Fred Astaire Dance Studios

★★★☆☆
  • 2520 N Sharon Amity Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28205

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  • 704-536-6070

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I've been a student at this studio for several years. The Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and honest. The move to the new location was the best thing that could have happened. The new studio is beautiful and classy and these people really know what they're doing. They try to help everyone become better dancers and I've learned so much and can't wait for every lesson!

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I've been a student at this studio for several years. The Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and honest. The move to the new location was the best thing that could have happened. The new studio is beautiful and classy and these people really know what they're doing. They try to help everyone become better dancers and I've learned so much and can't wait for every lesson!

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OMG, usually I never write bad reviews, this place deserves it. I didn't understand it, but I guess anyone can open a dance studio. Went to City Ballroom and saw a completely different light and attitude. Plus, these guys seem to be real dancers, not all salesy.

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OMG, usually I never write bad reviews, this place deserves it. I didn't understand it, but I guess anyone can open a dance studio. Went to City Ballroom and saw a completely different light and attitude. Plus, these guys seem to be real dancers, not all salesy.

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I read Bryon Chandler's review, twice, before I wote this. I am amazed at how nice and smooth talking he is, until he started hitting on me. It's sorta difficult to reach your dance goals with someone starring at your bust line!! I felt so creepy, I have no idea how to tell you how forward he was. I would never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read Bryon Chandler's review, twice, before I wote this. I am amazed at how nice and smooth talking he is, until he started hitting on me. It's sorta difficult to reach your dance goals with someone starring at your bust line!! I felt so creepy, I have no idea how to tell you how forward he was. I would never go back.

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As part of the management team at Fred Astaire Charlotte, these reviews were brought to my attention and I felt I needed to address these issues in a concise and understanding fashion. Derek and Andy, thank you so much for your positive comments! For those who have negative opinions, I truly apologize for anything we did not do to help you achieve your dance goals and appreciate you voicing your opinions so that we can make ourselves better.

As any long-term dancer will tell you, it takes a lot of time, effort and desire to become a really good dancer. Our studio tries to assist new students to discover where they wish dancing to take them in their lives, relationships and life experiences. I have been an instructor for more than 17 years and I know I still have a lot to learn about dancing! It is an ongoing process that never stops. That's why I love it so much!

Unfortunately, many people in today's society put too much pressure on themselves to achieve the quickest results with the least effort invested. I want it now! Drive-through mentality at its' best. Dancing is easy and fun when you take the time to learn it well. Just like ANYTHING else in life. The more time you put into it, the better you are.

We try to please every one of our students and let them meet their goals. Unfortunately, sometimes we fail. For those we did fail, I truly apologize. However, congratulations to those Thousands of students who have walked in , then danced out of our studio over our 50 years in Charlotte! Thank you all for your input, both positive and negative, allowing us to get better and fail less often.

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★★★★★

As part of the management team at Fred Astaire Charlotte, these reviews were brought to my attention and I felt I needed to address these issues in a concise and understanding fashion. Derek and Andy, thank you so much for your positive comments! For those who have negative opinions, I truly apologize for anything we did not do to help you achieve your dance goals and appreciate you voicing your opinions so that we can make ourselves better.

As any long-term dancer will tell you, it takes a lot of time, effort and desire to become a really good dancer. Our studio tries to assist new students to discover where they wish dancing to take them in their lives, relationships and life experiences. I have been an instructor for more than 17 years and I know I still have a lot to learn about dancing! It is an ongoing process that never stops. That's why I love it so much!

Unfortunately, many people in today's society put too much pressure on themselves to achieve the quickest results with the least effort invested. I want it now! Drive-through mentality at its' best. Dancing is easy and fun when you take the time to learn it well. Just like ANYTHING else in life. The more time you put into it, the better you are.

We try to please every one of our students and let them meet their goals. Unfortunately, sometimes we fail. For those we did fail, I truly apologize. However, congratulations to those Thousands of students who have walked in , then danced out of our studio over our 50 years in Charlotte! Thank you all for your input, both positive and negative, allowing us to get better and fail less often.

Pros: People matter

Cons: You cannot always please everyone, but we try.

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I am getting ready for my daughter's wedding. I was reluctant, to say the least, to dance in front of a crowd of people - I haven't done that since my wedding!! (20 years ago!!)
My wife loves it and I enjoyed i more than I thought I would - heck, I'm feeling crazy enough to sign up for some more after the wedding.

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★★★★★

I am getting ready for my daughter's wedding. I was reluctant, to say the least, to dance in front of a crowd of people - I haven't done that since my wedding!! (20 years ago!!)
My wife loves it and I enjoyed i more than I thought I would - heck, I'm feeling crazy enough to sign up for some more after the wedding.

