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5 Tips for a Successful First Dance Routine

wedding dance lessons arizonaYour big day is fast approaching. The flowers are ordered. The cake flavor has been chosen. You have the most amazing dress ever. What’s left? Only one of the most important elements that will tie your entire reception together…the perfect wedding dance! Oh yes, your first dance as a bride and groom is a key component of your wedding day. If you’re looking to nail your dance with ease and peace of mind, and I know you are, here are a a few tips  on how to have a successful first dance routine.

Seek professional instruction.

Forget YouTube and those ballroom dance DVD’s your future mother-in-law bought for you when you got engaged. It’s time to put this project in the hands of professionals. My first tip is to contact your local ballroom dance studio for adults to sign up for Wedding Dance Lessons.

With every studio you visit, you will encounter a different approach to your wedding dance. Some will promise you unrealistic results, others will give you too little. Think about how much time you have to accomplish your first dance and work backwards from there. With a limited time frame, realize that you will end up with a more basic routine, unless you can come in daily leading up to the wedding. On the other hand, for those planners out there, the sky is the limit (with some exceptions) if you start taking Wedding Dance Lessons six months to a year in advance.

What is primary, though, is that you feel comfortable in the place where you are investing in lessons. If you’re casual people, you may not feel comfortable in an old-school ballroom. And, if you’re thinking about doing something on the trendy side, look for a place that specializes in the style of dance you like. For example, if you’re having a rustic wedding and you want a Country Two Step or Swing dance for your wedding, again a traditional ballroom will not be a good fit for you. Instead, seek out a social dance studio.

You see, there are two kinds of “ballroom” dancing; social and competitive. Most people do not want to look like competitive ballroom dancers on their wedding day, rather they want to be confident, maybe even elegant, but they certainly just “don’t want to look stupid” in front of their loved ones. With a qualified dance instructor by your side, you will surely give your guests a dance to remember.

Find a song that moves you.

Now that you have found the right studio, it’s time to pick the right wedding dance song. Again, your dance instructor will hopefully give you their honest opinion on whether the song you chose is danceable, so that you can have the perfect first dance routine.

When considering your first dance song, discuss with your fiancé what route you want to go first. Do you want to incorporate your dance into an overall theme, like a Salsa dance song at a Latin oriented wedding, or are you trying to make the dance a stand alone part of your affair? Does the song only have meaning to you, or will your guests love it too? (More on that in a moment…) Does that even matter to you? Do you want to dance as if no one is watching? It’s up to you! This is your wedding day.

Decide on what you want your guests to feel.

Being that you’re essentially performing in front of everyone that you love, think about what or how you would like your friends and family to interpret your wedding dance routine? Are you looking for a tear-jerker with a romantic dance? Would you like to put on a comedy skit, so to speak, with a slow dance that leads into a Hip Hop number? How about a dramatic Argentine tango dance to knock the socks off of your guests? Leaving a lasting impression is what it’s all about, so do consider how everyone will feel as you do the most important dance of your lives.

Dress appropriately.

If you have been to a wedding where the bride’s dress lifted midway through her dance, or, worse yet, she “popped out” of the top part of her dress on her first dip? These mishaps are totally preventable with the right dress. If you’re open to changing dresses for your first dance, please mention this to your instructor, so he/she can plan accordingly. Ideally, they would make this suggestion to you if you were dancing an out-of-the-box first dance. It’s best to be prepared for anything, so think about what you’re wearing and if it works with your wedding dance choreography. If nothing else, an alternate dress means that you get to go shopping for your wedding one more time. Yay!

For the ladies who are wearing form-fitting dresses, a change of outfits may be right for you too. Something to consider when you’re pulling off this special dance.

Plan ahead. It’s never too early to start.

Lastly, why put off one of the most important aspects of your reception? Social ballroom dance lessons with your fiancé builds confidence in you as a couple. Through the experience of taking lessons together, you will learn how to work as a team, trust each other on a new level and develop a hobby that you will use throughout your lives together.

Couple’s dance lessons also gives you a fantastic way to de-stress under the immense pressure of planning a wedding. Who doesn’t need some of that?!

The key factor here is giving yourselves enough time to learn to shine on the dance floor. Learning a wedding dance routine is like learning to play an song on a new instrument. Please plan ahead so that you can go through the process of learning the steps, then your choreography, then making it look nice and polished. Step by step, lesson by lesson, it will all come together if you allocate the right amount of time.

