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So, you’ve thought about taking up ballroom dance—it seems so great, after all!—but you still can’t shake the nerves. The thought of you actually following through with dance lessons seems unlikely, because you’re too scared to take the plunge. Sound like you? There are a lot of things to ask yourself before signing up for a dance class, but that shouldn’t scare you away.

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Let’s get one thing straight: There’s nothing scary about coming into an Arthur Murray studio! Our studios feature a collaborative environment designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible—because we know how hard it can be to learn a new skill. Don’t forget that everyone you see in the studio, even your instructor, was a beginner once.

In fact, the whole story about how Arthur Murray first started dancing is truly inspiring. All you’ve got to do is book your first free dance lesson with your local Arthur Murray New Jersey studio, and we will help you learn any ballroom dance you wish. All you have to do is show up with an open mind. To be honest, we think new students are the best kinds of students!

Which ballroom dance should I learn?

Ballroom Dance 1-1If you’re thinking about getting your feet wet with dancing, it’s understandable you may want to start with an easier ballroom dance. We get it. There are a lot of dance styles we teach and a lot of things that differentiate them amongst one another. However, there are also details that make them similar in some ways, too. First, let’s go over your options. Below are all the dances we teach.

If you’re wondering what makes the Argentine Tango different from the regular Tango, all you may want to brush up on your knowledge of International versus American Ballroom dance styles.

Easiest ballroom dances to learn

Ballroom Dance 2-1Because there are so many types of dances, some of them certainly rank as more difficult—they may have a higher number of steps, more complicated sequences, or faster tempos. Some beginning dancers might be better at certain steps than others, but generally speaking here are the top easiest ballroom dances to learn.

  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Swing
  • Rumba
  • Cha Cha

These dances are considered among the easier types because they are pretty basic in their movements. Many of them are so basic, in fact, that their steps can be seen in many other dances.

If we had to choose one easiest ballroom dance to learn, it would be the waltz. This slow and smooth dance has partners gliding across the floor, and it only uses four steps. Dances borrow many movements from one another, and once you’re bit by the dancing bug, you won’t want to stop learning all the steps!

The truth is, no matter how easy or hard a dance is said to be, any beginner can make great progress learning ballroom dance. Whether you’re shy and want the one-on-one attention of a private dance lesson or prefer to loosen up with friends during a group lesson, AMNJ is here to help you dance your way to happiness. Schedule your free first lesson today if you’re ready to stop thinking and start doing!

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Sarah has been with Arthur Murray Dance Studios since 2001. She started as a Certified Professional Instructor and went through the Arthur Murray ranks winning many performance awards throughout the years. She eventually opened her own studio with her husband in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Since then, she and her husband have added 5 more studios to their family, the Denville NJ, Roxbury NJ, Chatham NJ, and Morristown NJ and Bucharest Romania locations. She loves being a part of Arthur Murray and transforming people’s lives through the process of learning to dance!