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!