4-Week Group Class Schedule
Group Dance Classes for Adults
If you are looking to meet new people, explore new dance styles and have fun at a great rate, group dance classes may be a fantastic option for you!** At Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ, we offer a variety group dance classes including Country Two Step and Country Swing, Salsa and Bachata, Hip Hop and Argentine Tango dancing for couples and singles.
New to Dance FX Studios is our 4 week classes for singles only. Socialize with others who are also interested in learning to dance in our NEW Single’s group dance classes.
Try our 4 week group dance classes, “create-a-classes” or dance workshops for an inexpensive way to become a comfortable social dancer. Couples and singles, get started learning to dance today and see how dancing is a FUN, EXCITING and HEALTHY challenge that will keep you wanting to come back for more!
4-Week Group Dance Classes
Dance FX Studios’ 4-week group dance classes are a wonderful way to fit dancing into your busy life as they are held just once a week. Group classes are great supplements to private dance lessons or they can be used as a means of learning at a low monthly cost.
Our 4-week group dance classes are progressive, meaning that each class builds off of the previous week’s class within a 4 week period. This way, you can become more a confident and comfortable social dancer from week to week within the dance that you are learning.
NEW CLASS STRUCTURE! We now offer classes for singles and classes for couples! In our singles classes, we rotate partners as a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and practice leading and following a variety of partners. In our couples classes, you will remain with your partner for all 4 weeks of class.
All of our classes (and private dance lessons) are for adults ages 18+. Pre-enrollment is required to participate in any of our 4 week group classes. Experience is not needed to enroll.
NOTE: Couples may sign up with the understanding that we will be rotating dance partners throughout each class and from week to week. Couple’s discounts do not apply to the single’s group courses.
Single’s 4-Week Class Fee: $50 per person for all 4 weeks total.
Couple’s 4-Week Class Fee: $75 per couple for all 4 weeks total.
Video of Hip Hop Group Course
Create Your Own Group Class
Would you like to organize a group dance class with just your friends, family members or co-workers? We would love to have you! Learn to Swing, Salsa, Country dance, Tango or Hip Hop with our “Create-A-Class” option.
Create-A-Classes are scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday from 12 to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. (Private parties may be booked outside of business hours for an additional fee.) Creating your own group class is a FUN and FLEXIBLE option for you and your group to learn to dance.
We at Dance FX Studios love to host workshops with social dance instructors from around the world. In September of this year, we welcome Rene Torres and Junko Mori, 2010 2nd place Argentine Tango dance champions from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Rene and Junko travel world-wide from Japan to France and Italy to Egypt and are now gracing us with their presence at Dance FX Studios for a week! They will be teaching a special 2-day workshop right here for those interested in expanding their Argentine Tango knowledge. Join us for an experience you won’t want to miss!
When We Recommend Group Classes Over Private Dance Lessons
**As mentioned above, group classes are mainly used as supplements to private dance lessons, providing a fantastic overview of what is being taught in private lessons as well as a chance to dance with different partners to practice leading and following skills. While group classes do not go as deep into the details of becoming a great social dancer, they provide an affordable approach to social partner dancing. If you are looking to become a great social dancer in the fastest amount of time, we recommend starting with private dance instruction.
Are you looking for something FUN and DIFFERENT to do with your friends, co-workers or family members? Is going out to dinner and a movie getting old? Wouldn’t it be COOL to swap out that movie for a much more EXCITING and ENTERTAINING activity? Now you can! Gather your own group, set up an appointment and learn to become a great social dancer from us at Dance FX Studios!
Social dancing is not only a great way to connect with friends, co-workers and loved ones, but it is a healthy way to relieve stress, gain social confidence and learn a new hobby. Did you know that dancing strengthens your body AND your mind? Since dancing is a weight baring activity, you will increase your heart rate and endorphin levels, giving you an overall sense of well-being. Ballroom dancing is also a social activity, helping to build strong social ties and encourages socializing. Both assist in giving people a higher self-esteem and a positive outlook.
