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Ballroom Dance Lessons Toronto

Arthur Murray Ballroom dance lessons include a wide array of social and competitive dance styles. Ballroom dancing in Toronto has experienced a surge in popularity recently, thanks to popular television shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Ballroom dance lessons” can refer to almost any type of social dance lessons as recreation. However, with the emergence of competitive dancesport in modern times, the term has become slightly narrower. It usually refers to the International Standard and International Latin style dances. At Arthur Murray Dance Studios, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of the most popular Latin dance classes and ballroom dance lessons in Toronto.

Listed below are some of those enduring ballroom and Latin dances that help make social dancing forever popular in Toronto. See below to learn interesting facts about these exciting styles of Latin and ballroom dancing!


samba dance lessons in TorontoMany of our existing students enjoy samba Latin ballroom dance lessons at our dance studio. This Brazilian dance. . .

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hustle dance lessons in torontoHustle ballroom dance lessons just might give you Saturday Night Fever! The Hustle is a name for several disco dances. . .

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Cha Cha’s

cha cha dance lessons in torontoAt our Cha Cha Latin ballroom dance lessons, you’ll learn an interpretive social dancing born of the fusion of progressive American and Latin music. . .

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rumba dance lessons in torontoThe Rumba Latin ballroom dance is a popular Cuban ballroom dance that was born for the amusement on the farms. . .

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waltz dance lessons in torontoThe real origin of the Waltz ballroom dance is rather obscure, but a dance of turns and glides, leaping and stomping. . .

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tango lessons in torontoThere are essentially three types of Tango Latin ballroom dance lessons — Argentine, American and International Style. . .

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foxtrot dance lessons in torontoThe Foxtrot is a standard ballroom dance the world over and serves as a good foundation for social dances. . .

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swing dance lessons in torontoAn ever popular blend of several African American dances, which include Lindy and Ragtime Jazz. . .

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jive dance lessons in torontoJive ballroom dance lessons are characterized by uptempo single time music danced with triple steps. . .

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Viennese Waltz

viennese waltz dance lessons in torontoThe Viennese Waltz is a rotary ballroom dance. . .

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merengue dance lessons in torontoMerengue was made the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic by Rafael Trujillo. . .

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mambo dance lessons in torontoThe fusion of Swing and Cuban music produced this fascinating rhythm and in turn created a new sensational dance. . .

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salsa lessons in toronto“Salsa” is a favored name for a type of Latin music which, for the most part, has its roots in Cuban culture and is enhanced by jazz textures. . .

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bolero dance lessons in torontoThe Bolero Latin ballroom dance, originally a Spanish dance in 3/4 time, was changed in Cuba initially into 2/4 time. . .

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Argentine Tango

argentine tango classes in torontoThe Argentine Tango has a rich history from the lives and music of Buenos Aires. As immigrants from Europe and Africa came to Buenos Aires in the 1880’s. . .

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Paso Doble

paso doble dance lessons in torontoThe Paso Doble, which actually originated in southern France, tells the story of the Spanish Bullfight with the man as the matador. . .

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quickstep lessons in torontoThe Quickstep evolved in the 1920’s from a combination of the Foxtrot, Charleston, Shag, Peabody and One Step. It was standardized by the English in 1927. . .

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Lindy Hop

lindy hop dance lessons in torontoOriginally named by Ray Bolger, after Colonel Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic, this Swing style had as much “getting into the air” as possible. . .

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West Coast Swing

west coast swing classes in torontoIn the 1940’s with the wild abandonment of the Jitterbug being banned from dance halls due to too many injuries. . .

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bachata dance lessons in torontoThe Bachata originated in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. The dance is a direct reflection of the music played in the night clubs during the 1960’s. . .

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