Big Stage Ballroom

Showcasing all styles of dance, from ballroom to contemporary, Broadway to hip-hop, featured on the stage at the Van Wezel. Students and professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be performing, featuring performances by special guests Lacey Schwimmer from Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, Fabian Sanchez from Dancing with the Stars, undefeated Fred Astaire Cabaret World Champions Mykhailo Azarov and Tanya Makarenko, and Vladimir Kosarev and Vera Chervin, Fred Astaire American Smooth Champions, choreographed by world renowned Bruno Collins.

All Gold Circle Seats include the post-show meet and greet with the stars of the show, including Lacey Schwimmer and Fabian Sanchez, as well as an open bar and hors d'oeuvres by Mattison's catering.  

"We are excited to share our passion and love of dance with all fellow dance enthusiasts of Sarasota." – Owners, Tim Pennenga & Tiana Ramirez

Tickets, available for purchase through the Van Wezel box office will include discounts for college students, as well as an option for a cast party following the show with a meet and greet of our featured performers.

"I am excited to be dancing on stage at the Van Wezel. I love to share my passion with others, live life to the fullest, and dance my heart out!" – Student Sharron Staples

Fred Astaire’s mission statement is to enrich the lives of anyone and everyone who is associated with our company.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Sarasota at 941-921-6651 or email at

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Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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