Dance Events

Friday Night Socials

Come join us at our Friday Night Socials for an evening of FUN and DANCE!

SEPTEMBER SOCIAL

Jitterbug Swing: Friday, 9.20.19, 8-10 pm

OCTOBER SOCIAL

Country Two Step: Friday, 10.25.19, 8-10 pm

NOVEMBER SOCIAL

Country Swing: Friday, 11.15.19, 8-10 pm

Sign up to save your space at our Socials through our Online Class/Event Calendar. RSVP required online by noon on the day of the Social. Socials are non-refundable or transferable.

Friday Night Social: $12 pp

This event is open to the public so invite your friends. 🙂 Beginners, couples, and singles with no experience are always welcome!

Zumba® Fitness

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What is Zumba® Fitness Dancing?



Zumba® Fitness is a dance-fitness class that incorporates great music, exciting dances from Salsa to Belly Dancing and cool, choreographed, easy-to-learn routines all into one hour of FUN. It’s a workout without knowing that you’re working out!

Dance your way into shape with each high energy class taught by one of our AMAZING instructors! Relieve stress and tension, increase your cardio workout, improve muscle tone and “Join the Party” in Zumba classes at Dance FX Studios.

You’re probably wondering if Zumba® Fitness sounds like something that you could fall in love with too. If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and if you like to try new dance moves and combinations, then Zumba may be a necessity for you. Not only will you enjoy Zumba dancing, but your transformed body will thank you too!

Dance FX Studios now offers Zumba® Fitness classes 4 times a week. It’s true! Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm and on Saturdays at 9 to 10 am and 10 to 11:00 am.


Why take Zumba® Fitness classes at Dance FX Studios?



* Class sizes limited to 35 people.

* Get fit on top-of-the-line sprung maplewood flooring…great for the joints!

* Learn from the Phoenix Valley’s BEST Zumba instructors.

* Get great class rates with our membership options.

* Workout in an air conditioned, beautifully decorated studio made for dancers.




Dance FX Studios is located on the southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe in Mesa, Arizona just off of the 101 highway. We are 10 minutes from Scottsdale and on the border of Tempe and Chandler, AZ. Contact us for inquiries.

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Getting Started with Zumba® Fitness at Dance FX Studios



It’s EASY to join our Zumba® fitness classes! Beginners are always welcome to join in at any time. There are no class levels in our Zumba classes. Take things at your own pace as you learn exciting Zumba routines in popular dance styles like Salsa, Cha Cha, Hip Hop and Belly dancing!

Wear comfortable dance/exercise attire and bring a water bottle and towel to class. Please come at least 10 to 15 minutes early to your first class to ensure a spot and to get checked in properly.

NOTE: Please complete an online profile prior to your first class to avoid paperwork at check-in. Go to “Sign up!” in the top right corner of the page to begin setting up a profile.

Make getting fit FUN this time around… YOU deserve it!

NEWCOMER’S OFFER: 2 Weeks of Unlimited Zumba Classes for $20!**



**Newcomer’s offer is available online prior to your first class or at the studio on the day of your first class at Dance FX Studios. See above “Note” for creating an online profile. Newcomer’s offer expires 2 weeks after date of purchase. Limit 1 per person.

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NEW Zumba® Fitness Classes!



Join Maggie and Kisha for 2 NEW and EXCITING Zumba fitness classes! Zumba Sentao with Maggie will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm. Zumba Toning with Kisha will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. You can also enjoy Zumba Toning with Maggie every Saturday morning from 10-11 am.

**NOTE** Pre-registration is required online for Dance FX Studios’ new Zumba classes! Space is available for the first 25 people that register.

Zumba® Fitness Class Schedule



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NEW! Zumba® Fitness Class Memberships


You have realized that you are loving Zumba® Fitness classes at Dance FX Studios-including our sprung floor, AWESOME instructors, cool and spacious air-conditioned room and limited class sizes! You want to keep having fun, getting into shape, meeting new people and learning COOL NEW MOVES. Then a Zumba® membership with us is perfect for you! Become a “Devoted”, “Hooked” or “Obsessed” member and save BIG TIME in all of your Zumba fitness classes at Dance FX Studios.

