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Give the Gift of Dance This Mother’s Day!

Forget about flowers that last just for a few days, or that box of chocolates that she’ll hate you for getting for her just before bikini season. This year, get your special girl the gift that keeps on giving…couple’s dance lessons! Dance lessons are a romantic and thoughtful way to say “I love you” over and over again.

Imagine how big of a smile she will have with every spin and turn you lead her through in the Country Two Step or the sexy Salsa. Keep the flame glowing, or re-ignite that spark, with private dance lessons for two. Within a few lessons, you can clear out the  furniture for a romantic dance by the fire or on the patio-just for you and your sweetheart.

Social dancing, like the passionate Argentine Tango or even the playful Swing, brings couples together in new and exciting ways. Not only do dance lessons for couples assist in better communication between two people, but learning to dance together also allows for a new hobby to replace those boring “let’s go see (yet) another movie this Friday” date nights. Social dance lessons for couples, most importantly, will add more intimacy to any relationship.

You may be wondering, “Why haven’t I thought of couple’s dance lessons as ‘the perfect’ gift for Mother’s Day before?” Chances are, you don’t feel that comfortable with the idea of going to a Salsa club or a Country bar and “winging it” on the dance floor. That’s where we come in. With private couple’s dance lessons at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, we will make you that guy that can lead your lady with confidence. We will give you the tips and tools that will her allow her to relax and enjoy being guided by you. It’s a win/win! Then, you will both LOVE to go out dancing around town rather than you being dragged out to places with music where you have to sit on the sidelines and watch her have fun with her friends, or, even worse, dance with other guys.

Dance FX Studios is offering great dance lesson packages for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013. For new dancers to Dance FX Studios, you can save $100 by taking advantage of our 4-hour foundation program for two for just $199. In this mini dance program for couples, you can learn several dances and several basic steps within each of those dances that will give you a solid foundation to build off of in the future.

For guys with wives or girlfriends that are addicted to Zumba Fitness classes, you can get her a smokin’ deal that includes 5 Zumba Fitness classes for just $25! You can even purchase two of these packages for her so she can come to 10 classes at a deep discount.

Current Dance FX Studios’ students are never left out of our Mother’s Day offers. This year, current students will have several dance package options to choose from that will include complimentary dance lessons. We love that you’re dancing so enjoy these offers at this special time of year from us to you.

For those of you who have not stumbled across our studio yet, Dance FX Studios is the only social dance studio in the Phoenix metro area. We are located in the East Valley in Mesa, neighboring Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona. For your convenience, we are just off the 101 and 60 highways. Join us this year for dance lessons for two this Mother’s Day and see how dancing can make a difference in your lives.


How to Guarantee She Will NEVER Dance With You Again

Are you a guy that takes dance lessons? If so, that’s wonderful! For a man, Salsa, Swing, Country or Tango dance lessons build confidence, help to relieve stress and are a great way to develop self-expression. Dance lessons also give you a chance to be romantic with your sweetheart. They even help balance, coordination and rhythm, of course. Whether you started learning to dance because you have come to the conclusion that every woman loves a guy that can dance or you are learning for yourself, a guy that can dance is a hot commodity in any social situation. That is, until he does one of the following 3 things below taking himself from “HOT!” to “NOT!”. Men, read the following information carefully. If you want to ensure that she will NEVER say yes to a second dance, try any of these things below and see what happens for yourself. Here we go….

1. Don’t shower: While a “manly man” is attractive from afar, close up, it’s just not that much fun to be pressed against someone smelly. Before heading out to any dance floor, make sure that your teeth and hair are brushed and that you are smelling clean. A little cologne never hurts, but please don’t overdo it.

2. Yank her around the dance floor: There is nothing more uncomfortable that being treated like a rag doll on the dance floor. Finesse is key while dancing with a lady. Yes, even in Country Western dancing, finesse makes us ladies feel like princesses instead of a wild horses that need to be tamed. You CAN show her a great time on the dance floor and still keep her arms in their sockets. As a dance instructor, I like to teach my leaders to protect their followers on the dance floor. I use the analogy of treating her like an egg that is delicate. This is not to say that she needs to be treated with kid gloves, but she should be cared for and looked after on the dance floor to give her a good time and allow her to feel swept off of her feet.

3. Show Off: Listen carefully guys…partner dancing is about your lady. Yes, you get to be in control, but it is for the purpose of taking care of her (see above), not making it a competition on the dance floor as to who everyone should watch. A common analogy that I often use in my dance lessons is that he is the frame and she is the picture. He needs, therefore, to be a support for her to be able to shine. Eyes should be on the lady because the guy is making her look so amazing.

While some of these “don’ts” are obvious, many leaders are unaware of how and what partner dancing is all about. Two people moving as one happens when we have a leader that can take care of his follower. Get these great tips and more in your private dance lessons at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. We offer social dance lessons for beginners, couples or singles, who want to feel comfortable and confident on any social dance floor.Thinking about going Salsa dancing or hitting up a Country bar? Try dance lessons from us first and move with ease in no time!

