Lucky in Love

Phoenix Salsa dancingAs we move into March, the “luck of the Irish” comes to mind. From four-leaf clovers to pots of gold, wouldn’t we all be a bit happier with a little luck on our side? Guys, if you’re looking to get lucky in love this month, or any month for that matter, here’s our suggestion: learn to dance!

Think of how cool it would be to know how to Country Two Step dance, Swing dance or Salsa dance. The ladies would be lining up just to be taken around the dance floor by you. Luck is no longer required once you’ve got the skills! Pretty sweet!

If you’re completely normal, you may be thinking at this point that dancing is so intimidating and way too hard. You could never get good enough to where girls actually wanted to dance with you, right? Wrong! In fact, no good dancer was ever born knowing how to dance, so do yourself a favor and remove the notion that knowing how to dance is a gift from above. You can learn to Country dance, Latin dance or Swing dance with the best of them, with some time and effort on your part.

So where do you begin? After training thousands of confident social dancers over the last two decades, here are a few tips that will get you on the right track:

1. Be yourself. When learning to dance, find a style that suits your personality. For example, if you absolutely cannot stand Country music, don’t waste your time learning to Two Step or Country Swing dance. Start with something that excites you so that you’ll be sure to stick with it. For those of you who love Hip Hop, Salsa dancing is super-fun to do to Hip Hop music. In fact, so is the West Coast Swing.

On another note, you may love dramatic music that goes well with the Argentine Tango, or upbeat, feel-good music that is best paired with Swing dancing. With so many social dance styles to explore, why settle?

2. Take Private Dance Lessons. If you take no other bit of advice, please walk away with this: the fastest way to becoming a great social dancer is through Private Dance Instruction. Sure, you can learn from videos, books and even free group classes in the bars, but the shortest way to get the best results is by making the investment in yourself with Private Lessons.

In Private Dance Lessons, you will get so much more than just patterns and moves. At a quality dance studio, you should also receive leading tips that will make you successful on any dance floor. Now that alone is worth it’s weight in gold.

3. Keep your lessons close together. Now that you realize that Private Dance Lessons are so important, come often to your lessons to get optimal results. There’s no way that you’re going to rock it on that dance floor coming to your Swing dance lessons just once a week. While outside practice will eventually be important, right now you need time with your instructor getting the fundamentals down pat over and over again.

This March, create your own “luck” by discovering a hobby that nearly every woman loves. Invest in yourself and have a blast learning to dance.  Arizona residents can come visit us at Dance FX Studios in the Phoenix East Valley. We would love to give you the tools needed to shine on any dance floor!