Arthur Murray's Franchised Dance Studios curriculum is based on a three way system. This includes personal lessons, group classes and practice sessions. Our system is designed to teach you in the most efficient and quickest way possible.
The Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios have found that students learn most quickly and effectively on a scholastic basis. Your Introductory Program is the first student level. You will be taught the basic patterns of the most popular dances today. You instructor will explain how the Medal Standards are taught 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, Gold and Gold Bar Standards. These courses are designed for people like yourself who desire a fundamental foundation or more advanced training in the social, as well as competitive (dance sport) styles.
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. If competitive dancing (dance sport) is your desire, 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.
During your personal lessons, you will receive the specialized and personalized teaching that is necessary to achieve your goals in dancing. If you need special instruction in the technique or style of a dance, your personal instructor will spend the time necessary for improvement and will keep an up-to-date record of everything you learn.
Group classes is an important aid to your private instruction. They give you the opportunity to meet many other students and acquire good habits in social dancing.
In group classes we stress technique, style and variation of patterns. You will be introduced to new dance materials as well as reviewing and improving the dances learned during your personal lessons. We have group class lessons for different dances and levels. Your instructor will inform you as to what group classes you should be taking accordingly.
We hold scheduled practice sessions for all of our students. These sessions are held every Thursday. You will have fun dancing with the instructors and students in a supervised, 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 and group lessons.