Dance Lessons for Villa Park
Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the top choice for expert dance lessons in the Villa Park area. We welcome experienced dancers and beginners alike. With professional instructors and a wide variety of classes and dance styles to choose from, we have everything you need to feel and look good on any dance floor.
The Arthur Murray Approach
Arthur Murray Dance Studio focuses on delivering excellent instruction, so students become strong, confident dancers. With over 70 years of industry experience, we have perfected our methods to make dance fun and easy to learn. Our approach is more than a teaching technique. It’s a program that gets students up and dancing from day one.
We structure our program so beginning and advanced students can focus on developing the skills they need to advance to the next level. Beginning students learn at their pace and build a well-rounded foundation, while advanced students work on technique and showmanship. Everyone gets plenty of chances to practice with their partner and with other dancers and the opportunity to perform at presentations and competitions.
Dance Styles We Offer
At Arthur Murray, there is a wide selection of classes to choose from. Our program is flexible, so students can focus on learning one style, or study multiple styles at the same time. We teach all the standard dance forms and offer group classes or private instruction in Smooth and Standard, Country Western, Swing and Rhythm, and Specialty Dance styles.
The Smooth and Standard dances are the styles that most people picture when they think of ballroom dancing. These elegant dances are favorites at events and competitions worldwide and highly popular in film and television. We teach all the Smooth and Standard dances including the Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and Waltz.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
Swing and Rhythm Dances are the fun and athletic dances that rose to fame on American dancefloors during the Swing Era of the 1920s – 1940s. These vibrant dances have a special place in our hearts; Arthur Murray Dance Studio was founded during the swing period, which played a significant role in its rise to prominence. We offer classes and lessons in the West Coast Swing, the Hustle, the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop, the Jive, and East Coast Swing.
Latin Dances are vibrant and provocative dances that are fun to learn and an excellent way to spice up your day. They originated in South and Central America and are performed on stages all over the world in competitions and clubs. We teach all the standard forms including the Mambo, Cha-cha, Bolero, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa.
Country Western Dances
Country Western Dances are a laid-back social dance style that originated in the American West. Today, they are performed in competitions, at country dance clubs, and large community events. We teach a selection of Country Western Dances, including the Texas Two-Step, the Country Shuffle, West Coast Swing, the Progressive Two-Step, the Country Triple, and the Western Waltz.
Specialty Dances are a blend of old and new dances that are fusions of traditional and contemporary forms. Each style is unique. Some are partnered, and some are not. Some are intense while others are casual. We love specialty dances and teach the Argentine Tango, the Nightclub Two-Step, The Bachata, and the Zouk.
Reasons for Taking Dance Classes
Arthur Murray Dance Centers embrace dance in all its forms and strive to teach students all the skills and techniques they need no matter their reason for learning. Whether you want to learn to dance at social events, perform a memorable dance at a wedding or special occasion, or dance competitively, our instructors will ensure you meet your goals.
If you just want to get out onto the dance floor and dance at events and clubs, social dance is for you. We welcome dancers of all abilities and fitness areas. With our expert instruction, you’ll learn all the skills you need to master any dance floor. You’ll also get plenty of practice time during our classes and social dance events.
Dancing is an important main event at weddings. Whether you’re the happy couple, their parents, a guest, or part of the wedding party, dance classes are a great way to prepare for the big day. Private lessons are an excellent choice if you want to perform a choreographed dance, and group classes are ideal if you’re just looking to learn the basics.
Dance lessons are a great way to prepare for a special event, and we teach a broad range of dance styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect class. Whether you’re preparing for a ball, holiday gala, reunion or other events, our instructors will help you identify your goals and teach you the dance skills you need for any occasion.
Competitive dancing takes skill and dedication. Through our progressive program, students build a solid foundation and learn all the techniques needed to impress audiences and judges alike. We teach you more than the steps and moves; our advanced classes help you develop showmanship skills, advanced techniques, and poise.
About Arthur Murray Dance Programs
Arthur Murray Dance Studio trains students of all levels and abilities. Our dance teachers are chosen carefully and must complete our training program to ensure they deliver top-notch lessons. We offer individual lessons or group classes.
Get started right away by taking scheduling an introductory lesson with us. During your introductory lesson, the instructor will assess your skill level and help you to identify your personal goals.
Teaching Villa Park to Dance
We proudly serve the Villa Park community. Our classes are scheduled during and after business hours so that anyone can fit them into their schedule. Stop by our studio anytime and ask us about our new student special.