Have a Swinging Summer!

country swing lessons mesa azWhat are you doing to make the most of your summer? Swimming? Hanging out with friends? Taking a vacation? They all sound like great ways to pass the time. Another fun way to make this summer memorable is to discover a new hobby-especially if it keeps you out of the heat! My suggestion? Give Swing Dance Lessons a try!

Swing dancing is a timeless (and ageless) hobby that will keep you fit, trim and happy all year round, so why not get started now?! Then, by the time the weather breaks, you’ll be swingin’ your way through those holiday dance parties like you’ve been dancing for years.

You may not know this, but there are more than 20 variations of swing dancing, so knowing where to begin when you sign up for beginner’s swing dance lessons can be helpful. If you’re in need of guidance, I’m here to help. 🙂

Country music lovers…Country swing is going to be essential to know anywhere you want to go Country dancing. It’s fast, furious and fun! With Private Country Swing Dance Lessons, you’ll be shining on any dance floor in no time. My tip for you, though, is to NOT learn tricks and lifts in preparation for social Country dancing. It’s both unsafe and requires too much space to be able to share a dance floor comfortably with others, so leave those moves at home, or in a gymnasium where you have a safety net should anything go awry. You can’t go wrong with Country dance lessons if you’re a Cowboy (or girl) at heart!

Are you into oldies music?? Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and the like? Then you MUST learn how to Jitterbug dance! It’s easy, upbeat and filled with exciting turns. No need to pull out a poodle skirt for this one, just look forward to discovering the most practical of the swing dance styles as you will be able to apply it to other genres of music from Rock and Roll to Reggae. Jitterbug dancing is a blast!

Lastly, if you’re up for a challenge, explore the sexy West Coast swing. It’s a bit slower and definitely has some sass, so it will be perfect for many eclectic styles from Hip Hop music to 70’s jams. The West Coast swing has a look of its own, so definitely pair it with other swing dance styles to really be versatile in swing dancing as a whole.

I hope you’re excited to venture into your new hobby this summer by taking swing dance lessons. Singles, even though swing dancing is a partner dance, don’t let that hold you up when it comes to learning. You can learn even quicker by coming in and dancing with an instructor. Whether you have a partner or not, get started now, the summer’s just about to begin!


Dance FX Studios’ Annual Valentine’s Day Dance

Swing Dancing with Live Music for Valentine's DayHave you gotten your tickets yet for Dance FX Studios’ Valentine’s Day themed party on Friday, February 3 at 7 pm? Don’t miss out on this annual event with live music by swing dancing and oldies band “Come Back Buddy”!

What will the night entail? We will kick off the evening with dinner (restaurant TBA) and dessert provided by one of our sponsors SugarLips Cakery. From there, our guests will join us for a beginner’s swing dancing class, general dancing, mingling and a raffle. One hundred percent of raffle monies will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project, Dance FX Studios’ charity of choice for 2012.

If you love to dance Swing, Country Two Step, Nite Club 2 Step and other fun ballroom dances, this is the party for you. Tickets are just $35 pp or $20 pp when you sign up with 10+ people (group discount). Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

Dance FX Studios is a social ballroom dancing studio for adults (couples and singles) who are looking to gain social confidence, add romance and meet new people though dancing. We provide a fun, interactive service to the community that allows for stress-relief, an opportunity to improve health and to learn a life-skill that can be used at weddings, holiday parties, on dates and cruises or in the comfort of your home. Social dancing helps couples and singles to connect and add excitement to their lives.

Private dance lessons, group dance classes and first dance lessons for brides and grooms are offered at Dance FX Studios as well as Zumba fitness classes for adults. Dance FX Studios also holds dancing events with live music, special performances, dinner, a beginner dance class and a raffle for charity several times a year.
Dance FX Studios is located at 1859 West Guadalupe Rd. in Mesa AZ just off the 101 highway on the border of Tempe and Chandler.