The Arthur Murray Franchised Centers have found that students learn most quickly and effectively on a scholastic basis. Your Foundation Program is your beginning course. You will be taught the basic patterns of the most popular dances today. Your instructor will explain how the Medal Standards are taught and will plan a personalized dance program to fulfill your specific needs and desires.
The degree of dancing you will achieve varies depending on your desire, goals, commitment, and interest. After your Introductory Program, the dance levels (degrees) progress from Associate and Full Medalist programs in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Standards. These courses are designed for people like yourself who desire a fundamental foundation social style, a flashy social style, or the hobby dancer, as well as competitive (dance sport) styles.
The majority of students who come to an Arthur Murray Dance Centers are interested in becoming good social dancers and our Medalist Programs will help you achieve your goals. If competitive dancing (dance sport) is your desire, Arthur Murray Dance Centers can train you in the latest technique, steps and styles. Arthur Murray has some of the top competitive couples in the world today.
Our instuctors are carefully selected and thoroughly trained in the exclusive Arthur Murray teaching method. This assures you the finest instruction in dancing. You will have a regular dance teacher who will be responsible for your progress. Periodically, you will have exchange lessons with other teachers which will give you experience and practice in adapting to a variety of dance partners and dance styles.
During your one-on-one private 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.
Group Lessons are an important addendum 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 Lessons we emphasize technique, style, and variety of patterns. It's a fun way to discover and experience new dances. Additionally, the new material will be reviewed and practiced for improvement.
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 other 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 Private and Group Lessons.