3 Dance Tips for Ladies When Dancing With Someone New

Yessss! That hot guy that has been eyeballing you from the bar has finally asked you to dance! Now is your chance to show him all of those cool moves that you learned in your Salsa dance class, right? Wrong! Let’s explore a few tips from us pros on what it means to be a lady on the dance floor. Whether your doing the Country Two Step or the Latin Bachata, the rules are the same. So ladies, heed our warnings on what not to do once you have been asked to dance for the first time with a man that you don’t know.

1. Don’t Lead Yourself: Talk about making him feel inadequate! While this may not be your “intention”, he will feel like he wants to run for the hills if you pull his man card by leading yourself into all of the cool moves that he should “know”. Remember ladies, on the dance floor, he is in charge. Let him do his thing and figure out what feels right for him. Hey, he got on the dance floor to impress you, so help to build his confidence by making him the leader on the dance floor.

2. Don’t show off-Match His Style: So you know he’s cute and you think that if you shake just a little more in that Salsa dance, he’ll want to dance with you again. This may work for a minute, but remember, you are rolling the dice on this one. Intimidating your partner may again make him feel inadequate and “not good enough” to keep dancing with you. Try to match his style and tone things down until he is ready to take it to the next level. This way, he directs you on the dance floor and not the other way around. We get to be in charge off the dance floor, so throw him a bone and relax girls.

3. Don’t Teach Him His Part: NEVER, EVER teach a guy that you have just barely met how to dance on the floor-in front of everyone. If you really want to be strategic, make him look good by smiling and going with the flow. Teaching a guy that has just built up the courage to ask you to dance is deflating. I know that is not your objective, so why turn your dance into a dance lesson?

It’s tricky to be a lady when it comes to ballroom dancing, including Swing, Latin and Country dancing. We usually have to wait to be asked for a dance, wait for a good leader to approach us, and hope that once we get out on the dance floor that he knows what he’s doing. That’s a lot of pressure for him too, though. Go easy, develop a relationship and over time, maybe suggest a few private dance lessons for that cute beginner dancer. Keep these tips from us to you in mind and send him over to Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, located just minutes from Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ. We will build his confidence in no time so that you can enjoy dancing with him rather than directing him. Better yet, give him a gift card for an introductory dance lesson at Dance FX Studios and join him so that you too can pick up a few pointers on how to develop a partnership with your new man. Dancing will bring you closer, guaranteed, as long as you relax and enjoy the journey.

Dance – A NEW New Year’s Resolution

According to several statistics, about 45% of Americans make a resolution to change something about their lives when the New Year rolls around. A slim percent of these Americans stick to the resolutions they make, like losing weight, falling in love, enjoying life to the fullest, learning something new, staying fit and quitting smoking. A lot of the time people who call it quits on keeping a resolution can blame a lack of motivation, attempting change alone, and poor time management for falling through. Whether you realized it or not, social ballroom dance lessons in the Country Two Step, Swing or Salsa dancing can actually support many of the most popular resolutions that we make. In fact, Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ has helped thousands of people discover the fun and satisfaction that dancing is. We can keep you motivated with our enthusiastic instructors and stimulating lesson plans and help you manage time with regular, constructive lessons. Losing weight, enjoying life, learning new skills, staying fit and maybe even falling in love can be done when you join us! With over 12 years of experience in the dance business, we can help you make that resolution obtainable and help you stay on track this year!


#1 Lose Weight/Stay Fit

Dancing is an excellent form of exercise, as we have discussed in our blogs before. But what makes it such a great way to keep a resolution is that it continues to challenge you and keeps you motivated because it’s interesting and enjoyable. If you are not a gym rat or don’t find jogging on sidewalks to be your cup of tea, chances are dance lessons will stimulate your body and your mind, keeping you motivated. Not only will you exercise your muscles and coordination, you will also work your brain. Learning new steps and movements is a great way to get fit and challenge your mind!

#2 Enjoying Life

At Dance FX Studios, we can help you obtain skills that will apply to the “real world” and various social settings. See yourself dancing the Salsa at a wedding in 2014? Shaking your groove thing with the Country Two Step on nights out that you deserve? Dancing the Tango with a Latin lover in a land far away? You can make these dreams come true while enjoying yourself and learning the abilities you will use in these situations. It is a two birds, one stone situation that is sure to add some joy to your life!