Members of Zumba at Dance FX Studios receive unique benefits including discounts to special Zumba in-studio events and UNLIMITED complimentary guest passes. Yes, we said UNLIMITED! You may bring a new guest each time for their first class only, but not the same guest twice. After your guest attends their first complimentary class, they can purchase a Two Week Newcomer’s Pass, or even become a member themselves.

Spread the Zumba love and enjoy discounted classes for you and your friends as a member of Dance FX Studios’ Zumba Fitness program.


Two-Week Zumba Class Pass for Newcomers: $20 Welcome to Zumba at Dance FX Studios! Try out any or all of our 8 available classes within 2 weeks to see if Zumba fitness classes at Dance FX Studios is for you. What a deal! Once you know you’re in love with Zumba at Dance FX Studios, join our membership program and get your classes for as low as $3.68/class! (**Newcomers offer ends 2 weeks from date of purchase. Limit 1 per person. Available to newcomers only online or on the day of their first class.) Purchase Online Here.


“I’m Devoted” Zumba Membership: $29/month (4 classes/month) Are you on a limited schedule but would still like to make time for Zumba? Our 4 classes/month option may be just for you. As with any of our membership options, you can always upgrade your membership when your schedule opens up. In the meantime, get your classes for just $7.25 each! Click on “Contracts” tab in our Online Store to purchase this membership online.


“I’m Hooked” Zumba Membership: $49/month (8 classes/month) You know you can make it to at least 8 classes/month, so why not get a great deal on each class?! With your “I’m Hooked” membership, each class is just $6.12! Smokin’ offer! Click on “Contracts” tab in our Online Store to purchase this membership online.



“I’m Obsessed” Zumba Membership: $59/month (UNLIMITED classes/month) For just $59/month, you can come to unlimited Zumba classes at Dance FX Studios! That’s approximately 16 classes/month with new weekday morning classes coming soon. Did you know that your Zumba addiction would pay off this much!? Classes are as low as $3.69 when you attend all 16 in a month. If you can’t make a few, no worries, you are still getting an INCREDIBLE deal! Click on “Contracts” tab in our Online Store to purchase this membership online.



Membership Details: Our membership options are for YOU, our Zumba® lovers! Enjoy affordable Zumba fitness classes that meet both your fitness needs and availability. Each month you will be auto billed on the same date that your membership began. If you would like to change that date to a more convenient time of the month, please let us know and we will make adjustments accordingly. Memberships are non-refundable or transferable, however you may cancel your membership at any time. To cancel your membership, simply submit a 30 day written notice to Dance FX Studios. Upon receipt of cancellation, Dance FX Studios will charge your final monthly payment for your last 30 days of classes. The final payment of membership dues will be pro rated if applicable.


Drop-In Fee: $12/class Join us for Zumba at your leisure with our drop-in class option.


Pre-Pay for 10 Classes: $100 Save $2 per class (from our drop-in rate) with our 10 class pass! The 10 class pass is for one person and cannot be shared. Ten class fitness pass cards expire 6 months from purchase date. Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable and not part of the Zumba membership program at Dance FX Studios.



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Zumba Fitness Mesa ArizonaKisha Klein



Kisha is a Chicago girl who has lived in the Phoenix area since 1997. She has always loved music and dancing and considers both a way to relax, have fun, and relieve stress. Then she discovered Zumba. Ditching the workout and joining the party quickly replaced boring workouts on the treadmill and elliptical and incorporated all the things she likes about aerobics and kick-boxing!

Once she realized Zumba was an addiction, she got licensed to teach so she could help throw the party – it’s the perfect outlet for her excess energy.

Because she was in the military, she likes to incorporate a lot of fitness moves in her choreography, so don’t be surprised if you start to feel like you have abs or buns of steel.

It doesn’t matter if you “can’t dance”; it’s just about moving and enjoying the music. Zumba really is exercise in disguise.

Hope to see you in class!

Kisha

Maggie Colecchia



In my teens I was overweight, and in my 20’s I topped the scale at 206 lbs. When I discovered that I was borderline diabetic, I devoted an entire year to exercise and eating better and was rewarded by shedding off 84 lbs. I have been in “fat remission” for over 10 years and I attribute maintaining my healthy weight to a lifestyle that involves cardio work, weight training, and dance. Join my Zumba party every Saturday morning and let me help you achieve your own health goals.









