Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with an instructor as the teachers assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Celinda Frey founded En Pointe Dance & Fitness as a means to blend fitness and dance. A classically trained dancer herself?Celinda studied with the Ballet Repertoire Theater and received a dance degree from California State University Long Beach?she has assembled a cadre of other expert instructors to lead students through the motions of classical dance, modern dance, and fitness classes. They specialize in dance disciplines ranging from ballet and ballet-tap to contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop dancing. Fitness instructors also lead barre fitness classes, and three variations of Zumba.
MMSD has been training dancers in the LA and Orange County areas for over 50 years. Based in Long Beach, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent well rounded curriculum including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Conditioning, and pilates.
Combining core-strengthening workouts with the aerobic movements of classical ballet, Barre Relevé's classes help patrons work the whole body while building muscle and shedding calories in a total body workout that lasts an hour. No dance experience is needed as each ballet-based, high-intensity, low-impact class kicks off with deep toning and stretching, readying muscles for exertion and helping to prevent injuries while strengthening bodies, toning muscles and burning fat. After easing into workouts and emphasizing proper body alignment and posture, instructors flip on professionally mixed playlists, which set just the right tone for keeping students motivated and let them achieve a dancer's body without actually being a dancer.
The instructors at Fembody Fitness cultivate a fun, judgment-free atmosphere as they help clients forge svelte physiques during alternative fitness classes that use sensual, feminine exercises to develop confidence along with muscle tone. Seven days a week, instructors use engaging and unusual tools including ballet barres and aerial silks to develop students' stamina, incorporating graceful, feminine movements into exercises when possible. Each class culls influences from a number of fitness regimens, incorporating yoga, Pilates, or dance to create memorable workouts that leave students feeling as charged as a firefly's battery after a lightning storm.
Salsa, Bachata, Mambo. The instructors at DanceSport California really shine when they're teaching these and other Latin dances, which are the central focus of their dance classes. Whether you opt to learn Bachata or the Cha-Cha-Cha, teachers will lead you and your peers through progressive classes that build upon techniques learned at the previous session. Atop the studio space's floating floors, students pulse to beats from a premier stereo system while a full climate-controlled room keeps things comfortable. Free parking is also available.