DANCES WE TEACH

The Arthur Murray Schools of Dance are dedicated to ensuring the syllabus we teach is current with trends and authentic to each country of origin, while still keeping the patterns and technique fun and accessible. Our dance board collaborates to provide a mix of classic material and cutting edge dance techniques to provide the best possible resources to our students.

Whether you would like to dance salsa comfortably at clubs or desire to smoothly and gracefully sweep the floor in a magical waltz, the Arthur Murray Schools of Dance have the ability to help you reach your dancing goals.

The dances we teach are categorized in the following groups:

SOCIAL DANCES

Social dances include anything that is hot and popular on the dance floor right now, or dances that fit popular music selections. Whether you are in the club or dancing at a wedding, these are the essential, recommended dances to be a comfortable social dancer:

  • Swing
  • Rumba
  • Merengue
  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Country Western Two-Step

SMOOTH DANCES

Smooth dances are what typically come to mind when you think of classic ballroom dancing. Made popular by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, and Arthur & Katherine Murray, these are the iconic dances that portray to spectators a fairytale on the dance floor:

  • Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Tango
  • Argentine Tango
  • Paso Doble
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Peabody

RHYTHM DANCES

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray’s performance in “Dirty Dancing” demonstrated the passion and rhythm of Mambo to the world, electrifying audiences and inspiring new trends in social dancing. Nearly every popular hollywood movie portraying ballroom dancing features one or more of the hottest rhythm dances from Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and more. Creative expression, body movement, and of course rhythm are essential to the DNA of these dances:

  • Rumba
  • Cha Cha
  • Salsa
  • Mambo
  • Bachata
  • Merengue
  • East & West Coast Swing
  • Hustle
  • Bolero

These dances and more are what you can expect to learn at the Arthur Murray Schools of Dance. If you are interested in a particular dance that is not listed here, give us a call because more than likely, our certified instructors have it in their repertoire. For social dances, show-quality smooth dances, and passionate rhythm dances, Arthur Murray Schools of Dance are the place to learn!

SALSA

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FOXTROT

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HUSTLE

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WEST COAST SWING

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MERENGUE

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CHA CHA

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RUMBA

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WALTZ

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VIENNESE WALTZ

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PASO DOBLE

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ARGENTINE TANGO

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SWING

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TANGO

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SAMBA

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BOLERO

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MAMBO

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Don’t see a dance that you’d like to learn?  No problem, give us a call at 1.866.LTS.DNCE to see if it is something that we are able to teach you!