Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Must-Have Social Dances For 2015

We're just two weeks away from 2015 and there's still so much to accomplish! Getting through the holidays can be rough, but have no fear, with the new year right around the corner, there's lots to look forward to. If you're like most people, getting into shape, finding new ways to release stress and adding more romance into your life are just a few of the many things you want to conquer in the year ahead. New Year's Resolutions to make all of those things happen are sure to keep you busy in 2015.

If you're looking for a way to meet your physical, mental and emotional needs all in one place, we have the perfect solution for you in 2015...Social dance lessons! What exactly is social dancing? When you're at a wedding, in a bar or on a date and there's a dance floor for you to get up and dance on, you're social dancing! If you live here in Arizona, social dances and where to go social dancing vary greatly from Argentine Tango to Salsa to Swing and the ever-popular Country dance styles. How wonderful that there are options for where to go dancing for those who love a specific kind of music that corresponds with these styles! Country bars are practically on every corner these days, and Latin clubs are popular too! So what are the dances that you should learn in the upcoming year to get you on the path to 365 days of fun, fitness and romance? Here are our top 3 picks:

  • Swing dancing: Swing dancing is timeless, and therefore a must-have dance in every person's repertoire. Even Lady Gaga has even paired up with Tony Bennett to recreate some classic Swings that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. While there are more than 20 variations of  Swing dancing, start with the most basic of them all: Single-Time Swing. This simple version of East Coast Swing will allow you to dance to Rock and Roll, oldies and so much more. Wherever you go, from weddings to Country bars, Swing dancing will be useful, fun and easy to learn!
  • Salsa dancing: If you live in the southwest, you have got to learn to Salsa dance! Latin dancing here in Arizona is wildly popular and so useful. Salsa dancing will make you feel carefree, sexy and ready to have some fun! Shake those hips freely to great Latin music and watch your mind and body transform to another place in time. How's that for relaxing?!
  • Country Dancing: For the number one dance style to learn in 2015, grab a pair of Cowboy boots and head in to see us for Country Two Step and Swing dance lessons. Country dancing is so popular that it has taken over Phoenix in terms of places to go out dancing. Country dancing is a blast and a wonderful way to burn off some steam after a long day at the office, or with the kids. Learn a few slow Country dances for a more intimate evening of Country dancing.
Whether you start with the Country dances or the Latin ones, good for you for making learning to dance part of your New Year's resolutions for 2015! Dancing is a confidence builder, a means of connecting with others and a fun and healthy way to make 2015 your best year yet! For Arizona residents, come visit us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ to discover the excitement of social dancing. We will prepare you to feel comfortable and confident on any dance floor before long!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Invest in Yourself This Holiday Season!

Are you looking to make a wise investment? Would you like a return on your time and money ten-fold? Then you may want to consider investing in social dance lessons for yourself and, if you have one, your special someone. Never thought of dance lessons as an investment? Oh yes, the possibilities of enhancing your life through dance and making the most of what you learn are endless!

Do you like to look great everywhere you go? Getting your hair and nails done and pampering yourself with nice clothes are great ways to make a first impression. But what happens when you're out at a wedding or in a bar and dance music comes on? Knowing how to Country Two Step, Salsa or Swing dance can really leave a lasting impression for onlookers, not to mention your lucky dance partner. If you're single and wanting to meet someone new, taking the time to learn to dance first will speak volumes. For a man, it can send a message that romance and a hobby that includes intimacy coupled with fun is important to you. Now that's attractive!

Whether you have a partner or not, social ballroom dancing builds confidence, improves poise and posture, and is a great means of making new connections. Very few people can partner dance well,  so taking the time to do so will set you apart from the rest.

There's no better time to invest in yourself than now. Holiday parties, weddings and date nights occur all year round, so why not be prepared when you're invited to the next special occasion that will surely include dancing? Arizona residents can become confident and comfortable social dancers by taking social ballroom lessons with us at Dance FX Studios. We are located in the Phoenix East Valley, just off the 101 highway for your convenience.

After perusing our website, visit our Online Store to give yourself the gift of dance this holiday season. How great will it be to Swing your way into 2015 with style! Gift certificates for friends, family and co-workers are also available so that you can share in the fun of social ballroom dancing. Who knows, if you start now, maybe you'll be ready to Salsa dance at those upcoming summer weddings!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What Social Dancing Can Do For You

Social dancing... It's great for the mind, body and spirit! When you think of learning to Country dance or exploring the Argentine Tango, the first thing that comes to mind may not be all of the ways that social dancing can heal you as a person or as a couple, but in fact dancing can do just that. For example, for couples, partner dancing encourages teamwork: two people engaged in an activity for a common goal. In the case of ballroom dancing, that would be for the purpose of having more fun and looking great. Couples also benefit by simply being more physical with each other. Embracing may not be something that couples who have been together for a while do often enough. In partner dancing, couples get to be intimate, and learn a new hobby, all at the same time.

For singles and couples, social partner dancing may inspire one to go out and meet new people who also love to dance. Heading out to a Latin dance club or Country bar and Two Stepping or Salsa dancing the night away with a variety of partners will surely help with forming new friendships with those who have similar interests. A sense of community and belonging is key and, during the holiday months, may be even more essential when you think of those who don't have much family or are looking to expand their social circle with friends who are enthused about the same things.

That being said, social dancing can offer a way to make deeper connections with others. Because dancing is an international language, through it one can connect with others of different cultures on the dance floor. For those that love to travel, try social ballroom dancing in another country and see how easy it can be to relate to a new friend after a dance or two. It's a pretty cool feeling to know that you can feel more aligned to someone from another place after experiencing a dance with them.

