Arthur Murray Orange Dance Studio
Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Orange is perfect for anyone in North Orange County that wants to learn how to dance or improve their dancing skill. Our dance instructors teach all the classic ballroom dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and the Viennese Waltz. We also offer dance classes for those who wish to learn Latin styles of dances, Swing or Country Western styles.
With our professional instruction, top-notch facilities and deep roots in the history of ballroom dancing and popular dances, we offer easy to learn and fun dance classes for students of all skill levels. Whether you want to learn to dance for social events, an upcoming wedding or a specific occasion, our dance instructors are here to support and guide your efforts every step of the way.
Our extensive knowledge of dance classes includes classic ballroom styles from the American tradition, as well as popular styles from other cultures throughout the world. Learn to dance with a customized approach designed to get you dancing within a few lessons.
Dances We Teach
At Arthur Murray Studio in Orange, we teach our North Orange County students a variety of dances from a mix of categories.
Students can explore an entire catalog of different dances such as ballroom dancing and learn particular dance styles such as the Foxtrot, the Waltz, or mix it up with dance techniques from other dance forms we offer.
To help improve your dancing skills, our professional dance instructors will asses your skill level and help you choose the right style and level for you and set specific goals to reach.
Latin dances are popular styles with long-standing roots in the mostly tropical regions of Central and South America. They share features that include a high-energy performance style, a lively rhythmic foundation and an emphasis on self-expressive freedom. Instructors at our Orange dance studio teach several well-known ballroom Latin styles, including the Paso Doble, the Samba, the Rumba and the Cha-Cha. We also feature more informal styles such as the Bolero, the Mambo, the Merengue and the Salsa.
Country Western Dances
Country western dances get their name from their shared origins in folk music traditions that reflect American experiences in the rural south and the frontier West. At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we teach a broad selection of popular, partnered dances from the country western tradition. Our curriculum of honky tonk and dancehall favorites includes the Country Shuffle, the Country Swing, the West Coast Swing, the Texas Two-Step, the Progressive Two-Step and the Country Triple.
Our ballroom dance classes are perfect for anyone who wants to learn or remaster classical dance styles such as the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot or the Viennese Waltz. The ballroom dancing lessons we teach at Arthur Murray Dance Studio are in the smooth and standard style of ballroom dancing. Our dancing methods have been considered some of the finest and most elegant forms of dancing from generations of dance enthusiasts. Our ballroom dance classes offer styles performed in 4/4 time such as the Tango, the Waltz, and the Foxtrot, as well as a lighter, faster dance known as the Quickstep.
Swing & Rhythm Dances
Swing and rhythm dance styles emphasize a rhythmic movement of the knees, hips, and arms. In most cases, the dances here — including the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop, the Jive, the East Coast Swing and the West Coast Swing — were created to accompany the swing jazz music of the big-band era. At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we teach all of these swing dances, which remain popular in the 21st century. You can also learn a partnered version of the Hustle, a favorite, non-swing rhythm dance created in the age of disco.
Specialty dances don’t come from a single tradition or school of dance. Instead, they’re the creation of overlapping influences from diverse cultures. Common elements of dancing include energetic upper or lower body movements, the measured steps found in ballroom styles and the complex rhythms found in Latin or African traditions. At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the selection of specialty dances includes the Nightclub Two-Step, the Argentine Tango, the Zouk and the Bachata.
Reasons To Take Dance Classes
If you’re getting married, dancing with your new spouse will likely stand as a highlight of your wedding day. Even if you’re attending a wedding, with just a few lessons, you can gain the skills you need to make the moment truly special. Some wedding attendees favor formal ballroom styles from the smooth and standard dances. However, you can also choose a non-ballroom style that reflects less formal tastes.
Competitive dancers enjoy putting their dancing abilities on display at dance competitions. At these competitions, all genres of dance are judged and may include ballroom styles or informal styles from any tradition. As a rule, competitive dancers take an extended series of lessons to achieve the mastery required to perform at top-level competitions.
When you go out to social events and end up at a club, party or dancehall, dancing is almost required to have fun. If you have some dance skills under your belt, you can significantly increase your enjoyment of these festive settings. Typically, casual dance enthusiasts can gain the skills they need with a short, cost-effective course of instruction that focuses primarily on one or two favored styles.
Dancing at Special Events
Dancing is a main attraction at a broad range of special or unique events, including ocean cruises, class reunions, seasonal galas and formal parties. If you know the right steps for the occasion, you’ll feel much more like an active participant and increase your overall fun factor. A special event may feature any one of a number of dance styles. You can focus your lessons on one specific style, or learn the basics of several possible options.