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Arthur Murray Dance Studio Laguna Beach

Ballroom Dancing in Laguna Beach, CaliforniaWhether dance is a lifelong passion of yours or you are just looking to try something new, the instructors at Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio will have you perfecting your moves or picking up the basics—as well as everything in between. We have worked with thousands of dancers over the years, helping them find their footing, so to speak. No matter where you are in Laguna Beach, our dance studio is where you need to go to learn, practice, and perfect your dance skills. Let us get you gliding across the dance floor with confidence!

The Arthur Murray Approach

What does it take to be a great dancer? There are the steps, the timing, and the movements, to put it simply. But something many dance schools forget about is the dancer. Each student who comes to us is unique, bringing their individual strengths and personalities to the dance floor. Here at Arthur Murray, we never neglect the personal aspect of dance.

As we said, every dance is unique, and that means that if you are going to become your very best, you need instruction that is tailored to fit you. Our comprehensive selection of dance classes allows you to experiment and find the style that suits you best. Or, if you prefer, you can pick and choose dances from all sorts of dance styles, creating a custom program. All of our dance styles can be taught at four different levels—beginner, bronze, silver, and gold—so our instruction will never be too hard or too easy for you. With Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio, the right class for you is always right here.

Types of Dances We Teach

If you call Laguna Beach home, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio team can get you moving your feet and hopping to the beat. We teach a plethora of dance styles, so you can bet that the style that interests you is one we offer. Not sure which style to learn? No worries! Our instructors can easily determine which is best for your upcoming event, interests, and abilities. Below are the dance styles we love to teach to our Laguna Beach dance students.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioHollywood just doesn’t make films like the used to. The grace, the elegance, the style of the Golden Age is long gone—unless you study Smooth and Standard Dances at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Here, the Golden Age is alive and well, except this time you get to be the star. Among these dances we teach are the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.

Latin Dances

If you are looking to set the dance floor on fire, Latin Dances are the way to go. These dances are sultry, passionate, and invigorating. When studying this dance style, you don’t just improve your dance skills; you also build your confidence. Although Latin Dances are big in competition, you do not need to be a competitive dancer to enjoy 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

Out of all the dance styles we teach, we think that Country and Western Dances are the most fun and sociable. Great in any setting, these are dances that you can learn quickly and adapt to your environment and partner. Use them at the local bar, enter into a competition, or just keep your moves in your back pocket so you can bust them out at your next event. 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.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzNot every dance we teach fits neatly into a specific category. When we come across one of these dances, we call it a specialty dance. These dances combine old and new styles from various cultures, creating a dance that is one of a kind. Not only are these dances fun to learn, but since they borrow from other dance styles, they can also help you make the jump into one of our other classes. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.

Swing and Rhythm Dances

swing dance couple 2We love dance in all of its forms, so we adore every style we teach. At the same time, we cannot deny that Swing and Rhythm Dances will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our namesake, Arthur Murray, was a pioneer in this style of dance, and we take pride in our dedication to keeping this form of dance alive and well. 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

The Arthur Murray team doesn’t think you need a reason to study dance. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy something so fun and energizing? That said, many of our students do come to us because they have a specific event or goal in mind. When you come for your first lesson, let us know why you are wanting to study dance and we can help to tailor our instruction to your individual needs and goals.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsThe focus at our Arthur Murray Dance Studio is on partner dances, and that means that our classes are a great place for socializing. We have many students who come with friends or on dates so they can have tons of fun together. We also have many dancers who arrive solo that we partner up for our classes, so they can be a great way to meet someone new. And in addition to our classes, Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio also hosts dance socials, allowing you to meet others in the Laguna Beach dance community.

Wedding Dances

learn to dance for your weddingA wedding isn’t complete without a lively dance floor. However, not all of your guests will feel confident in their abilities. So should you resign yourself to a wedding full of wallflowers? Not at all! Allow the Arthur Murray team to help. We offer classes for the bride and groom, ensuring a beautiful first dance, as well as classes for the wedding party and even for all of your guests. We can focus on basic steps or we can choreograph and entire routine that will make for the ultimate wedding video. In essence, we can offer whatever classes you need to make your special day everything you dream of.

Special Events

Weddings aren’t the only special events with a dance floor. No matter what your special event is, we can help you learn the steps you need while building your confidence. From reunions to galas to cruises and more, our team will get you dancing and enjoying yourself rather than holding up the wall.

Competitive Dance Lessons

dance competitively among other dancersWhether you are a seasoned pro looking to put the finishing touches on a routine or you are looking to gear up for your first ever competition, our competitive dance lessons can be tailored to you. Our professional instructors can focus on the basic movements as well as developing your individual style and personality. Allow us to get you ready for your competition and cheer you on the whole way.  

What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons

If you are in Laguna Beach and want to learn how to dance, Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is the studio to choose. Here, we do not do cookie-cutter classes. Instead, we make certain that each class we teach is different from the one before it and all of our instruction is tailored to the needs and wants of our dancers. We are always focused on your continuous growth.

Your journey begins with an introductory lesson. This lesson is designed to help you get a feel for us while also allowing us to understand you as a dancer. As the class wraps up, your instructor will speak with you one on one to learn about what you want to achieve as a dancer and craft a plan that will help you reach your goals. Even on day one, you get the custom, Arthur Murray experience.

Teaching Laguna Beach to Dance

No matter where you are in Laguna Beach, our Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is a quick drive away via the 133. Call us or stop in at the studio to learn more about our new student special and the dances we teach. We cannot wait to help you learn to dance!

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