In the time I’ve been at Dance FX Studios (since late last year, 2012) as the HR representative, I have seen how truly beneficial dancing can be for so many people. Whether it’s physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, through private dance lessons or group dance classes, I’m amazed at the positive impact that dancing has had on our students.
It doesn’t matter which dance you choose - it could be a Country two step or swing dance class or a private dance lesson in Salsa or Argentine Tango- the benefits are endless.
Let me give you some examples of some real students that I have had the pleasure to meet in the last few months here at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ. I have changed their names to protect their anonymity.
I will start with “Jane D”, who came into the studio in December feeling depressed, unsure of herself, shy and having low self-esteem. I have seen an unbelievable transition in Jane. She now comes into the studio happy! She’s making new friends, she goes out socializing more, her confidence is soaring, and she’s no longer afraid to speak up for what she wants. Jane came into the studio wanting to learn Country dancing and is not only proficient in the two step and Country swing, but also in the salsa, Argentine tango and several other dances she has learned here as well. When she’s out on the dance floor for her lessons or at one of our Night’s Out around Phoenix or at studio dance parties, she no longer sits on the side lines, she is out on the dance floor dancing the night away! I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see her making these changes in her life, changes that will last a lifetime and have helped her to become the person she is meant to be- happy and confident.
There is another student, “Sam Z”, who started out with little confidence in his dancing abilities, but with the determination to make a change in his life. After just a few months, he is now an awesome dancer, who is more confident not only in his dancing, but in himself as well. On top of this, he has also lost a good amount of weight since coming to the studio. How beneficial is that? Sam wasn’t even trying to lose weight, but by coming to the studio for private dance lessons consistently several times a week, the weight just fell off of him. He came into the studio to learn Country dancing and in addition is now also doing great with the Latin dances, such as the salsa and bachata. He looks better than ever and we all know that when you look better, you feel better and when you feel better about yourself, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
Another male student, “Fred F”, decided to take a bold step to come to the studio to learn to dance. Fred is a very outdoorsy and rugged man who wanted to learn to dance for quite some time and finally decided to just do it. At the end of his first lesson, he was very emotional about his experience. He couldn’t believe how he felt after just one dance lesson. He was amazed by how this was making him feel, exploring a whole new side to himself that he felt hadn’t been awakened in a long time. Fred just knew that he was meant to be here and as he continued with his lessons, those feelings grew stronger inside of him and opened him up more to his creative side. He started to reevaluate his life and decided he needed to make some overdue changes that were needed. It was very touching to see him go through this transformation.
These are just a few examples of how advantageous coming to Dance FX Studios can be to any individual. I feel so lucky to have witnessed these, and many other, blossoming students in such a short amount of time. In addition to the improvements that dancing has offered these students individually, dancing also enhances your relationship with others. When you feel good about yourself, you project that out to others and the results from that can only be positive for all.
So, if you have been sitting on the sidelines watching others having fun, or you want to do something positive for yourself, this may be just what you need. Dance FX Studios is located at 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd., in Mesa. We are here Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Saturdays, from 9:30 am-4:00 pm for private dance lessons in all social dance styles from salsa to Country two step, Argentine tango and swing. We have an incredible introductory offer that will allow you to see how dancing can positively affect you too. Bring your partner or come alone. Either way, you will be glad you took that step to do something really positive for yourself.