Margarita Hernandez-Zumba Sub



Margarita, had been overweight for more than ten years. After each pregnancy (she has two daughters), she put on extra weight that she could not seem to take off. By 2004, Margarita weighed in at 200 pounds, only to gain 20 more over the next two years. She was down, but not out. Margarita was determined to make a change in her life.

“I started to walk, since that was the only thing I could do” she says. “I cut out all junk and fast food, such as pizza, hamburgers, fries, chips, sodas and cookies”.

Before long, Margarita was feeling strong enough to join a dance fitness class at a local sports club. At first she was embarrassed, afraid people would snicker behind her back. She imagined they were calling her a “dancing bear”.

The class became a Zumba class, and at the time nobody knew what that was. But as soon as Margarita, who was born in Mexico, discovered that is was a Latin rhythm class, she never missed a session. After becoming a healthier eater and working out six to seven days a week, she lost 75 pounds. It was a rebirth for her. “The fact that I can move again – and dance – makes me cry. Zumba gave me back my life”.

In January 2008 Margarita became a Zumba Instructor, and started teaching in Memphis, TN. In 2010 she moved to Shanghai, China, where very few people had heard about Zumba and she opened several small classes that grew very large in size while she was there. Some of her students even became instructors, and by the time Margarita moved back to Phoenix, AZ in July 2013, they took over and continued the party! Now Margarita is a part of Dance FX Studios. She is very happy and excited to share her Zumba passion with us all and we feel lucky to have her here.

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Come to Zumba® fitness classes in comfortable clothing and workout shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a towel if needed. A restroom with lockers is available for changing into workout attire prior to the class. **Remember to bring your own lock.**

What type of flooring do you have for your Zumba® fitness classes?

At Dance FX Studios, you will be dancing on sprung maple wood flooring in a wide-open air conditioned space. Sprung floors are essential acting as a shock absorber for the knees and joints.

What type of shoes are comfortable for Zumba® Fitness classes?

While any workout shoe will do, ask your instructor what they recommend for maximum comfortability.

How many people generally attend your Zumba® Fitness classes?

Zumba® fitness classes at Dance FX Studios are capped at 35 people so each person has enough space to dance and get fit! Zumba Sentao and Toning classes are capped at 25 guests.

Are your Zumba® Fitness instructors certified?

Absolutely! For certifications on specific styles of Zumba, ask your instructor. We may be slightly biased, but we KNOW that Dance FX Studios has the best Zumba teachers in the Phoenix Valley. 🙂

Can I try one class first to see if I like it?

Yes! Our drop-in fee is $12 or, get an AWESOME deal with 2 weeks of unlimited classes for just $20!

Do I need to reserve a space in class to make sure that there is enough room for me?

It is always recommended that you reserve your space in our Zumba® fitness classes as we do limit class sizes to 35 guests (or 25 guests for Zumba Sentao or Zumba Toning classes).

Do you do the same fitness dance routines in each Zumba® Fitness class?

No, each instructor has their own routines that they create as well as new ones that are inserted every so often as needed. Each of our instructors also have their own style, making all 3 classes a week a fun and different experience!

Are there levels to the Zumba® Fitness classes at Dance FX Studios?

Yes, there are different levels to Zumba® fitness, but at Dance FX Studios, the classes are not level-specific. We encourage you to work at your own pace and do what is comfortable for you.

How long are each of your Zumba® Fitness classes?

All of our Zumba classes are 55 minutes long.

Do my pre-paid Zumba® Fitness classes expire?

Yes, 6 months after the date of purchase, unused classes on a 10 class pass will expire. The expiration for a trial pass for newcomer’s is 2 weeks from the date of purchase.

What if I pre-register for a class and don’t show?

Without a 2 hour cancellation prior to the start of class through the website or by phone, you will be deducted one class from your pre-paid classes.


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Wedding Dance Consultation


Wedding Dance Consultation


Make your wedding dance one to remember with Wedding Dance Lessons from us! We will help you to shine on your big day with a customized dance, created just for you.

