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If The Shoe Fits…Dance In It!


couple dancing for their wedding in ArizonaThere are many facets to a wedding that require your attention before and during your big day. So many things to be picked and planned, so little time! For you as a bride, it is extremely important that you are confident AND comfortable for your ceremony and reception. One factor that plays into your comfort level tremendously is your choice of footwear. Brides these days are wearing a wide variety of shoes to express themselves under their gowns; Cowboy boots, Converse, flip flops, even Toms! Your reception will be much more enjoyable if you can focus on spending time with your friends and family and not on how uncomfortable you are.

Dancing is also much easier and more fun when you have happy feet. Speaking of dancing, you can also be confident on your wedding day with a choreographed first dance! There’s no need to be a victim of squashed toes or the eighth grade sway when you can really shine with a customized dance created just for you and your fiancé.

Dance FX Studios has been customizing first wedding dances for confident couples for over a decade. We understand that each couple is made of a unique bride and groom with a special story and bond, which we highlight with their song choice and choreography. No two couples are ever the same, so we personalize the way we teach depending on the learning style and speed, personalities, wedding theme, and the image that each couple wants to portray. Everything is customized so you can be confident and comfortable on the most important day of your life! Because each package is original, you can let your creativity flow!

If you are planning on having Big Band hits during your reception with a black tie ceremony, you could consider some fancy Foxtrot or Smooth Swing footwork to a tune by Michael Bublé or Frank Sinatra. If you and your fiancé are Country lovers, you could do a playful Country Two Step to a charming Kenny Chesney song, a romantic, intimate slow dance to a George Strait classic, or even mix the two.

More the goofy type or want to surprise your guests with something completely unexpected? You can Rock Your Reception with an elegant slow dance to a classic love song and break out into choreographed moves to a fast paced pop song, a sure fire way to shock your guests! Even if you have a song that is extra special for the two of you and no idea what you want to do with it, you can bring your song in and get the creative help of one our talented wedding consultants! The consultation is an hour of talking about the details of your wedding and what you have in mind for your first dance. They will take everything about you, your wedding, and your vision and help you select a package that will be customized just for you. You will even get to start dancing! Call to schedule your consultation today or fill out the contact form below for more information.


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How to Make Your Wedding More Meaningful

couple dancing at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, ArizonaBrides and grooms of Arizona… Congratulations on your engagement! You have a new life of joy and excitement ahead of you. But first, the wedding! As we’re sure you have noticed, weddings are a lot of fun (and sometimes stress) to plan. You have picked the cake, planned your decorations, and printed the guest list, but something’s missing. You want your wedding to be spectacular, and you are on the right track, but you want that “something more”. Read on to discover what that special missing piece might be!


Reverse Unity Candle

The traditional unity candle ceremony is a beautiful way to symbolize your lives and families becoming one. Instead of the traditional unity candle ceremony, consider a new twist on it, dubbed the “reverse unity candle”. With this new candle ceremony, each guest and bridal party member is handed an unlit candle. The bride and groom light one candle together and light the bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s candles, who then spread the flame to the guests of the ceremony. By the end, each guest can feel the warmth and glow of your symbolic love for each other, right in front of them!


Wedding Time Capsule

Another unique idea is to create a wedding time capsule to open on your 10th or 20th anniversary or when you hit a rough patch and need a reminder of your great love for each other. Place a box at the entrance of your venue or pass a box around before or during the ceremony to collect notes from guest. After the ceremony, each of you will write a letter to your new spouse and place it in the box without knowing what the other person wrote. Place all the letters and notes and a bottle of wine in a box and seal it up! Down the road, you can enjoy a walk down memory lane and remember that great love, like great wine, gets better with age.


Rock Your Reception

Last but definitely not least, a special and unique first dance will add the special sparkle to your big day that you have been searching for! You can pick a song or two that are special for you and your fiancé and turn it into something unforgettable; a customized first dance! If you want to highlight your love and intimacy as a newly married couple, you can pick your favorite Swing, Country or even Latin love song and dance the Salsa, Two Step or Tango at your reception. If you both love to make people laugh, you can mesh the sappy and the silly with a surprise first dance – start with a classic like “At Last” and bust out into some “Hammertime” or “Gangnam Style”. There’s no doubt that you and your guests will be talking about your amazing wedding dance for quite some time, no matter which genre you choose!


