Country dance is a great dance to have in your back pocket for slow country songs. Join us and learn country dance.

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Country Dance All Summer Long!

Country Western dancing in ArizonaDoes Country music invoke happy thoughts? Do you find yourself tapping your feet, smiling, and maybe even singing along to your favorite tunes (even if it’s in the shower)? Build upon those feelings by learning to Country dance! Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona has been teaching social dance lessons to singles and couples in the Phoenix valley for 15 years. Many students come in specifically for Country dances! There are three popular styles of dances done to Country music here in Arizona that you MUST know 🙂 : Country Two-Step, Country Swing, and Country Waltz.

Country Two-Step is one of the most common dances in the bars. It is a fun and easy dance with twirls, twists, and turns! There are two varieties of Country Two Step dancing: Progressive or Rhythm. The only difference between the two is that one travels (Progressive) and the other is mostly stationary (Rhythm). Both are great to know in preparation for going out dancing, however, in Arizona, Rhythm Two-Step is done almost exclusively out in the bars because it is effective for crowded dance floors.

Country Swing was recently recognized as one of the many Swing dance variations! It does have certain guidelines, which includes cool turns, spins, and combinations, that help keep you on time with the music while having fun on the floor. It is also adaptable to music other than Country which makes it great to use at either a wedding or a bar! This dance is higher energy, fun, bouncy and often results in many smiles!

Country Waltz is a progressive dance that has a more relaxed look to it than other Waltz styles. In the Country Waltz, the frame, hand and arm gestures are not exaggerated. This is a great dance to have in your back pocket for slow Country songs. Remember to keep that romance alive!

Cowboy boots are always welcome, but not necessary. In the end, we want YOU to have a great time! Dancing can be a relaxing, fun, new hobby for you to partake in whether you are dancing with a partner or just solo. This is a skill you’ll have for the rest of your life!

If you are interested in learning how to Country Dance in Arizona, give us a call at (480) 968-6177 to try our Introductory Offer for Country Dance Lessons. We are available Monday through Friday from 12 – 8 PM and on Saturdays from 11 AM – 4 PM. Soon YOU will have all the tools to keep you on the dance floor all night long!

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Perfect Your Swing Indoors This Summer!

photo of swing dancersDo you golf? If you’re living it up in the Phoenix area, chances are you do! Arizona is known as being THE place to go for prime golfing, thanks to our awesome weather and abundance of golf courses. You could go to a new course every day of the week if you really wanted to keep it interesting! Whether you prefer the August Ranch Golf Club, Sunland Village East, or Dobson Ranch, the valley is full of options for you to get your game on.
As you already know, the course is a great place to get together with the guys and relax, talk business, or even just get some quality you time. It’s pretty much the perfect escape from the daily grind. But what do you do with yourself when it gets too hot to play? We are in a desert, and eventually the prime playing times start to drift earlier and earlier into the mornings if you want to avoid dehydration and heat stroke. Even if you start at the crack of dawn, it can start getting overwhelmingly hot by the end of your game as we start getting into these summer months.
During these warmer months, consider working on a different type of swing. Clearly your golf swing is amazing,  but what about your Jitterbug or Country Swing? You’ve had plenty of time to keep your points low on the course,  now is the time to earn some extra points with your favorite lady friend on the dance floor! Take a break from the heat and step into Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona (we have air conditioning, I promise!). If you have a fluid swing on the course, we can give you the tools to have a smooth swing on the dance floor.

If Swing dancing isn’t your thing, don’t worry, we have plenty of other dance styles that can help you sweep her off her feet. Whether you’re interested in Country, Latin, Ballroom, or even Argentine Tango, our incredible instructors are here to guide you. With fully customized private lessons, we can offer you the perfect place for date nights and bonding time with your special someone. Or come in stag and gain the skills to impress any woman out there! Dance FX Studios is located just off the 60 and the 101 freeways in Mesa, minutes away from some of your favorite golf courses. Contact us to book your introductory lesson today!