So the big questions are: “How often should we come in each week?” and…”How soon should we start?” Start right when you get engaged. There’s never enough time to get it all in, plus lead your day to day lives, and set appointments for wedding vendors, etc.. With more time on your side, the worst that could happen is that you look really, really good and feel extra comfortable by your wedding day. With less time, you’re just rolling the dice. Why take a chance?

I often get, “Well, I’ve danced my whole life, so we just need a few lessons. He can pick things up too, since he’s played sports for forever!” Yes, you may be coordinated and even more comfortable in your own bodies as compared to the everyday person, but that does not mean that you can lead or follow just yet. Developing a partnership does take time, attention and effort. Ballroom dancing is quite different from tap, jazz or ballet.

Finally, ensure your success by coming in at least several times a week. Clear your calendars. I promise, this will all be worth it once you give them a kick butt dance! Even for those looking for a sweet and simple first dance, get into that dance studio and practice, practice, practice. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to learn!

I hope this information has helped you to prepare for the best day of your lives when it comes to your wedding dance. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact me through our website, or leave me a message below. I’d love to hear what you have to say. Until then, happy dancing!


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Live The Life of Your Dreams and Dance!

Swing dancing lessons ArizonaSo often here at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, newcomers take that first step into our dance studio years after they have first dreamed of learning to dance. They share with us that knowing how to Swing dance, Salsa dance or even Country dance has been a hidden desire that they have put off for so long. In fact, there are some people that say that they have been wanting to learn to social dance for 25 or more years! “So what has held you back all of this time?”, we often ask. The number one reason, of course, is fear. Fear of not being “good” at dancing, or fear of looking foolish, are the main sources of anxiety. Ballroom dancing can be intimidating, mysterious even. But don’t let your fear of the unknown hold you back from exploring one of the best hobbies for you mentally, physically and spiritually. If you do, you’ll miss out on this…

1. Connecting, or Re-connecting, with your mate. Oftentimes, we work with couples who are in dire straits when it comes to their relationship. We are seeing them at the tail end, when nothing seems to be going right. Thanks to the tools that we use in social ballroom dancing, we can  assist any couple in getting back on track in their love life. How so? Well, do come in and take advantage of our New Student Offer to find out for yourself. 🙂 What you should know is that dancing requires teamwork, and fosters appreciation for a deeper level of communication-non-verbally, of course. Salsa or Swing dancing, for example, will actually bring you closer together, just by clearly establishing your roles on the dance floor and by accepting and assuming those roles. This alone, believe it or not, really does help.

If you’re a couple that does not have “issues”, Tango or Two Step dance lessons are a fun way to keep the passion and romance alive! Having a romantic, go-to hobby on the weekends, like social dancing, is so much more rewarding than sitting in a movie theatre. We know that couples who dance together, stay together.

2. Relaxation. Social dancing is a wonderful way to de-stress and unwind after a busy day or week. When you are dancing, there’s no way you can think about that deal that fell through, or how much you can’t stand your supervisor. So, come invest in yourself by discovering an exciting new interest and giving yourself the gift of rejuvenation and self-care. 

3. A Fun Way to Workout! Does anyone “love” to workout? I know that I don’t! But I do absolutely love to dance! When you are Latin dancing for an hour or Country Swing dancing, you better believe that you’re going to be burning calories (up to 500 per hour) without realizing that you’re getting a workout! And, you’ll also be working muscles that you didn’t even know that you had! Isn’t dancing great!?

Now that you know just a few of the many reasons why you can be living a more rewarding and passion-filled life through dance, it’s your turn to take that first step into our studio. If you live here in Phoenix, Arizona, come visit us at Dance FX Studios in the Phoenix East Valley. We are located near Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale, just off the 101 highway for your convenience. Life’s too short to not dance! So give us a call today at 480-968-6177 to let us help you start making your dreams come true.

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An Introductory Dance Lesson at Dance FX Studios!

Phoenix Swing dancingYou signed up for our New Student Offer and now you are a bit nervous maybe or wondering what to expect when you come into our social dance studio for adults here in the Phoenix East Valley for your first lesson.  My recommendation, get excited! It’s okay to come over a bit early and look around. There are lots of places to sit around the dance floor, enjoy a beverage and soak up the atmosphere of other students taking private Country, Swing or Latin lessons.

Our private dance lessons run every hour and, when it’s your time, an instructor will come over and introduce themselves. She or he will immediately put you at ease and explain what happens next. We understand learning something that may be outside of your comfort zone is a little scary so we do everything we can to make it fun. We are all here to welcome you to our school and help you to accomplish a new skill by working smart and not hard.

