Arthur Murray Dance Studio San Clemente
Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is a studio for all dancers, no matter their years of experience or level of skill. From professionals looking to perfect their dance to wallflowers looking to finally set foot on the dance floor, we can help everyone improve themselves and find joy in dance. If you are wanting to study dance, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is here for you. Let us help you discover your passion for dance!
The Arthur Murray Approach
What should a dance instructor focus on to help students learn to dance or perfect their dance skills? Chances are your answer includes things like the steps, the arm movements, and timing. But what many forget is the dancer; the technical aspects are only half the story. To offer quality dance instruction, a studio must also nurture the dancer while teaching the dance—and that is precisely what Arthur Murray Dance Studio does. We recognize that every student is unique, and we honor their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and personality.
All of our classes are offered at four levels: beginner, bronze, silver, and gold. We also offer you the opportunity to create a custom program just for you. Your ideal dance class is right here at Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio. Now all we need is you!
Dance Styles We Teach
If San Clemente is home, our team will quickly have you dancing with confidence. If you aren’t sure which dance style is best for your interests or for your upcoming event, speak with us. Our instructors can easily determine which dance style is best for you. Below are the dance styles we expertly teach.
Do you love to watch old Hollywood films? So do we! While you might think that the grace, elegance, and style of Golden Age Hollywood is strictly a part of the past, we keep it alive and well here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, only this time, you are the star. Among the Smooth and Standard Dances we teach are the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.
Come learn this style with us and we will have you setting the dance floor on fire! Latin Dance is passionate, sensual, and invigorating—no other style of dance is quite like it. And as an added benefit, the athleticism of this style means that you can get fit while you learn. While it is associated with competitive dance, you do not need to be a professional dancer to enjoy it. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
All styles of dance are fun, but none is quite as sociable as Country and Western Dances. Why do we say that? Because this style of dance works in any setting. From your local bar to a formal wedding, these dances will have you looking great on the dance floor. If you are picture line dancing from the 90s, toss that image away; the Country and Western Dances we teach are partner dances focused on smooth gliding and scooting. With Arthur Murray, you can learn the Country Western Waltz, Texas Two-Step, Country Shuffle, Country Swing, West Coast Swing, the Progressive Two-Step, and the Country Triple.
Not all the dances we teach fit into the other categories. When we come across these dances, we call them Specialty Dances. These unique dances combine old and new styles and various cultural influences for a fun experience that can help you move into other dance styles. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
While we are fond of every dance style we teach, Swing and Rhythm Dances are close to our hearts. Arthur Murray, our namesake, was a well-known innovator in this dance style, as we feel honored to keep his vision alive. Let us turn you into a Swing and Rhythm expert with dances such as the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Hustle, and the Jive.
Reasons to Take Dance Classes
You don’t need to have a specific reason to take up dance. We think the joy it brings is reason enough. However, most of our students come to us with a specific goal or event in mind. When you come in for your first class, be certain to discuss your reasons with us so we can tailor our instruction to address them.
At Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio, we focus on partner dances, which means our classes are a great place to socialize. We frequently have groups of friends who use our classes as a way to catch up and have fun. Couples also take our classes as a unique date night—who needs dinner and a movie? However, arriving solo doesn’t mean feeling lonely; we will partner you up and you will have a great time. In addition to our classes, we also host dance socials, allowing you to connect with the San Clemente dance community.
Dance is key to any wedding reception, and our team will make sure your dance floor looks great. We offer lessons for the bride and groom, the wedding party, and even all the guests. From basic moves to choreographed routines, Arthur Murray Dance Studio will ensure that your wedding is one everyone remembers.
Not every special event is a wedding, but most special events will feature a dance floor. No matter what events is in your future—a ball, gala, reunion, cruise, or something else—we can help you learn the steps you need and feel confident in your abilities. Allow the Arthur Murray team to help you make the most of your night.
Competitive Dance Lessons
Whether you already have a few trophies on display or you are looking to enter your very first competition, our instructors will get you geared up and ready to go. We offer classes at every level and can offer one-on-one lessons to ensure our focus is 100% on you. Allow us to help you prepare and cheer you on the whole way!
What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons
If you are in San Clemente, Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is where you should learn how to dance. We offer the highest quality of instruction, with decades of experience amongst our staff. No two lessons are ever the same and we focus on your continuous growth as a dancer.
Your program will begin with a $20 introductory lesson. This will allow you to see that we are the right studio for you and will also allow us to start crafting your custom plan. From day one, you get the individual attention that sets our studio apart from the rest.
Teaching San Clemente to Dance
No matter where you are in San Clemente, Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is quick and easy to reach by taking the I-5. Give us a call or stop in at our studio to learn more about our new student special and the dances we teach. We cannot wait to work with you!