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Find Out About What We Offer at Dance FX Studios

social dancing in arizonaSince 2001, Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ has set the bar for quality social dance instruction in the Phoenix valley. With the motto “Real dancing for real people” in mind, the staff at Dance FX Studios has helped thousands of Arizona residents learn to dance with ease. From brides and grooms getting ready for their big day, to couples who have been married for ages, to singles looking for the confidence to meet The One, we at Dance FX Studios have seen it all! We have a unique method of teaching with personalized lesson plans and the best instructors in the Valley, so if you want to learn anything from the Jitterbug Swing to the Country Two Step to the Argentine Tango, we are the place for you.


Not only are we leaders in social dance lessons, but we have many avenues for you to take in order to become the dancer you have dreamed of becoming. Here are three popular options:


Private Lessons: Private dance lessons are the best way to get on the fast track to becoming confident and capable on any dance floor. Any single or couple can reap the benefits of dance and be ready for any dance floor in no time! Are you ready to take your first step towards becoming a confident social dancer? Then schedule your Introductory Private Dance Lesson and let the FUN begin! For just $40, you will get an entire hour of discovering what you want to get out of dance and begin learning the basics of up to four dances that are applicable to you and your social life.


Wedding Lessons: Start your lives together on the right foot with wedding dance lessons. From the simply stated to the completely outrageous, we can make you shine in your wedding day dance. In a wedding consultation, one of our wedding consultants will discuss your vision for your first dance, key aspects regarding your wedding venue, your dress and wedding theme, your first dance song, and more to get a feel for your personality and what your first dance will look like. You will also get out on the floor and start exploring the basics of dance, so your consultant can see how quickly you learn and where your dancing skills are at. With all of this in mind, they will create a package that is perfect for you and sure to create a customized first dance that is just right for you and your fiancé!


Swango Styles (TM) Group Classes: Join us for 4 weeks of FUN in our Couple’s Group Dance Classes! Explore exciting dances including Salsa, Jitterbug, Country Swing, and Country Two Step. Each class will focus on one dance style for 4 weeks in a row, building on what was taught in the class the week before. Don’t have a partner? No worries! Like us on Facebook and join our “singles searching for partner” page; you can meet someone new and enjoy our group classes with them!


From noon to 8 pm weekdays and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturdays, we are available to help you to discover your dancing goals and what dances you are interested in to help you find out which option is right for you. Contact us today for more information.

Reconnect Through Social Ballroom Dance Lessons in AZ

Couples who dance together, stay together, right? No matter the style of dance – be it Salsa, Swing, or Country Two Step – dancing is a great way to help couples connect. If life has been pulling you in separate directions (not everyone wants to golf with their spouse!) private dance lessons are a great way to reconnect, rekindle, and reunite. How, you ask? Let’s dig a little deeper!

1. Guaranteed Date Nights – When you’re learning a new hobby, especially one as fun as ballroom dancing, the only way to improve is through time commitment. The plus side to this is you are ALSO making a time commitment to your partner. With all of the outside obligations we have to friends, family, work, and the world, it’s incredibly easy to take our partner for granted. Taking private dance lessons guarantees at least an hour a week of “us” time to relax, learn, and enjoy the company. The cherry on top? Once you have a few moves down, you can take your dancing with you! You two now have a great hobby you can use on cruises, at work functions, or just a night out on the town. This hobby for two is an amazing way to end a stressful week full of soccer games and meetings.
2. Dancing Releases Endorphins – You know those “feel-good” things your body releases after a good workout or a laugh? Dancing involves music, movement, and a physical connection with your partner – ALL of which release those intoxicating chemicals. All those endorphins not only brighten your mood, but they can increase your emotional connection. Who knew that learning to Cha Cha could be so great!?
3. Better Communication – Dancing is literally talking without words. It involves the man, or lead, using his body to effectively communicate with his lady, or follow. A skilled dance instructor is able to help you understand both how to “speak” and “listen” to one another with your bodies. These physical communication skills eventually overlap into verbal communication skills. As my mom used to tell me, communication is key to a happy, healthy relationship. As the saying goes, it takes two to Tango, and all great relationships are built on strong communication-verbal or not.
If you’re interested in exploring the immense benefits of partner dancing, check out more about Dance FX Studios and our unique approach to dance instruction. Our trained staff is here to help you discover what type of dance is right for you! Maybe you need the sensual Argentine Tango, or maybe you need to relax with some fun Country Swing dance lessons. Our introductory offer is only $40, so there’s no reason not to enhance your relationship through social ballroom dance classes. Dance FX Studios is conveniently located in Mesa, AZ just off the 60 and the 101. Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level with us? We are!

