How To Be Approachable For A Dance

Country Western dance lessons near Chandler ArizonaSo this Friday you’ve got plans to hang out at your favorite Country bar with the girls. How fun! What’s even more exciting is that there’s live Country music there on the weekends. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to Country dance the night away! What a great way to relieve some stress after a long week at work. For some reason, though, you always find yourself heading home without even dancing once. Boo!

Have you considered that you may not be making yourself noticeable to be asked for a dance? Are you  tucked away in a corner behind the bar, far away from the dance floor? Maybe you want to dance but you’re afraid of what will happen once you get out there. If so, you’re completely normal! Country dancing, with all of the cool moves, dips and tricks, can be intimidating for sure. Then again, if you don’t ever get out there and give it a try, you’ll be missing out on all the joys that social dancing can bring. Take it from me, that would be a real bummer! Here are a few of my favorite tips that will help you to be more approachable for a dance.


  1. Stand closer to the dance floor. “Wallflowers”, it will be hard for him to see you if you’re off in the distance, so get close enough to the dance floor so that he knows you’re interested in being invited out for a dance. Again, this may feel a bit scary because you have no idea of what’s about to happen once you do get on the floor, but at least you’ll have a chance to dance if you can be seen
  2.  Making eye contact with someone who seems to be a great Country dancer won’t hurt either. Scope out the room and see who you’d feel most comfortable dancing with, then shoot him a look. Maybe he’ll pick up on your interest and take you out for a spin. Warning: Once you get out there, you may not ever want to leave the dance floor! Dancing is highly addictive, but in such a great way!
  3. Take Country Dance Lessons. Once you know how to turn and spin with confidence, you’ll want to put yourself out there. With a series of Private Dance Lessons under your belt, your confidence will soar. You will get all of the in’s and out’s of how to be a great follower with one-on-one instruction Country Dance Instruction, and you’ll want to show off your skills, so get going with lessons and put yourself out in the mix.
  4. Lastly, be proactive! There’s no rule that says we ladies need to sit back and wait to be asked for a dance. You’ve put in the time to learn to Country dance, and you see a few guys that seem to know what they’re doing, so why not ask one of them for a dance or two? Just by asking for a dance, you can take control of your night and meet some new friends in the process. It’s a win/win!

Now that you know the steps you can take to be more approachable for a dance, it’s time to take action! If you reside in Phoenix, Arizona, you can get the ball rolling with social Country dance lessons from us at Dance FX Studios. Our adult dance studio is located in the East Valley, just off the 101 highway, for your convenience. We can help you to look fantastic for that next time you and the girls get together at your favorite Country bar, so give us a call today!


