If you want to learn to Country Swing, Salsa dance, Jitterbug Swing and so much more, mesa AZ’s Dance FX Studios is just what you need.

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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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Visit Dance FX Studios in AZ for Social Ballroom Dance Lessons

happy couple dancingDance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona has been one of THE leading social ballroom dance studios in Arizona for over a decade. Located right off the 101 Freeway, on the southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe, Dance FX Studios is accessible and close to people all over the Phoenix East Valley. What sets Dance FX Studios apart from other ballroom dance studios in Arizona? We focus purely on social dancing for our students. You won’t find Dancing With The Stars competitive-style ballroom dancing here. Instead, you will receive practical social dance lessons at Dance FX Studios that you can take out on any crowded dance floor. From the Country Two Step to the Salsa to Swing dancing, you will become a confident dancer in no time with private dance lessons from us. Our approach to social dancing? Very good question! We focus on giving our singles and couples the tools that they need to conquer any social dancer with ease. Let’s explore the many facets of social dancing and just what it means to take social dancing lessons.

Social dancing is extremely versatile and can be taken virtually anywhere. You can take what you learn in social dancing to many different places and events. A good percentage of our students take dance lessons with us because they have a wedding or special event that they are attending. They want to learn to dance and become confident enough to enjoy themselves on the dance floor throughout the entire reception of their friend or family member’s wedding or at a club. Some students have a trip or a cruise coming up that they want to prepare for. We’ve had students who are going abroad to Latin American countries and want to become proficient in the language of Latin dance so they can “go native” when they get there. Other couples come in wanting to learn to Swing or Salsa or Tango dance together and enjoy a fun, stress-relieving hobby that will add some romance to their relationship. Singles who want to learn to dance to become more confident and meet new people come and discover just how great dance lessons are for many other areas of their life, from improving their health to unwinding after a long week. After discussing what YOU want to learn and where you see yourself dancing, you can choose up to four dances to learn in one of our personalized dance programs and take your dancing wherever you go!


Dance FX Studios ensures that each student becomes a proficient social dancer. Not only will you learn the moves and form necessary to look good on the dance floor, but we will also equip you with social dancing tips, tricks and tools to make you shine on every dance floor.

When you go out social dancing, you will come across dance venues and situations that may be awkward or unsafe, more commonly when dancers mix too much alcohol with their dancing. We prepare all of our students for situations like this. Crowded dance floors are a common occurrence, and we make sure our students know how to lead and follow correctly and how to navigate around a dance floor that might be packed with people. This keeps our students and their dance partners safe and comfortable on the dance floor, avoiding collisions or awkward close calls.

One fun part about social dancing is meeting new people. With us, you can learn how to connect with any dance partner and how to enjoy yourself all night long. There are various other tips that will keep you popular on the dance floor, like attire, hygiene, and social tips that you can learn from us too!

Do social dancing lessons sound like something you would love to try out? You should! With our $40 Private Dance Lesson Introductory Offer, you can see just how fun and all-inclusive dance lessons at Dance FX Studios are. Call us today to make an appointment for your first dance lesson and let the fun begin!

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Give the Gift of Dance Lessons in Arizona This Mother’s Day, 2014

swing dance classes mesa azSpring has sprung, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the wonderful mothers you know, let us help you. What would any mom LOVE this Mother’s Day? Private Salsa, Swing or Country dance lessons, of course!

That’s where we come in. Dance FX Studios is a leading ballroom dance studio in the Phoenix area. We focus on social dancing, teaching students dance steps and combinations that are useful in social settings like weddings, cruises, bars and clubs, and more! We also incorporate tips and skills like how to be a great leader or follower, how to navigate a dance floor when it is crowded, and how to make a great connection with your dance partner. We can prepare anyone to be a confident, capable social dancer!


Dancing is a great hobby to have because of its countless benefits. Treat any mother to the gift of dancing and she will experience them in no time! Dancing is a great form of exercise and stress relief. It gets you up and moving and helps you to focus on something positive and self-focused. The outlet of expression that dance lessons provides allows for anyone to express emotions and become more in tune with their body and feelings.

With dancing comes great music, and who doesn’t love great music? Studies have shown that music AND dancing have alleviated and even improved symptoms of emotional and mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Any type of music you like, we can teach you dances to enjoy to your favorite music! Like Latin tracks and saucy Salsa music? We teach a variety of Latin dances like Salsa, Cha Cha, and Bolero. More of a Country fan? You can learn to Country Two Step and Swing in no time! If you like Big Band and Oldies music, maybe a variety of Swing would be perfect for you!