Dance FX Studios is minutes away from Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona in the East valley of Phoenix. Our introductory offer will give you a chance to see why we are the best fit for all of your social dancing needs.

Dancing…So Much More Than Just “Steps”

You did it! You began the new year by fulfilling a resolution that took you 10 + years to get up the nerve to do. You went for it and signed up for Country dance lessons for you and your wife. How exciting! How glamorous! How…SCARY! Now, literally steps closer to the dance floor than you have ever found yourself since prom 20 years ago, there is still one thing holding you back… that dreaded first step on to a “real” dance floor. No longer in the presence of your instructor at your local dance studio, it hits you that, in order to enjoy dancing, you must go out and use it.  Suddenly, the tapes that have been floating around in your brain all of these years are being put to the test. “What am I doing out in this Country bar? I can’t dance!”, you say to yourself. Even with 30 plus hours of dance lessons under your belt in the last few months, you have the biggest hurdle in front of you yet…YOU! The fear of failure, looking stupid or drawing a blank is right in front of you and the pressure is on.

Thanks to Nike, telling yourself to “Just do it!” does build some confidence. What most people don’t realize, though, is that becoming a great social dancer is more than just knowing your steps. Getting over that psychological hump of not feeling “good enough” is a process that everyone goes through when they are first learning how to dance.

If you can relate to this guy and his story, you are not alone. Inadequacy is one of the biggest hold back’s of couples and singles giving dance lessons a try. He wants to please her, she wants to feel sexy and elegant, and the expectations can cause a lot of pressure. Fortunately, gone are the days where many viewed dances like Two Step, Salsa or Swing as feminine. But now, guys are stuck with not feeling “man enough” on the dance floor. So much pressure! Here are a few things to keep in mind when that time comes for you to get out and dance for the first time:

1. Everyone has a “first time”. It’s best to get over yours now so that you can say you did it and move forward from there. Hey, with enough positive inner dialogue, you may even remind yourself of how much you actually DO know about dancing so that you can relax and give it a try. Who knows, you may even do better than you thought on the dance floor!

2. No one is watching you. It’s more than possible that others may be having their “first time” too and they may be so wrapped up in what they are doing, that they don’t even notice you. Everyone else will be busy either showing themselves off or figuring out this whole dancing thing too.

3. Only practice will make perfect. If you never get out on an actual dance floor, how will you be able to apply what you have learned in your dance lessons? Make the most of your investment in each other by taking that scary leap and trying out what you know. Worst case scenario: You forget everything. So what, you got out your initial jitters and you will live to dance another day.

In short, while dancing can be intimidating, it would be so much less fun if you didn’t do it. You would be missing out on one of life’s greatest joys. Push through the pain and the rewards will be met on the other side. Don’t believe us? Ask some of our students how they feel about dancing.

We at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona specialize in creating social dancers who can enjoy any “real-world” dance scene. Located in Mesa, Arizona, we offer private dance lessons and group dance classes to singles and couples. YOU can enjoy all of the amazing benefits of knowing how to dance for yourself. Give Salsa, Swing, Country Two Step or Tango dance lessons a chance and discover a hobby that you can use for a lifetime.

One Size Does NOT Fit All!

Congratulations! You are finally ready  (after years of successfully talking yourself out of it) to give dance lessons a try. Now comes the tricky part…How do I find the right studio for me (us)? Not all dance studios in Arizona, or anywhere for that matter, are alike. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the right dance studio for you:

Clarify Your Own Dancing Goals First: Are you looking to become a competitive ballroom dancer or a confident social dancer? Maybe you would like to be both. Most people want to do one or the other so be sure to figure out what would fit best into your lifestyle before beginning the research process. To clarify, competitive ballroom dancing looks more like what you may find on “Dancing With The Stars”. The movements are generally very large and showy. Social dancing is what you will use if you are at a wedding, in a bar, on a cruise or at a dance  club. It requires learning small movements that you can take to a crowded dance floor comfortably. Do your research on all of the local ballroom dance studios in your area once you know your ultimate goal on the dance floor. Ask questions or research the websites of these local studios to see if your particular needs will be met by the concept of that studio. You may also want to visit the dance studio to watch a few lessons and see if you feel comfortable in the atmosphere. Researching testimonials online from others who have taken lessons at that particular location are also useful.

Try an Introductory Private Lesson: Another wonderful way to see if a particular Phoenix dance studio is right for you is to go in for a sampler dance lesson. A private dance lesson will give you the one-on-one instruction needed to see not only the style of instruction offered, but your instructor’s teaching philosophy and the overall feel of the environment. Meeting with your instructor and getting a feel for the culture of your local dance studio is invaluable. Warning! Beware of dance studios in Arizona that offer really cheap introductory “specials”, maybe even free sampler lessons, to get started. Learning to dance is an investment and there are no shortcuts. Inevitably, you will be asked to pay the going rate for ballroom dance lessons when you are taking private dance lessons and being misled only ends up with a frustrating experience.

