Three Things You Must Know as a Leader on the Dance Floor

country western dance lessons Mesa AZThere’s so much to know as a leader when you’re out there Country two stepping or salsa dancing. Frankly, it can sometimes be daunting to be in charge on the dance floor, right guys? You may secretly wish that she would take over and make this whole dancing thing “easy”, but that’s no fun! Leading is actually a really cool feeling…once you know what you’re doing.

Well have no fear. There are just a few things that you really need to know to show her a great time, whether it be out Latin dancing or swing dancing.

First, you must truly understand how to lead. As an example, you don’t lead a lady around the dance floor by swinging her with your arms. Guys, you actually lead from your torso. If you did not know this already, that’s perfectly OK. It just means that you probably haven’t invested in Private Dance Lessons for yourself yet.

Like any great skill that you will obtain throughout life, there are no shortcuts to getting true results and being “good” at what you’re seeking to be good at. And, in this case, Private Latin, Swing or Country Dance Lessons are exactly what you’ll need to learn how to properly lead anyone around a dance floor with confidence.

In a Group Class setting, which may be free of charge, or certainly nominal compared to private instruction, you will get new patterns and moves, but not the detail and technique that you need to be a competent dancer. That will get you by in the short run, but it won’t have the ladies hoping that you’ll ask her for another dance. So men, take the time to do it right from the beginning and start with Private Dance Lessons. You’ll be out on the social dance floor sooner and with much more information to make you a successful leader.

Next, leaders, you will need to know how to navigate around a crowded dance floor. You’ve done your homework and taken Private Dance Lessons at your local dance studio for adults . That’s awesome! Now you find yourself at a crowded Country bar…freaking out! Why? The music is so loud. People are flinging each other in all different directions. Where’s the poise and etiquette that you learned at the dance studio?? Welcome to the “real world”. In an uncontrolled environment, anything can happen. Make it your priority to protect her from untrained dancers who may be thinking that social dancing is more like a game of bumper cars than anything else. You will need to also be aware of those who may have had more to drink than they needed. These “wild horses” are everywhere and it’s your responsibility as the eyes of the duo to see that she doesn’t get smacked into. It’s a dangerous dance world we live in…especially at the Country bars. 🙂

Lastly, do not end your Private Dance Lessons without a good understanding of how to identify and stay on time with the music. You will need to know when your favorite Latin song comes on if it’s a salsa or a bachata, for example. From there, you will also want to know how to find the beat and stay on it. This sounds so obvious. You are dancing, after all, right? But you’d be surprised how many people can’t hear the beat and then stick with it. It’s perfectly OK to get training on this so that you can make the most of every dance you have. As a woman who hears the beat, it’s an amazing experience to dance with someone who also knows the rhythm and can stick with it throughout the entire song.

See…social dancing isn’t nearly as complicated as you thought. 🙂 It’s actually great fun-especially once you are trained. So go get some Private Lessons and be that guy who knows what he’s doing out there on the dance floor. Trust me, the ladies will be lining up to dance with you before you know it.

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Cyber Monday 2014-Great Smokin’ Hot Dance Deals!

ballroom dancing arizonaGreat news! Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona has extended our Black Friday Dance Deals for one more day. That’s right, Cyber Monday is your last chance to get deals this sweet until next year. Make his or her holiday extra special with dance lessons in popular dance styles including Country Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom. At Dance FX Studios, we will show you how fun and easy it can be to learn to dance socially AND with confidence! Here’s some information about what we offer at Dance FX Studios:

Private Dance Lessons: For the fastest way to reach your dancing goals, give private dance lessons a shot! We offer lessons to singles and couples, ages 18+. Beginners with no dance experience are welcome to come and explore the excitement of social dancing! We will show you how to Country Two Step, Salsa, Foxtrot, Swing-even Line Dance! If there’s a social dance that you want to learn, we can help. With private dance instruction here at Dance FX Studios, you will receive tips and tools that are personalized for the way that you learn best, making your road to becoming a comfortable social dancer that much shorter. Of course, the sooner you begin learning to dance, the sooner that you can go out and use it.

During the holidays, it may seem that dancing won’t fit into your busy schedule. Keep in mind that dance lessons are a great way to escape from the kids, work and inevitable family holiday drama and enjoy some much needed time with your special someone, or time to yourself. For stress relief and a fun new hobby that will get you off the couch, start with private dance lessons today with our New Student Offer.

Wedding Dance Lessons: Getting married in 2015? Then begin learning to dance now and really shine on your wedding day with a customized first dance made just for you! Wedding dance lessons are an amazing way to learn to dance for your wedding and as a hobby that you can use anywhere once you are married. Think other people’s weddings, date nights, cruises and holiday parties. Yes, there are lots of opportunities for married couples to use their dancing skills.

How cool would it be to be the one couple who actually knows how to Swing or Salsa dance when the right music is being played?! Ballroom dancing for couples is a romantic interest that only gets better with more experience. Enjoy each other for years to come and kick off your journey into dance with a choreographed first dance for your wedding. A wedding dance consultation is the perfect way to begin learning to dance, so contact us today at 480-968-6177 to make an appointment.
Group Dance Classes: Couples, have fun learning cool new moves in one of our 4-Week Group Dance Courses. Dance FX Studio’s Group Dance Classes are an affordable way to begin learning to social dance or to brush up on your dancing. Classes are offered in Swing, Salsa and Country Western dancing. Remember…great deals will be given today on Cyber Monday for Group Dance Classes too!

If you’ve not heard of us, Dance FX Studios is located in the Phoenix East Valley. We are a small business that has provided quality social dance instruction to Phoenix valley residents and beyond for almost 15 years. We would love the chance to show you how to dance too! Happy online shopping for Cyber Monday!

Contact us to begin your dancing journey…


Private dance lessons are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.