Show your mom, wife, or other loved one how much they are appreciated this Mother’s Day, May 11th, with one of our great packages! Here they are:


“Mini Sampler”


Make her smile with this 50 minute Introductory lesson offer, only $40! She can learn some basic steps and see how much fun learning to dance is!


“She Rocks”


Show her she ROCKS and save $100 with this great offer! 5 Private hour long dance lessons for her and a partner if she likes, at a bargain. She chooses up to 4 dances she would like to learn, and we will personalize a lesson plan just for her!


“The Total Package”


Moms make the world go ‘round, so treat her to The Total Package! This package is $215, saving you $120. It includes the Introductory lesson AND 5 private lessons, so she can pick dances based on preferences and Instructors’ suggestions and really enjoy herself!


“4 Week Group Class”


Mom and a partner of her choice can enjoy a 4 week progressive couples’ dance class in Country Two Step, Salsa, Country Swing, or Jitterbug Swing! This offer is $75 for all four weeks of classes per couple. Preregistration is required.


All of these specials will be available starting May 5th and ending on Mother’s Day, 2014. Gift cards include gift wrapping. If you have questions, comments, or would like to purchase any of these great packages, call the studio at 480.968.6177 or visit our website today!

Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona Helps Couples and Singles Learn to Dance

Taking dance lessons is truly a wonderful thing to do for yourself and your partner in so many ways. As a couple, you can help your relationship grow stronger and try something new together while learning a new hobby together. If you are single, learning to dance gives you not only dancing skills, but also a sense of confidence and a fresh array of settings to meet new people. Located in Mesa, Arizona, Dance FX Studios serves people from all over the Phoenix metropolitan area. We offer both singles and couples dance lessons in Country dancing, Swing dancing, Tango dancing and other social ballroom dances.

With over 12 years of experience, Dance FX Studios is the best place you can go for dance lessons, whether you want to learn by yourself or with a partner. Our Introductory Offer is an hour long and only $40 for either a couple or one person. In this first hour with Dance FX Studios, you will learn dance basics including form, how to navigate around a crowded dance floor, how to connect with your dance partner and a few steps that are useful in whatever setting you see yourself dancing in. Your instructor will also discuss why you want to learn to dance and where you want to take your dancing abilities as you develop them. Our focus at Dance FX Studios is social ballroom dancing; we want you to be capable and confident to take what you learn in the studio out to places like Country bars, Salsa clubs, Tango milongas and weddings. This is what sets us apart from many studios in the area and excites our students.

As a single man or woman, dance lessons with us at Dance FX Studios will prove to be a great asset. Having the ability to dance in any social setting is something that will stick with you for the rest of your life! It may not come overnight, but the challenge and satisfaction of gaining these new skills will prove useful over the years when you find that you can dance in any social setting. Challenging yourself to learn something new will boost your confidence and give you a spring in your step. This manifests not only on the dance floor, but also in your work and personal life. Your new poise and spirit will prepare you to tackle projects and demands at your workplace with more assurance than before. When you go out with friends or by yourself, you will be able to enjoy yourself on the dance floor and potentially meet a new dance partner. Who knew that Salsa dance lessons could give you all of that and more?

Our students who take lessons as a couple reap many benefits together as well as individually. Individually, each half of the couple is challenging themselves and developing their own skills and confidence; an awesome thing to do for oneself no matter the venue or situation. Together, the couple learns to work together and help each other in lessons and practicing on their own. When dancing, the man leads and the woman follows, which improves communication and trust within the pair. Swing, Salsa or Two Step dancing is a hobby a couple can take anywhere. Imagine the new possibilities for date nights! Frequently the couples that take lessons at Dance FX Studios make a date of the nights they have lessons. They work out their schedules so they can go to dinner after their lesson and enjoy each other all evening. We also offer Couples Group Classes, which are a great way to learn or practice Country Two Step, Jitterbug, Salsa, and Country Swing dancing and meet other couples learning to dance.

Taking dance lessons at Dance FX Studios will prove to be a great decision for you and/or your partner. With our Introductory Offer, Couples Group Classes and dance parties with live music, chances are there is a dance opportunity that will work for you, your schedule and your budget. Check out our website or call us today to find out more about how you can add excitement in your life and relationships with dance lessons!