For some people, the dance floor is their personal nightmare. They feel awkward, shuffling around, struggling to find the rhythm. If this is you, we can help. Our Solana Beach dance instructors will give you the skills and confidence you need to get out there and have fun the next time you encounter a dance floor.
And if you love to dance already? Great! We also offer high level classes and one-on-one instruction to ensure that you can continuously improve. No matter who you are, no matter what experience you have, we are the dance studio for Mira Mar residents.
The Arthur Murray Approach
With multiple dance studios in and around Mira Mar, why should our Solana Beach dance studio be the one you choose? In addition to our incredible instructors and fun classes, there is one big reason why you should choose us: the Arthur Murray approach.
Most dance studios are more than able to teach dances. You can go to them and learn the steps and how to perform them in time with the music. But most dance studios do not go beyond that to help develop the dancer unless they are working with competitive dancers. But we give this consideration to every student we teach.
Without focus on the dancer, dancing is robotic, relying on rote memorization. This may pass on the average dance floor, but it isn’t enjoyable. And why dance unless you are having fun? We teach the steps, the beats, the arm movements, but we also build confidence and help you find the joy of dance.
And we are able to do this because we offer a comprehensive selection of classes. This makes it easy for us to tailor our instruction to your needs. In the end, you come out a better and more confident dancer.
The Dance Styles We Teach
For our team, the goal is not to teach every possible style of dance. Instead, our goal is to be the best at what we do teach. To help, we only teach a few styles of dance, allowing us to perfect our abilities and pass our knowledge on to you. Below are the dance styles we currently teach our Mira Mar dance students.
For many of us, ballroom dances are the first type of dance we ever saw on screen. From old Hollywood films to Disney cartoons to dance competitions, ballroom dancing is part of the fabric of our culture. As you learn these dances, you are sure to fall in love with their charming sophistication and the ease with which you can dance them. Among these dances we teach are the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep.
This passionate dance style is fun to dance, fun to watch, and fun for us to teach. Many of our students study this style of dance because it is an excellent workout as well. And if you think it is too complicated, know that our instructors are excellent at making their classes accessible to all students, so even if you can’t pull off all the moves just yet, you will get there eventually. Included amongst the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.
Country and Western Dances
If the name makes you think of line dancing, think again. These dances are elegant partner dances that focus on smooth gliding and scooting. And they work in most any setting, from your local bar to an elegant ballroom. 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.
Not every dance fits into a category. Because some dances borrow from multiple styles, they defy definition, so we term these Specialty Dances. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.
Swing and Rhythm Dances
Our namesake was the king of swing, so we take great pride in keeping his legacy alive. This style of dance is fun, social, and gives you an excuse to wear vintage and stylish clothes. 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 Solana Beach dance studio.
Reasons to Take Dance Lessons
Since we are dance instructors, dance is essentially our life. As you would imagine, we think everyone should learn to dance, no reason needed. But, with that said, many people come to us for specific purposes, such as a goal they want to meet or an event they want to prepare for. Below are some reasons Mira Mar dance students study with us.
Before anyone ever took to a stage to dance, humans used dance to socialize. Our classes are designed to ensure that you can have fun learning dance by meeting new people or connecting with friends you already have. We also host dance socials so you can really get to know others in the Mira Mar dance community.
Everyone wants their special day to be perfect, and while we cannot account for anything else, we can make your dance floor something special. From couple’s classes to choreographed numbers for the guests, we do it all. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will make it happen.
Special Events Dance
While weddings may be the number one event for dancing, there are others where you will be expected to hop on the dance floor. From high school reunions to cruises to the company holiday party, you need to be ready to show off your moves. And we can help you get ready and leave those wallflower days in the dust.
Maybe you have been competing for years and want to perfect your performance. Maybe you have never been in a competition in your life. Whatever your motivation, we will have you ready to impress at your next—or first—dance competition. And we will cheer you on the whole way.
Teaching Mira Mar to Dance
Whether you are new to dance or have been dancing your whole life, we have the class for you. And you get to try it out risk free with our $20 introductory lesson. Give us a call or stop in at our studio so we can start working with you.