Dance! It's Good for You!
There are many reasons that people might want to learn to dance. Some people become enthralled with dancing at a very early age, and are inspired by their parents to develop their skills. Grace, agility, exercise, focus, and fun are all good things for children to learn. Adults might want to learn to dance because there's a special occasion to attend, like a wedding, or they've met someone with whom they want to become closer, and enjoy the intimacy and romance inspired by dance. Whatever your reasons, there are dance studios all around the Phoenix area that offer dance classes, in both private instruction and group formats.
From their web site: "Arizona Desert Dance Power & Music Center has been built on a solid foundation: Family owned & operated with 50 years of dance experience, Professional, qualified staff. Large Rooms - small classes, Floating professional dance floors to reduce fatigue & prevent injuries, Healthy environment - values & standards."
Location: North Central Phoenix
From their web site: "Our dance program is lead by a team of talented professionals: Jennifer Weinberg, a graduate of University of Arizona's award winning dance program and a seasoned professional dancer is Arizona Sunray's program director. Jennifer teaches Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, musical theater, and directs the Mini and Jr/Sr Performing Company." Offers programs including Mommy & Me (2-3 yrs), Pre Dance (3-4 yrs), Creative Movement (4-5 yrs), Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Pilates.
Location: Central Phoenix
From their web site: "...we utilize a comparative style of teaching called the Arthur Murray Method, which enables students to learn the skills needed for dancing (not just steps) in the most efficient way possible. Our goal is to help you get out on the floor dancing as soon as possible."
From their web site: "We want everyone to get the results they are looking for with a smile on their face, from the most shy new couple to the advanced dancers blazing across the floor."
From their web site: "We are a team of fun, exciting, friendly, caring professionals who love dancing, music and have a passion for providing people with the wonderful world of dancing and all the benefits it adds to everyone's life."
Location: North Central Phoenix
From their web site: "As the former owners of Betty Johnson School of Dance, a Phoenix fixture for more than 31 years, we wanted to offer our customers the wider variety of classes and services they had been clamoring for, for years. In addition to the dance instruction for which we were renown, we expanded our programs in dance and private music instruction and added group music lessons, lyrical dance and musical theatre to our repertoire."
From their web site: "we offer Private Lessons, Group Classes and Dance Parties in all of the Social Partner Dances (Salsa, Swing, Tango etc.) plus Adult Jazz, Hip Hop, Stretching, Kids Ballroom and more- all at competitive rates in a pressure- free environment."
Location: North Central Scottsd
From their web site: "We are excited about teaching YOU how to dance! Our instructors are experienced and fun, and will make learning to dance exciting....We make it fun and easy to learn how to dance."
Location: North Scottsdale
From their web site: "Dance studio and dance school – from beginners to advanced, social dance programs, competitive DanceSport Programs....Offering customized private lessons, small group lessons & open dance floor parties for practicing your dance moves."
From their web site: "Express MiE is a female-only dance fitness center dedicated to the development of self-confidence in women." A women only dance fitness studio offering Sensual Pole Dancing, Zumba, Ballroom, Salsa, Burlesque, Yoga Booty Ballet, Pole Dance Parties.
Location: Chandler, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City West
From their web site: "Fred Astaire Dance Studios have been teaching individuals and couples of all ages to dance for the past 44 years. We specialize in all forms of partnership dance such as Ballroom, Latin, Swing, & Country Western."
Location: Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix
"Gainey dance offers instruction in dance for a range of dancers from complete novices (e.g. wedding couples, singles and couples) to competitive ballroom dancers. Instruction is offered by instructors that are current competitive dancers (high quality instruction)."
Location: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Avondale
From their website: "Matthew ... has spent his whole life teaching, performing and competing in all types of ballroom, Latin, country and swing dancing. He now uses that extensive experience to teach all levels of students. Over the years, Matthew Karr has literally taught hundreds of students, which has allowed him to develop and refine his methods for communicating dance to his students in a way that enables them to learn the dance moves faster and easier."
"Founded in 1997, Paragon Dance Center, has become Phoenix's largest independent dance studio, offering lessons for all ages and dance styles."
From their web site: "Mission: to introduce students (boys and girls) to the joy of dance offering a recreational curriculum as well as a progressive curriculum with a strong classical ballet and jazz foundation."
Students learn dances from the South Pacific: Hawaiian, Tahitian, New Zealand, Tongan, Samoan, and Fijian. Educational programs are available for schools.
Location: North Central Phoenix
From their web site: "Professional instructors offer up to fourteen levels and over ten types of dance to best develop each dancer's individual potential. The sixteen member faculty, with diverse styles and yet complimentary techniques, focuses on nurturing their students' talents in a disciplined environment of caring. These nationally known instructors, many of whom possess B.A. degrees in the performing arts and teaching, continually further their own education to bring the newest and best to Royal Dance Works."
Location: Glendale and Surprise
From their web site: "We offer a progressive dance program for all ages and all levels. We have schedules available for the once-a-week recreational dancer as well as the college-bound or career-minded student."