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Our Hours

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday -Thursday: 1 - 10pm
Friday: 2 - 10pm
By Appointment

Fred Astaire North Canton Frequently Asked Questions

Cost Of Lessons & Getting Started
The North Canton Ballroom offers all types of dance instruction - from ballroom to salsa to nightclub dancing,  as well as customized wedding programs and competition level - for all ages and abilities through private, group, and practice lessons. 

Do I need a partner?
No.  We teach both singles and couples here at the Fred Astaire North Canton Ballroom. If you come in as one of our single students, your instructor will be your partner for your private lessons, and our groups and practice sessions will provide plenty of opportunity to meet other students with the same interests and goals.

What is a private lesson?
Private lessons consist of one student or  couple working with one instructor. These lessons provide the most benefit and ease for learning to dance since all material is catered to the individuals learning ability and desire. 

What is a group lesson?
A group lesson consists of several students learning from one instructor. Students work primarily on basic steps and technique. Our group classes cover a wide level of dancing providing all levels of students with the opportunity to join our classes. 

What is a practice dance session?
Our practice dance sessions prepare you for dancing socially and allow you to apply material learned in your lessons without the pressure of the public eye upon you. Our students attend to have fun, learn, and dance! Students have the opportunity to dance and meet other students, as well as the instructors. Check the calendar to find this months schedule.

What do we teach?
Our goal is to prepare you to dance with confidence in any social situation. Our American-style curriculum consists of  basic dances that will allow you to dance anywhere, with anyone, on any occasion. The most common American-style dances are Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Eastern Swing, with Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Western Swing, Bolero, Viennese Waltz, and Paso Doble also available.

How should I dress for my lesson?
Wear something comfortable that won't inhibit movement. Of course, comfortable shoes are recommended. We suggest a pair of leather-soled shoes for gentlemen and a shoe with a back for the ladies.

Is it difficult to learn to dance?
No. Our system of instruction makes it easy to learn. It will take time to master the various dances and a repertoire of steps. However, the learning is easy and fun. A steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in a short period.