The Best Huntington Beach Dance Studio
Arthur Murray Dance Studio has taught thousands of dancers from Huntington Beach over the years, from training novice dancers to learn the basic steps of popular ballroom dances to helping competitive dancers polish their moves and everything dancing related in between in. No matter where you are in Huntington Beach, our dance instructors will teach you how to dance; whether you’d like to learn the Waltz, practice the Tango, or perfect your Salsa dance skills, we’re here every dance step of the way!
Have a Blast While Learning How to Dance from the Pros!
For our Huntington Beach dance students, we have the best and brightest instructors to teach you how to dance at our studio, ensuring that you’ll be having fun at every dance class you attend! Our dance teachers are experts when it comes to customizing their instruction to cater to your individual needs. No matter how seasoned you are as a dancer or why you want to take lessons, we will have you gliding across the dance floor with confidence!
The Arthur Murray Approach
A large part of dancing are the steps and movements, but this is really just part of the story. However, the most important part of dancing is you, the dancer. Our two-part dancing approach is centered on this idea, guiding our instructors to focus on both teaching dance and shaping dancers. What does this mean for you? It means you’ll be feeling great showing off your dance moves and your confidence will shine on the dance floor!
Every dancer from Huntington Beach we teach is unique, and that means that tailored dancing instruction is key. Arthur Murray offers a comprehensive selection of dance classes, so it is easy to find the class you both want and need.
With us, you can learn a style of dance—such as Ballroom Dances—or opt for a sampling of styles such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa and more! We offer beginner, bronze, silver, and gold levels, allowing you to always opt for the right amount of challenge to keep things interesting. With us, the perfect dance class is always waiting for you.
Types of Dances We Offer
If you are in Huntington Beach, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio can help you perfect your dance moves. We teach a wide variety of styles and can help you determine which ones are best for you to learn. Our instructors work hard to make sure you learn the dances while having lots of fun doing it!
Learn a single dance such as the Foxtrot or become an expert in a specific dance style such as Ballroom Dancing or come up with your own dance program. Below are the dance styles we currently teach to our Huntington Beach dance students.
Our ballroom dances are the cornerstone of what classical dancing is depicted as in every movie seen on the big screen. Dances such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and the Tango are considered some of the most beautiful smooth and standard types of dancing. These dances have been favorites by casual and professional dancers everywhere and have stood the test of time.
Energetic, athletic, and always sensual, Latin Dances are a great way to build your self-confidence. While this style is big in dance competitions, you don’t need to be looking to compete to learn. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
Light and social, Country and Western dances are great for any occasion and any setting. The smooth moves are well-suited to bars, competition, and even special events. If you are currently picturing line dancing, know that this style of dance is so much more. Centered on smooth gliding and scooting around, it can be quite elegant. 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 dances fit neatly into a specific category. When this happens, we include it in our Specialty Dances. These are dances that combine the old and the new to create something that is truly unique. You are sure to enjoy learning these dances because they are fun and work in any setting. And since they are often closely related to other styles of dance, they can serve as your starting point for studying other styles. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
The Arthur Murray Dance Studio is passionate about all the dances we teach for our Huntington Beach members, but Swing and Rhythm dances are special to us. Arthur Murray, our namesake, was a leader in the creation of Swing and Rhythm dances, and we are proud to follow in his footsteps by teaching these dances. 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 for Taking Dance Classes in Huntington Beach
We think that dancing is so wonderful, that no one needs a specific reason to study it. However, many of our students do have personal reasons for taking our classes. When you finish your initial class, let us know what your motivations are so we can tailor our instruction to your goals. Below are just some of the reasons our students take dance classes.
Why do people dance? Long before there were competitions, dance troupes, and other public performances, dance was used to socialize. And that is still one of the best reasons to learn to dance. With our classes, you can come and meet new people, or take a class with a group of your friends so you can get out and enjoy each other’s company. In addition to our classes, Arthur Murray Dance Studio also hosts dance socials, allowing you to meet more people within the Huntington Beach dance community.
No wedding reception in Huntington Beach is complete without a dance floor. At the same time, not everyone is excited to hop on it and let loose. Allow the Arthur Murray team to help. We can offer bride and groom classes to ensure your first dance is picture-perfect. We can hold classes for the entire wedding party, or even all the guests. Many couples turn to us to choreograph dances that make for great photos and videos, as well as great fun.
Weddings aren’t the only special event where dancing is key; there are plenty of events that you might want to brush up on your skills for. From reunions to cruises to bar/bat mitzvahs and more, we will make sure you are not a wallflower the next time you encounter a dance floor.
Competitive Dancing Lessons
Maybe you are a seasoned pro looking to perfect your movements. Or maybe you have never danced professionally in your life and are looking to cross an item off of your bucket list. No matter what your reasons are, our professional instructors can offer you the competitive lessons you need to be ready for your next competition.
What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons
If you are in Huntington Beach and want to learn how to dance, you need a studio that offers a customized approach. Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers a unique approach to teaching our dance classes. No two classes are ever the same, and every class is tailored to the needs of the dancers in the class. We look at all the variables and craft lessons that continuously improve your dancing ability.
Your journey begins with a $20 introductory lesson. This lesson allows you to get a feel for us and helps us start learning about who you are as a dancer. Once this class is over, we will sit down and talk to you about your goals, then create a plan to help you learn and grow. From the very first lesson, you receive the individual attention you deserve.
Teaching Huntington Beach to Dance
No matter where you are in Huntington Beach, our studio is a short drive away. Call us today or drop in at the studio to learn more about our classes and our new student special. We look forward to working with you.