Dance Lessons for Yorba Linda
Arthur Murray Dance Centers is the go-to studio for anyone in Yorba Linda who wants to learn to dance. Whether you want to brush up your current skills or are just beginning, our instructors can help you reach your goal and ensure you’re having fun. We deliver superior instruction, affordable rates, and flexible programs, so you get what you need to take your dancing to the next level.
The Arthur Murray Dance Approach
Arthur Murray has more than 70 years of experience in the dance industry. Our approach is more than a teaching technique. It is designed to get students on the dance floor from day one. You’ll start with an introductory lesson that will give you a feel for our studio and help our instructor identify your goals and needs. We use that information to create a personalized plan that will get you to your goal.
Our program is structured, so students start at any level and learn at their pace. We use a blend of progressive lessons, skill-based instruction, practice parties, showcases, competitions, and special events to prepare students for real-life dance floors. We ensure that beginners get a sound foundation, and experienced dancers learn advanced techniques.
Dance Styles We Offer
At Arthur Murray Studios, we teach a broad variety of dances from five major dance categories: Smooth and Standard, Country Western, Latin, Swing and Rhythm, and Specialty. Each category has a distinct style, and many of the dances share steps and moves, so it’s easy to focus on a single dance or learn all the dances within a category. If variety inspires you, learn a few dances from each group.
Smooth and Standard Dances embody classic ballroom dancing. Traditional standards like the Quickstep, the Foxtrot, the elegant Waltz, and Viennese Waltz are crowd favorites, and the Tango is embraced by dancers everywhere. These dances are a great place to start, whether you plan on performing competitively, or just want to be prepared for an upcoming event.
Country Western Dance
If you love country western, you’ll love the Country Swing, the Country Western Waltz, the West Coast Swing, the Texas Two-Step, the Country Shuffle, the Progressive Two-Step, and the Country Triple. For beginners, we break it all down into easy to learn steps and movements, and advanced students learn all the techniques and tricks that wow judges and audiences.
We teach a wide variety of Latin dances from the popular Cha-Cha to the lesser known Paso Doble. Beginners will love the Merengue, and the steps translate easily into the Bolero, Mambo, and Rumba. To get a dose of Brazilian and Cuban flavor, try the Samba, or get a dash of Columbia and Puerto Rican style with the Salsa.
Swing and Rhythm Dance
Swing took America by storm in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and it continues to be a dance floor favorite. These energetic dances are fun and help dancers build rhythm and athleticism. We teach the East and West Coast Swing as well as the Hustle, Lindy Hop, Jive, and Jitterbug.
Specialty Dances defy classification. They each bring together a unique blend of cultures and styles that make them exciting and enduringly popular worldwide. We teach a selection of Specialty Dances including the Bachata, the Argentine Tango, the Zouk, and the Nightclub Two-Step.
Reasons for Taking Dance Classes
Arthur Murray Dance Studios welcomes dancers of all ages and levels. There’s no single reason for taking dance classes, and we can help you meet your goals whether you want to compete, dance socially, or pick up some moves for an upcoming event. With our personalized programs and expert instructors, you can master any dance floor.
If you just want to be comfortable dancing in any social setting, social dance is for you. Our instructors understand social dancing and can put together a simple plan to teach you everything you need to know to dance confidently at a ball, reunion, gala, or community festival. We’ll have you out on the dance floor in no time at all.
Lots of students come to Arthur Murray Dance Centers to prepare for an upcoming wedding. We help happy couples create choreographed performances; wedding parties pull together a fun surprise dance number; parents master the father/daughter dance; and guests gain confidence. We can also design a dance to match a special song and remix the song to make it the perfect length and tempo.
If you’re preparing for a special event and want to brush up on your dance skills, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is an excellent choice. We help students get ready for any event, whether it’s a casual get-together or a formal gathering. Our instructors love to dance and can teach you a particular style, or give you a broad skill set so you’re ready for whatever happens.
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, we can prepare you for any dance competition. Our program is structured, so students build on their foundations as they progress. Arthur Murray’s silver and gold programs focus on teaching advanced skills and techniques that competitive dancers need. We also have plenty of showcases and events where students can get valuable feedback and polish their routine.
About Arthur Murray Dance Programs
At Arthur Murray Dance Programs, we help students identify their goal and reach their potential. Our programs are designed to take you to the next level, no matter what your current skills and abilities are. We want to get everyone out on the dance floor, and our tailored programs are designed to make learning fast and easy.
Teaching Yorba Linda to Dance
We are proud to serve Yorba Linda and all the greater Orange City communities. We schedule classes during and after regular business hours so students with busy schedules can find a convenient time. Stop by and ask about our new student special, or call us anytime to schedule an introductory lesson.