Enjoy the romance and elegance of social ballroom dancing that you can take out into any real-world situation from weddings to dance nights and cruises!
Ballroom dancing improves posture, poise, grace and elegance not to mention confidence. Prepare to be swept off of your feet or to sweep her off of her feet with ease.
Private ballroom dance lessons are the fastest route to getting the assurance needed to get on the dance floor. Work one-on-one with one of our instructors and learn ballroom dance moves that can help you to move comfortably around any social dance floor and with STYLE.
To inquire about our introductory offer for ballroom dance lessons, or to set up your first appointment, please fill out the form below. We will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you.
Private dance lessons are available by appointment Monday- Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturdays from 12-4 pm. To schedule your first appointment, please fill out the form above or call us today at 480.968.6177.
What Others Have To Say About Dance FX Studios…
“I had two weeks in which to learn some Latin ballroom dances for an important event and the introductory program offered at Dance FX enabled me to achieve that goal. The experience was so rewarding that I signed up for a regular program of private instruction and haven’t looked back since! Dancing is now a passion of mine and I have the dance instructors at Dance FX to thank.”
Why Ballroom dancing is for YOU!
Ballroom dancing is beneficial to the mind, body and the spirit. Along with learning a new hobby, gaining social confidence, relieving stress and adding romance, ballroom dancing offers so much more. See for yourself how you can get the most out of Ballroom dancing with one-on-one instruction at Dance FX Studios.
Learn to ballroom dance in Mesa, AZ at Dance FX Studios. We are on the border of Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler in the East Valley of Phoenix. We cater to residents valley-wide from Gold Canyon to Scottsdale and Queen Creek for ballroom dance lessons and more!
Places to Go Ballroom Dancing in Phoenix, AZ
Ballroom dance lessons for beginners can be yours at Dance FX Studios in Mesa next to Gilbert, Chandler and Tempe, AZ. Try social ballroom classes with us! We are also close to Scottsdale, Queen Creek and Gold Canyon for ballroom classes for singles and couples.
Did You Know…
Did you know that Ballroom dancing can be used as a weapon for anti-aging? Specific results that you may see from Ballroom dancing include stronger bones, a slower heart rate, an increase in stamina and agility, improved posture and a sharper mind. In fact, there is growing evidence that dancing can assist in warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia!
In a 21-year study of people aged 75 and older led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, frequent dancing was the MAIN physical activity that aided in the prevention of dementia. Surprisingly, dancing even outscored activities such as reading books and crossword puzzles. Here is a portion of they found:
• Reading- 35% reduced risk of dementia
• Biking or swimming- O%
• Doing crossword puzzles at least 4 days/week- 47%
• Playing golf- 0%
• DANCING OFTEN- 76%!
Ballroom dancing combines the physical, mental and spiritual creating the perfect recipe for a long, healthy life. So if you’re looking to stay young and live life to the fullest, just dance!
A Brief History of Ballroom Dancing
Ballroom dancing comes from the word “ballare” meaning “to dance”? A ballroom, therefore, is known as a place to dance.
Ballroom dancing spawned from folk dances like the Minuet and the Polonaise in the late 16th century. Once shunned for being inappropriate because of the “closed hold” between dancers, ballroom dancing soon became popular among the privileged, leaving behind its folk dancing roots for the lower classes.
In the early 20th century, modern ballroom dancing evolved with the onset of jazz music. Popular dances including the Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha Cha were created between 1910 and 1930. Each of these dances are still used today both socially and in ballroom dance competitions.
Modern day ballroom dancing encompasses a variety of partner dance styles. Used as an umbrella term for partner dancing in general, “ballroom” dancing includes Latin and swing.
Ballroom dancing has earned positive recognition most recently through television shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Everyday onlookers can now appreciate the efforts it takes to become a great dancer through these kinds of programs. Ballroom dancing has received such recognition as a sport in fact, that it is being considered for the Olympics in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ballroom Dancing
What is the main difference between what you offer and competitive ballroom dance lessons?
Dance FX Studios offers social ballroom dance lessons, but not competitive ballroom dance material. Our concept is to prepare you for any social dance floor in order to be get ready for holiday parties, nights out on the town, date nights, weddings and the like. We will teach you how to take ballroom dancing onto a crowded dance floor with confidence.
I like the look of ballroom dancing, but it doesn’t seem practical for where I want to go dancing. Why should I learn to ballroom dance?
“Ballroom dancing” covers many styles of partner dancing not just traditional dances like the waltz or foxtrot. To learn to ballroom dance socially aids with confidence, poise, good posture and even mental health issues like the deterence of alzheimer’s. Making new friends through a healthy and exciting hobby is also great for social confidence and interactions.
Where can I go ballroom dancing in Phoenix?
There are many places in Phoenix, AZ to go ballroom dancing. Dance FX Studios also hosts ballroom dance events monthly at the studio. See our list of places to go dancing for more information.
Someone said that ballroom dancing helps with memory. Is this true?
Ballroom dancing has been known to help with the prevention of dementia. See more on the mental benefits of ballroom dancing for how dancing beats out golf, crosswords puzzles and even reading.
What are the must-have ballroom dances?
We recommend learning to foxtrot and waltz as two useful and popular social dances. Classics from Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Nat King Cole and many others can be danced to using foxtrot and waltz.