Here is what to expect during your Beginner Country, Latin or Swing dance lesson:

You lesson begins with a meet and greet. We want to know why you decided to take dance lessons and what your interests are. Maybe you have an event coming up or maybe you just moved here and want to meet people by going out social dancing in local Latin dance clubs or Country bars. We have students who are here for all kinds of reasons: they want to meet a guy or gal, they want to lose weight, increase social confidence, be a superstar dance king or queen, impress their friends or even spice up a stagnant relationship! There are thousands of good reasons for learning to dance!

You pick the dances you love. Here in Arizona people often want to learn Country dances like the Country Two Step, Country Swing, Country Waltz, East Coast Swing or West Coast Swing. The southwest is also known for Latin Styles of dancing like: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha or Bolero. If you’re really looking to make a statement, come and learn our signature dance, the sassy Argentine Tango! Again, you are a beginner, so we suggest that you pick just two to four dances to start with! That’s easy and exciting, right?

Think of your dance lesson like learning a new language, we start with the ABC’s. You can relax knowing that we would never expect you to walk into your first lesson and make sentences or have conversations, on the dance floor, that is! Dance FX Studios has a one-of-a-kind system of teaching social dancing that will start you on your journey towards understanding the language of dance. Your first private dance lesson will focus on the very basics: core elements of dancing and true lead and follow. If that sounds hard, it isn’t. Even if you have never danced before! the Dance FX Studios instructors will make your first lesson so effortless that you will be confident our method will help you to reach your goal of learning to social dance!

Let us help you get started now by taking advantage of your New Student Introductory Offer. It is only $25 total for two 30-minute private dance lessons, which is usually combined into a full one hour lesson! Your first private dance lesson is the perfect introduction to social dancing. We know that learning to dance takes commitment and want you to know we here at Dance FX studios are all in, goal oriented and results driven. We will put you on the fast track to becoming great a social dancer in no time!

SO… what are you waiting for?  Put on your dancing shoes, black stilettos, Cowboy boots or whatever comfortable shoes you have and drop into Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. We are on the corner of Dobson and Guadalupe. Our students come from all over the valley and tell us Dance FX Studios is worth the drive from wherever you are in the Phoenix Metro area! Feel like you have two left feet? No worries, we will show you how easy it is to move past that idea on your very first lesson. Let us help begin changing your life today for the better by learning to dance. Give us a call at 480.968.6177 or visit our website for more details!

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Kick Up Your Heels and Dance!

social dancing in Mesa AZHi! Charlotte again … on my mind at this moment is health. Why health? Because just about everyone I know is, or has a family member, who has some kind of ailment or disease right now. The most minor of complaint you hear all the time, maybe even express out loud yourself: “I am so stressed out!” Here is the thing about stress, studies show it lowers the immune system, and when the immune system is not operating at optimum efficiency, guess what? Yes, that’s right, the door is open for an illness to come right in and begin affecting our lives in negative ways. There is nothing more important that enjoying good health, having energy and feeling excellent well-being.

You may be asking yourself what does this topic have to do with Dance FX Studios? Easy, dancing has all kinds of benefits aside from the obvious – exercise! It’s the perfect activity for those who do not enjoy gym work-outs or consider themselves sporty. Practicing dance, even one time per week, increases muscle mass and more muscle means you burn more calories at rest, reducing body fat. Creating stronger bones and muscles fends off osteoporosis and so does attention to good posture. Learning to dance also increases hand-eye movement coordination which makes you less clumsy and more agile. Dancing increases flexibility and keeps joints healthy by stimulating parts of your body not regularly utilized by our everyday routine. Regular dancing also reduces stress levels, improves relaxation and improves mood. Studies have found that learning new activities, especially those which utilize both sides of the brain, improves memory retention and stimulates the areas of the brain that promote rapid thinking. Last, two critical areas, something that everyone seems lacking today, energy and sleep: both increased by regular exercise activities like dancing!

Aside from the numerous health benefits there are many other positive reasons to pick up this fun hobby. Knowing how to dance and dance confidently can help you meet new people and make friends. Trying new styles of dance like Salsa, Argentine Tango or other Latin Styles can introduce you to other cultures, even taste new culinary delights. This builds communication skills and allows you to meet people you might otherwise miss out knowing by staying within your normal circle of friends and routines.

Learning a new hobby like dance is a fun way to open us up to new possibilities, increasing self-esteem. For those who own their own business or whose careers rely on increasing networking opportunities, taking your new dance steps out to clubs or social events while enjoying increased confidence may boost sales, widen your customer base as well as lead to new career opportunities.

