Thursday, January 07, 2010

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Set To Open In Freehold, New Jersey


The rumors (and window signs) are true: the Fred Astaire Dance Studio is coming to Main Street. Owner Amanda Tilghman took some time to fill us in on when the studio will open and what it will have to offer Freehold-area twinkle toes.

"We're looking to open in the next two weeks, hopefully," she said. "We just have to get the maple floors down and finish the decor. It's really a great space."

When they open, a range of dance classes including salsa, waltz, tango, cha-cha, and mambo will be offered. Individual classes will run from $25, with class packages starting at $275. The studio will also host private parties on Friday evenings.

Tilghman, who also owns a children's dance studio in Jackson, decided to open an adult studio in Freehold out of fondness for the area.

"I've always liked Freehold, always ended up here no matter where I was living," Tilghman said.

Classes will be taught by Tilghman, who studied ballet in Europe and danced with the National Opera of Ukraine, and a male dance instructor who studied and danced throughout Russia.

1 comment:

YFD said...

This is a great idea! I can't wait to hear more!