Dance

Process

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Arthur Murray Process

How Students are taught

  • You will start with a 30 min private sample lesson.
  • Your first program will be an introductory course. Here you will learn the basics to several different popular dances to see which ones you like and can learn the quickest and easiest.
  • Your instructor will explain the Medal Standards that are taught and will plan a personalized dance program to fulfill your specific needs and desires.
  • The majority of students who come to an Arthur Murray Dance Studio are interested in becoming good social dancers and our medalist programs will help you achieve that goal.
  • The Medalist Standards are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar
  • The degree of dancing you will achieve varies depending on your desire, goals, commitment and interest.
  • Arthur Murray Dance Studios can train you in the latest technique, steps and styles. Indeed, we boast some of the top competitive couples in the world today.

Instructors

  • Our instructors 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.
  • You will have a buddy teacher that shares the responsibility of reaching your goals.

Private Lessons

  • During your one on one private lesson, 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 kept as part of your instruction.

Group Lessons

  • Group lessons give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good habits and meet other students in the studio.
  • Your teacher will provide you a schedule of when the group classes occur. There are different level groups throughout the day.
  • They do not need to be reserved in advance. This gives you flexibility in your scheduling. You may show up as your schedule permits.
  • In Group Lessons we emphasize technique, style and variation of patterns.
  • You may be taught materials that your regular instructor hasn’t introduced to you yet, and materials that have been reviewed will be practiced for improvement.

Practice Parties – They are fun and great exercise!

  • We hold scheduled parties(practice sessions) for all our students.
  • These practice parties are held twice a week.
  • 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 private and group lessons.

Ball Medals

  • An Arthur Murray Medal Ball is a gala dance event honoring students who “graduate” from one level of their dance program to the next.
  • Medals Balls also afford students the opportunity to enjoy their dancing in a fun and elegant setting.

Showcase

  • A showcase is a one-day event where students present dance routines with personalized choreography.
  • These routines make an excited addition to your Medalist Program because they allow you to develop showmanship and musical expression along with your social dance skills.

Dance-O-Rama

  • A Dance-O-Rama(or Dance Sport Competition is an exciting two or three day event that brings students together from many Arthur Murray studios to compete, at their level, in dances of their choices.
  • This requires specialized dance training to polish and perfect chorography, technique and style.

Testimonials

  • During our 22 years of marriage, we have tossed around the idea of taking dance lessons, but life always seemed to get in the way. This year we decided to make the time and started dancing at Arthur Murray’s for a fun way to spend a date night. This was one of the best decisions we have ever made. From the start, it was more than we had anticipated. The staff was friendly, caring and professional. The instructors made everything not only fun and easy, but they also sincerely built up our confidence as dancers. We were having such a great time, feeling the exhilarating benefits, and learning a great deal very quickly. When we say learning a great deal, we don’t mean just dance steps. It turns out that the “connection” you are learning in ballroom dance translates, in many ways, into a good relationship. Our marriage has never been better! We are spending more time together, having a wonderful experience, developing great dancing skills, and getting more physically fit. It’s a lot of bang for your buck, especially if your relationship ranks high on your priority list. As a fantastic bonus, we have made lots of new wonderful friends as well. At Arthur Murray’s Orlando, you are part of a family.
    A Google User
  • Great atmosphere and great teachers! There is always someone to help you out if you need it 🙂
    Michelle M.
  • I love that I took up a new hobby that has given me so much in terms of physical activity, learning something new every time, and making new friends, and so much more! I find myself missing the studio when I am not there!
    Joanne L.
  • awesome teachers friendly environment excellent staff class 45 minutes not enough for the money
    Joesph P.
  • i came to arthur murray in late nov 2010 to get out and meet ppl and do something i always wanted to do. now this has become my 2nd home and i love every minute i spend there. i love to dance and at first i was a little shy and reserved and always thought that ppl are watching me, i got over that and i really don't care if someone is watching, we are all learning there. thanks to all the great instructors ,past ;-( and present, for being patient (Z) flirty (G) and somewhat pushy (S). (you know who you are ). everyone there including all the students are very supportive and great. it's the best thing i have done for myself in a long time. oh, by the way the added benefit of dancing.... weightloss and confidence booster. ;-D
    A Google User
  • My Fiance and I wanted to "step up" our dance skills for our first dance as husband and wife, we turned to a few dance studios and Arthur Murray was just the best. They responded to our emails right away and welcomed us in for a free 30 minute lesson to make sure we liked it. Well we loved it and purchased (6) 30 minute lessons with Kris Kohlhaas. Kris was phenomenal and took two uncomfortable beginners and made us comfortable and confident on the dance floor! If you are just beginning or have years of dance experience, GO TO ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE CENTER!! They are simply the best!!
    Cassie Whittemore
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