To get started, we offer a Wedding Dance Consultation. Our hour-long wedding dance consultation is a great way to see all that we can do for you. Whether it is simple, playful, traditional or the unexpected, we will give you exactly what you are looking for with original choreography, or basic wedding dance lessons. Consultations are just $20 and include dancing, information gathering and song selection.

Are you ready for the FUN to begin? Contact Us!



Wedding Dance Lessons for brides and grooms are available by appointment Monday through Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am-4 pm. To schedule your first dance consultation, fill out the form above or call us today at 480.968.6177.

What Others Have To Say About Dance FX Studios…

“We had NO idea what we were signing up for. We knew that we needed to learn “the basics” prior to getting married a mere five weeks away (can we say “procrastination?”). I had tried other dance studios who tried to upsell us leaving us feeling disappointed. Then, we found Dance FX. We jumped right in. Not only did they teach us the basics, but they also coordinated a whole routine that didn’t look “too put together.” One where we sure didn’t look like we were sixth graders swaying. The lessons were packed. Rachel, our choreographer and teacher, knew when we needed a break, when we were stumbling or when we needed a “good job.” They had their work cut out for them since one of us is an engineer and the other a control freak, type A. They did a beautiful job.

The dance went fantastically and really mirrored our personalities. They even edited our song down to 2 1/2 minutes so the dance didn’t go on and on and on (etc). We walked out on the dance floor wanting to make Dance FX proud of us. We never felt like just another student or another upsell. Once we chose our package, there was no pressure. We have a few lessons left and we look forward to going back. I would highly recommend Dance FX. You will walk away feeling confident and accomplished. Thanks!”

-Carrie N.

 

Dance FX Studios Makes The News!

Channel 12 news features Dance FX Studios Mesa AZIn promotion of Valentine’s Day “dance and romance” private dance lesson package for two, Dance FX Studios visited the Channel 12 news station yesterday, February 13th, 2012. Dancers Adam Dekavallas (co-founder of Dance FX Studios) and Autumn Moore (Dance FX dance instructor) displayed basic Country Two Step and Bolero-style Nite Club Two Step to showcase how Dance FX Studios helps to make dancing FUN and EASY. Nicole Dekavallas (co-founder of Dance FX Studios), spoke with the host about the benefits of partner dancing including time together, gaining social confidence and adding romance to couple’s lives.

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for couples to explore an exciting new hobby like ballroom dancing lessons. There truly is nothing more romantic than holding your loved one in your arms and swinging and swaying to your favorite tunes.

Ballroom dancing lessons encompasses more than just the traditional outdated dances like Waltz and Foxtrot. These days, you can learn dances like the Swing, Country Two Step, Salsa and the sensual Argentine Tango with your special someone.

Make everyday Valentine’s Day with one-on-one ballroom dancing lessons. Dance FX Studios in Mesa Arizona will give you all of the tools needed to shine on any social dance floor. So get off the couch and step your way into a whole new world of fun, intimate time with your sweetheart any day of the year!

Gregarious Groups (Dancing Groups, That Is!)

arizona dancing lessons for couplesLooking for something fun and romantic to do for Valentine’s day? Dance FX Studios has 4 week group dancing classes starting this week and lasting all through the month of February. This is the perfect gift for your sweetie in the month of love and romance!
Or… maybe you’re looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day to meet other people??? Dancing is a great way to get out into the social scene and meet people safely and comfortably.
Sign up for a 4 week adult dancing class and learn how to swing, salsa, country two step, tango or even hip hop. For revealing your sweeter side, try some swing dance classes. Or, for a slower, more intimate dance, try the Argentine Tango!
Once you have dancing as a master weapon at your disposal, you can head out to one of the many great venues the Phoenix area has to go dancing including the dance events at Dance FX Studios!
What are just some of the benefits to taking a group class?  You’ll be able to practice dancing with many different people and learn how to be a stronger leader and follower. Dancing with the same person every time you dance often means that you each to compensate for your partner, which doesn’t teach them to be the best dancer they can be! Social ballroom dancing classes allow you to get the practice and experience to be able to go out and be a strong social dancer. Then nothing can stop you! So why don’t you stop on by and ask about which group dancing class at Dance FX Studios would be the perfect fit for you?

Two Stepping With Style!