Dance FX Studios has customized thousands of first wedding dances for Arizona couples  over the last decade. We can help you make the most of your wedding day and make it truly memorable with wedding dance lessons. Check out what other couples have said about our services and how their big day went with our help! The first step to an incredible wedding day dance is scheduling a wedding consultation. For just $20, you and your fiancé will discuss your vision for your wedding and what your first dance will look like. From there, the fun will really begin with dancing and planning out your perfect first dance! To begin your wedding day dance soon, fill out the contact form below. We look forward to helping you shine on your wedding day!

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Make Your Wedding Day Special!

couple dancing in ArizonaWeddings these days can be very mainstream and guests learn what to expect and know the rundown of activities. The last thing the bride wants is for her day to seem just like any other. Creative ways are needed to make each wedding feel completely fresh and new from all the others! Here are some planning tips to keep in mind when planning the wedding of the season.

1. Being open minded to new things is the best thing a bride can do when it comes to making her wedding day one of a kind. Brides have imagined the dream wedding, but being stuck to a certain vision can be limiting and detrimental to imaginative new ideas.

2. Also, remember your guests! The best weddings are the ones who plan around having a great time for the newlyweds and the loved ones around them. The couples that are looking to celebrate the start of their lives together with everyone around them are the weddings that will be remembered for a long time for all the right reasons. Try adding a photo booth for the guests to have fun with each other and use it also as the wedding favor for them to take home!

Adding lawn games like corn hole or giant jenga will also be a hit with those who are not so keen on dancing. Games will keep the little ones occupied too. Other fun games that can be added include the shoe questionnaire game. It is a great way for guests to know the couple on a new level. The couple has their own shoe in one hand and their spouse’s shoe in the other. The DJ asks a series of questions and whichever person fits it best, that’s the shoe they raise. It gives the crowd a chance to laugh and relax with the couple and then kick off the reception.

3. The ultimate way to add the WOW factor to your wedding is to kick off the reception with a first dance that your guests will not expect. The typical sway around in a circle is old and boring and guests will not sit still for the 4 minutes that it will take. Start with a classic and romantic dance that lets you and your new spouse enjoy dancing together and then, with a music change, blow your guests away with a side of you two that they haven’t seen before! This will take your guests by surprise and pump them up for getting on the dance floor. The first dance is used to embrace the couple’s fun character and start their lives together on the right foot. Guests love knowing that the bride and groom took time to prepare something for them to enjoy.

Start your first dance preparation with wedding dance lessons. If you reside in Arizona, Dance FX Studios specializes in helping brides and grooms make their first appearance on the dance floor the one that will be remembered and enjoyed. You can get started with a wedding dance consultation to help you decide what style of first dance that will help you two shine through. With our help, you will look amazing in no time!

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Learn to Dance for Your Wedding in AZ

married couple dancingSo you’re engaged… Congratulations! This new chapter of your life will be full of novel adventures and a world of enjoyment, so why not get started off on the right foot? A choreographed first dance is the perfect way to show your wedding guests exactly who you are as a couple and start off your married life in a unique and special way. Brides and grooms from all over Arizona have been coming to Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona for their perfect first wedding dance since 2001. If you want to rock your wedding reception and really make an impression on your guests, wedding dance lessons at Dance FX Studios are exactly what you are looking for.


To get started, we offer a Wedding Dance Consultation for just $20! This hour-long consultation is the perfect opportunity for one of our wedding dance consultants to get to know you and your fiancée and discover what your vision is for your first dance. Your consultant will work with you to gather information about your wedding and the first dance; whether you want something simple and elegant for a romantic slow song or a “Rock Your Reception” dance routine with choreography for a medley of songs. She will also gather key information about your wedding dress, venue, and reception details to make sure that your first dance is in alignment with the overall vision of your big day. All of the information gathered at your consultation will be implemented into your customized wedding dance choreography for you and your fiancée. No matter what you have in mind and what your personality is, we can help you create the perfect first dance to make you shine on your wedding day!


If you want to take dance lessons for your wedding but you have never danced or are worried about being a terrible dancer, the fear stops here! During your wedding dance consultation and throughout your private dance lessons with us at Dance FX Studios, our staff will pay attention to your rate and style of learning, so that you get the most out of your investment. Whether you want to learn Salsa to dance to Latin music at your wedding reception, want to Two Step to a fun, playful Country song, or want to Waltz your way into married life, you can learn it here at Dance FX Studios!


If you have been dreaming about a dazzling first dance at your upcoming wedding, Dance FX Studios is here to help. We specialize in creating first dances for brides and grooms, tailoring their dance to their personality, wedding plans, and vision. Call us at 480-968-6177 to sign up for you consultation today! With our many years of experience and always putting you first, Dance FX Studios is the perfect studio for you.


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Wedding Dance Lessons in Mesa, Arizona Help You Shine!

Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding is exciting, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming if you are doing it on your own. Let Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona help you with the perfect wedding dance to relieve your wedding planning stresses.   With over 12 years of experience helping Phoenix brides and grooms perfect their first dance, Dance FX Studios can take your wishes and dreams for your wedding dance and make them a reality.

A customized first dance is something that you and your guests will never forget. Not only will it give you and your fiancé a break from wedding planning, you will become closer and enjoy an intimate, romantic moment to share with your loved ones. It will be unique and unforgettable!

Whether you have a vision of your entire first dance or you don’t know where to start, we have got you covered! Our Wedding Consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss what you have in mind with one of our talented instructors. You will discuss your song choices, details about you reception venue, dance floor size, themes, dress and so much more! We make sure that each dance is customized to each couple so that it is cohesive and flawless with the rest of the wedding and reception. If you don’t have all these details finalized, don’t sweat, we can help and make suggestions, as well as get you out on the floor so you can get a taste of just how fun dancing really is-especially for couples already in love. 🙂

Depending on the type of people you and your fiancé are, we can choreograph a Rock Your Reception routine, a simple and elegant Waltz or something fun and entertaining like a Country Swing dance that you can use to confidently dance the night away! Regular social dancing lessons will also prepare you both to dance all night, as well as help with your choreography.  You will be able to kick off your reception the right way with a personalized first dance routine and skills to stay on the dance floor all night long. Not only will you ROCK your wedding reception, but you can use the dance skills you learn in lessons for the rest of your life! Dancing is a great form of exercise, it will enhance communication between the two of you. This alone will provide romantic date nights for years to come!

Dance FX Studios, located in Mesa, Arizona, offers Wedding Dance Lessons that are tailored just for you. Your personality and love for each other will shine through in your theme and decorations, so why not let a unique first dance be the icing on the cake? Whether you want help choreographing your first dance as husband and wife, a parent honor dance or a bridal party dance, Dance FX Studios is here to assist you. In your wedding dance consultation, we will get to know you individually and together as a couple, helping you create something that fits the vision of your wedding first dance. Call us or inquire on our website with any questions you may have or to schedule your consultation today at 480-968-6177.

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Heat Up Your First Dance With Wedding Dance Lessons

Are you looking to make your wedding day unique and memorable? Want a wedding that shows you and your fiancés love for each other, a wedding all your guests will remember? Then “rock your reception” with the ultimate first dance wedding routine! You have spent time, money and energy picking the venue, cake, flowers and attire, so why not seal the deal and make your first dance really shine? Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona has been helping couples shine on their wedding day for over a decade. We have choreographed pretty much everything and have helped couples of all ages and abilities, making their dreams a reality.


A “Rock Your Reception” dance is a sure fire way to give your guests an unexpected surprise that will get your reception started on the right foot. Give your friends and family something they will always remember – it’s like a souvenir memory! Wedding dance lessons to prepare you for looking AMAZING on the dance floor are a must. Guaranteed, one of our choreographers will deliver the perfect dance made just for you. For over a decade, the instructors at Dance FX Studios have choreographed thousands of first dances for Arizona brides and grooms. We have literally done it all! From the elegant and sophisticated wedding dances to the completely outrageous, to the dramatic, we will customize a dance that meets your every wish. We offer exciting dances like Salsa, Swing and Country Two Step that will surely get your guests moving out of their chairs and to the beat of your first dance.


The very popular “Rock Your Reception” dances are trendy right now and combining classics with current pop culture is a great way to liven up the party and set the mood for your reception. We have had combinations of classic wedding songs like “At Last” by Etta James, “Matrimony” by Raymond Gregory and “Marry Me” by Train that phase into popular songs like “Gangnam Style” by Psy and “Soulja Boy”. Dance FX Studios’ instructors and students alike have a great time while working together to create the perfect Ultimate Dance for your- big day!


We offer a wide variety of dances, so you are sure to find something just for you and your fiancé! If you want a sassy, spicy first dance that will ignite your reception, you might like Salsa, Bachata or Tango dancing. If you have a rustic venue and a country theme, you can learn Country Swing to get your guests boot-scootin’ the night away! If your playlist includes big band or jazz music, you can learn to Jitterbug Swing dance and be prepared for a night of spins and smiles!

Give yourselves several months of preparation time for your first dance to be a true success.  To get started, contact us by email at or by phone at 480.968.6177 and set up a wedding dance consultation. The consultation will include a “meet and greet” and some dancing to give us a chance to see where you are at and what it will take to get you to where you want to go. The ultimate goal? To make you shine on your wedding day on that dance floor, of course! Each of our dance instructors is highly skilled at working with brides and grooms when it comes to understanding your wants for your wedding dance as well as your comfort level.