#3 Learning New Skills

When you take dance lessons, you will learn so much more than just dance moves. We can teach you how to connect with your partner while dancing, be it a spouse or someone new at a bar or club. You can also learn how to lead or follow and how to navigate a crowded dance floor. The dance moves themselves will prove very rewarding when you get them down and become confident in yourself and your newfound abilities.

#4 Falling in Love

Okay, so we can’t promise that Mr. Right or Mrs. Wonderful will magically appear on the dance floor when you start taking dance lessons, but we can be sure that you will gain new social skills that can help you in your search! You will find yourself more confident and open when you take dance lessons, which will help you to connect and communicate when meeting new people. The ability to dance is something that will stay with you and you can take these new skills to a whole new spectrum of social places. Guys, girls love it when they meet a man who knows how to dance and can show them a good time. It’s not girly, we promise! Ladies, who hasn’t dreamt of literally being swept off their feet to a romantic tune?

With so many great holiday specials right now, including a 5-hour private lesson program for just $199 special and our unique $40 Introductory Offer, there’s no reason a resolution can’t come true and stay true all through 2014! Your dreams for 2014 can be obtainable with our help at Dance FX Studios. A few ways that are known to help in keeping resolutions are to be specific and to be held accountable. We lay out everything for you and regular lessons with our great instructors will help you stick to your plan! Call us today at 480.968.6177, visit our website and check out our specials, or stop in today and set yourself up for a great new year!

“Giddy Up” For A Night With Two-bit Shotgun

Do you love Country music as much as we do? Come listen to one of Phoenix valley’s top Country Western bands play right here at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona next Saturday evening, April 13th! That’s right, Two-bit Shotgun are making their third appearance at Dance FX Studios after two successful nights of Country dancing and fun!

How does the night work for those of you who have not been to one of our dance parties with live music? We will kick off next Saturday night, April 13th, 2013 with a beginner two step class so that everyone can learn the basics to one of Country’s most popular dance styles. In the group two step class for beginners, you will learn a turn or two plus, and most importantly, how to navigate around a crowded dance floor with ease. This concept is our main focus at Dance FX Studios as social dancing in Arizona is what we are known for and what we do best! Get some great pointers on how to lead and follow the two step as well as how to hold your dance partner in a proper dance frame. What you won’t learn (for you die hard AZ Country dancers) is flips and tricks on the night of our Country dance party. We at Dance FX Studios want to show you how to be safe Country dancers with exciting moves that will make your partner comfortable and relaxed.

After our two step class for beginners, you will enjoy amazing music by Two-bit Shotgun! Two-bit Shotgun plays around the Phoenix valley as well as out of state on the southwest. They play a lot of crossover Country rock as well as a few oldies for those that enjoy traditional Country music. We have found them to be the perfect choice for our Country dances as they play tons of Country swing, Country two step, nite club two step, Country waltz and West Coast swings. Two-bit Shotgun are a great fusion of old and new and they seem to appeal to all ages.

Dance FX Studios’ Country dance party is from 8- 11 pm. We will be offering light snacks (chips, veggies etc.) and desserts for you to enjoy in between dances. Cover charge for this event is $15 per person for advanced tickets and $20 at the door per person. Tickets can be purchased by phone, on our website or in person for your convenience. As always, our live music events are open to the public. Bring your friends and meet new ones as you listen to great music and dance!

By the way, Dance FX Studios instructors will be present at this event. If you have questions on how to do a certain step, feel free to ask, that’s what we are here for! 🙂

If you are looking to squeeze in a few private Country dance lessons in prior to next Saturday night’s dance, it’s not too late! Private dance lessons with us, the only strictly social dance studio in Phoenix, are scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday from noon to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm.

Dance FX Studios is on the south east corner of Dobson and Guadalupe in Mesa, Arizona. We are minutes from Gilbert, Chandler, downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona. Come meet the staff of Dance FX Studios and see how much fun it is to Country dance on Saturday, April 13th!