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We have Waltz classes for all skill levels!


The modern Waltz was started in Vienna and in the Austrian mountains as a dance for royalty. While all previous court dances were rigid, solemn dances with complicated movements in processional, the informal, close position of the dance couples sparked scandals among ballroom dancers.  As a result, it quickly rose in popularity.

The modern day Waltz is an extremely graceful dance between partners. Dancers move onto their toes and then relax the knee and ankle to end up on a flat foot. This is called "rise and fall" which makes a tandem up and down appearance as they dance around the floor. Their bodies gently sway to form a pendulum action in the direction of movement.

The basic steps are counted in 3/4. It is counted as one, for a longer step, then two and three in a quick succession. The step sequence is one step forward or back, a side step and a step that closes the dancer's feet together.

The Waltz is a common dance known by many throughout the years. There are different styles of it in use today the Viennese, American, and International.

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.

We Got You Covered in 8 Bay Area Locations

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!


40951 Fremont Ave Blvd,Fremont, CA


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22445 Foothill Bld,Hayward, CA


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1947 2nd St.Livermore,CA


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Redwood City

2065 Broadway St,Redwood City, CA


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Walnut Creek

1536 Newell Ave,Walnut Creek, CA


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120 S El Camino Real Unit 7,Millbrae, CA


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San Francisco

321 Divisadero Street,San Francisco, CA


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2233 Grand Canal Blvd.Suite 107 Stockton, CA


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