The Best Dance Studio in Newport Beach
Are you a total dance novice? No problem! Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we have taught thousands of dancers over the years, working with everyone from competitive dancers to beginners. No matter where you are in Newport Beach, our dance studio is the place to learn, practice, and perfect your dancing skills. We hire only the very best instructors, and they are experts at tailoring their classes to your unique needs. No matter your ability or your reason for taking dance classes, we’ll have you gliding across the dance floor in no time!
The Arthur Murray Approach
In order to become a skilled dancer, you need to know the steps and movements. However, this is only part of the equation; the other half is you, the dancer. It is this understanding that informs our two-part approach to teaching dance, in which we focus both on teaching dance and shaping dancers. This means that when you finish with your class at Arthur Murray, you will know how and when to move, and also feel comfortable and confident in your abilities.
Every dancer is unique, and that means that your instruction needs to be tailored to you. We offer a comprehensive selection of dance classes, ensuring that both your wants and needs can be met. You can study a specific style of dance—such as Smooth and Standard—or opt for a sampling of styles. With beginner, bronze, silver, and gold levels, you don’t have to worry about things being too easy or getting in over your head. If you are learning with Arthur Murray, you will always be able to find the right class for you.
Types of Dances We Offer
No matter where you are at in Newport Beach, the team at Arthur Murray Dance Studio can get you ready for any occasion. We teach a wide variety of styles, and can help you decide which is best suited for your event. Our instructors like to take a flexible approach, ensuring that you learn the dances you want to learn, and that you have lots of fun while you do it! With us, you can study a single dance, an entire dance style, or craft your own, custom program. Below are the dance styles we currently offer to our Newport Beach dance students.
Who doesn’t love a classic, Hollywood movie? And the dance scenes? Perfection. Right now, you’re probably picturing your favorite Golden Age dance scene, and if you are, the two stars are no doubt performing a Smooth and Standard dance. When you perform these dances, you feel graceful and elegant, and you will command the dance floor. These dances include the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.
Smooth, sensual, and energizing, Latin Dances are perfect for building your confidence and impressing both your dance partner and everyone else in attendance. While this dance style is big for competitive dancers, you don’t need to be at competition level to learn them. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
Fun and social, Country and Western dances are great in any setting. You can cut it up at a local bar, enter into a competition, or just be ready for your next special event. This style of dance is all about smooth gliding and scooting with your partner across the dance floor. So if you thought Country and Western dance was just line dancing, allow us to teach you what this style of dance is all about. 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 every dance falls into a specific category. Those that don’t are called Specialty Dances. These dances combine old and new styles, creating a look that is quite unique. These dances are fun to learn because they work in any setting, and since they tend to be related to other styles of dance, often serve as a jumping off point for learning more and more dances. 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 team loves all the dance styles we teach, but Swing and Rhythm Dances will always be close to our heart. Our namesake, Arthur Murray, was a Swing and Rhythm pioneer, and we all take great pride in our ability to teach this style of dance. 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 to Take Dance Classes
Do you really need a reason to love and study dance? Not at all! At the same time, many of our students turn to us for a specific reason. Let us know why you are pursuing dance and we will help tailor our lessons to your needs and goals.
Come to meet new people or takes classes with your friends? Many of our students attend in groups as a way to relax and unwind, but that doesn’t mean that you will feel lonely if you go solo; a lot of our Newport Beach students use our classes as a way to expand their social circle. In addition to our classes, we also host dance socials so you can connect with the Newport Beach dance community.
Every wedding reception needs a lively dance floor, but not everyone is confident in their abilities. If that is the case, allow the Arthur Murray team to help. We offer classes for the bride and groom, the full wedding party, and even for all the guests. We can help everyone brush up on basic steps or choreograph entire routines. Our goal is to ensure that your special day is everything you dreamed it would be.
Dancing at Special Event
It doesn’t need to be a wedding for you to want to brush up on your dance skills; we are happy to get you ready for any special event. From reunions to galas to cruises and more, our team can ensure that you will be out on the dance floor enjoying yourself, leaving your wallflower days behind.
Competitive Dancing Lessons
Whether you are a seasoned pro looking to perfect your technique, or looking to cross off another item on your bucket list, our competitive dancing lessons can be tailored to you. Our professional instructors can help you develop your individual style, perfect your showmanship, and more. Allow us to get you competition ready.
What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons
If you are in Newport Beach and want to learn how to dance, know that Arthur Murray Dance Studio doesn’t offer cookie-cutter classes. Every class we teach is unique, tailored to the wants and needs of the dancers in the class. No matter the variables at play, we will deliver the instruction you need to continuously improve yourself as a dancer.
Everything starts with an introductory lesson. This lesson is designed to help you get a feel for us while we start learning about you as a dancer. Once this class is finished, your instructor will speak with you about what you want to achieve as a dancer and create a plan that helps you learn and grow. Starting on day one, you get the individualized attention you deserve.
Dance Classes in Newport Beach
No matter where you are in Newport Beach, our Arthur Murray Dance Studio is just a short drive away. Call us or visit us in studio to learn more about our new student special and the classes we teach. We are excited to work with you.