You may not believe it, but the brainpower it takes to remember different dance steps and sequences also helps to improve your memory. In fact, in a study done with Alzheimer’s patients, some were able to recall forgotten memories when they danced to music they once knew.
A Create-A-Class is Great For…
Friends: Invite a group of guys and gals, pick one of the many cool and useful dances that we teach and we will do the rest! Top your night off by taking your dance moves to a local Salsa, Swing, Hip Hop or Country dancing venue to strut your stuff.
Co-workers/Business Groups: For co-workers, our Create-A-Classes are a powerful team-building opportunity. We will help to teach staff members how to work together as a unit and depend on each other through dance. It is also a terrific way to bond and enjoy time together, further strengthening the relationship between teammates at work.
Family Members: Bring your family members closer together with a hobby for all ages! And you thought playing board games was fun…
Wedding Parties: Do you know someone who is getting married? Our Create-A-Class dance classes are a great way to get the wedding party ready for the dance floor! We can even offer a personalized, choreographed dance routine for the bridesmaids and groomsmen who want to really get the party started.
Couple’s Date Nights: Nothing says romantic more than dance lessons with your special someone. Develop a deeper connection with your sweetheart through dancing that you can use anywhere from the clubs to the kitchen floor.
Church Groups/Organizations: See firsthand how social dancing builds confidence and supports unity.
ANY group of people looking to learn to dance and have a blast!
Dances We Offer
Wouldn’t it be fun to learn to Salsa, Swing, Ballroom, Country Two Step or even dance the steamy Argentine Tango before your next social event? Is Hip Hop or Freestyle dancing your thing? With your group, we will get you ready for ANY social dance event from nights out on the town to upcoming weddings and holiday parties.
Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bolero
Country Western: Two Step, Swing, Waltz, Nite Club 2 Step, Cha Cha
Swing: Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing
Social Ballroom: Foxtrot, Waltz
Argentine Tango: Salon, Nuevo
Hip Hop: Freestyle, Choreography
To inquire about our “Create-A-Class” dance lessons, or to set up your first appointment, please fill out the form below. We will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you.
Create-A-Classes 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.
Create-A-Class Rate Structure
Create-A-Classes are available in either 5 or 10 hour increments after your initial class. Rates are based on how many dances that you choose to learn within either of those time frames.
First Class: Your first class is $100 for 10 people or less ($10 per person with 10 people). Beyond the first 10 people, the rate is an additional $10 per person.
One-Dance Create-A-Class: For 1 dance, Create-A-Classes are $120 per class for 10 people or less ($12 per person with 10 people). Beyond the first 10 people, the rate is an additional $12 per person.
Two-Dance Create-A-Class: For 2 dances, Create-A-Classes are $100 per class for 10 people or less ($10 per person with 10 people). Beyond the first 10 people, the rate is an additional $10 per person.
One-Time Only Create-A-Class: Are you planning a special, one-time event like a birthday, anniversary or bridal party? Include a one-time dance lesson in the fun before a night on the town! For a one-time visit, Create-A-Classes are $120 for 10 people or less ($12 per person with 10 people). Beyond the first 10 people, the rate is an additional $12 per person.
Group Class Frequently Asked Questions
How are your group dance classes structured?
Dance FX Studios’ 4-Week Group Dance Classes are “progressive”, meaning that the class material builds from week to week with the same pre-enrolled group of people. Classes are held once a week on a given day and time.
We now have group dance classes for singles and for couples at separate times. Our 4-week single’s dance classes include 2 dances instead of one within a 4 week period. For example, throughout the year, we offer 4-week class in Country Two Step. In our single’s dance classes, the Country Two Step class also includes the Country Swing.
Couples classes include one dance in a 4 week period. We do not rotate partners in our couple’s group dance classes. Pre-enrollment is required for all 4-week group dance classes.
What should I/ we wear to class?
Comfortable clothing is recommended as well as shoes with either leather or suede soles for easy movement on the dance floor. Hip Hop dancers may come in appropriate garb including sneakers and gym attire. Country dancers may wear boots to class.
