Learn to Latin Dance
Let your inner flirt emerge with Latin dance lessons at Dance FX Studios! Learn to dance salsa, bachata, cha cha, merengue, bolero, cumbia and more from us and, within a short period of time, you too will be confident on any social dance floor.
Latin dancing is not only passionate and playful, but it is quite popular in Arizona. Salsa dancing in particular is a must-have when it comes to going out social dancing in the Phoenix metro area. From downtown Phoenix to Tempe and Scottsdale, salsa dance clubs are everywhere, so why not join in the FUN!?
With our unique methods of instruction at Dance FX Studios, anyone can become a great social Latin dancer. We will give you the tips needed to make you a comfortable and natural-looking Latin dancer in no time.
For the fastest way to becoming a great Latin dancer, one-on-one Latin dance lessons are recommended. With private dance lessons at Dance FX Studios, you will receive personalized dance instruction at your level of dance. Our introductory offer for just $40 will allow you to try out several Latin dances as well as to see how we teach. We are sure that after just an introductory hour with us, you will find Dance FX Studios the place for you to learn to Latin dance.
Discover how EXCITING it is to learn to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha and more. Why sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else have fun, join us for Latin dance lessons today.
To inquire about our introductory offer for Latin 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…
“We have been taking private lessons thru Dance FX for about two months. Until now we had absolutely zero dance experience. All the instructors create a fun and professional environment where you feel comfortable making mistakes as you go. We have had a blast and look forward to many more lessons through the studio. We would recommend it to anyone looking to start from square one or to learn a few new moves.”
Why Latin dancing is for YOU…
From the Cha Cha to the Merengue, Bolero, Bachata and Salsa, Latin dancing is sexy, exciting and passionate! You can learn to shake your hips to spicy Latin music of all tempos with Latin dance lessons. From slow to fast dancing, you will soon enjoy connecting with your dance partner in ANY of the Latin dances!
Learn to dance salsa near Tempe and Chandler at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. For salsa dance lessons for beginners and beyond, Dance FX Studios serves the entire Phoenix valley including neighboring cities like Gilbert, Queen Creek and Scottsdale.
Places to Go Latin Dancing in Phoenix, AZ
Looking for salsa dancing near Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert or Scottsdale, Arizona? Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ is the perfect place to dance salsa on the weekends! Mark your calendar for places to go salsa dancing the Phoenix East Valley.
Latin Dance Music for Beginners:
1. Por Ella – Victor Manuelle
2. La Misma Gente – Juanita Ae
3. Ese Dia – Grupo Niche
4. Mi Mulata – Frankie Negron
5. Detalles – Oscar de Leon
1. Tu Sin Mi y Yo Sin Ti – Monchy y Alexandra
2. Me Vuelvo Loco – Arsenio Pena
3. Si La Ves – Xtreme
4. Stand by Me – Prince Royce
5. Dos Locos – Monchy y Alexandra
Cha Cha Cha
1. Represent Cuba – Orishas
2. Besame Mama – Poncho Sanchez
3. Cuban Pete – Tito Puente
4. Dance With Me – Debelah Morgan
5. Best of My Love – Emotions
1. Suavemente – Elvis Crespo
2. Danza Kuduro – Lucenzo
3. Nina Bonita – Grupo Mania
4. Oye Baby – Pitbull
5. Luna Llena – Elvis Crespo
1. Wonderful Tonight – Michael Buble
2. Satisfy my Soul – Paul Carrack
3. Slow Dance – John Legend
4. Amor Secreto – Paulina Rubio
5. Sabor a Mi – Luis Miguel
A Brief History of Salsa Dancing
“Salsa”, the Spanish word for sauce, or “mixture”, is an exciting Latin dance with a rich history. With cultural influences stemming from Cuba, Africa and Puerto Rico, Salsa dancing exploded amongst immigrants in New York in the 1970′s. Corresponding to Salsa music with complicated percussion rhythms and a fast paced tempo, Salsa dancing soon followed. Dancers of all levels were immediately drawn to the inviting and vibrant sounds, creating a dance that is now known world-wide.
As Salsa dancing spread around the world from North America to Asia, Europe and Australia, variations of the dance developed. Some of these styles include Colombian, Salsa Rueda, New York Style, Los Angeles style and Casino style. This playful and passionate dance has made it’s mark as the world’s the most popular Latin dance today.
Did You Know…
Did you know that the Dominican Republic was where Bachata dancing originated? Dominican natives performed the Bachata as a celebration of the end of each working day. Poor locals would gather around and dance to enjoy their time together with instruments created from garbage cans, pipes and fences.
As Bachata dancing became grew in popularity amongst the lower class, it move into the brothels and bars. With this, it was frowned upon by the government, making the dance taboo. From the 1950′s to the 1980′s, other dances like the Merengue developed until Bachata dancing came back into style once again.
Today, the Bachata has varying styles from traditional to urban and moderna. It is seen as a warm and romantic dance that has gained acceptance among the people of the Dominican Republic once again.
Frequently Asked Questions About Latin/Salsa Dance Lessons
Is there anything in specific that I should wear to my salsa dance lessons?
It is best to wear comfortable clothing to your salsa dance lessons. Because Latin dancing has a lot of turns and hip action, you will want to account for range of motion. For shoes, a small heel with a strap around the ankle is recommended for ladies. Guys can wear shoes with leather or suede bottoms for the best Latin dance experience.
Do you offer salsa dance classes for beginners?
Yes! We strongly recommend that beginner salsa dancers start with private Latin dance lessons rather than group courses. This way, we can show you the leading and following techniques, frame and partner connection needed to truly enjoy any of the Latin dances. From there, Latin group dance classes are a great way to maintain what you have learned. Latin dance classes are also great for meeting new people and learning new salsa dance steps.
I don’t have a partner. How do I learn to dance salsa as a single?
As stated above, we recommend starting with private Latin dance lessons prior to joining our group classes. Progress even quicker in your dancing with one-one-one dance lessons by dancing directly with your instructor.
I can’t find the beat in Salsa music. How do I know how to hear salsa music?
Understanding and identifying Latin/salsa dance music can be a process. Through private instruction, you will receive the tools needed to hear salsa music and get your body moving on time to the beat.
What are the main differences between the Latin dances?
Although the signature characteristic style to Latin dancing includes hip action, not all dances look the same. The bachata, for example, is much slower than the salsa, merengue or cha cha cha. What is wonderful about Latin dancing is that all of the elements are interchangeable so you can apply the moves from your salsa dancing into the bachata or merengue and vice versa.