Phoenix Country Western Two Step DancingYou’ve heard of two step dancing, and you have decided to take a stab at it, since there are many popular places to two step in the area. Wait a minute—there’s more than one type of two step dancing?! Dance FX offers country two step AND nite club two step! How do you know which one to try first? Why are they both different dances with the same name?
Never fear, although both styles of two step are different, they have many similarities, which means they are both labeled as the same style of dance. But we can give you an idea of the differences so you know exactly which style you’re ready to jump in to!
The broad term “two step” merely defines the construction of steps for the basic. These steps are slow and quick according to how many beats of music they use to execute.The combination of ‘slows’ and ‘quicks’ can vary according to which form of two step you’re doing.
Nite Club Two is a slow, quick, quick timing (S,Q,Q) which has a slightly more bolero dance-style-feeling to it and is less likely to be played to country music. Instead, this more romantic version is typically danced to slower music, which carries more passion through the dance moves. Also known as Disco Two Step or California Two Step (if it wasn’t hard enough with only TWO names!) this two step version works along a horizontal line during the basic step.
The country two step, on the other hand, uses a quick, quick, slow, slow (QQSS) count. This is also seen as the more upbeat, lively version of two step. Country two step can be danced to country music, but is not limited to the music genre. The country two step travels more vertically than the nite club two step, and the country version progresses counterclockwise along the dance floor.
So now you can confidently prepare for your two-stepping excursions! You can learn the style that you are most drawn to, and step out on the right foot!

Private Dance Lessons

 

New Student Offer

Couples and singles… Come see how FUN and EASY it is to learn to dance! Would you like to have a great connection with anyone on the dance floor? Is learning to lead or follow something you want to know?  If you would like to look and feel confident on any social dance floor, you’ve found the right place!

Begin your dancing journey with Dance FX Studios’ New Student Offer: A One-Hour Introductory Private Dance Lesson for just $25 (per couple or single), and discover the benefits of social dancing for yourself.

In your Introductory Dance Lesson, you will explore popular social dances of your choice in Country, Latin, Swing and Tango styles.  From day one, each Private Lesson will be customized for you and your dancing goals. Have a blast with Country Two Step, Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango as you embark on your dancing adventure with us!

 

Contact us to begin your dancing journey…

 

Private dance lessons are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am-4 pm. For more information, call us today at 480.968.6177.

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What Others Have To Say About Dance FX Studios…

“I travel to AZ twice yearly and always schedule private lessons. They are the best!!!! Love the practice and parties. Nice way to meet people. Friendly, well trained instructors.”

– “2 Left Feet”

Learn to dance in Mesa, Arizona at Dance FX Studios. For private dance lessons near Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, Dance FX Studios is the place to be. Get personalized, one-on-one, top notch dance instruction in the East Valley of Phoenix. Don’t live nearby? The drive is well worth it! We have served Arizona residents for over 10 years as THE premiere (and original) social dance studio in Phoenix.

 

Semi-Private Dance Instruction

Semi-Private Dance Lessons

Are you looking for something FUN and different to do with your friends, co-workers or family members? Is going out to dinner and a movie getting old? Are you tired of taking your staff bowling as a team building exercise? Wouldn’t it be COOL to swap out movie night for a much more EXCITING and entertaining activity? Now you can! Gather your own group, set up an appointment and learn to become great social dancers from us at Dance FX Studios!

Social dancing is not only a great way to connect with friends, co-workers and loved ones, but it is a healthy way to relieve stress, gain social confidence and learn a new hobby.

Did you know that dancing strengthens your body and your mind? Since dancing is a weight baring activity, you will increase your heart rate and endorphin levels, giving you an overall sense of well-being. Ballroom dancing is also a social activity that helps to build strong social ties and encourages socializing. Both assist in giving people a higher self-esteem and a positive outlook.

You may not believe it, but the brainpower it takes to remember different dance steps and sequences also helps to improve your memory. In fact, in a study done with Alzheimer’s patients, some were able to recall forgotten memories when they danced to music they once knew.

Any group, large or small, can create their own class. From family to co-workers,  social dancing is that much more fun to do with those you know!

