Frequently Asked Questions
Of course you can! Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the (more challenging) steps are derived. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There is no age (or ability) limit.
We are famous for making learning to dance (fast) fun and easy. The Arthur Murray System uses four Elements of dancing, (and three types of lessons.) Out of these simple Elements, all dances are derived (and the different types of lessons- private/group/practice session, provide different settings and purposes to offer you a well-rounded learning environment.) That’s it! This system has been tested and honed since 1912 — it is the fastest and most effective method of teaching!
We provide instruction for those interested in social dancing as something fun and new, reconnecting with a spouse, couples preparing for their first dance, those who are interested in competitive dancing and everything in between. Dances we teach range from the classic ballroom dances like Waltz and Tango to spicy Salsa or Cha Cha, as well as upbeat and fun Swing and Country Western; your instructor will tailor a program for you based on your individual wants and needs. We offer three types of lessons to provide our students the most well-rounded dance education: private lessons to focus on your individual interests and needs; group lessons to introduce you to new, level appropriate material, new partners and an opportunity to practice that material through repetition; and weekly open practice/dance parties to provide a supervised situation in which you can practice all of your steps and techniques in a real life like setting.
Not at all! At your first lesson we will have you dancing in just a few minutes by starting with the basic elements (using the Arthur Murray method of teaching. If you do have experience, great;) we welcome all levels (of ability and proficiency) and will tailor your lessons to your skill level and goals.
No partner necessary! We teach singles and couples; everyone is welcome!
Dance shoes are not needed for your first few lessons. If you decide to continue with your dancing, you will eventually want to purchase a proper pair of dance shoes. You can speak with your instructor to get more information about what styles will be best for you.
Dancing is an investment in yourself. It is our first line of social activity. Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends. Beyond these, dancing is a wonderful physical conditioner, providing fun without working at it! It opens up a great new world of togetherness and an exciting year-round social calendar!
We are extremely aware that life tends to be busy for most people. Lessons can be scheduled T-F between 12:30-10:00 pm and Sat 9:30-2:30; please call so we can find a time that will be right for you. We will be do our best to accommodate any schedule.
All of our dance experts must complete an arduous training regimen. They are experienced on the dance floor and are knowledgeable in techniques that will help you master today’s popular dances. Rest assured that the instructors selected for you are the best in the business! Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.
Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors: how proficient you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. Your first lesson is only $30. After that lesson, your instructor will be in a better position to recommend a program and you’ll have the knowledge to make an intelligent and informed choice. The length of your training depends upon how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance. There are many options available, we have something for everyone!
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson with one of our trained instructors. During this session, your instructor will determine your current dancing level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. The cost for this introductory class is only $30. Call us today to schedule your first lesson!!