So now that you have heard all the great ways that learning social dancing can aide you and family members in lowering stress and removing illness from your lives, let me introduce you to all the various dance styles that you might pick as your choice to learn as your new hobby! Our amazing instructors here at Dance FX Studios will help you learn any of the following and more including: Country Two-Step, Country Swing, Country Waltz, Night-Club Two-Step, Jitterbug, Foxtrot, Social Ballroom Dancing, Salsa, Bachata and our signature dance Argentine Tango.

Are you ready to change your life for the positive? More importantly, are you ready for some fun?!?! Yes? Guess what? Learning to dance and then heading out to the dance clubs and impressing all your friends with your exciting and stylized dance moves is FUN! Great FUN!

SO what are you waiting for?  Put on your dancing shoes, sexy black heals, Cowboy boots or whatever comfortable shoes you have and stop, step or stomp into Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona! We are on the corner of Dobson and Guadalupe. Our close neighborhoods are Tempe, Chandler and just a few minutes further, Scottsdale! Feel like you have two left feet? No worries, we will show you how easy it is to move past that idea on your first lesson! Let us help improve your health and begin changing your life today for the better! Give us a call at480.968.6177 or visit our website for details!

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Slow Dancing: The Key to Her Heart

romantic ballroom dance coupleThe music quiets, the lights dim. Suddenly, it’s time to slow down on the dance floor and hold your sweetie tight. But wait! All you know how to do is the 7th grade prom sway. Now what?

Slow dancing is often overlooked as something that “we can just fake our way through”. When it comes down to it, though, dancing slowly to your favorite romantic jams can be quite fun-especially if you know what you’re doing. Think of such sexy and passionate dances as the Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, or the Bolero. Yes. There are different types of slow dances appropriate for different music or venues. Conveniently, some slow dances such as the Bolero are extremely versatile and can be danced to a variety of songs! How cool would it be to know how to dance these cool and popular social dances? Imagine how your love life will improve with more chances to be intimate on (and off) the dance floor.

Sadly, many people don’t realize the value of slow dancing. Besides the romantic factor, dancing the Tango, Waltz and other slow ballroom dances offers a multitude of benefits from improved balance and coordination, to confidence and stress relief. Both couples and singles can reap the rewards of these elegant and detailed dances, making them must-haves in your dancing tool belt. While it’s great to know upbeat dances like the Country Two Step, Swing and Salsa, diversity is the key to keeping her interested in staying on the dance floor with her man. Fast dancing is fun, but slow dancing leaves time for a cozy connection.

The first step to knowing these helpful and intriguing dances is to sign up for private dance lessons at your local ballroom dance studio. Depending on what kind of dancers you ultimately want to become (social versus competitive), try out an Introductory Dance Lesson at a studio or two in your area. Phoenix, Arizona residents can visit us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa for our New Student Offer: 2-thirty minute private social dance lessons for just $25 total. At Dance FX Studios, we will prepare you to dance at any social event or occasion with confidence and ease. So, definitely get started with those fun and exciting dances like the Swing and Salsa, but don’t forget to add at least one romantic dance to be prepared for that inevitable slow song that will ignite the flame with your special someone.

Contact us to begin your dancing journey…


Private dance lessons are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Learn Social Ballroom Dancing in Arizona 2014

Interested in learning to ballroom dance for your upcoming social events? Swing, Latin and even Country Western dancing is a wonderful activity that benefits people of all ages. Whether you have always wanted to learn to Tango with that special someone or just have fun with a variety of partners at a club, there are numerous benefits to integrating social ballroom dancing into your life. If you live in Phoenix, Arizona come explore some of the cool aspects of knowing how to dance with us at Dance FX Studios!

Did you know that social dancing isn’t just about learning the steps and listening to the music? It is truly a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, emotional well-being and mental stimulation.

Let’s start with the fact that dancing is a great fitness activity. Swing or Salsa dancing is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that uses countless major muscular groups, even those that do not often get used enough. With turns, quick steps, arm movements, and spins, ballroom dancing makes for a great workout that is a lot more fun than running on a treadmill! And, as you continue to dance on a regular basis, it also helps you to lose weight and stay fit. Dancing is an enjoyable activity, so you won’t be looking at the clock to see how much longer until you can bolt out the door.

Talk about relieving stress! Ballroom dancing is similar to meditation when you just relax and let yourself go, so there is no time to think about your troubles. As you enjoy dancing, your body releases endorphins, which produce positive feelings similar to a runner’s “high”. Just one vigorous dance session can eliminate stress more than a challenging exercise routine or even listening to upbeat music. Some consider it a holistic healing method since it focuses on the connection between the mind, body and spirit.

