At Arthur Murray Dance School in Naperville and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, we want to help you burn stress, burn calories and build confidence by learning to dance. Our talented instructors will take you through all the right moves. Grab a group of friends and schedule your weekly dance classes today.
The Benefits of Dance
Heading to dance class is a great chance to disconnect from all the stresses of work and social media and find a new way to socialize. Turn everything off and let our talented instructors lead the way. All you have to do is feel the beat and enjoy the steps. As Arthur Murray has said, walk in and dance out.
The History Of Country Western Dances
The Country Western dance style has been around since the late 1700s. Back in the day, people used to have rooms in their homes dedicated to dancing with friends. If they lived in a home that was smaller and there was no dedicated space, people gathered in the kitchen to dance the night away.
Through the years the country western style of dance became more formal. Line dancing, swing dancing, the jitterbug, waltz, and two-step have been blended together to form the country western dance that you see in classes, at weddings and that has become a dance favorite for a Saturday night with friends. This style is often danced in 4/4 time to everything from traditional banjo music to Grammy-winning favorites.
Getting Ready For Your First Country Western Dance Lessons
Country western dancing should be fun. Arthur Murray was a man who wanted to be able to bring the ability to dance to the masses, so do not be intimidated at your first class. Dress in something that is comfortable that you can move in. As you become more familiar with the steps and partnering moves you may want to upgrade from sneakers to character shoes or cowboy boots. Be sure to bring water with you as dancing is a great form of exercise.
Country western dances are full of joy. Partnering, frolics, reels and more will soon become second nature. Grab some friends and make your way to Arthur Murray Dance School for toe-tapping dance lessons. Contact our team to schedule your first dance lessons today!