Swing Dance Lessons in Salem, OR

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Salem

Swing Dance Lessons in Oregon

As the song goes: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" When New York big bands began to swing in the 1920s, dancers took to their feet, creating iconic styles such as the Charleston, the Balboa and the Lindy Hop.

Thanks to its uplifting music, engaging social interaction and physical benefits, partygoers on both sides of the Atlantic became hooked on Swing dancing. At Arthur Murray Dance Studios, we focus on three main styles of Swing: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, and West Coast Swing.

Swing couple dancing together

Lindy Hop Lessons

Named in honor of aviator Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh, this dance is highly revered by enthusiasts, especially those who have a deep appreciation of the history and culture of Swing dancing. Accompanied by fast-tempo music, the Lindy Hop dazzles with syncopated shuffles and energetic kicks, showcasing a thrilling blend of agility and flair, stylishly inspired by the Charleston.

West Coast Swing Lessons

When the music slows down, "Westies" step up, executing smooth, precise movements with a laid-back swagger that defines the quintessential cool of West Coast Swing. Originating from California in the 1940s and dubbed "Sophisticated Swing", this dance stands in elegant contrast to the riotous Lindy Hop.

New Students

What to expect on your first lesson

After answering a few questions about your goals, aspirations, and the look and feel you’d like to have, you'll be guided through a few basics by one of our highly-trained instructors.

You'll start to learn to dance on your very first lesson, and leave with a plan of action for the next few sessions.

At Arthur Murray, we've developed a fool-proof method to help you learn to dance the quickest way possible and achieve your goals.

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