Arthur Murray Solana Beach Dance Studio
Arthur Murray’s Solana Beach Studio offers dance training to students of all ages and fitness levels.
Our fun classes are taught by top-notch instructors who will get you out dancing whether you are a beginner or already know a few moves. We want our students to be confident, well-rounded dance partners, so we’ll teach you more than just the steps. We use an integrated system of teaching that will give you everything you need to get out, and stand out, on any dance floor.
We teach a wide variety of dances and have a great selection of programs. Whether you just want to learn a few dances, are getting ready for a wedding, or are preparing for a competition, our instructors are ready to help you reach your goals. We offer beginner, intermediate, advanced and competitive dance programs that are sure to give you all the skills you need to dance with confidence.
Dances We Teach
At Arthur Murray’s Solana Beach Dance Studio, we teach a broad range of dance styles so there is something for everyone. We teach a wide selection of Smooth and Standard Dances, Latin, Specialty, Swing and Rhythm, and Country Western dance styles. You’ll find what you’re looking for whether you want to learn several dances styles or just focus on one.
Latin Dances are vibrant celebrations with deep roots in Central and South America. These dances have distinct rhythms that allow dancers the freedom of exuberant self-expression. We teach the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue and Salsa.
Country Western Dances
Country Western dances are a distinct American style of dancing born from music and dance brought over by European settlers. These dances stress smoothness, and dancers glide and scoot through the steps. We teach a wide selection of partnered Country Western dances including the Country Western Waltz, Texas Two-Step, Country Shuffle, Country Swing, West Coast Swing, the Progressive Two-Step and the Country Triple.
Smooth and Standard dances include all the traditional styles that embody classic grace. These elegant dance styles are reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age and are still popular with television and film audiences today. They include the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz.
Swing & Rhythm Dances
Swing and Rhythm Dances are a diverse category of American dance styles that were born in the 1920’s during the Swing Era. Arthur Murray was founded during the Swing Era and was instrumental in spreading this popular form across the U.S. Our expert instructors teach the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Hustle, and the Jive.
Specialty dances are a great mix of old and new styles that are performed to contemporary music in modern settings. We teach a wide variety of specialty dances that let the dancers break out of rigid structures and patterns including the Nightclub Two-Step, the Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk. Dancers learn a medley of dance steps that can be performed anywhere.
Reasons To Take Dance Classes
Our goal is to get you dancing. Our dance classes prepare you for dancing in a variety of social settings, including weddings, competitions, cruises, and galas, to name a few. Whether you are looking to connect with others, pull off an amazing wedding dance, or are preparing for a special occasion or competition, our instructors are ready to help you meet your goals.
The wedding dance is a central event at the reception. The best way to prepare is with a few dance lessons. We’re ready to help you, whether you are just looking to learn a few basic steps or want to wow your guests with a choreographed performance. We also offer lessons to guests of the bride and groom.
Social dance is a great way to make connections with other dancers. We welcome dancers of all skill levels and ages at Arthur Murray’s Solana Beach Dance Studio. Our classes and dance socials give students a fun, social environment where you can learn and practice your moves. We prepare you to feel comfortable dancing in any casual setting where dance is happening.
Dance competitions are an excellent way to grow and learn as a dancer. Every year, there are hundreds of competitions in the U.S. for beginning and experienced dancers alike. If you have a competitive spirit, our competitive dance programs are for you. We focus on the skills you will need to excel including showmanship, style, technique, and choreography.
Dancing at Special Events
Dance skills are essential to participating in many special events including balls, galas, cruises, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and reunions. We help dancers feel more confident on the dance floor at these special events. We teach many dance styles so you’ll have an opportunity to learn the most important dances for any upcoming event.