Coaching Announcement

Coaching Guest Booked for May 14th, 2018

Ricky Bentzen is originally from Denmark, and represented his home country throughout his Amateur career. He was undefined Danish Latin Champion and 2-Time World Latin Semi-Finalist. In 2008 he moved to the United States, where he became part of Fred Astaire Dance Studios and began his Professional career as an American Rhythm Competitor with Albina A. Habrle.

Ricky is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Dance Board team that actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional and National Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students.


  • Danish Latin Champion
  • 2-Time Youth Latin World Semi-Finalist
  • 11-Time undefeated Fred Astaire Professional Open Rhythm Champion
  • World Professional Open Rhythm Vice Champion
  • 4-Time World Professional Rhythm Finalist
  • 3-Time US Professional Open Rhythm Finalist & more!
  • 11-Time Fred Astaire National Open Professional Rhythm Champion
  • 3-Time US National Open Professional Rhythm Finalist
  • 4-Time World Open Professional Rhythm Finalist


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Latin
  • Choreography

Dance Body Fitness Class


If you haven’t heard about this yet, stop in and check it out!!! Whether you’re a student to the studio, or not, all are welcome for the Dance Body Sessions.

The focus of Dance Body is cardio based mixed with strength training and pure fun! How many people can say they have FUN when they exercise?!  Well YOU CAN; with Dance Body!!

Call the studio today for more information or to get signed up. Feel free to stick around afterwards and check out our Hot Power Yoga. (More information on YOGA here.)

All participants for Dance Body, and Yoga, will be awarded one free complimentary ball room lesson as well. We make it FUN, at the Fred Astaire Studio, Youngstown.