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The Best Dance Studio for Palos Verdes

Ballroom Dancing in Palos Verdes, CaliforniaNo experience with dancing? No problem! At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we’ve taught thousands of people how to dance. No matter where you live in Palos Verdes, our dance studio  caters to people at any skill level. Whether you are just starting to learning to dance, or are an absolute professional, our dance instructors are excellent at tailoring their classes to meet the abilities of their students, allowing you to always have access to the ideal classes for you. No matter your reason for learning how to dance, our classes will get your feet dancing across the floor in no time!

The Arthur Murray Approach

The steps and movements are vital to skilled dance, but we know that they are just half the story; the other half is the dancers. It is this fact that informs our two part approach, in which we both teach dance and shape dancers. We want you to emerge from your lessons not just knowing how to move and when, but feeling confident and comfortable when you do it.

Each student we teach is unique, and we offer a comprehensive selection of dance classes so that every student from Palos Verdes is able to have their wants and needs met from learning how to dance. From Smooth and Standard to Latin Dance, you will be able to find what you are looking for. And since each class is offered at four different levels — beginner, bronze, silver, and gold — you will always be able to find a class that is both challenging and accessible.

Types of Dances We Offer

No matter where you’re located in Palos Verdes, at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, we want to ensure you are always ready for any dancing occasion. We have a variety of dance styles to teach you how to dance properly and have fun while you do it! Our flexible approach means you can choose to learn a specific dance, study an entire dance style, or even pick and choose various dances to craft a program just for you. Below are the dance styles we currently teach our Palos Verdes dance students.

Ballroom Dances

Ballroom Dancing taught at Arthur Murray Dance StudioPicture a classic Hollywood dance scene, in black and white, on the silver screen. Chances are the picture that comes to your mind is of two Golden Age stars performing smooth and standard dances. These dances include the Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, and the Quickstep. This style of dance will make you feel graceful and elegant each time you step onto the dance floor.

Latin Dances

These are the smooth, sensual dances you picture when you think about competitive dance. Latin Dance is both elegant and athletic, making it an excellent challenge to take on. Our dance instructors will teach you to the point that you can easily improvise within this style, exploring the freedom and creativity it offers. Among the Latin Dances we teach are the Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Merengue, and Salsa.

Country and Western Dances

Fun and energetic, Country and Western dances are perfect for enjoying many social situations as well as dance competitions. At its core, this style of dance is about smooth gliding and scooting with your partner across the dance floor. If you thought Country and Western dancing was strictly line dancing, allow us to introduce you to the varied dances this style offers. With us, 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.

Specialty Dances

Couple dancing the WaltzSpecialty dance is sort of a catch-all category for dances, combining old and new styles, merging them into a unique performance. Most of these dances are fairly new and have not yet become canon to another style of dance. Part of what makes these dances fun is that they can usually be used in any setting, from a quiet 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 the team at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, being experts at every dance we teach is vital to our sense of pride. Still, we must confess that Swing and Rhythm dances are quite special to us. Our namesake, Arthur Murray, was a pioneer within this dance style, and each of our instructors take inspiration from him when teaching this style of dance. Let us help you become adept at the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Hustle, and the Jive.

Reasons to Take Dance Classes

No matter your motivation for taking dance classes, we can help you reach your goals. Whether you are studying dance to compete professionally or just to connect with friends, we have classes that will work for you. You can always access the dance lessons you need anywhere you are in Palos Verdes.

Social Dance

learn to dance in social settingsDance classes can help you meet new people, or you can use them to bond with the friends you already treasure. In fact, we frequently have groups of friends take our classes together as a way to get out of the house and have fun. Many of our Palos Verdes students also use our classes as a way to connect with new people while also developing their dance skills. In addition to our classes, we also host dance socials so you can branch out into the wider dancing community.


learn to dance for your weddingIt just isn’t a wedding reception without a dance floor, and depending on your role in the wedding, a dance or two may be required. If you aren’t happy with your abilities as a dancer, this prospect may make you feel a bit nervous. If this is the case, allow us to help.

We offer wedding dance classes for the bride and groom, the wedding party, and even for all the guests. All we want is for everyone to feel good on this most important day. We can keep it simple with basic steps or create choreographed pieces that people will be talking about for years to come. We would be honored to help with your special day.

Special Event Dances

If people are gathered and having fun, dancing is bound to happen. Don’t be a wallflower at your next big event. We can help you learn the moves you need to dance with confidence at your next reunion, ball, gala, cruise, bar/bat mitzvah, or whatever even lies ahead. Choose a group class or opt for individual instruction that allows us to perfectly tailor our teaching to your needs.

Competitive Dance

dance competitively among other dancersMaybe you have been dancing competitively for years, or maybe you are just looking to take on a new challenge. No matter your situation in Palos Verdes, our dance studio can get you ready for your next competition. We can assist you with everything from developing your individual style to perfecting your showmanship. Let us help you prepare for any of the hundreds of Southern California dance competitions held each year.

What to Expect from Your Dance Lessons

For those who want to learn how to dance that are from Palos Verdes, our Arthur Murray Dance Studio doesn’t t do cookie-cutter dance classes. Each class we offer is unique due to our customized approach. No matter the variables at play, you will always get the instruction that you need to continuously improve yourself as a dancer.

Your journey with us starts with an introductory lesson. During this lesson, you will get to know us, and we will get to know you. After the dance class is complete, your instructor will discuss your wants and needs with you, and create a plan that will help you continuously grow as a dancer. From day one, you will get the precise instruction you need.

Teaching Palos Verdes to Dance

No matter where you’re living in Palos Verdes, our Arthur Murray Studio is just 10 minutes away. Call us today or visit us in studio to learn about our new student special. We cannot wait to work with you.

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