Invest in Each Other with Dance Lessons

You wake up early, scurry to get the kids off to school, head to work, sit in rush hour to pick up the kids, hurry home to make dinner, get the little ones off to bed and then pass out -just so you can do the same “oh-so-fun” routine all over again tomorrow. Sound familiar? This is the story of so many people. In the meantime, life is passing you and your spouse by. “But with so much to do, how can we even make the time for each other?”, you may be wondering. I have just the answer (no, it does not include escaping to Mexico one day while the children are in class in a desperate attempt for some one-on-one time-although that is a very romantic idea!). Couple’s Latin, Swing, Country two step or even tango dance lessons are more of what I had in mind. How are “ballroom dance lessons” the perfect cure to meet your needs as a couple? Let me explain…

1. Dancing is romantic. Plain and simple. Think of the last time that you and your husband or wife held each other close and moved as one to your favorite song. Was it your wedding day? If the answer is yes, you are missing out on an amazing way to get in touch with each other and re-gain that special feeling that you had when you are in each other’s arms. Let him sweep you off of your feet so that you can relax for an hour and show her how you are willing to try something exotic and adventurous like salsa dancing. It’s a win/win!

2. Dancing relieves stress. It’s nearly impossible to think of anything else while you are on the dance floor with your special someone. Through physical movement and making that connection with each other, tango or swing dancing will literally transport you to another place. Save some money on that vacation and let your mind wander away from those deadlines at work and back to the times where you were the only two people in the room. With no other distractions to be had, you are sure to forget about life’s urgency’s and enjoy the moment at hand.

3. Dancing keeps you fit. After years of complacency, a few dance two step or cha cha dance lessons will reignite that spark to get back into shape. Without even knowing it, fast-paced dances can burn up to 400 calories in the average weighted person. For yourself and each other, get off of the couch, shed a few of those pounds that tend to creep up as time goes by and make some time to learn to dance. What’s incredible about dancing is that it not only helps you to get physically in-shape, but mentally fit as well. In fact, for those in their later years, ballroom dancing has actually been found in studies to decrease the risk of dementia. How cool is that!?

So now that you know how much you and your significant other may have been missing over the last few years, it’s not too late to give dance lessons a try to rekindle your love for each other. A fun way to get started if you live in the Phoenix metro area is with an introductory dance lesson at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ. Why Dance FX Studios? Well, we are the only social dance studio in town that focuses solely on helping couples to re-connect on the dance floor with popular and useful social dances like the Country swing and the salsa. Unlike the traditional ballroom dance studios in Phoenix, we will teach you how to take your dancing out into the real world with confidence and ease.

Begin your journey into couple’s dance lessons today and remind each other of why you fell in love in the first place. Dance FX Studios is located in the East valley of Phoenix just off the 101 highway to accommodate residents in Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek and Chandler, Arizona. We hope to see you on the dance floor soon!

