Here at our Oceanside dance studio, we have a reputation for helping professional dancers consistently improve their skills and showmanship, helping them impress the judges and wow the crowds. But we do not just work with professional dancers; we also help those who have never danced before, as well as those who haven’t stepped onto the dance floor in a while. Thanks to our individualized approach, we can help dancers of all abilities and interests. If you want to have fun with dance, Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Oceanside is here to help!
The Arthur Murray Approach
There are plenty of dance studios in and around Carlsbad. So why should you choose to study at our Oceanside dance studio? Because our approach makes all the difference. We teach the dances, but we also focus on developing the dancer by building confidence and focusing on the joy that dance brings.
We are able to do this because we offer a comprehensive selection of classes. You never need to worry about being bored with easy lessons or stressed by those that are too difficult. Here at our Oceanside dance studio, you learn the dances you want to learn at a level that challenges you without frustrating you. We offer beginner, bronze, silver, and gold levels for all of our dance styles, and we also offer individual classes that are 100% tailored to you. There is a reason Carlsbad chooses us for learning to dance.
Dance Styles We Teach
Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we do not teach every style of dance imaginable. Instead, we stick to what we do best, allowing us to offer you superior dance instruction. If you know which style you want to study, just let us know. And if you aren’t sure which you should learn, we can help you figure it out. Below are the dance styles we currently offer to our Carlsbad dance students.
We adore the grace and beauty of ballroom dancing portrayed in the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, our teachers will help you learn all the classic standard and smooth dances that you love, from the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz and the Quickstep. Be the star of the dance floor at our ballroom dancing events and glide across the room with ease.
Our students love studying Latin Dance. This style of dance is passionate, fun, and athletic. It is a great way to enjoy yourself while getting in shape. And don’t be intimidated by it. Yes, it looks difficult when you watch professional dancers on television, but we promise, anyone can learn the Latin Dances. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
You don’t need to be a cowboy or cowgirl to enjoy these dances. While the name tends to make people think of line dancing, this style is actually focused on simple yet elegant partner dances that work in any setting. From the local dive bar to an elegant ballroom, Country and Western Dances work everywhere. 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.
Most dances fit into specific categories. But not all of them do. When we come across these dances that defy definition, we call them Specialty Dances. These dances borrow from other styles, creating a fusion that is fun and invigorating. As an added benefit, studying these dances makes it easy to pick up other dance styles down the road. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
While we are great at teaching all dance styles we offer, Swing and Rhythm is where we made our name. It is also where our namesake made his. Arthur Murray was a pioneer in this style of dance, and we are proud to carry on his work. 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, taught right here at our Oceanside dance studio.
Reasons to Take Dance Lessons
You do not need to come with us with a specific reason for studying dance. However, many people come to us with a specific goal or event in mind. It is important that you let us know why you are taking lessons so we can tailor our instruction to helping you meet your goals. Below are some of the reasons students have studied dance with us in the past.
Whether you are looking to meet new people or just want to partake in a fun activity with the friends you already know and love, dance is a great way to do it. We also host dance socials that allow you to get to know more people in the Carlsbad dance community.
When it comes to weddings, we have done it all. From helping the couple look great during their first dance to choreographing numbers for the entire wedding party, we can help make your special day all you want it to be.
Special Events Dance
And weddings are not the only special events we can help you prepare for. Since dance floors are at most every special event, we are ready to help. From galas to cruises and more, we will have you confidently gliding along to the music.
We have helped thousands of dancers gear up for competitions. In some cases, these were dancers who had been competing for years and had many trophies to their names. In other cases, they had never danced before at all. No matter your level of experience with competitive dance, we will have you ready to impress.
Teaching Carlsbad to Dance
Whether you are looking for a little fun or have a specific goal in mind, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the dance studio for Carlsbad. It all starts with a no-risk, $20 introductory lesson. All you need to do is stop in at our studio or give us a call. We cannot wait to help you discover your love of dance!