Mark Your Calendars for A Date With Us!

Are YOU getting married in 2014? Well, then mark you calendar for a date that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, May 18th, 2014 is Dance FX Studios’ premiere of “Date Night” for Arizona brides and grooms! Join us on this special evening for dancing, fun, a wedding gown and tux fashion show and so much more. Dance FX Studios’ Date Nights are the perfect way to solidify upcoming wedding vendors, from photographers to caterers, or just to come out and enjoy an evening with your honey.

The night will include (our favorite part) a wedding dance lesson for you and your fiance provided by one of our wedding dance specialists.Whether you are getting married in a month or in a year, knowing how to do your first dance is a priority for most wedding couples. The days of getting away with doing the prom sway are out, so this is the perfect chance to get comfortable on the dance floor in order to shine on your wedding day. Our group wedding dance lesson will include key tools to make your first dance a success. These tools include fun turns, a dip and more!

Spend the rest of your date night listening to great music, meeting new friends and seeing how to put the finishing touches on the biggest day of your lives. How fun is that!?

Would you like to attend this special event at no cost? Local preferred vendors, including La Bella Bridal, Celebrity Tux and Tails and SugarLips Cakery, will be handing out free passes upon setting up a consultation with them for their amazing services.Otherwise, couples will pay just $15 to attend Dance FX Studios’ first Date Night. And, since our event is open to the public, you can invite fellow soon-to-be married couples to join you for a great time!

Dance FX Studios is located in Mesa, Arizona, on the border of Tempe and Chandler, just off of the 101 freeway. We are minutes from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Gilbert, Arizona in the Phoenix East Valley. We specialize in wedding dance lessons and private dance lessons for adults in popular social dances like Country Two Step, Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango. Even if you can’t make our date night, it’s never too late to join in on the fun with us! Read more about our wedding dance packages and what others have to say about Dance FX Studios. We have been in business here in Phoenix for over a decade, serving Phoenix residents with quality social ballroom dance lessons. We would love the opportunity to help you and your fiance look incredible on the dance floor for your first dance so give us a call today at 480-968-6177 or check us out online.


Getting Married? Mark Your Calendars for a Special Event!

Is 2014 the year that you say “I do”? If so, and you live here in Phoenix, Arizona, we have an event that you won’t want to miss! Save the date for February, 22, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm for an afternoon that will get any bride and groom ready for their big day. Dance FX Studios’ Wedding Workshop in Mesa, Arizona will be your one-stop-shop for your wedding day to-do’s. On this special afternoon, you will meet vendors that are experts in what they do best. From flower arranging to photography to finding that perfect gown, we will have it all for you! Let us share the details of this exciting day with you…

11 am: Show up promptly to reserve one of several services offered throughout the day. Services include updo’s and mini makeovers by Hair Ink Salon in Mesa, Arizona, a trunk show (and opportunity to try on) of the newest gowns from La Bella Bridal and a mini wedding dance lesson by Dance FX Studios.

11:30: Enter yourself and your fiance into a drawing to win a rhinestone and pearl bridal headpiece by La Bella Bridal, a family photography package by Julius Photography, a video editing package by RJ Digital Media, a gift card to SugarLips Cakery, Swarovski jewelry (custom one-of-a-kind pieces designed by Michelle Stallkamp), a wedding bouquet from Bobbie’s Flowers and more!

Exclusive event vendor shopping and services will be held throughout the day, along with cupcakes by SugarLips Cakery, champagne and appetizers by Special Moments Catering. Reservations for this unique expo will be taken online and by phone at 480.968.6177. Space will be limited to 40 couples and reservations will be first come, first served. Now is the time to save a space for yourself or someone who you know that may be getting married soon.

About Dance FX Studios: Dance FX Studios has offering wedding dance lessons to Arizona residents since 2001. We offer customized wedding dance choreography to brides and grooms, their wedding parties and their parents (honor dances).  Arizona couples will learn exciting, personalized routines when they take private dance lessons with us in dances ranging from Salsa to Argentine Tango to Swing, Waltz and beyond.

Over the years, we have worked exclusively with a variety of wedding vendors to ensure the perfect wedding day for our brides and grooms. This, along with the perfect first dance, is what we do best! Dance FX Studios is located at 1859 West Guadalupe Rd. Suite #105 Mesa, Arizona. We are just off the 101 highway on the borders of Tempe and Chandler, AZ. We hope to see you at our 2014 Wedding Workshop for an afternoon of fun!