Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Dance School in Vancouver, WA
Arthur Murray has been the leader in ballroom dancing since 1912, giving the best quality dnace instruction worldwide. We specialize in teaching all of the popular partner dances from the elegant ballroom to the sultry Latin dances. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn to dance - wedding, vacation, business or just for fun.we currently have dance programs to suit your requirements. You can learn to dance salsa, swing, merengue, waltz, foxtrot, argentine tango, cha cha, rumba, country western and more!
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
read moreAt Arthur Murray Dance Studios we provide beginners dance lessons, wedding dance lessons, ballroom dance lessons, Latin dance lessons and dance classes for everyone! Whether you want to learn to dance as a single or couple, our dance instructors cater to your every need. Dance lessons are not only a great way to exercise and relieve stress, but they are fun too! We offer private dance classes and group lessons so our students can learn in the most efficient way possible. Get started with one of our dedicated professionals today, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Latin Dance Classes
read moreWe teach a wide selection of latin dance classes at several Arthur Murray dance studio locations in Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas OR, and Vancouver, WA. A variety of dances fall under the latin dance heading. For competitive dancing, the Latin dance styles are grouped into two main categories: American Rhythm and International Latin. When comparing the two styles, the most obvious difference is that they each have some unique dances. All the dances in each style do differ from their counterparts in subtle ways, mostly having to do with technique.
New Student Offer
read moreIt is our experience that every couple has different needs, preferences and time schedules but everyone has the ability to be a good dancer with enough time. Wouldn't it be great to have the romance of dancing for the rest of your lives together! We can put something together that is uniquely yours.
Method of Instruction
read moreBy joining our Arthur Murray family, students are introduced to dancing through our Medalist Standards, and are taught on a scholastic basis. Courses are designed for people desiring instruction in either Social or Competitive styles of dance. Additionally, we utilize an inter-related style of teaching called the Arthur Murray Method. This enables students to learn the skills needed for dancing (not just steps) in the most efficient way possible. The degree of dancing achieved varies depending on the desire, goals, commitment and interest of each student, but no matter what level of dance the student achieves, they will always have a skill that can be used for a lifetime.
read moreGive the Gift of Dance with an Arthur Murray Gift Certificate. Certificate entitles recipient to 2 personal lessons, 1 group lesson, and 1 practice session. Redeemable for singles or couples at any of our 4 locations and applicable for new students only.
read moreDancing is as easy as walking, once you are taught by an Arthur Murray expert. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained through Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There is no age limit and you do not need to bring a partner. You will be able to begin dancing after your first lesson. The length of your training depends on how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance. The cost depends on a number of factors: how good you want to be; what dances you want to learn; the number of days and weeks in your dance schedule, etc.
Wedding Dance Programs
read moreFor most couples their wedding day is considered the most important day of their lives. The highlight of any reception and the image most guests will remember is that of the first dance. Don't be caught unprepared for the moment that will last a lifetime. Call or contact us today to schedule your introductory lesson. Arthur Murray has been teaching future husbands and wives to dance for 95 years. Our instructors can help you with anything from a basic Waltz or Rumba that moves around the floor and ends with a romantic dip, to a fully choreographed routine to your wedding song.
Dance Styles instruction lessons
read moreThe Salsa is a popular Latin nightclub dance that evolved as a modified form of Mambo. Salsa works on the basis of Mambo - a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. People of all ages are drawn to the energy and excitement that radiates from Latin dance clubs. Salsa dancing is characterized by fancy footwork, intricate arm styling, and exciting turns and spins. Learning the Rumba is a prerequisite for good Latin dancing. The Cuban Motion is essential in most Latin dances. The Rumba is used by good dancers everywhere and provides interesting variety suited to a limited space.