Professional Dance Performer and Dance Instructor

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios is looking for a performer willing to learn the art of ballroom dance and create a career around performing all over the country and teaching beginners how to dance in Michigan. This is an opportunity for performers to have their chance in the spotlight and make a generous income doing what you love!
We will teach you how to become a dance instructor. No previous ballroom experience required, but dance experience is helpful. A charismatic, “people person” is preferred.
Check out a few of our instructors talk about their experience:
Who We Are In Clarkston
My name is Daniel Rutherford, and I am the owner of the Clarkston Michigan Fred Astaire Dance Studio. In 2016 I began taking ballroom dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios after a personal loss. I had no dance experience and was scared to death to sign up alone. My dance instructors helped me find my creative side and today I compete as an amateur at Pro Am ballroom dance competitions. Dance has brought tremendous JOY to my life, and I want to help our team and our students to experience the JOY of dancing! Take the scary step today and explore joining our Clarkston team!
Who We Are Across The Nation
Fred Astaire Dance Studios® is the leader in ballroom dance instruction across the country and around the world. Founded in 1947 with one studio on Park Avenue in Manhattan, we have grown our franchise network to over 200 dance studio locations continuing the legacy of Mr. Fred Astaire.
People ask, “Why do students stay with Fred Astaire Dance Studios®?” It is because of the atmosphere of kindness, warmth and care given and received at every location. It’s what our students tell us they notice from the first time they step inside our studio – an 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, choreograph wedding dances or just prepare the happy couple and wedding party for the big day, provide opportunities to perform in beautiful venues, host local parties for dance practice and comradery and 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.


You will meet and work closely with people from all walks of life which will give you a level of personal enrichment unlike any other environment. As a high energy, customer-focused instructor, you will conduct private and group dance classes throughout the week. You and your Fred Astaire team will help students reach their personal dance goals through many different ways – from a single event to a lifelong journey of dance growth. We maintain regular studio hours throughout the week; however, we host events that take place on some weekday evenings and some weekends which you will want to attend with your students.

Benefits & Perks

  • Once trained, an average instructor makes 50,000 per year, many dancers make more. Yes, you heard that right! ($600 a week until fully trained).
  • Monetary bonuses.
  • Student Loan Repayment Contribution by Company
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Full -time and Part – time positions available.

How to apply

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio

**About** Cofounded by the legendary Fred Astaire, our studios set the standard of excellence in dance instruction. From Ballroom to Latin to Swing to Salsa, we offer all styles of dance lessons, for all ages and abilities, in a fun atmosphere, with many conveniently located studios throughout the world! We are proud of our great dance heritage which began in 1947 when the Master of Dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, cofounded our company. Mr. Fred Astaire, an American icon, wanted to establish a chain of studios under his name to make sure that his techniques would be preserved and passed onto the public. Mr. Astaire was instrumental in the choice of dance curriculum and instructional techniques. With the opening of the first Fred Astaire Studio on Park Avenue in New York City, Fred Astaire brought his immense talent out of the glamour of Hollywood and onto the dance floors of America and the world. “Some people seem to think that good dancers are born,” Astaire once observed, “but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained. To me, dancing has always been fun. I enjoy every minute of it. I am glad that I can now put my knowledge to use in bringing personal confidence and a feeling of achievement to so many people.” Today, numerous Fred Astaire Dance Franchised Studios, located in cities throughout North America, are required to maintain the highest standards of excellence through our National Dance Board and Fred Astaire Curriculum certification. Although Mr. Astaire is no longer with us in person, our studios have produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers who are a living embodiment of his style and grace.

Job Details

Posted on Nov 7

Clarkston, MI, USA


Full time