Arthur Murray Costa Mesa Dance Studio
Whether you’re hoping to compete professionally or just want to impress your friends at the club, Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Costa Mesa is here with expert instructors at affordable rates to get you dancing like a star. Our instruction is customized to meet you at any experience level and help you reach your goals.
Dance Styles We Teach
Dance provides a special blend of entertainment and exercise and remains an admirable social skill to this day regardless of the style you choose. At Arthur Murray Studios, we teach a variety of dances from a mix of categories. We’ll take you beyond the basic steps to help you master Latin, Country Western, Standard, Swing, or Specialty dances.
This family of dances characterize what some might consider “classic ballroom dancing”. They all have in common rigid upper body posture, with smooth, graceful steps. Dances in this category include the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.
Swing & Rhythm Dances
Swing stretched the country from coast to coast with its lively and fun steps that continue to be a favorite for dance students. Our swing instructors teach both East Coast and West Coast varieties of swing, and offer Jive, Lindy Hop, and Jitterbug lessons. We also teach the Hustle, a mainstay from the disco era. These fun, energetic dances provide a base in rhythm that can extend into all other dance forms, which makes it a great first step for new students. At our Costa Mesa dance studio, the focus is on fun while we help students build experience to tackle the more complicated steps of the Jitterbug, or add some flare by improvising additions in the Lindy Hop.
Country Western Dances
Go country for another fun start to dancing! Our Western dance style courses range from the Texas Two-Step or Progressive Two-step to the Country Western Waltz. The West Coast Swing, Country Swing, Country Shuffle and Country Triple further explore how ballroom dance transformed into something distinctly American out in the wild west. Our capable instructors break down the complex styles and steps into a basic foundation that leaves students feeling confident enough to explore the dance floor, or branch out to try other styles of dance.
Latin dance styles rival the classics for popularity, and at Arthur Murray we’ve got them all covered: from the lesser known Paso Doble to the Merengue – a beginner’s favorite. Students can also heat things up with Cuban style steps from the Rumba, Samba, or Cha Cha, or really feel the music through the Mambo. Many of our students find the Bolero acts as a bridge between the Mambo and Rumba even while it offers its own distinct twist. Another favorite, Salsa, brings Columbia and Puerto Rico together in an adaptable, fun and fast paced dance perfect for a variety of social occasions. Any of these Latin dances is an excellent choice for students looking to stand out in their local nightclubs, or at festivals or parties.
We also teach a number of specialty dances which cannot be classified by any one style or culture. These mixed step dances combine styles from a variety of cultures and time periods, and they’ve each brought a new flavor to the world of dance. At Arthur Murray, we teach the Argentine Tango, Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, and Zouk to passionate dance students looking to gain experience or take on a new challenge.
Reasons to take Dance Classes
Here at Arthur Murray’s Costa Mesa Dance Studio, we teach dancers of all ages and experience, and the goals of our students can be as varied as their experience. Some of our students come to us simply to develop the social skill of dancing while others are prompted to learn by a variety of upcoming special events. Whatever the case, our friendly instructors make it especially easy for new students to get the basics down and look for ways to challenge more experienced students. Serious students can begin with the most basic classes and work their way up to mastering a variety of dances.
At Arthur Murray, we recognize that some students simply want to feel comfortable dancing in a variety of social situations. Not everyone has confidence when they find themselves at a party with live music and dance, or at a club with a DJ. Confidence is exactly what we provide, and we do it by asking our students to take a few simple steps with us. In no time at all, you will be taking the floor at your favorite venue, with no hesitation.
Our Wedding Dance program helps engaged couples prepare for their big number. We understand that this moment is not only precious but intimidating to many couples, and we happily work with them to design a customized dance routine for their special song. We also help guests prepare for an upcoming wedding if they are reluctant to take the floor. Whether you’re learning the basic moves to a favorite number or taking the time to challenge yourselves, our dance lessons offer you a chance to connect as a couple during the chaos of wedding planning.
Many of our students are interested in preparing for various special events where they anticipate that dance will be an important activity. Sometimes those dances are of a pre-determined style, and sometimes students just want to be ready for anything. We help our students get ready for cruises, galas, bat/bar mitzvahs, reunions, and other special events that life throws at you. We give our students the confidence they need to be able to attend these events and have a great time.
Dancers ready to pursue competitions, exhibits, or performances will find the challenge and preparation they’re looking for with our gold program. Instructors focus on choreography and showmanship while they take styling and technique to a professional level. Arthur Murray’s expert dance instructors provide valuable feedback and pointers to help you prepare for competitions and keep you challenged as you perfect your routine. Even beginners can compete, but you will need to work hard, so we create a schedule that enables you to put in the hard work necessary to reach your goals.
The Arthur Murray Technique in Costa Mesa
The Costa Mesa Ballroom Dance Studio is located on Adams Avenue, and is surrounded by dance clubs where our students can show off their new moves after only a few lessons. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just want to stand out at your favorite social scene, our expert instructors will help you build confidence and mastery. Our welcoming atmosphere and customizable lesson plans make Arthur Murray an ideal dance studio for students at any experience level.
Our customized programs and feedback help you get the most out of every step as we lead you through a variety of dance styles in group or private lessons. From strutting with confidence at the club to holding your own at a special occasion, our mission is to help you reach your dancing goals and have a great time doing it. We help even the most nervous beginners find their footing and walk out of every lesson feeling confident and excited about dance. At Arthur Murray, your first lesson is only $20. Come on by, and we will get you moving!
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