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In football terms, she's the defense and you're the offense. Since you don't play the same position, or even on the same side of the ball, you have different jobs and responsibilities. So just because she took some dance classes before, that doesn't come into play at all with your role as the leader/quarterback.
If possible, keep your lessons as close together in the beginning of your program. This allows your teacher to get your brain and body to cooperate much sooner.
You can put everything you're learning into action right away at one of our practice parties. Outside of that, many of our students use their dancing at wedding receptions, reunions, and company parties. If you're planning a vacation, going on a cruise will usually provide several different themed rooms to dance in. Lastly, there are nightclubs you can go to as well. Whether it's salsa or country, there's a little bit of everything out there. The more you know in your dancing, the more you have to choose from.
Your wedding shoes are a part of the finishing touches to your overall "wedding look". Unfortunately, they aren't always designed for comfort, or dancing. We'd recommend that you bring your shoes in so your teacher can see how well you can move in them and determine the best course of action. In a perfect world, we'd suggest to get a pair of white ballroom dancing shoes to wear for the first dance and reception. Your guests won't even know and, trust us, they will be so much more comfortable.
We have students that come to their lessons straight from work or straight from the gym, so what ever's comfortable or convenient is fine with us.
For guys your first pair should be regular, non-patent, leather in a standard heel. Because of the softness of the leather, the shoes will stretch more than normal so some dancers get a half size smaller than normal street shoes. For girls we recommend any of the heels as long as they aren't higher than 2.5 inches. In addition, we always recommend a nude or bronze colored shoe for your first pair.
You can wear any type of shoe that won't slip off of your feet. So dress shoes or sneakers are fine, just skip the sandals. The other option is ballroom dance shoes which have a suede sole and softer leather.
Dancing is our 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. It opens up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar! (please see our benefits page)
All of our instructors are very competent. Your teachers are selected to best suit your needs and style of learning. To qualify as Arthur Murray teachers, they must complete an arduous training regimen.
Take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1pm-10:30pm, and Sat by appointment.
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.
You will learn the very latest steps in any dance(s) you choose - Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Samba, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Waltz, Tango, Shag, and others.
Tuition on courses is most generally paid in advance, especially Foundation Programs. However, other arrangements are also available.
The length of the course depends on how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance. However, you will be able to begin dancing after your first lesson.
Tuition depends on a number of factors e.g., how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn and your how often you can come in. After the lesson, the instructor will be in a position to better recommend a program and you will have the knowledge to make an informed choice.
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 Studios. There is no age limit. Our oldest students are over 70. The youngest are usually in their early teens.
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule a lesson with one of our trained instructors. He/She will then be able to evaluate your dancing and make a recommendation for an appropriate beginning course. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio near you is only a phone call away...So whatever your reasons if your looking to get a little exercise, add a little romance to your life, or dress up and go dancing, call now! 704-544-0222