Dances We Teach

Whether you are preparing for a special event, looking for a new hobby, or want to impress your friends, the Arthur Murray Dance Center in Montclair, NJ are here with expert instructors to get you out on the dance floor. Our instruction is customized to meet you at your dance level and help you reach your goals.

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Rhythm/Latin Dances

The Rhythm or Latin dance style remains truly popular due to the resurgence of partnership dancing in nightclubs. Characterized by compact, rhythmical movements, these dances can be enjoyed no matter how much, or how little space you might find on the dance floor. The speed and flavor of the music dictates the dance in this category which includes the Rumba, Samba, Bolero, Merengue, Mambo and Cha Cha, as well as the contemporary favorites – Bachata and Salsa. The Latin dances are an excellent choice for dancers looking to stand out in their local nightclubs, or at festivals or parties.

Swing Dances

Over the years and across the country, there have been over one hundred ‘dialects’ of Swing. Jitterbug and Lindy Hop, West Coast and Hustle, just to name a few; these fun, energetic dances have developed over the decades alongside American music. No matter if you love Big Band or Jazz, Rock or Disco, the Swing style of dancing allows the dancer to incorporate the rhythms of the music with the freedom of personal expression.

Specialty Dances

The styles of the Specialty dances are a varied as the dances in this category, including Nightclub Two-Step, Argentine Tango, Milonga, Tango Vals, Zouk, and Samba de Gafieira. These dances draw from the other styles as well as from a variety of cultures and time periods to bring new flavors to the world of dance. The professionals here at the Arthur Murray Dance Centers are always broadening their dance knowledge as new dances become popular or old ones regain popularity.

Convenient Locations

With our studio in Montclair, Arthur Murray Dance Studio is able to meet to your schedule. Visit our listing of events to learn more about our ballroom dancing classes and special pricing for the location closest to you!

Call today or get started immediately with our introductory special. We can’t wait to introduce you to our wonderful program of ballroom dance classes!

Specialty Dances We Teach

The following are miscellaneous dances that are taught at Arthur Murray. If you are interested in learning a specific dance and are not sure whether we teach it or not, please feel free to contact us.

  • Argentine Tango
  • Nightclub 2-Step
  • Polka
  • Slow Dance