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Ballroom Dance Lessons in Tempe and Phoenix

"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet" - Constanze

Dance Worries Begone!

Unlock the magic of dance in Tempe.


Do you secretly wish you could master ballroom dance lessons in Tempe, AZ, but the fear of taking that first step onto the dance floor keeps holding you back? The frustration is real, isn't it?

Transform your life with dance.


The daily grind can sap the joy out of life, and those repetitive exercises just don't cut it anymore. As you watch others glide effortlessly on the dance floor, it's hard not to feel a tinge of envy. You know there's something magical in dancing, something that could inject a burst of enthusiasm back into your life.

Couples Ballroom Dance Lessons in Tempe: Easier and More Enjoyable Than Ever


With nearly two decades of experience, our teachers have been providing exceptional couples ballroom dance lessons in Tempe, making the art of dance accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Our dance lessons go beyond just teaching you the steps; they reignite your passion for life, break the monotony, and open the door to the sheer joy of movement. In our warm and encouraging environment, you'll not only learn the intricacies of ballroom dancing but also boost your self-confidence and connect with kindred spirits who share your appetite for excitement and expression.

Solo Dance Lessons in Tempe: Discover Your Rhythm and Confidence


At Then They Danced, we specialize in guiding single dancers on their journey to discovering rhythm, grace, and self-confidence through dance. Whether you’re stepping onto the dance floor for the first time or looking to refine your skills, our expert instructors are here to lead you through every beat. Our solo dance lessons in Tempe are designed to cater to individual needs, allowing you to progress at your own pace in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Discover the joy of dance as a solo performer and unlock a new level of personal expression and social freedom.

Step into Confidence with Ballroom and Social Dance


Experience the thrill of stepping onto the dance floor, creating unforgettable moments, and embracing newfound confidence. Whether you’re looking for social dance lessons for beginners or advanced training, our studio in Tempe is the perfect place to start.

Join us today to unlock the transformative power of dance at Then They Danced!

Why Then They Danced?

Then They Dance stands apart from the competition with our expert instructors, personalized programs, and vibrant social dance events. Our focus on quality instruction, tailored to individual needs, ensures every student experiences growth, confidence, and joy on the dance floor. Join us and discover the difference

Experienced Instructors

Our team of experienced instructors are passionate about ballroom dance and are dedicated to helping you achieve your dance goals. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, our instructors will provide personalized instruction to suit your needs.

Flexible Payment Options

We understand that everyone has different financial situations, which is why we offer flexible payment options. We accept credit cards, cash, and checks, making it convenient for you to pay for your dance lessons.

Fun for the Whole Family

At Then They Danced, we believe that ballroom dance is a great activity for the whole family. Our studio welcomes dancers of all ages, from kids to grandparents. Join us for a fun and memorable experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Affordable Pricing

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of ballroom dance, which is why we offer competitive pricing for our lessons. Our affordable rates make it easy for you to learn and improve your dance skills without breaking the bank.

Ready to take the first step towards becoming a confident dancer? Contact us today to learn more about our dance lessons and to schedule your first lesson.

  • I am a beginner. Do I need to bring a partner for my ballroom dance lessons?
    You do not need a partner to learn. Your teacher will be your partner! And the best part of doing private lessons is that we learn at your pace. The hardest part is scheduling that first lesson, after that you will wonder why it took you so long.
  • What is the best ballroom dance for beginners in Tempe?
    For beginners in Tempe looking to step into the world of ballroom dancing, the Foxy is an excellent choice. This dance, a type of traveling dance similar to the Foxtrot, features simple, basic movements and timing, making it accessible and enjoyable for newcomers. It’s versatile and can be danced to a wide range of music styles, offering a gentle introduction to the rhythm and flow of ballroom dancing. If you prefer something more upbeat, the Merengue is another fantastic option for beginner ballroom dance lessons. Known for its lively tempo and straightforward steps, the Merengue's basic movements and timing are ideal for those who are just starting out. Its infectious rhythm makes it hard for any new dancer to stay off the dance floor. Both of these dances provide a solid foundation for beginners, teaching essential skills that can be built upon with more complex dances as you progress. At Then They Danced, we offer beginner-friendly classes in the Foxy and Merengue right here in Tempe, ensuring a fun and supportive learning environment for everyone. Check out how easy Merengue is!
  • What should I wear for my ballroom dance lessons in Tempe?
    Comfort and ease of movement are key for your ballroom dance lessons, so we recommend wearing attire that you feel relaxed and agile in. Many of our students in Tempe choose to wear their everyday outfits, such as jeans, slacks, pants, skirts, and tops that they wore to work or for casual outings. Alternatively, some prefer the flexibility of gym or yoga clothes, which are also perfectly suited for dancing. As for footwear, it's important to choose shoes that stay securely on your feet and allow for smooth movement across the dance floor. Anything but sandals is suitable for beginners, so you might opt for closed-toe flats, dance shoes, or even sneakers that provide good support and comfort. Remember, the goal is to feel good and move freely, so select clothing and shoes that enhance your dance experience, making your lessons enjoyable and productive.
  • How long does it take to learn ballroom dancing?
    This depends on your goals and how often you practice. You can learn the basics in a few lessons, but it takes more time to become a proficient dancer.
  • How often should I come in for lessons?
    This depends on your goals and how quickly you want to learn. If you're just looking to learn the basics for social dancing, you might be able to get by with once a week. But if you want to become a more proficient dancer, you'll need to come in more often, perhaps 2-3 times a week.
  • Do I need to be in good physical shape to start ballroom dancing?
    You don't need to be in perfect physical shape to start ballroom dancing, but it does help. Ballroom dancing can be a great way to improve your fitness, but it's important to listen to your body and take breaks when you need them.
  • What if I'm not coordinated?
    Don't worry! Ballroom dancing is a skill that can be learned by anyone, regardless of coordination level. With practice, you'll be surprised at how quickly you improve.
  • Where are you located?
    We have two locations to choose from. One in Tempe on the corner of Elliot and Rural. Our other location is in Phoenix on 16th street and Indian School.
  • Help! Our wedding is in two weeks. Can you still help us?
    Don't worry! We have you covered. We have a great crash course that will show you how to move comfortably on the floor to just about any song.
  • When should we come in to learn to dance for our wedding?
    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! At Then They Danced, we recommend starting your dance lessons at least 2-3 months before your big day. This will give you enough time to learn and practice a beautiful and personalized dance, tailored to your song choice and comfort level. We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy wedding planning timeline, and our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way to ensure you feel confident and prepared for your special dance. Whether you're seeking a traditional waltz, a fun swing, or a contemporary choreographed routine, our studio is dedicated to helping you create unforgettable moments on the dance floor. Get in touch with us to schedule your initial consultation and start your journey to wedding dance perfection.
  • Do you teach Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances?
    We do! We have you covered for all wedding type dances.


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"Shawn was my dance teacher for Dancing for Stroke. He was a joy to work with and knew exactly how I learned."

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