Dance FX Studios’ Events
It is the end of another long week at work and the weekend is approaching. Do you and your sweetheart want to make dancing part of your romantic date night? Maybe you are single and ready to mingle. Would you like to meet new people through a fun, exciting and healthy hobby? Whether you are single, taken or just ready to make new friends, Dance FX Studios’ dancing events are a BLAST!
Did you know that the release of endorphins that occurs after an evening of dance can help you reduce stress, tension and even anger? Social dancing also helps with improving one’s social life and re-connecting with a loved one in a relaxing and active way. Take one more step towards becoming a great social dancer, relax and increase your overall well-being at one of our upcoming social dancing events.
Dance FX Studios’ offers both dance events with live music as well as DJ’d parties. We feature AMAZING live Country, Swing and Latin bands from the southwest region as well as local and out-of-state DJ’s for our parties, depending on the night. At our monthly dance parties, you will find dancers of all levels enjoying great music and doing lots of dancing, of course!
For beginner dancers, join a mini group dance class at our live band events to learn some basic moves to kick off the evening. Group dance classes are a great way to meet other guests and to shake those jitters. Group classes are for everyone to enjoy and are included in the cover charge for the event.
Dance FX Studios’ events are for ages 18+. We do offer student discounts to College/University guests who attend our events. Cover charges for each event vary and are posted within the event description as well as in our online store.
Events are held at Dance FX Studios, which is located on the S.E. corner of Dobson and Guadalupe Roads in Mesa, Arizona, just off the 101 highway. We are nearby Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona in the East Valley, for your convenience. For directions to our location, please contact us at 480.968.6177 or check out a map to our studio below.
Dance Party Video Clips
Swing Dance Party with Come Back Buddy
Country Dance Party with Two-bit Shotgun
General Dance Party Video
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Head over to Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona for an evening of dancing to live music by Country Rock band Two-bit Shotgun! Included in the evening is a FREE Country Swing dance class snacks and refreshments!
Don’t dance? No worries! The Dance FX Studios’ instructors will be present to help you with the basics of all of the popular social dances including Swing, Salsa, Two Step and more! Cover charge is $15 pp in advance or $20 at the door. Light snacks and refreshments are included. Reservations are requested online or by phone at 480.968.6177. Festivities will be from 8-11 pm. Ages 18+ are welcome.
See YOU on the dance floor!
Dance FX Studios is in Mesa, Arizona just minutes from Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler for all of your social dancing needs. We offer private dance lessons, group class, social dances (both at the studio and at various nightclubs around town) and charity dance events throughout the year. Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience in the only strictly social dance studio in Phoenix, AZ.
Dance FX Studios’ Event Videos
Enjoy great music and dancing at our dance events! Check out video below from some of our favorite dance nights.
Valentine’s Dance Party
Our Valentine’s Dance was a HUGE success thanks to the AMAZING musical talent of “Come Back Buddy”, the special Lindy Hop and Hip Hop dance performances, the wonderful food and YOU, our guests! We packed the house with 80 guests and what a fun crowd it was! All proceeds from this event were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.
Thank you for your support!
Country Dance Party
What a night! Dancing to live music by the talented Joe Panther Band, a Country Western and Country Pop band, dinner by My Big Fat Greek restaurant, student and professional dancing performances and lots of dancing!
Country Dance Party
What a night! Dancing to live music by the talented Black Horse Band, a Country Western and Country Pop band, a silent auction, dinner and student and professional dancing performances and lots of dancing! 100% of the entire evenings profits were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.
Thank you for your support!
Events Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of music do you generally play at your dance events?
Monthly dance parties, held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, are a great way to dance to a variety of music from many different dance genres including Latin, Swing, Argentine Tango, Country Western and Ballroom. Your host and DJ takes music requests for any popular social dance styles.
To dance to one particular genre of music like Swing, Country Western or Latin music all night long, Dance FX Studios’ dance events with live music are the perfect parties. With live, popular Country Western, Swing and Latin dance bands as the featured guest performers on different evenings throughout the year, dancers and music fans can enjoy a night of great tunes to their favorite dance styles.
Do I need to bring a partner to come to your dance events?
You can always come to any of our dance events without a partner. In fact, dance parties are a great way to meet new friends who share a similar interest as you.
How much is the cover charge for your events?
For the monthly dance parties, the cover charge is $10 per person and $5 for students ages 18+ with current identification.
At our dance events with live music, the cover charge is $15. On special occasions, like holiday parties, the cover charge may be more to cover food expenses, etc..
Zumba events are usually $15 per person, however rates will vary depending on the specific event, it’s length, how many instructors are teaching and other relevant factors.
Dance workshop fees will vary based on the instructors. Please see specific dance event information for details.
What makes your events different than dancing at other dance studios?
We pride ourselves on creating comfortable and confident social dancers at Dance FX Studios. At our studio, you will learn practical and useful social dance moves that take up very little space, making dancing at weddings and in bars and clubs easy. Unlike many local ballroom dance studios, where big movements and competition dance steps are being taken onto a social dance floor, you will discover the what true social dancing looks like at Dance FX Studios.
In addition to being the only social dance studio for the last 11 years valley-wide, we are also the only studio that regularly offers dancing to live music. This is a great way to get very comfortable with taking the next step out of a dance studio and into a social setting where the music being played is not under anyone’s control.
What do I wear to the dance events?
Most of our dance events call for dressy casual attire. We want you to be comfortable and wear what you would if you were going out social dancing. Non-restrictive clothing (tight skirts or jeans) can limit movement, so we suggest anything that allows you to dance freely and enjoy yourself. For footwear, you may wear boots or any shoe that has a non-marking sole. Leather or suede bottom shoes are best.
Do you rotate charities in your dance events with live music?
Yes. Since we have started our dance events with live music, we have given back to the Boys and Girls Club in the East Valley (2011) and The Wounded Warrior Project (2012). We will be preparing to make our 2013 charity of choice selection by October. Local and/or national charities are chosen by the owners of Dance FX Studios, Adam and Nicole Dekavallas.
Do I need to reserve space at any of your events or can I just show up?
It is recommended that tickets are purchased online for any of our social events so that we may plan ahead for food, refreshments and giveaways. Some events require pre-registration. Please see details on the event you are interested in for more information.
Are there age restrictions for your guests?
Yes. Dance FX Studios caters to adults. We encourage our guests to use their dancing as a romantic date night opportunity or even a time to let loose with friends. We welcome ages 18+.
How many people on average attend your events?
Many of our events from Zumba® fitness parties to our live music events sell out rather quickly. At Dance FX Studios, we do limit our guest list so that every dancer has a wonderful experience. Depending on the type of event, we accommodate anywhere from 35 to 85 people.
What is included in my cover charge?
Depending on the event, you cover charge may include snacks and refreshments, dancing to a live band or deejayed music, goodie bags with fun giveaways and more! We are always excited to host a great party, so you can count on a fun-filled event with unexpected surprises.
Do you always hold a complimentary group class at your events?
Our deejayed dance parties and dance events with live music always include a complimentary group dance class.
Would you advise new dancers with little or no experience to attend your events?
Always! Dancing is a tremendous way to expand your social circle and learn a new hobby! It is normal to be nervous about attending a dance party, but rest assured that you will be surrounded by a friendly, welcoming group.