See how FUN and EASY it is to learn Country dancing for yourself! Twist, turn and twirl your way on the dance floor with dance lessons in the Country Two Step, Country Swing, Country Waltz, Nite Club 2 Step and other popular and useful Country dances.
Impress any onlooker at the bars, at weddings, on date nights or nights out with friends with Country Western dancing lessons.
Dance the two step, Country swing, Country waltz and even learn to line dance with confidence and skill in private Country Western dancing lessons. With one-on-one Country dance lessons at Dance FX Studios, you will be on the fast track to becoming a great Country dancer. We will show you our unique style of teaching so that you can get on any social dance floor with style.
In our one-hour introductory offer for just $40, we are sure that you will find Dance FX Studios to be the place to learn to Country dance. After over a decade in the Phoenix metro valley, Dance FX Studios has trained thousands of Country dancers in Arizona. Let us help you to enjoy Country dancing today.
To inquire about our introductory offer for Country Western 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 went to Dance FX to learn how to dance socially in Country bars. At first I was nervous and hesitant about going to take dancing lessons as a single male. After a few weeks I was going out and dancing comfortably. After a few months, I felt very confident in going to clubs dancing and showing off moves. I never thought I would learn as much as I did in such a short time. Thank you very much to the entire Dance FX staff.”
- Brent W.
“Never danced. Don’t have the gene for it. But somehow the folks at Dance FX are able to teach me. They are happily patient, and seem genuinely excited about my progress. These are VERY knowledgeable and skilled instructors who know how to have fun and truly enjoy dancing. I’m actually learning!”
- Jim G.
Why Country dancing is for YOU…
Country dancing is a must as a cultural “rite of passage” for those living in the southwest. From Two Stepping to Country Swing and Country Waltz, you will see how fun and useful it is to know how to Country dance.
Learn to Country Two Step, Country Swing, Country Waltz, Cha Cha and more from us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ. We are just several minutes from Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler in the Phoenix East Valley. For Country dance lessons for singles and couples, Dance FX Studios serves all of Phoenix including Gilbert, Queen Creek, Maricopa and Gold Canyon.
Places to Go Country Dancing in Phoenix, AZ
Queen Creek, Arizona
Country dancing can be your at Dance FX Studios located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Dance FX Studios offers purely social Country dance lessons in Mesa near Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert. We are also just minutes from Scottsdale, Queen Creek and Gold Canyon for dancing needs.
1. Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett
2. See if I Care – Gary Allen
3. Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love – Trisha Yearwood
4. She’s Country – Jason Aldean
5. A Woman Like You – Lee Brice
Country Two Step
1. I Don’t Want this Night to End – Luke Bryan
2. How “Bout Them Cowgirls – George Straight
3. Livin’ on Love – Alan Jackson
4. Fake ID – Big and Rich featuring Gretchen Wilson
5. She Thinks my Tractor’s Sexy – Kenny Chesney
Nite Club Two Step (slow dancing)
1. (Kissed You) Goodnight – Gloriana
2. She’s Everything – Brad Paisley
3. All Your Life – The Band Perry
4. Desperately – George Straight
5. Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
West Coast Swing
1. Me and my Gang – Rascall Flatts
2. Sign Your Name – Sheryl Crow
3. Pontoon – Little Big Town
4. She’s Got the Rhythm (and I got the Blues) – Alan Jackson
5. Raise the Barn – Keith Urban
1. Crying Steel Guitar – Kitty Wells
2. Touch the Hand – Conway Twitty
3. Hello Darlin’ – Conway Twitty
4. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel – Conway Twitty
5. Waltz Across Texas – Tex Ritter
Country Cha Cha
1. Pontoon – Little Big Town
2. Hard to Love – Lee Brice
3. A Little too Late – Toby Keith
4. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
5. Aint Nothing “Bout You – Brooks and Dunn
A Brief History of Country Dancing
Country dancing can be traced back to a popular ballroom dance, the Foxtrot, as well as the Swing. Using similar variations derived from the Foxtrot, the Two Step is also known as the “country cousin” to the Foxtrot. Country dancing as a whole includes many dances including the Country Waltz, the Texas Two Step and the Country Swing, with new country dances and offshoots being created often.
The Two Step received its Country traits and name back to the 1940’s when it reached the square dancing community. Some people say the Two Step also has roots dating back to European and Mexican dance history. In the 1800’s it was said to have appeared in Germany and Hungary and it is connected to Mexican dancing by an influence of the Mexican fandangos.
Did You Know…
Did you know that there is a form of the Country Two Step that is done almost exclusively in Arizona? “Arizona” or “Rhythm” Two Step, as it is also called, is a common variation that stays mostly stationary. Generally, other styles of Two Step dancing, like the Texas Two Step, travel around the dance floor counter-clockwise. This counter-clockwise direction is commonly referred to as the “line of dance” amongst dancers, signifying the flow of traffic, so to speak, on the dance floor.
We teach many forms of the Country Two Step at Dance FX Studios, however the Arizona Two Step is very popular here. What’s great about the AZ Two Step is that it can be done in a very small, crowded space which is perfect for social dancing! Another plus with the AZ Two Step is that you can interchange it with the Country Swing within the same song adding more variety to your dancing.
Grab a pair of your favorite cowboy boots and let’s hit the dance floor! You’ll be twisting, turning, and twirling in no time with the Country Two Step!
Frequently Asked Questions About Country Dancing
Are there different kinds of two step dancing?
Yes! There are Country two step variations based on the region of the country that you are in. For example, there is a “Texas” two step and an “Arizona” two step dance. Both dance styles are useful to know in preparation for going out Country dancing. One of the main differences between these two styles is that one travels more than the other generally.
I am afraid to dance in the Country bars since every time I go Country dancing they are throwing each other around. Where do I go and practice my Country dancing?
Country dancing in the bars in Phoenix can be wild and outrageous or more tame depending on which place you visit. We suggest that you take that step out to a variety of social dance venues and observe for a bit to see where you feel most comfortable. Beyond our list of places to go Country dancing, there are many venues, including our studio, where as a beginner you can ease your way onto the dance floor without fear of untamed dancers.
What other country dances can I learn when a slow Country song comes on?
The Country waltz is a practical dance to know for slow dancing to Country music. Another very useful dance is the Nite Club 2 Step for slower Country music. With private Country dance lessons, we will show you how to identify each Country dance and when to use them.
Do you offer Country line dancing?
Yes! You can learn all of the popular Country line dances in private Country dance lessons at Dance FX Studios. With a group of friends, you can even create your own small class and learn several other Country dances including the Country swing and two step.