• Every month our Board picks a Chamber Member in a random drawing to be featured on our website and social media platforms as a "Member Spotlight"

    Interested in being featured? Please complete THIS FORM for a chance to be featured on our website and social media platforms for one full month!

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  • About Lee:

    Lee Boocock-Stephenson is a certified dance instructor with Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Upper Montclair, which is owned and operated by Tim and Kaitlin Emmott.  Established in 1999, the studio provides lessons through certified instructors on all forms of International and American styles of dance, including ballroom, Latin, social, wedding dances, children’s dancing, competitive dancing, and theatrical dancing. 

    Through his work with Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Upper Montclair, Lee’s mission is to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance.

    Life’s Better When You Dance!  No Partner Necessary!

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    Quick Highlights!

     

    What services do you provide? How long have you been in business?

    Our studio has been in business since 1999.  We offer group and private instruction, wedding dance choreography, group classes, group fitness classes, children’s classes, ballroom, social and more!

    Who do you want to work with / Who is your target audience?

    We are looking to expand our LGBTQ student body!  We are targeting people aged 25 or older, who live or work within 30 miles of our location in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

    What separates your business from the competition?

    The teaching philosophy at every Fred Astaire Dance studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun!  We work with students of all ages and abilities, and our friendly, non-judgmental and inspirational atmosphere will help make your ballroom dance journey a reality.  There are thousands of reasons why people start dance lessons – and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll want to keep coming back!

    How can other members refer you to your ideal clients/customers?

    By simply sharing who we are!  We also have a Guest Referral Program.  Any time a student brings in a “qualified” guest that has signed up for our Beginners Program, that student is rewarded with a complimentary lesson as a thank you.

     

    How long have you been a member of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?

    1 month.

    Are you a certified LGBT Business Enterprise or are you planning on becoming certified?

    No.

    What do you wish to accomplish (or have you already accomplished) with your membership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?

    I would like to expand the number of same-sex couples in the Fred Astaire Dance industry.  Having done a lot of work in the U.K. with same-sex couples, I feel we are underrepresented in the mainstream ballroom dance scene.  I understand that there is a separate scene for same-sex couples in dance, but I would like to integrate that scene with mainstream dance competitions.  I’m hoping that the NJ LGBT Chamber can provide me with new contacts to “spread the word” and encourage same-sex couples to come forward and learn not only a new skill, but enjoy the social and health benefits this sport has to offer.

    We like to offer our members any specials or deals that come from other members!  Do you have any products or services you’d like to exclusively offer or discount for NJ LGBT Chamber Members?

    1 FREE 30 Minute Introductory Lesson.

    Where can we find you online or on Social Media?

    fredastaire.com/uppermontclair

    Facebook: Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Upper Montclair

    Instagram: @fadsuppermontclair

    Twitter: @fadsupmt

    YouTube: Fred Astaire Upper Montclair

     

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