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4 Must-Know Dances for Upcoming Holiday Parties

adult dance lessons arizonaThe 2016 holiday season is just around the bend. Can you believe it!? For most people, that means Christmas parties in the neighborhood, with close friends, and at work. Most likely, that also means live music and dancing, at least at your office party, right? Why not be prepared this time around by squeezing in some adult dance lessons before that chaos begins. Wouldn’t it be nice to actually ask that cute girl in the office down the hall for a dance or two? Maybe you can sweep her off of her feet and score yourself a date for New Year’s Eve. It’s not too late to get start taking beginner’s Country, Salsa or Swing dance lessons and get noticed this season.

What’s more is once you know how to dance, you’ll be ready for any future occasion. Valentine’s Day is just months away, and so may be those Spring weddings you’ve been invited to, so truly there’s no better time than now to start learning to dance.

If you do not have a spouse or steady dance partner, don’t let that hold you back from “cutting a rug” this winter. With Private Dance Lessons, you will learn to dance with your instructor first, so you can really shine on the dance floor when the time is right. Solo lessons are wonderful even if you are a part of a couple to get some great one-on-one tips for how to be an awesome follow for your partner.

Now that you see why it’s time to learn to dance, let me share with you those must-know dances to keep you on the dance floor all night long this holiday season.

Line Dancing

Line dancing is more popular this year than ever before. From the Cha Cha Slide to Copperhead Road, there are plenty of fun and easy Line dances to discover before those upcoming parties. Line dancing is also great for not having to worry about learning too much about partner dancing. You can let go, add your own personal flair to each dance, and even get some low-impact exercise in while you’re at it. I call that a true win-win!

Aside from the two Line dances mentioned above, I would take the time to learn the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle and the good ol’ fashioned Boot Scootin’ Boogie. These three will surely be played, and all offer something unique in terms of style. You can also learn to Dougie, if you’re so inclined. ;0) Undoubtably, you will use this dance at a future wedding in 2017.

Slow Dancing

There are several slow dances to explore, from the Foxtrot to the Waltz. Ask your instructor what he/she would do when the music quiets and you want to hold someone tight. I don’t recommend taking time to learn to Waltz because Waltzes are not played often enough on most occasions, but a slow Night Club Two Step dance would be in order, or a social version of Bolero, which would add a sexy and romantic element to your dance repertoire.

Most often, slow dancing is left to the side and written off as easy to learn, but there are some really cool moves that you can apply to your favorite slow jams that would be so much more fun to do than the ever-popular 8th grade prom sway, if you know what I mean. Take the time to learn a slow dance, and you’ll have all the right moves when you’re looking to get close to someone on the dance floor.


I’m NOT talking about Poodle skirts and suspenders here. With over 20 variations, I would put Swing dancing at the top of your list of must-have dances. You may not know this, but there’s a Swing dance style for music that ranges from Country to R&B, and oldies to Hip Hop. And pretty much everything in between! Swing dancing can be playful, sexy, flirty and most of all, fun! You can even use it to dance to Reggae music…How cool is that!? So while you’re getting started with your Private Dance Lessons, please request to learn to Swing dance if your instructor doesn’t mention it to you first. You will use it time and again.

Country Two Step

It’s undeniable, Country dancing is hugely popular these days! Even if you’re not in love with Country music, I do suggest you learn to Two Step dance. It’s super-easy, and you’re going to hear at least 5-10 Country songs at most events, so, in my opinion,  you have to know this dance.

Are you more excited now for your upcoming parties this season? What dance or dances excite you the most? Which ones do you want to learn first, and why? With all the many social dances to discover, you can really have some fun with this! And, once you see how much fun it is to learn to social dance, you may even want to make it your New Year’s Resolution to be even better in 2017!



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Social Dancing in 2016

dance lessons for adults near Chandler ArizonaHappy holidays! As we get closer and closer to the new year ahead, I’m assuming that means you’re getting closer to calling us at Dance FX Studios in Phoenix, Arizona to sign up for adult dance lessons. OK, I will give you a pass if you don’t happen to live here in sunny Arizona with us, but surely you will be contacting your local dance studio come 2016, right? If so, you’re a smart one! Social dances like Country Two Step, Swing and Salsa are just too much fun to pass up for one more year. Make the upcoming year a great one with these top three recommended social dances…

  1. Country Two Step: Country Two Step dance lessons for beginners are a blast! Of course, the more you actually learn, the more fun you’ll have on the dance floor! Arizona residents, you MUST know how to Two Step dance in 2016! From Country Thunder, which is just around the corner, to tons of great Country bars all around the Phoenix valley, give yourself the gift of Country dance lessons this holiday and you’ll have a new hobby that you can use for so many years to come. Think of date nights, parties, evenings out with friends and even weddings where you’ll be able to Two Step the night away. Two Step dance lessons are truly a great investment in you, or, if you have a partner, the two of you!
  2. Swing: Swing dance lessons are another must for anyone who loves Country, Rock and Roll, Big Band and even alternative music. Yes, that covers many genres, and so does Swing dancing! With over 20 recognized Swing dance styles, your bases will certainly be covered when you this popular dance. Why sit out on the sidelines when you can enjoy Swing dancing to your favorite songs? Come visit us at Dance FX Studios to learn to Swing dance and see how easy it is to do lots of exciting turns and spins! Ensure in 2016 that wherever you go, you’ll be out on the dance floor, and not wishing you knew how to dance…
  3. Salsa: So, being that we live in the southwest, why would you not want to know how to Salsa dance? Salsa dancing has been huge here in Arizona for well over a decade, and there is no shortage of people who are ready to begin taking beginner’s Salsa dance lessons in 2016. Join in with many others who are ready to explore their sexy side, and to steam things up in their relationship with Salsa dance lessons.

It’s not too late to take advantage of our Holiday Dance Deals for Social Ballroom Dance Lessons. Don’t pay full price if you don’t have to! Then, once the holidays are over,  you’ll be rearing to hit that dance floor and make some magic happen. And we’ll be right by your side to see to it that 2016 is your year to have more fun, meet new people and add romance, all through social dancing. Happy holidays!