Professional Ballroom Dance Lessons

Santa Rosa's Finest Dance Studio


Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Rosa is THE place to take your very first (or hundredth!) ballroom dance lesson. Our Santa Rosa instructors are:

  1. Friendly - They make you feel at ease and comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. We don't believe in nervousness and performance anxiety here - your tensions and nerves will naturally relax when you're introduced to your dance instructor. 
  2. Passionate - Their passion and enthusiasm for the dance permeates the atmosphere. It's intoxication how involved in dance they are!
  3. Energizing - While we take our first lesson slow and relaxed, there's a certain energy about dance - especially ballroom dance - that makes you feel energized and connected with the people and world around you. 
  4. Patient - Afraid of messing up or forgetting a dance step? Don't worry! Our instructors have worked with thousands of clients, both new and advanced, and they know how to go at your own pace.
  5. Expert - and trained in dance techniques from around the world! Looking to add some Latin flair, Spanish sass, European rhythm? It'll come quite naturally for our dance instructors to incorporate desired aspects into your dance lessons. 

Dismiss any preconceptions you have about ballroom dance. While it looks tame and slow when watching others perform it, it's actually a very intense, fast-paced, and fun dance style to perform. Our clients enjoy their ballroom dance lessons more so than many other dance techniques we provide. We'll talk more about the history and origins of ballroom dance below, but just know that this is a timeless dance method. It's easily adaptable into other methods. It makes for a great introductory style due to its solid core components and structure. If you've never been to a dance lesson before, we highly recommend starting out with Ballroom Dance lessons. Do you want to experience your first ballroom dance lesson for free??? Keep reading to find out!


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Now, if you think ballroom dancing is boring, you are definitely mistaken. Sure, it might not be quite as visually tantalizing as salsa, but it can still be really enjoyable due to its grace and elegance. Also, ballroom dancing is like the “industry standard” when it comes to dancing. It is the most common type of dance. Of course, the only reason for this is because the term “ballroom dancing” actually refers to several different smooth dances and rhythm dances, including the following:

  1. Smooth Dances
  2. Waltz
  3. Tango
  4. Foxtrot
  5. Viennese Waltz
  6. Rhythm Dances
  7. Cha Cha
  8. Mambo
  9. Rumba
  10. Bolero
  11. East Coast Swing
  12. Ballroom Dancing In Our Everyday Lives

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The Past, Present, and Future of Ballroom Dance

The authoritative mention of ballroom dancing appeared in 1588, in a book written by Jehan Tabourot. In those early records, only one particular dance style was discussed, but over the years, several other styles have been incorporated and not surprisingly, altered and refined to give us ballroom dancing as we know it today.

Today, ballroom dancing is no longer only a pastime; a hobby, or a means of expressing romance. Instead, ballroom dancing can be competitive as well, with regular competitions taking place, both local and international. In fact, there are around 30 different countries that compete on the world stage. Generally speaking, competitive ballroom dancing is referred to as Dancesport, and it has officially been recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

The future of ballroom dance begins with you. We all define the future of ballroom dance in our expression of the art form on the dance floor. While you may learn a general structure and foundation on how to master the fundamentals of dancing, each and every one of us expresses the dance in our own unique fashion. Arthur Murray Dance Studio encourages you to use the instructions we provide to create your own style of dance for the future generations to come. Think of it like painting by numbers. There's a structure - the outline, the boundaries, the basic shape. There's also a possibility - the colors, the brush strokes, the contrast, the texture of the paint. No two paint-by-numbers finished products look the same. Ballroom dance is an amplified version of that - your dance, once you 

Learning the Art of Ballroom Dancing


If you have decided that you want to take up ballroom dancing, then the very first step will be for you to try and determine what type or types of ballroom dance do you want to learn. After all, there are lots of different dances to choose from, with some being more difficult than others. Also, even though you might like the look of one particular style, it may not be the best fit for you, and this could be due to a number of reasons.

For instance, if you want to learn do the tango, you need to ask yourself if you are physically capable of doing it; do you have a partner or a friend who you will be able to dance with once you have learned how to do the dance, and are there any venue near to where you live that you can go to on weekends to enjoy your new skill? (Hint: Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Rosa! Enjoy a free first-time lesson, call to find out how!) 

Receive our Professional Ballroom Dance Lessons and Dance like a Pro

If you are serious about ballroom dance lessons, then you need to find a reputable dance studio such as Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Rosa. We carry the ARTHUR MURRAY name for a reason; we're distinguished, well-established, we have passed strict and rigorous guidelines simply to carry the name Arthur Murray. That's because Arthur Murray had high standards when he decided to branch worldwide; he wanted only the very best to carry his name. Thus, a legacy is born, and our Santa Rosa ballroom dance studio is honored to dance in his honor.

When you enroll with Arthur Murray Dance Studio for your ballroom dance lessons, you are guaranteed of receiving the very highest level of tuition from a highly experienced professional instructor who has already taught many people to dance like a pro. All newcomers are also offered one private lesson for free so that they can discover just how enjoyable ballroom dance lessons can be. Instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio Santa Rosa know that people are a lot better at learning new skills when they are also having a great time. Lastly, an experienced instructor can not only teach you how to dance like a pro, but they can also guide you in the right direction when it’s is time for you to decide what type of ballroom dance would be the best one for you as an individual.