even more amazing is how Cheryl serves as a powerful example of the mind’s ability to overcome physical obstacles. 

    A 1983 diving accident where she struck her head at swim practice left Cheryl in wheelchair with no use of her hands and little leg function. She was away from competitive swimming for 14 years, focusing on her college career and pursuing freelance journalism. After graduating from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in communication, Cheryl was offered the opportunity to report on the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Watching the athletes inspired Cheryl to return to the lanes and realize her childhood dreams of swimming at an elite level at the Paralympic Games. 

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