Dance Instructor

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Hartford , CT 06101

Posted 4 days ago

We are growing! Fred Astaire Dance Studios is excited to be adding to our team; we are currently hiring for the position of Dance Instructor.

Whether you have years of dance and/or dance instructor experience or none at all, you could have a successful future with us! If you love interacting with people, having fun, helping others, staying very active, and having control over your earnings, you will enjoy a career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

As a high-energy, customer-focused Dance Instructor, you will conduct Private and Group Dance Classes throughout the week. Together with your Fred Astaire team, youll guide students as they achieve their personal dance goals whether its a single event or a lifelong journey of dance. Through meeting and working closely with people from all demographics, youll experience the rare honor of enriching your students lives all while attaining your own personal growth in the unique Fred Astaire environment.

In addition to regular studio hours throughout the week, we host fun events on weekday evenings and/or weekends, which you would attend along with your students.

Who we are:

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is the leader in ballroom dance instruction across the country and around the world. Founded by Mr. Fred Astaire in 1947 with one studio on Park Avenue in Manhattan, we have grown our franchise network to over 180 dance studio locations serving over 25,000 students!

Our Mission:

We are global family, proudly honoring the legacy of Mr. Fred Astaire, committed to pursuing excellence of life through dance.

We welcome everyone who is starting a dance journey, and we believe that learning to dance is easy and fun! Dancing is for everybody, and every body can dance. The benefits of dance enrich every area of life, and it transcends age, body size/shape, and all levels of physical ability. Dance can aid in healing body and spirit; it can build community, and communicate without words.

Students stay with Fred Astaire Dance Studios because of our atmosphere of kindness, warmth and caring at every location. Our students tell us they notice it from the first time they step inside our studio a tangible energy and sense of FADS Community that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and fun!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios has something for everyone! We offer Group and Private Lessons no partner required. There are opportunities to travel and perform in beautiful venues, and we host local parties for dance practice and social engagement. We host an average of 35 spectacular branded National, Inter-Regional and Regional Dance Competitions annually, giving our students and professionals opportunities to compete in a variety of categories. For weddings, we prepare the happy couple, mom and dad, and the wedding party for the big day, or we can create a spectacular dance choreography for the whole wedding party!

Our Brand Promise:

Enriching lives physically, mentally, emotionally & socially, through the positive, transforming power of dance


Successful Dance Instructors:

  • Are self-motivated, enthusiastic and 100% passionate about dance.
  • Have outstanding customer service skills.
  • Understand what it takes to be successful and are willing to commit to the work.
  • Hold themselves accountable.
  • Are unselfish team players.
  • Eagerly accept coaching and feedback for improvement.
  • Have a positive attitude and optimistic outlook cup is always half-full!
  • Establish exceptional physical fitness/endurance levels to perform this role successfully.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with students of all ages and levels of ability.


As a Fred Astaire Certified Dance instructor, you can expect us to provide you:

  • A high energy-fun filled work environment!
  • A variety of activities to participate in and offer students such as group and private lessons, performances, parties and competitions.
  • The best initial and ongoing professional dance training in the country.
  • A robust and well-established dance curriculum and program to teach the students.
  • Access to top-level national dance coaches to help further your dance skills.
  • Expert training programs to develop both your dance and business skills.
  • Professional advancement at all management levels including potential studio ownership!
  • Opportunities to compete and earn championship titles and prize money in both Pro and Pro-Am categories.
  • Beautiful venues to perform with other professionals and with your students.
  • Travel opportunities.

Our compensation plan includes multiple components:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Multiple opportunities to earn bonuses.
  • Competition winnings
  • Benefits including: PTO/Vacation, Continuing Education, Health and Wellness Benefits
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