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Master the basic Bachata moves on your first lesson.

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We have Bachata classes for all skill levels!


Originating in the 1960s, the bachata is now danced in all corners of the world. The original dance style was slow, with the dancers in a close, closed embrace. The dance evolved significantly as the music genre changed to a slightly faster tempo. However, the original dance is still practiced by many traditionalists in the Dominican Republic.

The dance is characterized by soft movements of the hip and a syncopation on the fourth beat. The most common variation of this dance involves eight counts moving within the perimeters of a small square. The basic steps of the bachata involve moving side to side with the dancer changing direction with each tap. The bachata is a highly social dance that is constantly evolving, with individual dancers being encouraged to incorporate their own interpretations as they learn the dance.

Growing worldwide interest has this an extremely popular Latin dance for people of all ages and skill levels.

Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished dancer, we have the right dance program for you.


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I went to the introductory free lesson and loved it. The staff is very encouraging. I take a private lesson at least 2 times a week. It is a skill I had always wanted to learn but never had the time. Everyone there is very encouraging and make learning fun. The instructors know how to teach you to get moving in a fun way! Give them a try!

- Cindy S.

Why just "dance with the stars" when you can become a star? This is a great dance studio to learn ballroom dancing. For beginners to advance, you can always learn more. The classes are fun and fresh. It's a great way to share the love of dance with others. The instructors are great. We all learn at our own speed, but they push us to be better. You never knew how two left feet could move so well. The first lesson is free. You can't beat that.

- Sean J.

My fiance and I went to Arthur Murray to get some much needed help with choreography for the first dance at our wedding. After having a very weird experience with a dinosaur of a dance instructor from another local dance studio, I went to prescreen Arthur Murray before subjecting my better half to more lessons. Everything about this studio deserves praise. The newly remodeled studio is spacious and beautiful, all of the staff are warm and welcoming, and our instructor Chris was AMAZING! He made every lesson fun and laugh-filled. He was very energetic, engaging and patient. Post wedding, my husband and I both agree that the experience of being taught our first dance was actually more fun than actually executing it at our wedding. Thanks so much Chris!

- Jessica P.

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Kathryn Murray used to say, "the hardest step you'll ever take is the first one through the door." Your journey to dancing starts with your very first lesson. Come in to any of our 8 Bay Area locations and we'll teach you your favorite ballroom dance style and moves. Learn and have fun at the same time.

So if you live in the Bay Area and want to get started on your dancing journey, contact Arthur Murray now! Let's Dance!


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2065 Broadway St,Redwood City, CA


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1536 Newell Ave,Walnut Creek, CA


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389 West 1830 South Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah


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321 Divisadero Street,San Francisco, CA


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1654 2nd Street Suite B, San Rafael, California


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