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Arthur Murray Manhattan Beach Dance Studio

Ballroom Dancing in Manhattan Beach, CaliforniaArthur Murray Dance Studio offers dance lessons for Manhattan Beach residents, and is here to teach you how to dance, no matter your current knowledge of dance or fitness level. Our Dance Instructors are happy to tailor your dance lessons to your interests and abilities, ensuring that we always offer the right programs for you. All dance classes are led by expert, avid dance instructors who are determined to transform you into a confident and inspired dancer.

No matter what kind of dancing you’d love to learn, we are here to help every step of the way. We can get you ready for a professional competition, or just help you pick up a few moves to prepare you for a wedding or other event that has a dance floor. No matter your reason for pursuing dance classes, we will teach you the lessons you need.

The Arthur Murray Approach

In dance, the steps and movements are vital, but they are just half the story; the other half of the story is the dancers. No matter where you live in Manhattan Beach, Arthur Murray Dance Studio isn’t just teaching dance — we are shaping dancers. Our goal is to have each student end their dance session feeling great about themselves and their abilities, and to have them finish each lesson as competent dancers and dance partners.

We know that every dancer is unique, and we offer a comprehensive selection of dance lessons so that every dancer can have their unique wants and needs met. From Country Western to Smooth and Standard, we offer the dance styles that interest you, and offer them at four different levels — beginner, bronze, silver, and gold. No matter what you are looking for in Manhattan Beach, Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers it to you.

Types of Dances We Offer in Manhattan Beach

We have pulled together a collection of dance styles that ensures you will always be able to find the right class for your needs. We take a flexible approach to our instruction, so you can focus on a specific dance, a specific dance style, or take an a la carte approach, and pull together a selection of dances and styles that interest you. Read below to learn more about our current offerings for Manhattan Beach at our dance studio.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioWhen you picture dance scenes from classic Hollywood films, these are the dances you envision. If you want to dance like a star from the Golden Age, this is the dance style for you. When you take our Smooth and Standard dance classes, you can learn the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep. Once you master these dances, you will feel elegant each time you set foot on a dance floor.

Latin Dances

When you learn Latin Dances, you will feel the heat. These dances are both passionate and athletic, challenging you while also building your confidence. These dances are about freedom of movement, sensuality, and uninhibited self-expression. Among the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.

Country Western Dances

These dances are fun, energetic, and also help you connect with part of the United States history and culture. The basic movements to these dances are all about smooth gliding and scooting. Far more than simple line dancing, you can learn dances such as 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 discover just how diverse this style of dance can be.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzSpecialty dances are any dances that take old and new styles, and merge them to create unique style of dance. These are usually dances that are relatively new and have not yet been embraced by a particular style. In general, specialty dances work in a wide variety of settings, from wedding receptions to nightclubs. 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 Manhattan Beach, the instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio are true experts at all the dances we teach. However, we must admit that Swing and Rhythm dances are very close to our hearts. Arthur Murray, our namesake, was a key figure in the development and enduring popularity of this style of dance. Our professional instructors can help you become proficient at the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Hustle, and the Jive.

Reasons to Take Dance Classes in Manhattan Beach

For the dance studio that caters to Manhattan Beach residents, there is nothing more important than making sure you feel fantastic about yourself and your abilities every time you get on the dance floor. To accomplish this, we tailor our dance lessons to meet your specific goals. Whether your reason for taking dance classes is to meet new people or take gold in your next competition, our instructors will ensure that you get exactly what you need out of your classes.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsDance classes can be a great way to meet new people, or to bond with the friends you already have. We have many groups of friends who take classes together as a way to let loose and have fun, and also many individuals who take our social classes to expand their social circle while working on their skills. In addition to our classes, we also host dance socials, making it easy for you to say goodbye to your days as a wallflower.


learn to dance for your weddingWith weddings come receptions; and a reception means dancing. We know that if you are not confident in your abilities as a dancer, the idea of dancing in public can make you feel uneasy. To help you feel better, we offer classes for the bride and groom, the bridal party, and even for the guests, making sure everyone will be ready to have fun on the big day. We can teach basic steps, whole dances, or even choreograph a routine for your wedding. Our goal is to make your day as special as it can be.

Special Events

If people are celebrating, dancing will be part of it. Allow us to help you get ready for your upcoming special event. We can help you impress at your next reunion, ball, gala, cruise, bar/bat mitzvah, and more. Join one of our group classes or allow us to craft a class that is tailored to your individual needs.

Competitive Dance

dance competitively among other dancersWhether you have been competing for years or are just looking to channel your competitive spirit into something new, our dance studio closest to Manhattan Beach is here to help. From developing your style to perfecting your technique to working on your showmanship, our instructors will ensure that you are ready to wow judges and audiences alike. Allow us to get you ready to take on the hundreds of Southern California amateur and professional dance competitions offered each year.

What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons

No two classes we offer are the same. Since we customize our dance classes to address your needs and interests, every class we offer is unique. No matter what, you will get the instruction that you require; whether that means starting with the basics, or polishing your routines to perfection.

The process always begins with our introductory lesson. This is used as a way for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. At the end of the class, you and your instructor will discuss your goals and where you need to improve, and together you will create a plan.

Teaching Dance to Manhattan Beach

Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio is thrilled to work with Manhattan Beach’s wonderful community. With our excellent location, just 20 minutes south of anywhere in Manhattan Beach, it is easy and convenient to reach us. Call us today, or visit us in studio to learn about our new student special. We cannot wait to dance with you.

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