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The Best Dance Studio in Belmont Shores

Ballroom Dancing in Belmont Shores, CaliforniaPerhaps you are a skilled dancer; maybe you have even won some competitions. Or you might be a true novice who has spent more time holding up the wall than on the dance floor. In either case, or if you fall somewhere in the middle, Arthur Murray Dance Studio can teach you the skills you need and build your confidence in the process. We have taught thousands of dancers at all skill levels. Now, we want to be given the chance to teach you.

If you call Belmont Shores home, Arthur Murray is the place to learn, practice, and perfect your dance skills. We hire only the top instructors, and they excel at crafting custom programs and tailoring their classes to the individual needs of our students. Beginner or expert, no matter your motivation, we will have you proudly dancing across the dance floor!

The Arthur Murray Approach to Dance Classes

What are the core qualities of dance? Rhythm, balance, movement, grace? While all of these are important, they are just half of what it takes to make dance great; the other half is you. The truth is that teaching the steps is easy. What requires talent and dedication is helping a dancer become their best self. But this is what the Arthur Murray team excels at.

At our studio, we take a two-part approach to dance instruction, focusing on both the dance and the dancer. Part of what makes dance so beautiful is how individual it is, and that means we need to recognize each dancer as unique, their strengths and needs being different from all others. Our talented instructors and comprehensive class offerings ensure that you will always have access to the instruction you need.

When you choose to make us your Belmont Shores studio, we let you steer the ship. You can choose to learn a certain style of dance, a single dance, or come up with your own menu of dances from various styles. And all of our classes are offered at multiple levels, so you can choose the level that best fits your abilities: beginner, bronze, silver, or gold. Your ideal class is right here, just waiting for you to join.

Types of Dances We Teach

If you are in Belmont Shores, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the perfect place for you to cut a rug and have some fun. We teach so many different dance styles, you will never struggle to find the right one for you. And if you are not sure what style is best for your interests or event, our instructors will be able to help you pick the right one. Below are the dance styles we currently offer Belmont Shores.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioModern film rarely showcases dance scenes. But classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood? Dance scenes were plentiful. They were elegant and graceful and made you wish that you could move like the stars did. And you can. Those dances you, and generations before you, admire so much are Smooth and Standard Dances. Among the dances we teach from this style are the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.

Latin Dances

Passionate, sensual, and always impressive, Latin Dances are beautiful to watch and a thrill to dance. As an added benefit, this style of dance is quite athletic, making it the most enjoyable workout you will ever have! Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.

Country and Western Dances

This style of dance is ideal for social situations. Hearing the name, you are likely picturing line dancing, but let us assure you that Country and Western dances are so much more. This style is focused on partner dancing, gliding around the dance floor. 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 all dances are easy to label. For the dances that don’t quite fit into any one category, we have Specialty Dances. This category features many, varied dances that combine elements from modern dances and classic routines. These dances are great in any setting, even dance clubs, and their semblance to other dance styles means they make it easy to pick up other styles. 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 2The Arthur Murray team adores all the styles of dance we teach. However, we are named after Arthur Murray, and as a result, we are quite partial to the dance style he played such a key role in developing. We can 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 in Belmont Shores

For the members of the Arthur Murray team, dance is our life. Considering this, we don’t feel like you need a reason to take up dance. With that said, many of our students due turn to us for specific reasons. It is important that you tell us about your motivations so we can address them in our lessons and help you reach your goals. Below are some common reasons our students take dance classes.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsHave you ever wondered what made people start dancing in the first place? Before we were awed by its beauty or hosting dance competitions, we danced as a way of socializing. And we still do. Dance is a wonderful way to meet new people and connect with those you already cherish. Take our classes solo or with friends, and attend our dance socials so you can get to know others in the Belmont Shores dance community.

Wedding Dances

learn to dance for your weddingNo wedding is complete without at least a few special dances, if not a lively dance floor. But we know that not everyone is proud of their dancing prowess. If you are less-than-confident in your dancing abilities, allow our instructors to help. For the happy couple, we can practice your first dance. We also offer classes for the entire wedding party as a way to have fun and impress on the big day, and even choreographed dances for all the guests. We will do whatever it takes to make your special day as memorable as can be.

Special Events

When people get together and are having fun, dancing is almost always part of the equation. Rather than sitting out at your next reunion or gala, light up the dance floor. We can help you learn the exact dances you need to feel confident.

Competitive Dancing Lessons

dance competitively among other dancersMaybe you have been competing for years and want to polish your performance. Maybe you have never been in a dance competition in your life, but you figure you only live once, and you might as well give it a whirl. Whatever your motivation, we will have you ready to impress at your next—or first—dance competition.

What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons

If you are in Belmont Shores and want to improve your dance skills, you need to select a studio that takes a customized approach. Arthur Murray Dance Studio never teaches the same class twice. The dances may remain the same, but the dances are unique, and that means the classes are as well.

The process starts with your $20 introductory lesson, allowing you to get a better feel for how we work and us to understand what you need as a dancer. From there, we will craft your custom program. From the first day you are with us, you are getting the individual attention you need to succeed.

Dance Classes in Belmont Shores

If you are in Belmont Shores, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is never more than a short drive away. Give us a call or go ahead and stop in at the studio so we can tell you about our new student special. We cannot wait to teach you how to dance!

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