Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get started?

Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson with one of our trained instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. To set up your introductory lesson now, call or e-mail us.

What should I wear?

We want your lessons to be relaxing and fun. There is no enforced dress code of any sort for our students from the ankles up. We do recommend some shoes appropriate for dancing however. For gentleman, wear a leather soled dress shoe. For ladies a small-heeled pump that is secure on the foot will be fine. Try to avoid dancing in tennis shoes or other heavily-treaded shoes, as they will stick to the floor and make instruction difficult. Also try to avoid flip-flops or other shoes that will slip off the foot if you walk backwards. For our practice party sessions, staff and students often dress up in costume.

Do I need a partner?

We teach both single students and couples. Single students will be paired with their instructor for private lessons, and they will be able to dance with students and staff at our group classes, practice parties and other events.

How long will it take?

The length of your course will depend on how many dances you want to learn and how proficient you wish to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance after your first lesson!

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How much do lessons cost?

Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors. For Example, how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. After your introductory lesson, your instructor will recommend a program and will be able to answer any questions you may have, so you will have the knowledge to make an informed choice.

Does the fee have to be paid in advance?

Tuition is generally paid in advance, especially for Foundation Programs. However, financing and other arrangements are also available. Since these are determined on a case by case basis, please ask in person, and we will be glad to give you all the details.

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Can I really learn to dance?

Yes. Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the steps are derived. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Centers. There is no age limit.

When can I take lessons?

You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1pm-10pm, and Sat from 10am-7pm.

Will I have a good teacher?

You’ll have the best teacher. All of our instructors must complete a most arduous training regimen. They are experienced on the dance floor and knowledgeable in techniques to help you learn to master today’s popular dances. The instructors selected for you are ones we know will best suit your personality.

Will I learn the latest steps?

You can learn the very latest steps in any social dance – Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Samba, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Waltz, Tango, and others.

After I learn to dance, will I still have to return to learn the newest steps?

After getting a good foundation, you will be able to analyze the new steps and pick them up yourself without difficulty. However, many students return or continue because they enjoy their lessons and the dancing friends they’ve acquired.

Is your system of teaching difficult?

Not at all. We are famous for making learning fun and easy. We teach four simple basic movements, from which the new combinations are derived.

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What benefits do I receive?

Dancing is your first line of social activity. Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends. Beyond these, dancing is a superb physical conditioner, providing fun without working at it! Learning to dance will open up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar.

New to Dancing? Schedule a $40 Sample Lesson

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