St. Petersburg North
Welcome to the Fred Astaire St Pete North Dance Studio located at 1171 62nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 where dancing comes to life in a warm, friendly environment. We're highly qualified Dance Instructors that will help you accomplish any dancing goal you have in mind.
Whether you are getting ready for your first wedding dance, an anniversary dance, looking at dancing as a new hobby, or to spark up your relationship, you've come to the right place! Maybe you're just tired of sitting on the dance floor sidelines watching others enjoy themselves dancing to the music. We can help get you up on that dance floor!
You will learn how toWaltz gracefully, Tango passionately, or burn up the dance floor with the sizzling Salsa, while having fun, meeting new people and improving your health through the benefits of dance.
It doesn't matter to us if you have a dance partner or not, if you want to be a superstar at a dance competition floor, or a good social dancer, we've got the right Dance Instructor and all the answers on 'how to' here for you.
Our flexibile hours make it easy to work dance in with your schedule. So, all you have to do is pick up that phone and do what you've been thinking of doing for a while. Call. We'll take it from there. You'll walk into our dance studio and dance your way out!
Call us at 727-525-2500 or email us at StPeteNorth@FredAstaireTampaBay.com and start dancing!
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Michael Ponce de Leon
Dance Studio Owner
Michael was born in saucy Havana, Cuba. Ever since he could remember, his parents encouraged him to dance, but he did not take dancing seriously until he was 13 and discovered girls.
At the age of 16 Michael became a dance instructor and five years ago he joined the Fred Astaire Dance Franchise and became a dance studio owner.
He believes dancing is the best way to meet new people and step out of your shell to become the person you always wanted to be.
He's very proud of his talented dance instructors!
You can reach Michael at 727-525-2500 or email him at MichaelPDL@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.
Dance Studio Manager
Anastasia was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
She has a ballet and modern dance background that helped her enhance her knowledge in ballroom dancing.
After moving to the U.S. in 2007, she joined the Fred Astaire Tampa Bay Dance Studio team. She says it is a very rewarding job to watch how people’s lives change from the moment they walk through the dance studio door for the first time.
To see how much confidence dance students get and how much more they enjoy their lives throughout the experience.
"Since the studio is home us, it becomes home for our dance students as well. I love that!” she says.
You can reach Anastasia at 727-525-2500 or email her at AnastasiaY@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.
Dance Studio Manager
April was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She has been with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio since 2011.
During her first years of high school, she cheerlead as an after-school activity. She started ballroom dancing because of her uncle’s dancing background. She instantly fell in love with dancing.
She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, tanning at the beach, showing people how much fun they can have dancing and educating people of the health benefits of dancing.
She loves the positive energy and the happiness that comes from the students around her.
You can reach April at 727.525.2500 or by email at AprilP@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.
Enmanuel, known as Manny, was born in Cuba. He moved to Tampa, FL at the age of 11. As a boy, his mother taught him to dance and he said to himself, "I'm never going to use this." Little did he know, it would become his passion. When he has time, he enjoys the beach, working out, and playing volleyball. He loves meeting new people and also showing his dance heritage from Cuba. You can reach Manny at 727-525-2500 or email him at EnmanuelH@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.
Raymond Cedeno is a native of Puerto Rico and has been dancing since he was five years old. Which, in return, has made him a three-time reigning Salsa Champion. He also has many more accomplishments, such as first place in Fred Astaire Dance Studios Regional Competitions in American Rhythm and Smooth dance. Raymond describes himself as a fun, dedicated Dance instructor. He loves to challenge his students during every dance lesson and takes pride in bringing out the very best in them. One of Raymond's biggest goals in his career is to enrich the lives of his dance students and bring a smile to their faces. He also makes it a point to be the best dancer he can be.Many dance students may recogonize Raymond as a former dance instructor at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio St. Pete Central. The team at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio St. Pete North is excited for to provide a new professional dancer to their dance classes. You can reach Raymond at 727-347-7700 or email
Alberto Tabares was born in Cuba in 1973. He moved to New York in 1997. Alberto first started dancing at the age of 14 in Cuba. He first learned how to dance the Salsa, Mergence, and Cha Cha because he sees how much of an ice-breaker dancing was and how easy it makes to talk to the ladies! He started teaching ballroom dancing in Cuba at the age of 22 and he loved it! Alberto loves meeting new people and being the center of attention whether it’s at a dance club, a dance studio party, or at a dancing competition floor. Contact Alberto at 727-525-2500 or email him at AlbertoL@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.
Beatrice was born in Brooklyn, New York. She started with musical theater, acting and singing career. However, over the past few years she dedicated her love and enthusiastic personality to hip hop and ballroom dancing. As a professional dance instructor, she obtained the 2008 Fred Astaire National Novice Champion title and continues to compete world-wide in American Smooth and American Rhythm Dance Competitions. You can reach Beatrice at 727-525-2500 or email her at BeatriceL@FredAstaireTampaBay.com.