The studio offers instruction in ballroom dance styles including Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Cha Cha, while popular social dance classes are also available in Salsa, Merengue and Swing. Classes are available in group or private lessons, with practice parties held on a daily basis. Fred Astaire even offers wedding choreography, hosts a monthly wheelchair ballroom lesson and holds a ballroom fitness class every Saturday.
Herrera chose St. Petersburg as the location for the new franchise based on its “wonderful sense of community and pride.” Herrera reiterates this decision saying, “St. Pete is full of vibrant culture and that is very inspiring. It provides a broad diversity of arts for its residents. We are proud to be a part of that.”
Beyond dance, Fred Astaire of North St. Petersburg is involved with several charities throughout Tampa Bay including The Kind Mouse, Hands Across The Bay and Southeastern Guide Dogs. The studio is also in the beginning stages of establishing their own non-profit organization to continue giving back to the St. Petersburg community.