Explore Our Teaching Methods
Your decision to learn to dance at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio will prove to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of your lifetime. The Arthur Murray Organization’s 110-plus years of teaching experience assures you of the finest dance lesson instruction available today. Through the three-way system of instruction, (private, group, and practice sessions) you will become a good social dancer in the shortest time possible.
Personal Dance Lesson Instruction Is Vital to Learning Quickly & Easily
During your one-on-one personal lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction. At no time are you at the mercy of another student’s ability to learn or the dances they enjoy. You learn with your instructor at YOUR pace, and you will master the dances YOU wish to learn!
Dance Classes & Group Parties
Our dance classes enhance your private dance lessons. Our group classes allow you to dance with other teachers and students, which can improve and speed up the learning process.
Group Lessons are an important addition to your private instruction. They give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good dance habits, and meet other students in the studio. In group classes, we emphasize leading, following, and variation of patterns. Dancing the same pattern with different partners will help you to commit it to memory.
Group lessons are held for different dances and levels. You will always be dancing with students on the same level as you are. At no time are you required to dance with other people, as the goal is for you to learn to dance with your partner! We never charge for you to practice with us! You are never penalized for being single at Arthur Murray!
Practice Dance Parties
We hold scheduled dance parties (practice sessions) for all our students. These practice parties are held on a weekly basis. You will have fun dancing with the instructors and students in a relaxed and comfortable environment. This gives you the opportunity to practice and try out all the new dance skills that you’ve learned in your Personal Dance Lessons, Group Lessons, and Dance Classes. Check the studio calendars for your studio’s practice party day and time.