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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

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  • Energetic, unique and danced with playful intensity, the Merengue is also somewhat mysterious! Even though it is considered to be the national dance of the Dominican Republic, the origins of the Merengue are shrouded in folklore! Though it seems to have simply appeared in the world of partner dance, several popular stories have been passed down for centuries that try to explain just how this dance came to be. 

    The first story has a somber origin, alleging that the dance originated with slaves who were chained together. Out of necessity, the slaves were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums, eventually developing into the basic movement of the dance. 

    Another story suggests that a great hero was wounded in the leg during one of the many revolutions in the Dominican Republic. A party of villagers welcomed him home with a victory celebration and, out of sympathy, everyone dancing felt obliged to limp and drag one foot. 

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  • Does a dance that combines passion, energy and joy sound like something you’d have fun with? Then salsa dancing may be right up your alley. 

    So what is the story about Salsa dancing? Well, this sassy and energetic dance is not one that is easily defined. It wasn’t started in one specific place or by one person, but is truly a blend of personality and energy from a wide variety of roots. Let’s jump in.

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  • Everyone loves to dance. It's fun, a great way to meet people and a terrific way to build strength, balance and memory. But this woman danced her way to a new, healthy body that was 45 pounds lighter than when she started!

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  • When you hear “ballroom dance,” chances are you think of graceful couples gliding around the dance floor, right? But how much do you actually know about where these dances came from?

    Well, at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Brookfield CT, we’ve got some dance backstories for you, and we bet you’ll be surprised!

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  • We named our Brookfield CT dance studio after him, so he must be important, right? In case you were wondering, Fred Astaire was an American film star and Broadway dancer who had a career that spanned 76 years! Not only that, he was a choreographer, singer, actor and musician who made 31 films...

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