Dance lessons are a exciting experience for both couples and singles as long as you find the right learning environment. All too often, people give up on learning to dance because of a negative experience that has squashed their desire. If you determine that social dancing is for you, you will be in great hands at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. We provide an encouraging and supportive learning atmosphere that can make a dancer out of anyone. Discover more about our Introductory Offer and how you can get started on your journey to becoming a confident social dancer with us at Dance FX Studios today!

Valentine’s Day is THIS WEEK!

Grab your sweetheart or give yourself the gift that keeps on giving and learn to dance this Valentine’s Day. Why learn to Swing, Salsa, Two Step or Tango this year? Dancing is a romantic, healthy and exciting hobby that is for everybody regardless of age, background or gender. Here are a few more reasons why dancing is for you:

1. Looking to expand your social circle?: Try going to a Latin or Swing club or a Country bar and actually know what you are doing on the dance floor. It’s a great skill for both guys and girls to know how to dance. With partner dancing especially, you can meet new friends, a potential dance partner or even that special someone on the dance floor. Who knew that dancing could open so many doors?? Watch your confidence soar after a few private dance lessons and see how that translates to a whole new social world of fun and excitement anywhere music is being played.

2. Every woman loves a guy that can dance!: Beyond the romance of Valentine’s Day, most women would love to go out Tango or Two Step dancing after an intimate dinner. Guys, wouldn’t you like to be the one to invite her on the dance floor and KNOW what to do? Increase your chances of standing out with the ladies by taking some dance lessons with her or solo. Either way, you will have scored major points for making the effort to add more romance to your night out.

3. Dancing is a great stress reliever: Give dance lessons a try to let off steam after a long day or to re-connect with your special someone. Whether you learn to dance with or without a dance partner, you will be rejuvenated and ready to go after an hour of Salsa, Swing, Tango or Two Step dancing. Ballroom dancing is a wonderful outlet for unwinding after a stressful day. While the endorphins are flowing, you are taking time to re-charge your battery and give back to you. Nothing is more important.

Discover the benefits of learning to dance for yourself with private dance lessons or group dance classes at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ. Dance FX Studios is located on the South East corner of Dobson and Guadalupe Rd.’s near Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, Arizona. Our Introductory Offer for private dance lessons is just $40 per couple or single. You can start receiving the benefits of dance and become a happier, healthier you in no time with dance lessons from us at Dance FX Studios!

Check “Learn to Dance” off of Your Bucket List

Ready to check “learning to dance this year” off of your bucket list? Let us help you with dance lessons for adults at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona! We offer Salsa, Swing, Country Western, Hip Hop and Argentine Tango dance lessons to singles and couples who are ready to get their groove on this year. Dance FX Studios is the perfect fit for anyone who wants to become a great social dancer. We will prepare you to shine anywhere there is a dance floor from a wedding to a club, bar or even on a cruise. If holiday parties weren’t your thing because you and to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else get down on the dance floor, now you can join in the fun after a few dance lessons under your belt.

Some of the numerous benefits of knowing how to dance may also lead you to check off more of that bucket list that you had previously thought. Did you know that Salsa or Swing dancing for an hour can burn up to 400 calories? Dancing is sooooo much more fun that joining a gym. You also work more parts of your body all at once while dancing. Release endorphins, lift your spirits and get an amazing workout in private or group dance lessons.

With dance lessons at Dance FX Studios, the only purely social dance studio in the Phoenix metro area, you may also meet that special someone. Both group dance classes and private dance lessons are a great way to find new friends, potential dance partners or more… Check that one off of the list! Or, you can reignite that connection you once had with your sweetheart. Check, check! It’s never too late to bring the romance back by learning to dance Tango or Two Step. Make him your leader and sweep her off of her feet for a happy twosome with dance lessons.

What about gaining confidence while learning a new hobby? Dance lessons can give you that too! Not many guys know how to dance well. You can be one of those guys who knows what he is doing on the dance floor! Or, be that girl that the guys all want to dance with because you make them look so good. It’s a win-win when you both know how to dance.

As your bucket list shrinks, all with the help of dance lessons, you may wonder “How do I get started with dance lessons?” We suggest that both singles and couples begin with private dance lessons. This way, we can help you to know and understand your roles on the dance floor. Down the road, group dance classes are great supplements to private instruction.

Dance FX Studios offers a $40 Introductory Offer for couples or singles to get started with the basics. See for yourself how FUN and EASY we make learning to dance! Check out our website or drop by our location on the South East corner of Dobson Rd. and Guadalupe Rd. in Mesa, Arizona. We are in the Phoenix East Valley, just minutes from Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, Arizona.