How to Get Started…
You can start anytime on your dance program.
Your program is specifically designed for you.
All class levels are running on a continuous ongoing basis.
You choose your own schedule and progress at your own rate.
Utilizing our system you will gain the practical skills for your specific situation in the quickest way possible.
Here’s how it works…
We utilize Private Lessons, Group Classes and Practice Dance Parties in an integrated fashion so each will develop different dance skills.
Each program is individually planned and includes 3 types of classes:
- 1. Private Lessons
During your one-on-one private lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your personal goals. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned on your private lessons will also be kept as part of your instruction.
- 2. Group Classes
Group Classes are an important complement 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.
Initially Group Classes emphasize the repetition required for reflex memory and comfort with the dance rhythms. More advanced group classes emphasize technique, style, and variation of patterns. You may be taught material that your regular instructor hasn’t introduced to you yet. Additionally, material that has been already introduced will be reviewed and practiced for improvement.
- 3. Practice Parties
We hold scheduled dance parties (practice sessions) for all our students. These practice parties are held on a weekly basis. You can have fun dancing with the other students and instructors out on the dance floor in a relaxed and comfortable environment. This gives you the opportunity to practice and try out the new dance skills that you’ve learned in your Private and Group Lessons.
This combination of individual private attention, repetition in group and practice is particularly powerful when applied as an integrated approach by a team of experts working together to build your new skills.
Many other studios have these 3 types of classes but never in such an integrated fashion, with such ease of scheduling and with the lesson plans so personally tailored.
Other Features of the Arthur Murray Teaching System:
Video Study (by request)
“One picture is worth a thousand words”. Video study is quite popular with many students, especially those who travel often, and is included free of charge with any of our programs.
Arthur Murray Dance Syllabus
Our dance syllabus is very comprehensive, providing a hugely versatile teaching range. There are opportunities for learning whichever dance style you choose ranging from latin, swing, tango or traditional ballroom dancing in either the social or competitive styles. Over 100 years of development and fine tuning from hundreds of experts – often copied but never duplicated.
Our instructors are carefully selected and trained to bring you the finest in dancing instruction. Using the “Team Teaching Approach” and working together they help you reach any dancing goal through individualized lesson plans and the latest techniques and styles.
In-Studio Social Dance Events, Theme Parties and Shows
In addition to our regular dance practice party sessions we also hold specially planned events and dance “festivals”. These provide social dancing and/or performing opportunities to expand our students’ dancing skills while having loads of fun doing so.
Arthur Murray Medal Ball
An Arthur Murray Medal Ball is a gala dance event honouring students who graduate from one level of their dance program to the next. Medal Balls also afford students the opportunity to enjoy their dancing in a fun and elegant setting.
Arthur Murray Showcase
An Arthur Murray Showcase is a one-day event where students present dance routines with personalized choreography. These routines make an exciting addition to your Medalist Program because they allow you to develop showmanship and musical expression along with your other dance skills. This is our Gala Event for the year and you can attend the elegant dinner dance as well.
Arthur Murray Dance-o-Rama
An Arthur Murray Dance-o-Rama is an exciting multi-day event full of activities such as day long dancesport competitions, elegant cocktail parties, dinner dances, and exhilerating professional shows. These events bring students together from many Arthur Murray studios to perform and compete, at their level, in dances of their choice. Preparation for this requires specialized dance training to polish and perfect choreography, technique, and style. These gala events hone a dancer’s skill through preparation and focus, and offer a “dance immersion” experience.
Arthur Murray International
Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios is the world’s largest teaching organization. This allows your local Arthur Murray studio access to global trends and teaching techniques that smaller schools often do not have. There is a team of literally thousands standing behind our teaching system.