The instructors are awesome! I can go into the studio in a bad mood, and within minutes I'm smiling. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I always have a good time when I'm there. Individual lessons are great for the one-on-one attention. Group classes are nice for review or learning something new, and spending time with other students. Friday night parties are fun because you can dance with other students and other instructors. Fun and a good workout! More...
Studio and Instructors are wonderful! Sarah is a miracle worker "took 4 left feet" and made us dancers.
It’s been a year since I came through the door for the first time and I’m so glad I did! Dancing has become an important part of my life. It helps me stay active and motivated all while doing something fun and artistic. The staff and the guest coaches are all wonderful, always patient and engaging but at the same time demanding the best out of you. It’s definitely worth a try for anyone interested in learning ballroom dancing. More...
Great studio and great instructors!! They really work with you. My fiance and I have never danced before ever! They are very instructive and help you understand and feel comfortable. What I really love about this business is all the other clients at the studio really help you out as well and treat you like family!! More...
Love this place!! I purchased an introductory special with friends from work and had a blast! The instructors were friendly and had us dancing right away. I had such a great time and decided to sign up for lessons. The instructors are incredible dancers and great people! The group classes and lessons are so much fun and great exercise. Since starting lessons here I have gained confidence and can’t stop smiling! This studio is the perfect place if you’re looking to learn to dance, make friends and have fun! More...
We met this studio at a free Summer dance series in Chicago. They taught ballroom dancing for an hour and were phenomenal. The instructors were very engaging and ensured everyone picked up the steps that they were teaching. Although it was a large group, my partner and I never felt that we got lost. They even did a finale where they encouraged us to video tape them so we knew the steps. They offered a free dance lesson at their studio. This lesson was one on one. It was a bit short but that’s expected since it was free. The instructor was very nice and knowledgeable. The inside of the studio was also very spacious. Ultimately we decided to not purchase dance lessons due to the cost. Great studio though and highly recommended based on the friendly staff. More...
Love everyone here!!!! Best part of my week!!!!!!
Great studio! Had a great time at the party there in December 2016.
Absolutely the best!!!! The instructors are Fabulous. I have been with the Fred Astaire organization for almost 4 years and they are top notch in everything they do.
Chelsea March Bauer
Collin, my instructor was extremely sweet and patient. Great atmosphere with the other employees. Very welcoming. Thank you again:)
Been dancing here for several years now, and it's one of my favorite places to be. Excellent instructors and amazing students. I've improved my dancing so much over the last few years here, and it's all due to the hard work the instructors put in! Highly recommended for social and competitive dancers. Very flexible schedules, and their practice parties are always fun! More...
Very friendly !
I always have a fantastic time at this studio. Meg and Maja make the experience tremendous. If you want to learn to dance and have a wonderful time, I highly recommend this studio.
My first experience with dancing (tried it to help Boxing) and I love it! It’s a lot of fun, Maja is a great instructor with a tremendous amount of personality. Everyone else at the studio is very warm and welcome as well. I have also noticed improvement on my Boxing as well after taking classes. Thank you so much for working with me! I greatly appreciate it. More...
Had a fantastic time.
Been dancing here for over three years here! I have learned so much and continue to improve my dancing. Also, I have entirely too much fun every time I walk in the door. Highly recommended for social and serious dancers. Great instruction and great people. More...
Nothing but good things to say about the Fred Astaire Studio in South Barrington. Love the instructors. Very good, very patient. .. I am truly learning, and it's very exciting! The vibe here is always upbeat and positive. More...
After 2 years of treatments and surgeries for breast cancer I was depressed and looking for something to help me find some joy. I had always wanted to dance and decided to try a lesson at Fred Astaire South Barrington. It is without question one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I lost weight, aches and pains that I had from a rough couple of years in surgery, chemo & radiation faded away and I discovered life and joy beyond anything I ever expected. The staff is remarkable - helpful, friendly, and fun, they are approachable and help you feel comfortable from the very first time on the dance floor. I love these people - and the community and fun atmosphere make Fred Astaire one of my favorite places to be!! More...