Pros: friendly, fun, i really like my instructor

Cons: Far from home,

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I have spent a whole lot of time in diff dance studios in the city...n here is my experience- they are good, they know dance skills for sure and are most aware of technicalities of diff dances from fox trot to tango to club salsa to swing to any dance probably....BUT!!!!!
the problem is their primary target is to sell you expensive packages and teach you a v few number of steps, spread it across 20s of diff dances so that after completing one package, you end up knowing one step/dance type and at the end, buying a new package.....and you buy a new package and again ends up the same...n this never stops!!!
I wanted to focus on few dances and wanted to dance only one type of dances but get really well versed in it.
They will keep you expanding on multiple things you want or you don't, but they will never tailor private lessons to your needs......their only motive is to keep you involved and make you keep buying new packages one after another...Beware of your expectations, if you go here!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have spent a whole lot of time in diff dance studios in the city...n here is my experience- they are good, they know dance skills for sure and are most aware of technicalities of diff dances from fox trot to tango to club salsa to swing to any dance probably....BUT!!!!!
the problem is their primary target is to sell you expensive packages and teach you a v few number of steps, spread it across 20s of diff dances so that after completing one package, you end up knowing one step/dance type and at the end, buying a new package.....and you buy a new package and again ends up the same...n this never stops!!!
I wanted to focus on few dances and wanted to dance only one type of dances but get really well versed in it.
They will keep you expanding on multiple things you want or you don't, but they will never tailor private lessons to your needs......their only motive is to keep you involved and make you keep buying new packages one after another...Beware of your expectations, if you go here!!!!

Pros: skilled staff

Cons: focus is on sales more than dance

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Hi, I normally check up on things in my life that were of some important meaning and as a former instructor in 2002, I had to read these comments. Now, I have to respond. I was pretty appalled by "Smooth Girl'"s approach to commenting. i read different reviews on different things and most of the time can't see why they receive negative reviews. Sometimes I wonder if there is any merit at all to any of those reviews. I read and read again and realized that Smooth Girl, by the way she shortened her comment with brash and vile words could only had been at fault. There was no intellect on her behalf in her comment at all. I have always seen that studio ran with professionalism and dignity. I know things can change in any short time and especially in the time I have been gone but even if instructors were to have personal problems with each other, it has always stayed behind the door or left before you walk in. Mr. Thompson has always kept a clean floor and I could never see anything wrong coming from the instructors side. I believe her comment was delivered out of anger, spite, and revenge. I believe her attempt is lousy and should be flagged to the other studios that offer dance instruction--------------Derek Morrison

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★★★★★

Hi, I normally check up on things in my life that were of some important meaning and as a former instructor in 2002, I had to read these comments. Now, I have to respond. I was pretty appalled by "Smooth Girl'"s approach to commenting. i read different reviews on different things and most of the time can't see why they receive negative reviews. Sometimes I wonder if there is any merit at all to any of those reviews. I read and read again and realized that Smooth Girl, by the way she shortened her comment with brash and vile words could only had been at fault. There was no intellect on her behalf in her comment at all. I have always seen that studio ran with professionalism and dignity. I know things can change in any short time and especially in the time I have been gone but even if instructors were to have personal problems with each other, it has always stayed behind the door or left before you walk in. Mr. Thompson has always kept a clean floor and I could never see anything wrong coming from the instructors side. I believe her comment was delivered out of anger, spite, and revenge. I believe her attempt is lousy and should be flagged to the other studios that offer dance instruction--------------Derek Morrison

Pros: The atmosphere, the energy

Cons: No cons

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Hey smoothgirl,

As a student at this school I know what really happened in your situation and it had nothing to do with the instructors or the school itself. The fact that you were mad at your instructor because he shot you down when you made inappropriate suggestions to him is the reason you dropped out of showcase. Therefore, I feel it is very wrong that you want to hurt a great school with your comments because you did not get your way. Your instructor was very professional and handled himself in the correct manner. Too bad you did not .

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★★★★★

Hey smoothgirl,

As a student at this school I know what really happened in your situation and it had nothing to do with the instructors or the school itself. The fact that you were mad at your instructor because he shot you down when you made inappropriate suggestions to him is the reason you dropped out of showcase. Therefore, I feel it is very wrong that you want to hurt a great school with your comments because you did not get your way. Your instructor was very professional and handled himself in the correct manner. Too bad you did not .

Pros: Great, fun instructors and hugh dance floor. Customer service is excellent.

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Poor dance instruction, terrible customer service, weak management. I was verbally abused, and had to withdraw from a Showcase. Staff was rude and uneducated. I do not recommend this dance studio.

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★☆☆☆☆

Poor dance instruction, terrible customer service, weak management. I was verbally abused, and had to withdraw from a Showcase. Staff was rude and uneducated. I do not recommend this dance studio.

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This small out of the way dance studio is wonderful. Their instructors are patient and a lot of fun. Although, they train you seriously to learn dance, they first and foremost encourage you to have fun in the class. If you need training for fun or competition they have something for every level.

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★★★★★

This small out of the way dance studio is wonderful. Their instructors are patient and a lot of fun. Although, they train you seriously to learn dance, they first and foremost encourage you to have fun in the class. If you need training for fun or competition they have something for every level.

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