Dance shoes are available for purchase here at Dance FX Studios. Please ask a staff member for details and sizes.
My friends want to join me, but they don’t take private dance lessons at Dance FX Studios. Can I invite them anyway?
Absolutely! All of Dance FX Studios’ classes are open to the public. Feel free to forward this information to anyone that you think may be interested in our dance classes. Remember that we now offer single’s group dance courses as a great means of finding a dance partner and meeting new friends.
If I/ we came to a previous dance course, will we learn new and different moves from month to month?
Yes! You will learn new moves in our courses from month to month minus the very basic steps that everyone needs to know.
Can I sign up for more than one course in the same month?
Yes! Tons of people are enrolling in more than one course. They are learning several dances, meeting even more new people and having twice the fun!
How do I know if I’m ready for an intermediate level class?
Generally, you will be ready for an intermediate level class after attending a minimum of 2-3 beginner courses. Please ask your instructor their professional opinion if you need further assistance.
Do you have classes just for couples or just for singles?
Yes! We have NEW single’s group dance courses that are designed for you to meet a dance partner as well as to practice your leading and following skills with a variety of partners. Single’s classes are $50 per person. These classes are open to couples who would like to receive the benefits of rotating dance partners.
Couple’s 4-week group dance classes are available at different times than our single’s group courses. In our couple’s dance classes, we do not rotate dance partners. Couples receive a $25 discount upon sign up bringing their total to $75 total for a 4-week group dance course.
Please see the current group class schedule for class days and times.
How long is each class?
Classes are 60 minutes in length including a warm-up and review period at the beginning and the end of each class.
Do you offer private group classes for just me and my friends?
Yes! Please check out information on our Create-A-Class options for personalized group dance classes.
Create-A-Class Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the rates different for a one-dance Create-A-Class versus a two-dance class option? Your instructor will go deeper into one dance than if time is divided between 2 dances. For that reason, the per hour rate per person is slightly higher.
How long is each class? Each class is 60 minutes in length including a 5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down for practice and review.
Do I need a dance partner for the classes? Please organize your group in a way that everyone has someone to dance with, especially for partner dances including Salsa, Swing, Country Two Step, Tango and Ballroom. Your instructor can dance with an extra person, however, that would take away from his/her ability to move freely and help the rest of the class.
What do I wear to class? Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing is recommended. Shoes that have leather bottoms are best. Please avoid wearing flip flops, sneakers and rubber soled shoes if possible. For ladies who are comfortable in heels, please make sure they have a strap around the ankle for support.
How many people does it take to form a Create-A-Class? Create-A-Classes consist of 4 or more people. Our facility will hold up to 60 (30 couples) comfortably at one time.
How many dances do you recommend learning at one time? A minimum of 2 dances to start with is recommended. With our unique style of instruction, you will soon discover that learning multiple dances is actually easier than learning just one dance at a time. You will also receive a better rate by learning 2 dances at once. An instructor will meet with your group or a group leader to discuss your dancing goals.
How do we pay for the Create-A-Classes? All classes are pre-paid for before they are scheduled. The rate structure above will give you options for continuing beyond the first class.
How long does it usually take to learn to dance comfortably? Becoming a confident social dancer can take time. The key to feeling comfortable is repetition and keeping your lessons as close together as possible. For even faster results, you can schedule a private lesson with your instructor (for a single or a couple) and not be limited to the availability of your larger group.
How often do you recommend that we come in for our classes? A minimum of once a week is needed to truly get results. Anything more than that will get you out on the dance floor even faster!
Do we rotate partners in Create-A-Classes? Rotating partners is completely optional in Create-A-Classes. These are personalized classes that are customized for you. Let us know at the start of your first lesson if you would like to rotate partners or stay with one partner.
Is there a minimum age requirement in Create-A-Classes since you generally teach ages 18+? We are open to instructing youth in our Create-A-Classes. Please be mindful of not bringing in children who cannot be left unattended as we are an adult dance studio.