Top Three Most Useful Dances in Arizona

Get ready to have some fun with dance lessons in three of the most popular social dances in Arizona! “What are those dances that no AZ resident should live without?”, you may ask. Three must-have dances for couples or singles who live in Arizona include: Salsa, Swing and the Country Two Step. Yes, it’s true, gone are the days where ballroom dancing, like the Foxtrot or Waltz are in style simply because they can make you feel elegant or debonaire. Today, social dancing is all about having fun, fitting in with the local cultures and enjoying what you know by taking it to parties, weddings or even on cruises! Let’s explore these three key social dances and why YOU should learn them to have a great time dancing anywhere in Arizona.

1. Salsa Dancing: Because we live in the southwest, Latin influence is prevalent in more than just the food in Arizona. Salsa dance lessons are a great way to burn off those yummy tapas and enjoy a sexy and passionate hobby! Along with Salsa dancing in AZ, you must learn to dance Bachata, Merengue and Cha Cha for the full Latin effect. Then, you will be prepared for any Latin club with confidence.

Latin dance lessons are great for couples to spice up the romance, but singles, do not shy away from learn to Latin dance. Salsa, and the other Latin dances mentioned above, are not only a great workout, but they are amazing for exploring a different side of your personality. There is an inner diva or Latin lover in there somewhere just waiting to come out. Give yourself a chance to get those hips moving the right way and watch your confidence, and social calendar, improve by the minute!

2. Swing Dancing: Swing dancing in Phoenix, AZ is another must-have dance. What we love about the swing is its versatility. Learn to Swing dance and enjoy all fast-paced music in style from Country to Rock and Roll, Big Band and other classic and fun oldies. After a few Swing dance lessons, you will be able to hit any dance floor with fun and impressive turns that will keep you on the dance floor all night long.

As if you needed more reasons to learn to Swing dance, keep in mind that you can burn over 400 calories an hour while Swing dancing. It is a high-energy aerobic blast that will keep you smiling as your endorphins soar. Give yourself a boost of energy and excitement with Swing dance lessons.

3. Country Two Step Dancing: Need we say more? In the land of the cowboy here in Arizona, Country Two Stepping is essential to know if you plan to wrangle the cowgirl of your dreams. Country dance venues are popping up on every corner around in the Phoenix metro area, so no need to wait on this fun and popular dance with Country dance lessons today. (By the way, check out Spurs Saloon in Chandler, a new Country dance bar that recently opened. They offer a nice dance floor and live music for your Country dance pleasures.)

If you haven’t learned to Salsa, Swing or Two Step in AZ yet, it’s never too late. For dance lessons as a couple or a single in any of these popular dances and more, give Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona a try. We offer both group dance classes and private dance lessons to Phoenix adults who want to learn to dance. For the last 12 years, we have created thousands of amazing social dancers– you can be next!  Conveniently, we are located just off the 101 highway minutes from Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ. Make the drive and come check us out, you’ll be happy that you did!


Dance Lessons for a New YOU This Year!

Your resolutions for 2013, a brand-new and what promises to be your most “enlightened” year yet, are hanging on the fridge: lose weight, meet more friends-maybe even that “special someone”…, learn a new hobby, find a way to de-stress from work. Do these sound about right? If so, you’re not alone. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to envision a better version of you, one that is happy and heathy in all of the key areas; mental, physical, spiritual and emotional.

Did you know that there are few things in life that meet all of your personal growth needs and that dancing is one of them? Yes, learn to Salsa dance or try to Tango and see how many of your 2013 resolutions come true. You may be thinking, “How does learning to Two Step help me become less stressed? Learning to dance is something I dread!” Let’s explore just 3 of the numerous ways that dancing can enhance your life.

1. Dancing releases endorphins: Looking for that natural high without hitting the gym? Get your heart pumping and your feet moving and see how good you feel after an hour on the dance floor! Swing dancing alone can burn over 350 calories in the span of 60 minutes. Mix up your time on the dance floor with a little Salsa dancing or some Country Two Step and see how even your gluts will take on a new shape without even trying. While the blood starts pumping an you’re getting wrapped up in the fun of it all, the release of endorphins will have you dancing to a new tune. You can’t help but be in a great mood when your body is kicked into high gear. With a loosened body, your mind will follow and all that is good will begin to take shape. It is much easier to put things into perspective when your body and mind are healthy.

