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Dance Lessons for Placentia

Ballroom Dancing in Placentia, CaliforniaArthur Murray Dance Studio will get you dancing like a star, whether you’re looking to gain confidence on the dancefloor at a special event, or your aim is to become a competitive dancer. We teach a wide variety of dances, and our methods make it fun and easy to learn. With expert instructors and affordable classes, we’re an excellent choice for beginners and advanced students alike.

The Arthur Murray Dance Approach

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has more than 70 years of experience in the dance industry. We have perfected a teaching approach that gets students out on the dance floor from day one. We focus on making sure our students get the most out of their classes and work with students to identify and achieve their goals.  

Our approach is a combination of skill-based instruction, developmental programs, and events that prepare students for any dance floor. We ensure our beginning students get a solid foundation, and advanced students build technique and showmanship. We host a wide variety of parties, showcases and competitions so our students have the opportunity to practice in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

Dance Styles We Offer

We love dance in all its forms and styles and offer classes and lessons in Smooth and Standard Dances, Latin, Swing, Country Western, and Specialty dances. Students can learn a single dance style or a variety of different dances. With our method, you’ll gain the skills and techniques that make learning fast and easy.  

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioWhen most people think of ballroom dance, they picture the Smooth and Standard dances made famous by the Golden Age of Hollywood. These traditional dances are elegant and graceful and perfect for romantic moments and special occasions. We teach all the popular Smooth and Standard dances including the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz.

Swing and Rhythm Dances

swing dance couple 2The Swing and Rhythm Dances rose to popularity on American dancefloors during the Swing Era. Arthur Murray Dance Centers was founded during the swing period and played a significant role in bringing them from the clubs to the competition floors. We are experts in Swing and Rhythm and offer classes in the Hustle, the Jitterbug, the West Coast Swing, the Lindy Hop, the Jive, and the East Coast Swing.

Latin Dances

Latin Dances get your heart racing and feet moving. They originated as social dances at South and Central American community events and are performed today in clubs and on stages all over the world. We teach all the standard Latin forms including the Rumba, the Mambo, the Cha-cha, the Bolero, the Salsa, and the Merengue.

Country Western Dances

Country Western Dance is an easy going dance style that is popular at large community events, country dance clubs, and dance competitions. The style originated in the American West. It has a smooth, laid-back feel. We teach partnered Country Western dances including the Country Shuffle, Texas Two-Step, West Coast Swing, Progressive Two-Step, the Western Waltz, and the Country Triple.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzSpecialty Dances are blends of a wide variety of forms. Each dance has unique characteristics but is less rigid than traditional ballroom styles. They are popular in dance clubs and at events all over the world. We offer classes in a variety of specialty dances including the Nightclub Two-Step, the Zouk, the Argentine Tango, and the Bachata.

Reasons for Taking Dance Classes

There’s no perfect reason for taking dance classes. Some students just want to dance confidently at a special occasion, while others want to become competitive dancers. Our instructors work with a wide variety of students and can help you meet your goals, whether you just want to learn a few moves or perform a choreographed routine.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsIf you love getting up and dancing at social events and clubs, Arthur Murray Dance Centers is an excellent choice. We’ll teach you the skills you need to master any dance floor and dance with any partner. We offer classes in a broad selection of social dance styles including Latin, Ballroom, Swing, and Country. We also teach specialty dances that are popular in nightclubs including the Bachata, the Argentine Tango, the Zouk, and the Nightclub Two-Step.


learn to dance for your weddingDancing is central at wedding receptions. The happy couple dances the first dance together and the family dances with the newlyweds to celebrate the occasion, then the rest of the wedding party and the guests join in for hours of dancing and fun. Our expert instructors can help you make the moment memorable, whether you are just looking to learn to waltz or want to perform a romantic, choreographed routine.

Special Events

If you’re looking forward to gala, ball, festival or reunion, but don’t feel confident on the dance floor, Arthur Murray can help. Our classes are designed to get you up and dancing, and we make sure you have plenty of chances to apply what you’ve learned on the dancefloor.

Competitive Dance

dance competitively among other dancersIf dancing competitively is your goal, our progressive programs are an excellent choice. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, we can help you prepare for competition, and can give you the skills you need to wow audiences and judges. We also hold regular balls, showcases, and competitions where students have the opportunity to perform and gain valuable feedback from instructors and judges.

About Arthur Murray Dance Programs

Our programs and classes are designed to help you get the most out of your lessons. We welcome students of all abilities and skill levels, and work with you to identify and reach your personal goals. We offer a variety of classes and programs that build dancers’ skills and confidence.

Teaching Placencia to Dance

We serve Placencia and all of the communities surrounding Orange City. We offer classes during and after standard business hours, so classes are easy to work into your busy schedule. Stop by anytime and ask about our new student special, or schedule an introductory lesson.

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