Dances we teach

athur murray dance studio, dances we teach

Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Mambo. In fact we teach all dances necessary for modern day dancing.

Listed below are some of those enduring dances that help make social dancing forever popular. See below to learn exciting facts of these exciting dance styles!


An offshoot of the Mambo, the Cha Cha (originally the cha-cha-cha) evolved out of popular movement in slow-tempo Mambo called the Triple Mambo. By 1954 it had evolved into a dance all its own. It’s a must style to know, the all time favourite Latin dance.

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Fox Trot

Created in 1912 by Harry Fox, the Fox Trot was the first dance that permitted people to hold each other closer than arm’s length. If you think the term “dirty dancing” was a product of the 80's, think again.

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Introduced by band leader Angelo Samaras in 1944, the Mambo – a merger of Swing and Rumba – didn’t really catch on until the 1950's and it remains very popular today.

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The Rumba is an ever increasingly popular romantic Latin dance dating back some 400 years ago, and is better known as the Latin get acquainted dance or the dance with the wiggle.

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A street Festival dance that originated in Brazil, the Samba was introduced to the United States in the late 1920′s in a Broadway play called “Street Carnival.”

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First known as the Lundy (in honour of Charles Lindberg and his historic hop across the Atlantic), this perennially popular dance emerged in the late 1920′s. lt combined steps from the Black

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