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Hermosa Beach’s Best Dance Studio is Arthur Murray

Ballroom Dancing in Hermosa Beach, CaliforniaArthur Murray Dance Studio offers dance classes to Hermosa Beach residents. Our dance classes are fun for any age and professionally taught by proficient, passionate dance instructors whose goal is to get you feeling confident and inspired on the dance floor.

Maybe you are looking to gear up for a professional competition, or perhaps you are wanting to impress at an upcoming wedding. No matter your motivation to learn how to dance in Hermosa Beach, we offer you the dance class you need.

The Arthur Murray Approach to Learning How to Dance

The steps and movements are only half the story; the other half is the dance itself. At our dance studio, we work to help each of our students leave every class feeling proud of their abilities, and ready to be an excellent dancer and dance partner. We’ve mastered an approach to dancing that ensures you will feel confident and excited to hit the dance floor.

We know there is no one dance that works for everyone in every situation. That is why we offer a comprehensive selection of dance classes, teaching everything from Country Western Dances to Smooth and Standard Dances. We offer lessons for all our dances at four different skill levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and competitive. You can choose to enroll in group classes or take private lessons. No matter what you are looking for in Hermosa Beach, Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio is the perfect fit.

Types of Dances We Offer in Hermosa Beach

At our dance studio, we offer a variety of dance classes that ensures you can always find the right one for you. Our flexible approach allows you to focus on a specific dance, a specific style of dance, or go a la carte, and learn the various dances and styles that personally interest you. Below are the current offerings you can indulge in for Hermosa Beach.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioOur smooth and standard dance classes are designed to make you feel like a star on the silver screen, straight out of the Hollywood Golden Age. In our smooth and standard dance classes, you can choose to learn to dance the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, or Quickstep. When you master these dances, you will feel graceful and glamorous.

Latin Dances

Sensual and passionate, Latin Dances are a great way to impress and build your confidence. When you learn Latin Dances, you will discover greater freedom, uninhibited self-expression, and a sense of humor. The Latin dances for which we are currently offering classes are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.

Country Western Dances

If you are looking to have a lot of fun, while also enjoying some true Americana, Country Western dances are for you. These smooth gliding and scooting dances were created by European settlers as they moved west. While you might think these dances are little more than line dancing, there are many different dances we can teach you: the Country Western Waltz, Texas Two-Step, Country Shuffle, Country Swing, West Coast Swing, the Progressive Two-Step, and the Country Triple. With us, you can become a true Country Western dance expert.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzSpecialty dances refer to a wide variety of dances that combine old and new styles, and have become popular in recent years. These dances are great to learn if your goal is to impress in any setting, from a reserved gala to a nightclub. Among the specialty dances we teach are the Nightclub Two-Step, Bachata, the Argentine Tango, and the Zouk.

Swing and Rhythm Dances

swing dance couple 2For those who are looking for dances that are fun and active, you cannot do better than the swing and rhythm dances. For Hermosa Beach, our instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, are experts at every dance we teach. However, Swing and Rhythm dances are special to us since our namesake, Arthur Murray, was instrumental in their development and popularity. Our dedicated dance teachers can help you master the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Hustle, and the Jive.

Reasons to Take Dance Classes

Our goal is to ensure you feel great every time you step out on the dance floor. This may mean preparing you to show off your dance moves in any situation, or getting you ready for a specific event. We can help you build your confidence for dancing in social situations, or get you ready to medal in your next competition. No matter your reason, we can offer you the classes you need.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsWhether you are hoping to meet new people, or are just looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your friends, social dance classes are just what you need. We work with dancers of all abilities in Hermosa Beach, at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. In addition to our social dance classes, we also host dance socials, making it easy for you to relax and enjoy the company.


learn to dance for your weddingAfter the wedding comes the reception, and with the reception comes music and dancing. If you are not confident in your dancing ability to dance, this part of the celebration can be nerve-wracking and isolating. We offer wedding dance classes for the bride and groom, the bridal party, and even for the guests, ensuring that everyone can enjoy every part of the big day. Learn to dance for a wedding, from basic steps to choreographed routines, we will ensure that the event is the best that it can be.

Special Events

When there is a celebration, dancing is often a part of it. Our instructors are more than happy to help you gear up for your special event. From balls to galas, from cruises to bar/bat mitzvahs, we will ensure you learn the dances you need to enjoy the special day. We can easily craft the perfect class to get you prepared.

Competitive Dance

dance competitively among other dancersIf you have a competitive spirit, and a curiosity about dance, we can help you hone your abilities so you can eventually take the gold. Just in the Southern California area, there are hundreds of professional and amateur competitions each year. If you love music and dance, and get a thrill from competition, we will help you develop your style, technique, choreography, and showmanship so that the judges and audience will be impressed.

What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons

Our approach to your classes will vary. This is because we tailor your dance classes to meet your needs and interests. We could start with the basics to give you a foundation in dance, or we might need to focus on polishing your moves and ways to improve your showmanship. Our dance instructors also change their approach depending on whether or not the class is individual, group, or private group.

No matter what, your first dance lesson starts with our introductory lesson, which is meant to help you learn more about us and us learn more about you. Once this dance class is finished, the instructor will speak with you about your goals and help guide you in creating a plan. This is also when you will decide which level of class you need, either our introductory program, or the bronze, silver, or gold program.

Teaching Hermosa Beach to Dance

Arthur Murray Dance Studio is proud to build the skills and confidence of the members of this wonderful community. Located just 15 minutes south of Hermosa Beach’s Pier, we are easy to reach no matter where you are in the area. Ask us about our new student special and get started with us today. We cannot wait to get you on the dance floor.

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