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Wedding Dance Lessons for Arizona Brides and Grooms

wedding dance lessons in ArizonaIs your wedding just months away? Then now is the time to begin spending time on the best part of your big day: your first dance! Now, it may seem daunting when you think of “performing” in front of grandma, your boss and even your best buddies, but imagine how much more excited your guests will be when you WOW them with a special dance that is NOT the 8th grade prom sway. No one could have expected that you would actually take the time to learn the most important dance of your life, but you did and it has really paid off! Now your wedding dance is the one thing that your friends and family won’t stop talking about. Who knew?

There are so many options now that you are ready to begin your journey into dance for your wedding day. When it comes to the perfect first dance for you and your sweetie, there are a few things to keep in mind…

1. Start With The Song: To really be inspired to learn to dance and to give your first dance your all, pick a few songs that really mean something to you. Do you like Country music, Big Band, Rock and Roll? What type of music speaks to you? A song that inspires you will show through in your dance and help you to give the best show possible for your guests.

2. Find A Local Dance Studio: There’s no need on your end to try and determine what dance style, be it Country Western or Salsa, that may fit with your song options because you can bring your song choices to a Wedding Dance Consultation at a nearby dance studio. A professional dance instructor will help guide you through which dance songs are best and what dances are good for the vision you have for your first dance. (East Valley Phoenix residents can come visit us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ. :))

3. Start Earlier Than You Think You Should: Make sure to set up a consultation at least 3-4 months prior to your wedding so that you can really begin honing in on your dancing skills and getting rid of the jitters before you have to hit the dance floor on your wedding day. Social partner dancing is new to most adults who have never taken ballroom dance lessons before and, since no one is born knowing how to dance, it can take a little time to master. Most brides and grooms want to look as natural as possible so planning and plenty of practice time is a must!

Say goodbye to the prom sway and hello to the dance of your dreams with wedding dance lessons from us at Dance FX Studios. We would love to help you Swing dance with the best of them, or put on a tantalizing Tango dance number in one of our Rock Your Reception dances! Or, we can go subtle and elegant in your first dance with a Foxtrot to your favorite Sinatra tune. Either way, you will look spectacular on the dance floor with help from us! To set up your wedding dance consultation, contact us by phone or email. We are thrilled to be a part of your big day!


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How To Get Him Excited About A Wedding Dance

wedding dance lesson in ArizonaHe proposed. Congratulations! You have the most amazing venue picked out, your dream gown is being hemmed and the flowers have been ordered. What’s left to do? Why, the first dance, of course! You have a cool youtube-esque idea in mind…start out with the typical “prom sway” and then bust into an unexpected Country Two Step dance. It will go perfect with your rustic theme. The only glitch in your vision for the perfect wedding dance? Your fiance. You know that you need wedding dance lessons, but how are you going to convince him to sign up for wedding dance lessons? Here are a few ways to get your man excited about learning to dance for your big day:

1. Pick out a song he loves. Who doesn’t love to groove to their favorite tune-especially with their sweetie? Finding a song with meaningful lyrics will make your man want to show his love for you on the dance floor. Remind him of the special memories that the song holds for you as a couple and he’s sure to want to share that with your guests.

Maybe your guy is more on the wild side. Let him show off with a solo part in your first dance so he can be the center of attention. Maybe a spicy Argentine Tango or a saucy Salsa will get him pumped about performing in front of friends and family. Your dance will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

2. Appeal to his ego. The last thing that a man wants is to look “stupid” in front of his closest friends and family. This overwhelming fear of not being comfortable and looking smooth on the dance floor will make any man want to take a few wedding dance lessons. Plus, once he discovers that he gets to be in charge on the dance floor, he will keep coming back for more fun! In the meantime, you will learn a hobby as a couple that you can use time and again for other people’s weddings, on date nights to popular Country bars or Latin clubs, and at holiday parties. Wedding dance lessons are also wonderful for relieving those common pre-wedding stresses. When you’re dancing, it’s virtually impossible to think of anything else!

3. Sign him up for wedding dance lessons. Once your guy knows what he’s doing, he will thank you for signing him up for wedding dance lessons. To get started, shop around for a local ballroom dance studio that will choreograph something just for you. No cookie-cutter routine, but a one-of a-kind dance that will really reflect who you are as a couple. Be it simple and elegant or totally unique, you can shine with wedding dance lessons from a ballroom studio that knows what you are looking for specifically.

If you live in the Phoenix East Valley and are getting married, come visit us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona for a Wedding Dance Consultation. The professional instructors at Dance FX Studios have been choreographing wedding dances for the past 15 years for Arizona brides and grooms. We are available for a Wedding Dance Consultation 6 days/week by appointment. Give us a call at 480-968-6177 or fill out the form below to begin your exciting adventure of learning to dance for your wedding today!

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Private dance lessons are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturda

Getting Married? Mark Your Calendars for a Special Event!

Is 2014 the year that you say “I do”? If so, and you live here in Phoenix, Arizona, we have an event that you won’t want to miss! Save the date for February, 22, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm for an afternoon that will get any bride and groom ready for their big day. Dance FX Studios’ Wedding Workshop in Mesa, Arizona will be your one-stop-shop for your wedding day to-do’s. On this special afternoon, you will meet vendors that are experts in what they do best. From flower arranging to photography to finding that perfect gown, we will have it all for you! Let us share the details of this exciting day with you…

11 am: Show up promptly to reserve one of several services offered throughout the day. Services include updo’s and mini makeovers by Hair Ink Salon in Mesa, Arizona, a trunk show (and opportunity to try on) of the newest gowns from La Bella Bridal and a mini wedding dance lesson by Dance FX Studios.

11:30: Enter yourself and your fiance into a drawing to win a rhinestone and pearl bridal headpiece by La Bella Bridal, a family photography package by Julius Photography, a video editing package by RJ Digital Media, a gift card to SugarLips Cakery, Swarovski jewelry (custom one-of-a-kind pieces designed by Michelle Stallkamp), a wedding bouquet from Bobbie’s Flowers and more!

Exclusive event vendor shopping and services will be held throughout the day, along with cupcakes by SugarLips Cakery, champagne and appetizers by Special Moments Catering. Reservations for this unique expo will be taken online and by phone at 480.968.6177. Space will be limited to 40 couples and reservations will be first come, first served. Now is the time to save a space for yourself or someone who you know that may be getting married soon.

About Dance FX Studios: Dance FX Studios has offering wedding dance lessons to Arizona residents since 2001. We offer customized wedding dance choreography to brides and grooms, their wedding parties and their parents (honor dances).  Arizona couples will learn exciting, personalized routines when they take private dance lessons with us in dances ranging from Salsa to Argentine Tango to Swing, Waltz and beyond.

Over the years, we have worked exclusively with a variety of wedding vendors to ensure the perfect wedding day for our brides and grooms. This, along with the perfect first dance, is what we do best! Dance FX Studios is located at 1859 West Guadalupe Rd. Suite #105 Mesa, Arizona. We are just off the 101 highway on the borders of Tempe and Chandler, AZ. We hope to see you at our 2014 Wedding Workshop for an afternoon of fun!