Another great benefit of social dancing is flexibility. This is an important part of being healthy. Ballroom and Latin dances like the Foxtrot or Cha Cha and require a good amount of flexibility. When dancing, you use a full range of motion for your major muscle groups. The greater the span of motion, the more your muscles will flex and extend. Most forms of dance require you to perform moves that involve bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible by simply dancing.

Now here is an advantage of social ballroom dancing that you may not have thought about- gaining confidence. When you learn how to dance, your whole outlook takes on a renewed sense of energy, motivation, and creativity. This confidence will begin to blossom after your first lesson, just by overcoming your fears and doubts by taking action to improve yourself. As you progress, so will your level of confidence in what you can do! This new self-confidence in your dancing ability will transfer to other aspects of your life as well, which may help to explain why dancers tend to possess self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations.

And speaking of social situations, dancing is a wonderful way to socialize! Meet new friends and potential dance partners with confidence once you have skills on the dance floor. There’s nothing more attractive than a new friend with a cool hobby like knowing how to Salsa dance or do the Argentine Tango.

Improve your life in so many ways by learning to social dance. Before long, you will have the physique you have always wanted with the self-assurance to match. Private dance lessons in Country, Latin or Swing dancing are a great gift to yourself or those you love. It’s a new year and time to have some fun, so give us a call at Dance FX Studios in Arizona to begin your exciting transformation today.

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!

Cool Tips for Beginner Ballroom Dancers

So, you want to learn to dance? Many of you have seen ballroom dancing on shows like the ever-popular Dancing with the Stars, which is entertaining to watch, but not practical in the real world. Most people who want to learn to dance prefer to learn a skill that they will use for any occasion, anywhere, anytime. That’s where social ballroom dancing comes into play!

Here at Dance FX Studios, in Mesa, Arizona, located in the Phoenix East Valley, we can help you to become a great social dancer with private ballroom dance lessons in all of the most popular dance styles from the Country Two Step to the Swing to the Argentine Tango. Private dance lessons are the most efficient way to become an awesome social dancer, since you are working one-on-one with an instructor on personalized lessons created just for you. This way, you learn the dances that you are interested in based on the type of music you like and where you see yourself going out dancing.

Private dance lessons give you the opportunity to choose the amount of dances and dance styles you want to learn. You may decide you want to focus on just Latin dances, like the Bachata or the Salsa, since you know that you will only be going out to the Latin dance clubs around Phoenix. Maybe Swing dancing is more to your style. Not sure which dance is best for your needs? No worries! You have the option to learn 3-4 different types of dances within your private dance lessons so that you can dance anywhere, anytime!

To begin with private ballroom dance lessons, Dance FX Studios offers an Introductory Special for only $40 (per couple or single). This one-hour private dance lesson is an ideal, low cost way to check out our studio and our exclusive methods of teaching. It also lets your instructor determine your rate of learning, what you want to learn, and what your goals are for learning to dance. And, you can also see how much fun and how easy it is to learn from us!

Now we know that many times, once someone has decided to learn to dance, they want it to happen NOW! Keep in mind- this is a journey, sort of like learning a language. If you were to learn a new language, do you think you will be fluent in the language after only a handful of lessons? Of course not. You may learn some new words, maybe put a few sentences together, but you certainly will not be fluent. The same is true with learning to dance. Be patient with yourself and your dance partner, be consistent with your lessons, and before you know it, you will become an accomplished dancer.

While in the beginning stages of your private dance lessons, we do have a few tips that may help:

1.     Don’t practice! We know that this doesn’t sound right- doesn’t practice make perfect? Yes it does, once you know what you’re doing. If you try practicing on your own at this point, you may do it incorrectly, which will then affect your lessons. So, take a break for the time being- you’ll have plenty of chances later on to practice.

2.     Keep your initial lessons close together. If you spread out your beginning dance lessons, each time you come in for the next one, you’ll be spending half the time reviewing from the last time. It’s best to come in as often as possible in the early stages of learning to dance so you’re able to retain what you’re learning and apply it to each forthcoming lesson.

3.     Stick to dances that you will actually use. When determining which type of dances you want to learn, remind yourself of what type of music you like and where you want to go dancing. You don’t want to spend valuable lesson time learning the Country Swing if you plan only to go to Latin clubs. Think of how much better you’ll be and how much more enjoyable your lessons will be when you’re doing the dances you will use in your everyday life.

Are you ready to begin this exciting new venture into learning to dance? Excellent! Dance FX Studios is waiting for you! We have been teaching students social ballroom dancing for over 12 years and we would love the opportunity to do the same for you. Come and see how exciting, rewarding and beneficial dancing can be for everyone.