Social dancing is a HUGE stress reliever! Now that the holiday season is in full effect, ways to let go of unwanted pressures are primary.  Regardless of the time of year, life can be stressful. Social dancing not only gives you a healthy way to distract yourself from life's burdens, but it also allows you to physically to unwind. Just getting up and moving releases energy that may be pent up from from a long day at work, or spending time with those relatives that seem to show up at your doorstep every holiday. :) Once you really get dancing, like in the Swing for example, your endorphins will also kick in, making it nearly impossible to be in a grumpy mood. Now for that benefit alone, it is worth learning to dance!

There are many, many more reasons why everybody should learn to dance. Music heals the heart and, coupled with physical activity, dancing is the perfect way to enhance your life. If you would like to see how dancing can elevate your spirit, and if you're an Arizona resident, contact us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. In our New Student Offer, you will get a window into the excitement of partner dancing and how easy it is to learn. To get started today, give us a call at 480-968-6177 or submit a request through our website to be contacted. We would love to share the many gifts that social dancing has to offer with you!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Social Dancing is Great For All Ages!

Are you looking for a hobby that you will only get better doing with age? Have you ever thought, "I'd love to learn how to dance, but now just isn't the time."? There is no better time than now to learn popular social dances like the Country Two Step, Swing and Salsa dance! Regardless of the stage of life you are in, social ballroom dancing is a rewarding and useful hobby. This holiday season, give yourself the gift that keeps on giving…social dance lessons!  

Throughout life, responsibilities pile up, you have endless commitments, and life can weigh you down. Many of you may find yourselves at the very bottom of that long list of priorities. Making time for you and your loved ones is essential for maintaining your sanity and finding true happiness and success. Excuses to not try something that will enhance your life will continue to arise unless you take the bull by the horns and make sure that your needs come first. 

Social dancing is an exciting way to keep yourself healthy, fit and stress-free throughout any point of your adult life. In your early twenties, life is just beginning. The sky's the limit! But oh, wait! You just nailed that big job you have always wanted and now it's time to get down to business. Fun? That's off the table, at least for now, because building your career comes first. How can you possibly find time to do something for you when you have to prove yourself to the boss? Remember, time for you is exactly what is required to give the best of yourself at work. Learning to Swing or Latin dance can stimulate creativity, release unwanted anxiety and even help you meet cool, new friends. Now that will help relieve the pressures of a new job! 

Once you hit mid-life, the commitment of a family and career are even more complicated when it comes time to finding time for you. Between the kids, work and a spouse, your to-do list never seems to get shorter! To truly take care of those you love, you know that you must take care of yourself first. Time with your partner or even taking dance lessons solo is just what is needed to get through the week. For a pick-me-up, learn something sensual like the Argentine Tango. Or, explore the fun-loving Foxtrot for an evening of fun. Regardless of the dance, lessons will afford you the opportunity to re-charge your battery and therefore be able to give more to others.

When you finally retire, you may be thinking that it's too late to learn to social dance. Never! With the kids out of the home and more time than ever, try out ballroom dancing to keep your mind and body young. Ballroom dancing has actually been found to prevent dementia, among its many other physical, emotional and mental benefits. It's never too late to take care of yourself and discover a way to bring joy, romance and fun into your life.

Now is the best time to learn to social dance! Once you've got the skills, you can use your moves anywhere from holiday parties, to clubs, weddings and on date nights. If you live in Arizona, come try out Dance FX Studio's New Student Offer to begin dancing today. Remember…there's no better time than now to give back to yourself. You deserve it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heat Up Your Winter With Latin Dance Lessons!

Singles and couples, make this winter season sizzle with Latin dance lessons! Discover hot Latin dance styles including Salsa, Bachata, Bolero and Kizomba and watch your love life transform as you shake your hips into 2015!

Latin dancing is sensual, romantic and exciting! Why not get started now on a new and healthy way to meet others or to deepen your connection with someone special? Beginner dancers, don't fear! Everyone starts somewhere in their quest to become a confident Latin dancer. For Phoenix residents, come check us out at Dance FX Studios for Latin dance lessons for beginners and beyond. We have a wonderful New Student Offer that will help you to get started with the basics of those popular dances that you see out in the clubs. Which dances are those? Here are the top three dances that we suggest you learn first if you're interested in learning to Latin dance in Arizona:

1. Salsa: Salsa is a must-have Latin dance that dominates the club scene as the most popular dance in the last decade here in Arizona. Salsa dancing is actually quite easy to learn. What may be a bit tricky is feeling relaxed enough to get those hips moving so you can look the part and not just march through steps without style. Salsa dancing is great fun and also involves lots of turning, which makes most women very happy on the dance floor. Learn to Salsa dance and you will enjoy an evening out without much of a chance to sit on the sidelines. This useful dance will encourage playfulness and sass, the perfect combination for flirty fun!

2. Bachata: Bachata is hot, hot, hot! Steam up any dance floor with the Bachata and all of its sensual movements. This dance is truly for lovers and those who want to get to know each other even more. The Bachata in its most basic form is also easy to learn, but again, what makes it special is the accompanying style that matches the dance. Know how to dance Bachata and you will find many opportunities in the Phoenix area to go out and use this dance.

3. Merengue: Of all the Latin dances, Merengue is the easiest. Get the body wiggling and you too can have fun with this spirited Latin dance. The Merengue, like the Bachata and Salsa, includes a ton of cool moves and variations that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. If you can march, you can Merengue!

If you live in the southwest, knowing how to Latin dance is a great skill to have. No need to stress your way through the holidays this year, relax with dance lessons! Dance FX Studios is located in the Phoenix East Valley, just off the 101 highway. We are available for private and group Latin dance lessons  six days a week for your convenience. Give us a call today to begin your dancing journey!