Arthur Murray Dance Studio Laguna Niguel
Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio welcomes all students. We work with seasoned professionals as well as lifelong wallflowers who just want to pick up a few moves and build their confidence. No matter which describes you, or if you fall somewhere in the middle, our teachers can deliver the instruction you need to become your best self. We have worked with thousands of dancers over the years, and our experience allows us to meet your needs, no matter what they are. Let us get you moving on the dance floor!
The Arthur Murray Approach
What are the qualities of a talented dancer? Chances are you are thinking about things like the steps, the arm movements, and timing. But what you are likely forgetting, and what many dance studios also forget, is that the dancer is just as important as any of the elements taught. Every student is unique and brings strengths, weaknesses, interests, and personality to the dance floor. Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, our approach always considers both halves of the story: the dancer and the dance.
If you are going to become the best dancer you can be, you need instruction that is tailored to you. We have a comprehensive selection of dance classes, making it easy to find the class or classes that work for you. We even create custom programs for students that want to try a little bit of everything. All of our dance classes are taught at four levels: beginner, bronze, silver, and gold. This ensures that our instruction is always challenging enough to be satisfying, but accessible enough to avoid frustration. Your perfect class is waiting for you at Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio.
Dance Styles We Teach
If Laguna Niguel is home, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio team can get you moving your feet and swinging to the beat. We offer many different dance styles at our studio, and if you aren’t sure which one is best for you, our instructors will help you pick the right one. Below are the dance styles we love to teach!
Do you ever lament the fact that Hollywood just doesn’t make films like it used to? While you might think that the grace, elegance, and style of Golden Age Hollywood is gone for good, the truth is that you can find it right here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Here, the Golden Age lives on, but this time, you are the star. Among these dances we teach are the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.
If you study Latin Dances with us, you will soon be setting the dance floor on fire. There is no style that is as passionate, sensual, or invigorating as Latin Dance. When you study this style of dance, you do more than become a better dancer; you also build your confidence and get fit in the process. While this style of dance is the king of competitions, you do not need to be a competitive dancer to make the most of our Latin Dance classes. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
All of our dance styles are great for having fun, but we do think that Country and Western Dances are more sociable than most styles. Why do we think that? Because they work everywhere! From bars to weddings, these dances are easy to learn and easy to adapt to any environment. If you are picturing line dancing, this description might sound confusing, but this dance style is all about partner dances with smooth gliding and scooting. 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.
Some of the dances we teach do not fit in a regular style. These dances are what we call specialty dances. They combine old and new styles and borrow from various cultures to create something unique. And since they borrow from many styles, they can help you experiment with dance. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
We adore every dance style we teach, but Swing and Rhythm Dances do hold a special place in our heart. Arthur Murray was a pioneer of this dance style, and we take great pride in the fact that we keep it alive. 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
We don’t think you need a reason to take dance lessons. Everyone can benefit from the fun and skills they offer. That being said, most of our students do come to us because they have a specific event or goal in mind. At your first lesson, let us know why you are studying dance and we will tailor your instruction to your needs and goals.
Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we focus on partner dances, which makes our classes great for socializing. We have groups of friends taking classes together, couples looking for a unique date night, and even solo dancers who come here to make new friends. In addition to our classes, we also offer dance socials to help you connect with the Laguna Niguel dance community.
No one wants to attend a wedding that doesn’t have a lively dance floor. Despite that fact, not everyone at your wedding will feel confident in their abilities. Does this mean you have to accept the fact that you might have a wedding full of wallflowers? Not at all! The Arthur Murray team is here to help. We can provide the bride and groom with classes, ensuring the first dance is picture perfect. Our studio also offers classes for the wedding party, and even all the guests. We can handle everything from the basic steps all the way to choreographed routines. Allow us to make your wedding everything you want it to be.
Weddings aren’t the only events with a dance floor. No matter what special event you have coming up, we will help you learn the steps you need to feel confident on the dance floor. From reunions to galas to cruises and more, our team will make sure you’re cutting it up, not holding up the wall.
Competitive Dance Lessons
We take on both seasoned pros and novices looking to cross another item off their bucket list. Whatever your level, whatever your goals, we can tailor our competitive dance lessons to you. Our professional instructors will deliver precisely what you need. Allow us to get you geared up for your competition; we will be cheering you on the whole way.
What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons
If you are in Laguna Niguel and want to learn how to dance, Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is the place to learn. Here, we do not offer cookie-cutter lessons. Instead, we modify every class so that it builds upon previous lessons while perfectly addressing your wants and needs and a dancer. Your continuous growth is our number one goal.
Your journey with us starts with a $20 introductory lesson. This lesson is designed to help you get a feel for the way we teach while allowing us to get to know who you are as a dancer. At the end of the class, the instructor will speak with you about what your goals are and will then help you craft your custom plan. From day number one, you get the individual attention you deserve and that is central to the Arthur Murray experience.
Teaching Laguna Niguel to Dance
No matter where you are in Laguna Niguel, our Arthur Murray Lake Forest Dance Studio is a short trip via the I-5. 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 get you moving your feet and dancing with confidence on the dance floor!