Ballroom Dance Lessons in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Classy. Thrilling. Timeless. Modern. Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Lakewood Ranch's ballroom dance lessons in Lakewood Ranch, FL and surrounding areas offer new and experienced dancers excitement and growth. For over 100 years, we've given dancers comprehensive social dance instruction and the confidence they need to hit the ball floor. Our instructors are welcoming and passionate, helping students to relax and enjoy their learning and practice. Whether you're just starting out or close to mastering the art of social dance, we'll customize your lessons to grow your talent.
Elegant Dance Styles for Everyone
The ballroom comprises partner dances performed socially and competitively around the world. The four main types include the waltz, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, and quickstep. The origins of ballroom dance can be traced to the 16th century, with its popularity rising in the 19th and 20th centuries. Once reserved for the wealthy and powerful and considered a luxury, ballroom is now practiced by millions. Ballroom's entertainment value is fitting for stage productions and cinema, with the likes of Fred Astaire making it popular among Americans during the 1940s and 1950s.
WaltzRising in popularity in Europe during the 20th century, the waltz is a triple-time dance where partners turn round and round through the dance hall.
Viennese WaltzThe oldest type of waltz. Like the standard waltz, dancers twirl around the dance floor but with anticipation on the second beat.
FoxtrotIntroduced in 1914, the foxtrot is known for its smooth progressions. American foxtrot tempos are fast, while international styles are slower.
QuickstepFor light-hearted, joyous fun. The quickstep comprises fast steps and upbeat syncopations, perfect for dancers who thrive on speed.
Let Loose and Be Yourself
Dance as an artistic and personal expression endures because it allows dancers to be themselves. Every step, movement, stride, and twirl is performed with the dancer's unique flair. Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Lakewood Ranch aims to help dancers and participants throughout Lakewood Ranch, FL and surrounding areas connect with their creativity while teaching them the fundamentals of ballroom dance. We can guide you through the four primary styles of ballroom and help you choose the one best suited for you.