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Santa Barbara Ballroom Dance Studio

Studio: 805-963-6658   |   Email:
222 W Carrillo St # C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Arthur Murray Santa Barbara Dance Studio

Ballroom Dancing in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaArthur Murray Dance Studios is your premier choice in Santa Barbara for dance lessons of the highest quality with affordable rates. We are home to the best instructors and dance styles to make you the dancer of your dreams. Whether you are a newcomer or have prior dance experience, wish to dance socially or competitively, dancing solo or with a partner, we here at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Santa Barbara will craft the perfect lessons tailored just for you. Our passion for the art of dance is only matched by our enthusiasm for our students. Come celebrate an active lifestyle with us, and let us show you why our one hundred years in the dance industry makes us the best choice for your lessons.

Dance Styles We Teach

At the Arthur Murray Dance Studios, we are renowned for teaching the greatest variety of American dances, as well as dances from across the globe with grace, poise and precision. While we stay true to the origin of the dances, we also strive to keep the steps fresh and modern, so that each dance is both timeless and thrilling. Some of our most popular dance lessons include:

Rhythm and Latin Dances

American Rhythm and International Latin dance categories instill dancers with some of the most fundamental, as well as unique, dance steps. The Cha-Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Salsa, Paso Doble, Jitterbug and Merengue are just some examples of dances we teach in these categories. These fun and exotic dances will have your sense of timing and rhythm finely tuned in no time.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioFilled with precise technique and classic elegance, dance lessons we offer under the International Standard and Smooth American categories include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep and the Tango. The grand, sweeping steps taught while doing these dances will improve your balance and coordination, and you’ll look great doing it, too!

Country Western Dances

Perfect for dancing at social events or competitions, our Country Western dance offerings include the Progressive Two-Step, the Country Western Waltz, Country Shuffle and the West Coast Swing. The quick footwork and constant push and pull actions with your partner will bring plenty of light-hearted joy to your day.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzThough they cannot be categorized under the aforementioned dance classifications, these dances are some of our most popular classes we offer here at Arthur Murray Dance Studios. These Specialty Dances include the Polka, Slow Dance, Nightclub 2-Step and the Argentine Tango, all of which put a fun and modern spin on classic dance steps and offer some of the best coordinated movements for use at social functions.

Wedding Dance Instructions

learn to dance for your weddingMake your first steps together as a married couple special! Your first dance as a married couple is meant to celebrate your love for one another and the path on which you are heading, all in front of family and friends. With Wedding Dance Instructions here at Arthur Murray Dance Studios Santa Barbara, we will help you achieve the poise and confidence necessary to make your first dance together a memory to cherish for the rest of your lives. We recommend betrothed couples visit us 4-6 months before the big day, and on a weekly basis for continuous lessons in order to solidify your dance knowledge. Whether you have chosen the song for your first dance, or would like us to help you decide, we will ensure your steps are elegant and perfectly coordinated. If you are unsure whether we teach a particular dance that you would love to learn, please email us at and we will get back to you quickly.

Reasons to Take Dance Classes with Us

At Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Santa Barbara, our friendly and talented dance instructors will make sure you have the very best dance experience from the moment you enter the door. We are happy to have you with us, and we will strive to make you comfortable and excited to dance. No matter what skill level you are currently at and what you wish to achieve, we will help you achieve your dance goals at your pace. With a New Student Discount Rate of only $40, you will get a sample lesson as well as a professional consultation to help you determine your future with us. We will assess your skill level and help you choose a path that is perfect for you. Feel free to consult the events calendar on our website in order to peruse our fantastic Group Lessons and Party Sessions schedule and contact us to join up at any time.

The Arthur Murray Method

For over 100 years, the Arthur Murray Dance Studios has utilized the very best methods for teaching individuals, pairs and groups the joy of dance. You may want to dance in order to socialize, meet new friends at your lessons and bring your new moves to the dance floor at clubs and parties. Some dance to improve their health, as dancing is a wonderful way to burn calories and promote overall well being. You may decide to take dance lessons with your partner in order to add more romance to your life, as our Latin-based dances in particular call forth a dancer’s passion. No matter why you have chosen to take classes with us at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, we will ensure you get the most out of each lesson. With personal private instruction with our top-notch dance professionals, you will see why the Arthur Murray Method of Teaching is the best in the business. We make learning dance fun as well as informative. Grow with us!

Bringing the Joy of Dance to Santa Barbara

Our newly remodeled dance studio in beautiful, historic Santa Barbara is the ideal location to take lessons with us and foster your love of dance. Santa Barbara is a popular California coastal city with Spanish colonial-style architecture gracing its landscape. Along with our Mediterranean-like climate, Santa Barbara’s Pacific Coast location offers upscale dining and shopping options for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Blending in perfectly with the natural charm and elegance of the city, our Arthur Murray Dance Studio is conveniently located on the main thoroughfare to downtown Santa Barbara, with plenty of parking available adjacent to the studio. Please call us at 805-963-6658 to arrange a consultation, or feel free to stop by our stunning studio at 222 W. Carrillo Street # C.

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