We are extremely proud of the Arthur Murray legacy of teaching the world to dance for over 100 years. Dancing is our passion, and we cherish every opportunity we get to share it with others. No matter how old you are – or how skilled – you can learn to dance.
Dancing may be a great way to burn calories and stay in shape, but it’s also an excellent way to have fun, meet people, and cultivate confidence. At the Arthur Murray Dance Center of Ashburn, we offer a variety of different dance classes and dancing styles to prepare you for any dancing situation.
Our students travel from all over the northern Virginia area to learn from our talented ballroom dance instructors. When you visit our studio, you’ll enjoy a beautiful, spacious facility, fully-certified dance instructors, and the excellence that comes from more than 100 years in the dancing industry!
We’ll help you master ballroom dances like:
- The Fox Trot – An elegant dance recognized for its long, flowing movements, the Fox Trot mirrors the Waltz.
- The Waltz – A smooth ballroom dance, the Waltz has stood the test of time. It can be traced all the way back to the 17th century!
- The Swing – Sometimes called East Coast Swing, Swing is an energetic, fast dance.
- The Merengue – A combination of the African and French Minuet, this ballroom dance is characterized by a sliding step and allows partners to hold each other closely.
- The Salsa – The Salsa dance is a fast, fun Latin American dance with a lot of legwork. It is recognizable by hip movement and sensuality.
- The Cha Cha – Of Cuban origin, the compact steps of the Cha Cha are usually danced to Cuban music or Latin pop/rock.
- The Tango – From the International Ballroom Tango to the American Ballroom Tango, you’ll love this romantic dance.
- The Argentine Tango – A version of the Tango that originated from Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 19th century, the Argentine Tango is a dance full of emotion and is often dictated by highlights in the music.
- The Bachata – A Latin American dance that originated in the Dominican Republic during the first half of the 20th century, the Bachata is closely related to the Bolero.
- The Lindy Hop – The most popular style of Swing dancing, the Lindy Hop is an American Swing style dance that came out of Harlem, New York, in the 1920s.
- The West Coast Swing – Another swing style that is an offshoot of the Lindy Hop, the West Coast Swing emerged in 1930s.
- The Bolero – A slow tempo Latin dance from 18th century Spain, the Bolero became intensely popular in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
- The Mambo – Arising out of 1940s Cuba, the Mambo is a Latin dance that became well-known in the 1940s and 1950’s in Cuba, Mexico City, and New York City.
- The Hustle – A form of disco partner dancing, the Hustle gained most of its popularity in the early 1970s, in New York.
- The Rumba – Inspired by African rhythms and Spanish melodies, the Americanized Rumba was the basis for the Mambo and Cha Cha in the United States.
- The Samba – This national dance of Brazil became all the rage in the 1930s, but it had humble roots as an exhibition dance in Paris in 1905.
- The Viennese Waltz – From Strauss Waltzes and Tchaikovsky ballets to music by contemporary artists, Viennese Waltz music has inspired people to float across the dance floor for generations.
- The Zouk – The Lambada-based Brazilian Zouk is known as the “dance of love.”
Give Us a Try
Whether one of the dance descriptions above caught your eye, or you’re still not sure which style is the right fit for you, give us a call. Your first private lesson is on us, so see what you think! Arthur Murray Dance Centers have been around for over 100 years; we’ll have you swinging and twirling like a pro on the dance floor in no time!