A Semi-Private Dance Lesson is Great For…

Friends: Invite a group of guys and gals, pick one of the many cool and useful dances that we teach and we will do the rest! Top your night off by taking your dance moves to a local Salsa, Swing, Tango or even Country dance venue to strut your stuff.

Co-workers/Business Groups: For co-workers, our Semi-Private Lesssons are a powerful team-building opportunity. We will help to teach staff members how to work together as a unit and depend on each other through dance. It is also a terrific way to bond and enjoy time together, further strengthening the relationship between teammates at work.

Family Members: Bring your family members closer together with a hobby for all ages! And you thought playing board games was fun…

Wedding Parties: Do you know someone who is getting married? Our Semi-Private Lessons are a great way to get the wedding party ready for the dance floor! We can even offer a personalized, choreographed dance routine for the bridesmaids and groomsmen who want to really get the party started.

Couple’s Date Nights: Nothing says romantic more than dance lessons with your special someone. Develop a deeper connection with your sweetheart through dancing that you can use anywhere from the clubs to the kitchen floor. Share the experience of learning to dance with friends for an even more exciting night.

Church Groups/Organizations: See firsthand how social dancing builds confidence and supports unity.

Dances We Offer

Wouldn’t it be fun to learn to Salsa, Swing, Ballroom, Country Two Step or even the steamy Argentine Tango before your next social event? With your group, we will get you ready for ANY social dance event from nights out on the town to upcoming weddings and holiday parties.

Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bolero

Country Western: Two Step, Swing, Waltz, Nite Club 2 Step, Cha Cha, Line Dancing

Swing: Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing

Social Ballroom: Foxtrot, Waltz

Argentine Tango: Salon, Nuevo

Hip Hop: Freestyle, Choreography

Getting Started…

 

Semi-Privates 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.

Dancing, Music and Stereotypes

Salsa dancing music Mesa azOur stereotypes about the world around us can often hinder the potential experiences throughout our life. Music and dance styles can generate a lot of stereotypes. When you think of country dance or music, you often already have a preconceived idea of what the people, atmosphere, and music will be about. Some stereotypes can be positive—others negative. Hip-hop is a dance style that often gets a bad rep. Every reader can undoubtedly think of some opinions carried with hip-hop music and dance/dancers.
Now, think of another dance style, say Argentine Tango. Tango is seen as a classy and respected dance style. It was once seen with the same distain as other forms of art; today the paradigm surrounding Tango has been altered. Hip-hop can be described with the same emotion and respect. Jazz is a music style that was heavily banned throughout the 1920’s and, yet again, the public opinion turned around. Or try Rock and Roll or Bachata!
Every new art form has its own evolution and road to acceptance. Our willingness to avoid generating stereotypes will help to broaden our own horizons. So even if you don’t wear cowboy hats, or you don’t know what it means to “drop it and lock it on the dance floor”, you might have the time of your life if you go out and throw yourself into the experience.
In the end, regardless of the genre, music enriches our lives in a way nothing else can. Allow the music to introduce you to a dance style that can do the same.

Expand Your Horizons and Learn to Dance!

Social dancing is a great way to meet people. Learning how to meet people is, debatably, one of the most important skills you will ever learn. Embrace your ability to move on the dance floor and utilize it to your advantage!

Whether your forte is salsa, tango, or swing, you can build your confidence and courage by going out to practice at a local dancing venue. On nearly any website that introduces singles to other like-minded singles you’ll find a list of activities which assist in getting you out into society, and within this list—you guessed it— there’s a recommendation of dancing!

Believe it or not, getting your foot in the door is half the battle. If you see another aimless wanderer, chances are they are waiting to be asked to dance! Women will give eye contact if they are interested in being asked to dance (ladies, this means you need to give eye contact to give the guy a hint! If you’re bold, or if he is clueless, ask him to dance yourself!) Not only will you be able to find the courage to ask for a dance, but often in social dancing, you will switch partners throughout the dance style as well.

Keep in mind that there is a classification of dancers: “beginner” versus “experienced”. This, of course, has a large grey area but as a “newbie” you have the opportunity to practice with other new dancers as well. The great thing about dancing with beginners is that they pretty much want to dance all the time. They are just as eager to get practice under their belt as you are. This way you can both feel a sense of accomplishment together. So head out to the nearest dance floor and groove it!