Get Social with Dance Lessons for Adults in Mesa, Arizona

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. -Vicki Baum

You’re starting to get in a rut. You want something fun, different, and exciting to do for a night out. Your schedule is so busy that maybe you need something to do just a couple times a month to start. Tired of the same old routine- dinner, movies and bedtime? Maybe you and your friends need to change or add to your current workout habits. Do something a little out of the ordinary to stay in shape rather than hitting those weights or jumping into a spinning class and give dance lessons a try!
Have you thought about trying a beginners swing or salsa dance class for fun and exercise? The physical aspects of dancing are a great benefit. Have you been thinking that you’d like to make some changes to your usual fitness routine? How about burning calories and avoiding the gym by dancing? Why do things the traditional way when social dancing is a more pleasurable and exciting way to get into shape? Dancing for one hour can burn anywhere from 300-450 calories and you will be having a fantastic time while doing so! And, if that wasn’t enough, dancing also increases your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Social dancing also allows you the freedom to relax, de-stress, and just let yourself go while learning a new hobby and getting fit. Dance lessons here in Arizona in the ever-popular Country two step, for example, provide the perfect opportunity to have fun with friends or your partner and enjoy life together, away from all the usual day to day worries and concerns.
Maybe you would like to meet some new people and make new friends. Social dancing is an excellent way to get to know others without a lot of pressure. It provides a wonderful way for people to become socially acquainted- especially in group dance classes or dance parties. Social dancing can also increase self-confidence and build social skills. And through dancing, a shared sense of community encourages long-lasting connections.
So, are you ready to try something new? Maybe you don’t have a lot of time to commit to your new hobby or maybe you just want to see what social dancing in Arizona is all about. You may want to consider attending a swing dance party or Country night out. Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona is the perfect place to go for dance events in Phoenix as well as for private and group dance lessons! Wouldn’t it be nice to experience your first time out dancing with the comfort of instructors and fellow dance students by your side? With our Night’s Out around Phoenix, you will learn to navigate around a crowded dance floor and enjoy social dancing with new friends and familiar faces as you venture out into the real world of dancing.
Come on out and join Dance FX Studios’ staff and students at local Country and Latin dancing venues around the Phoenix area for an evening of dancing and entertainment! The Dance FX Studios’ instructors will provide you with some excellent dance pointers at an actual venue where the music and other dancers are outside the studio environment. You will learn how to be strategic with your dance moves in a real-world situation so you can be prepared for any occasion.
A Night Out evening with the Dance FX Studios’ staff includes a group dance class, your first drink at the venue, and two hours of dancing with Dance FX Studios’ instructors and fellow students. Discover how enjoyable it is to go social dancing with us!
What an amazing opportunity to see what dancing is all about and to hang out with new and old friends. These events take place a couple of times a month- one for Country dancing and one for Latin dancing. For more information and frequently asked questions, read about our Night’s Out. You can also pre-register in order to reserve a space and save $10!
In addition to our Nights Out, we also have themed Dance Parties with live music at the studio. If you have ever considered how wonderful it would be to learn to swing dance or dance the Argentine tango, you can find out at Dance FX Studios. Maybe Country or Latin is more your style. Not a problem, we have events for  those styles of dance as well. Similar to the Nights Out, we begin our parties with a mini group class and from there, it’s up to you to mix, mingle, and dance with others who are also learning. Maybe you just want a chance to dance with your partner, that’s OK too. And, if you’re feeling a little insecure about dancing or you don’t have a partner, no worries, the Dance FX instructors will be there to help and guide you on the dance floor. With live music, refreshments, and dancing, Dance FX Studios provides a venue experience but in the comfort of our studio. We welcome you to bring friends or family members with you- the more the merrier!

Our next Dance Party will be a Country theme and will be held at the Dance FX Studios in the Phoenix East Valley on July 13th, from 8:00-11:00 pm with Two-bit Shotgun providing great live music. What a terrific way to spend a Saturday night! To pre-register for this event and to check out some of our videos from previous Dance Parties, please go to our website.

So, are you ready to have fun learning to dance with us? You may find that after attending one of our events, that you love dancing as much as we do! Get started today with private dance lessons and you will be even more prepared for our Night’s Out and Dance Parties. You will soon become a fabulous social dancer for any occasion, any time!

Dance FX Studios is located at 1859 W Guadalupe, in Mesa, AZ. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 12:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm. For additional questions, to make a reservation for an event, or to schedule private lessons, please give us a call at 480.968.6177.

The Votes Are In! Toby Keith’s Dance Competition Is Back

Scottsdale Country DancingToby Keith’s Bar in Mesa AZ is bringing back their monthly dance competition and guess who their judges are??? You guessed it! Dance FX Studios has hooked up with Toby’s to become their new Country dance instructors and judges for a once-a-month evening of fun and prizes!

Toby guests can look forward to new and exciting Country dances that will be introduced each month including Country Two Step and Country Swing. Cool prizes for first, second and third places will also be given to those who enter the dance competition held right after the free class.

The plan for this fun, new addition to Toby’s already thriving bar? To invite and introduce the everyday “non-dancer” to the basics of Country dancing so that they can see for themselves how EASY dancing can be! Owner of Dance FX Studios, Nicole Dekavallas, admits that “Most people stand on the sidelines because they just don’t want to ‘fake’ their way out on the dance floor. They want to look and feel cool! Free dance classes will give bar-goers the perfect chance to dance.”

For those who already feel confident on the dance floor, the dance competition following the complimentary class will give them an opportunity to shine. Big prizes and fun surprises are in store for participants who dare to get out and strut their stuff.

Looking for that competitive edge? Know that Dance FX Studios’ judges will be scoring each couple on three components; the “WOW” factor, musicality and overall performance quality.

Toby Keith’s/Dance FX Studios’ next complimentary dance class and competition will be held on St. Patrick’s Day. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 18th at around 7 pm for the festivities to begin. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

If you want to learn to Country dance, maybe we’ll see you out on the dance floor at Toby Keith’s next competition!