2. Dancing is Exciting:  Take a dance lesson and see for yourself how much fun you’ve been missing! With dance classes, you can not only meet new people who share similar interests, but you can learn a new skill that sets you apart from the everyday person who simply “fakes it” on the dance floor. While it may be intimidating to get started, once you begin, you will see how learning to dance can provide the perfect amount of challenge and thrill that you have been seeking.

3. Dancing is Romantic: Not a thrill-seeker? Well, consider learning to dance as a romantic and more personal way to connect with others. The idea of moving as one in the Argentine Tango conjures up thoughts that would make most women swoon. This year, you can be that suave guy on the dance floor or that elegant woman who really shines.

Give dance lessons a chance this year and see how you can make 2013  your best year yet! At Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, we focus on the benefits of learning to dance, not just the steps themselves. We will provide you with an experience that shows you how dancing is a positive life-changer. Get the most out of this new year with dance lessons for you or for you and your special someone.

Try Salsa, Swing, Country or even Tango lessons at Dance FX Studios. We cater to adults only who want to better themselves through dance. Add romance, meet new friends and unwind from your busy day with private dance lessons or group dance classes in all of the most popular social dances.

Dance FX Studios in Arizona is located in the Phoenix East Valley in Mesa bordering Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale. We are conveniently located for residents who live in Queen Creek, Gold Canyon and other neighboring cities. Join us on the dance floor and see how we can help you have an exciting year.

Black Friday is Almost Here!

Black Friday Sales Phoenix ArizonaBlack Friday Dance Lesson Online Savings Event!

It’s that time of year again for Dance FX Studios’ Black Friday dance lesson and Zumba fitness class offers! What kind of deals will YOU be receiving this year? Let us fill you in on the details…

Group Dance Classes: Take group dance classes in Swing, Latin, Country, Argentine tango and even Hip Hop for adults! All of our group dance classes are in the evenings between 6 and 8 pm for your convenience. Each style of dance class is held once a week on the same day and time for 4 consecutive weeks at one very low rate. Get an even better deal this Black Friday! Regularly, Dance FX Studios’ group dance classes are $75 for couples and $50 for singles for all 4 weeks total. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday (the following day), couples will get their group dance classes for just $65 and singles will pay only $40 for all 4 weeks! This AMAZING offer is available just once a year on Black Friday so stock up now on group classes for 2013. Remember that you can also purchase gift cards and gift certificates online for friends, co-workers, neighbors and anyone who you know would love to receive the gift of dance!

Nights Out: Join the Dance FX Studios’ staff and fellow students for a night out on the town at local dance venues including Dave and Buster’s, Cactus Moon, Denim and Diamonds and other hot-spots around the Phoenix metro area. Dance FX Studios’ Nights Out include a group dance class at the studio prior to going out dancing, a drink ticket at the dance venue for an alcoholic beverage or soda and dancing from 9-11 pm. Those who sign up for our Nights Out will benefit by dancing with the Dance FX Studios’ instructors and gaining valuable feedback in a real-world dance situation. Regularly priced at $25 for the entire evening, our Black Friday offer, 5 dance nights for $100, gives you one dance night with us for FREE!

Private Dance Lessons: Newcomers can get started laying their foundation in Country, Latin, Swing or Tango dancing for just $199! This 5-hour private dance lesson package is great for singles and couples who need the basics in their favorite social dances. Dance FX Studios’ regularly charges $295 for this program so enjoy almost $100 off this Black Friday.

In addition to the Black Friday offers above, there are even more exciting offers for Zumba fitness students! Zumba dancers will get up to 30% off this Black Friday at Dance FX Studios! Dance FX Studios is located in Mesa, Arizona, just off the 101 highway, near Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Ahwatukee and Scottsdale, Arizona. Give the gift of dance to yourself or a loved one this holiday season and enjoy learning to dance in 2013!