Country Dance Party with Two-bit Shotgun on Saturday, July 13th
Head over to Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona for an evening of live music, a FREE beginners two step dance class, yummy treats and dancing on Saturday, July 13th, 2013!
Don’t dance? No worries! A mini Country dance group dance class will be included in a $15 pp advanced ticket rate ($20 at the door) along with light snacks and refreshments. 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!
Swing Dance with Come Back Buddy on Saturday, March 9th
Country Dance with Two-bit Shotgun on Saturday, February 9th
Dance Party Video
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.
Argentine Tango Milongas
Tango dancers, enjoy sprung maple wood flooring, great dancing and time with new and current friends at Dance FX Studios’ monthly Milongas. Dance FX Studios’ Milonga is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. A $10 per person cover charge includes music offered by a variety of local tango dj’s, snacks and refreshments and access to one of the Phoenix valley’s best dance floors and locations for dancing tango.
Students ages 16+ with current student ID’s may attend Dance FX Studios’ Milonga for $5 per person.
2013 Milonga Dates
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, April 27th
Saturday, May 18th
Saturday, June 15th
Saturday, July 20th
Saturday, August 17th
Saturday, September 21st
Saturday, October 19th
Saturday, November 16th
Saturday, December 21st
Dance FX Studios is located in Mesa, AZ in the Phoenix metro valley. Neighboring cities include Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Queen Creek. We are conveniently located off the 101 highway.
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.
Nights Out on the Town
Take your new dance moves that you have learned in your private dance lessons at Dance FX Studios out to the local dance clubs with the Dance FX Studios’ instructors! Join us twice a month for nights out on the town for Country dancing and Latin dancing. We will give you useful tips on a real-world dance floor that will take your dancing to the next level. Meet new friends who also love to dance and have a BLAST with us on our nights out dancing!
Nights out with Dance FX Studios include a group dance class prior to going out dancing as well as a beverage at the venue PLUS dancing with the Dance FX Studios instructors and other students for two hours. See the “Nights Out” page for scheduled dates through the end of the year as well as 2013′s dance calendar. Pre-register today for our next night out on the town by calling 480.968.6177.
In-House Dance Parties
Dance FX Studios’ next monthly dance party, “Winter Wonderland”, will be on Saturday, December 15th from 8 to 11 pm. At our monthly dance parties, you will find dancers of all levels and their friends hanging out, listening to great music and participating in lots of dancing, of course! Enjoy the nite club feel with the Dance FX Studios staff, current Dance FX dance students and newcomers. This event is open to the public.
If you are a beginner dancer, come early to take advantage of a mini group dance class to get the party started. At our Winter Wonderland party, we will be holding a Swing group dance class at 8:20 pm. The group class is included in the cover charge. From month to month, we rotate dances in the classes including Salsa, Cha Cha, Country Two Step and Swing. Even Line Dances are offered in the complimentary dance classes!
The cover charge for monthly dance parties is $10 per person and $5 for university students with current identification. Snacks and refreshments are included. We welcome ages 18+ to our events.
Dance Events with Live Music
Dance FX Studios’ dance events with live music are special dance nights for us all! These events, held 3 to 4 times a year, feature AMAZING live Country, Swing and Latin bands from the southwest region. The night also includes a raffle drawing, mini group dance class, special dance performances and other fun surprises!
While the entertainment and dancing provide for a wonderful evening, Dance FX Studios hosts the live music events to give back. Our charity of choice for 2012 is the Wounded Warrior Project. With each event in 2012, Dance FX Studios has raised almost $1000 with 100% of all raffle ticket sales going directly to charity. Not too shabby for a local dance studio!
Visit our “Events” page for upcoming dance events with live music. Cover charge for these events are $15 per person unless otherwise stated. Live music events are open to the public. Dance experience and/or a dance partner is not required to attend. We welcome ages 18+ to our events.
Dance FX Studios is proud and excited to host dance workshops instructed by top-notch professionals in their fields of expertise from Salsa dancing to Lindy Hop Swing and Argentine Tango. Gain a unique perspective from world-renowned professionals right here at Dance FX Studios.
This past September, 2012, we were thrilled that Rene Torres and Junko Mori from Buenos Aires, Argentina taught at Dance FX Studios! They instructed exclusively at Dance FX Studios for a fun-filled week of private Argentine tango dance lessons and a weekend workshop. For those of you who joined us in the wonderful experience with Rene and Junko, thank you! They were a joy to learn from and to spend time with at the studio. What a pleasure it was to have 2010 2nd place Argentine Tango dance champions grace us with their presence and knowledge!
Watch Rene and Junko’s 3 performances at Dance FX Studios on the last night of their stay.
Future workshops and upcoming special events will be posted as they are scheduled.
Zumba® Fitness Dance Workshops and Special Events
Zumba® Fitness lovers…We have exciting events for you too! From one-day workshops for Zumba Jammers to special classes by the AZ3Pack and our themed Zumba holiday parties, you won’t want to miss out on Zumba at Dance FX Studios year-round!
What’s coming up for Zumba dancers at Dance FX Studios? Aside from our 2012 Halloween extravaganza, we will be holding a Zumba® Fitness challenge for a chance to earn 6 months of FREE Zumba classes at Dance FX Studios! Details on both events are coming soon.
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, Ballroom and even Hip Hop. 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.