Arthur Murray found that the best way to get people grooving on the dance floor was to expose them to three different elements of dancing: private lessons, group classes, and practice sessions. After 100 years, this system provides rapid success, creating the most well-rounded dancers on the floor.
The Private Lesson: is one professional instructor focusing on an individual or couple. The instructor utilizes Arthur Murray’s INTERRELATED SYSTEM, which was his method of teaching similar moves in each dance to help one be able to dance to a variety of music without having to remember a multitude of patterns. Finer points of dancing like leading, following, timing, footwork, posture, and frame are expanded upon, giving you the tools to dance well. An instructor will also guide your progress, help you make informed decisions about the dances and styles to pursue, become your personal cheerleader, and coach you to success!
The Group Class: is a wonderful opportunity for you to solidify the information learned on your private lesson, while being introduced to new patterns or variations. By referring to the INTERRELATED SYSTEM, you will be further educated on your current patterns, focusing on dancing them individually and with different partners to help with balance, leading, following, and timing. They are also a great way to meet new people in a fun and active environment.
The Practice Session: is also called a “party” because it can be so much fun! This is where you get to see all you hard work come to fruition! The studio is set up to represent a party atmosphere with lights turned low, disco ball spinning, twinkle lights sparkling, light refreshments, and the best music to get you moving. The instructors attend all the parties to help you get the full benefits of applying your dancing in a social environment. Whether you need help placing a dance to a song, remembering your steps, or have never danced a certain style before, our instructors will be by your side to coach and cheer you on. This allows you to understand which dances goes to which music, reap the benefits of Arthur Murray’s INTERRELATED SYSTEM, and help you have a great time! It also helps you become more comfortable and confident in your own dance ability, dancing around or with other people, better preparing you for a wedding, cruise, or wherever you may encounter dancing.