The instructors at this studio are excellent. They really take time in teaching the steps and explain it in such a way that it makes sense and is easy to follow. If you forget a combination, they cheerfully repeat it or watch to see what the problem is.... you NEVER feel inferior for not remembering how to get in or get out of a pattern, quite the contrary, they apologize that perhaps they had not taught it in a way that would "stick in your mind" ( and your feet!!!)
Ballroom dancing is really fun and great exercise. It is our "date night". We now have a hobby that we can do together. The other students are friendly and willing to switch partners if you want to and often you learn new things from them also.
I can't recommend it more highly! My husband and I are becoming competent dancers.
The Arthur Murray dance instructors have such a unique way of making me feel successful at each level and then building onto what I have learned without making me feel overwhelmed. At each stage, I leave the studio feeling confident, and most importantly, happy and excited to go back for my next private lesson or group class. Along with dancing on vacations, the dance parties at Arthur Murray are so much fun! My husband and I look forward each week to our Friday date nights, which include dinner at our favorite restaurants then dancing at the Arthur Murray studio. At the parties if a song comes on and we are unsure about the dance steps, an instructor is ready and willing to help. Conversely, if we just want to dance, that is perfectly fine too!
What has Arthur Murray done for me? They have helped me build my self-confidence. I have always been a wallflower and wanted to break out of my shy shell. Dancing is so much fun! Dance lessons teach you so much more than just the steps-coordination, poise, and confidence. When you combine the enthusiastic instructors with your desire to learn, you have the recipe for success. Thanks to the Arthur Murray staff for all they have taught me-dance steps and so much more.
Not only is wedding reception dancing no longer the painful tradition it used to be…we now actually look forward to any opportunity to dance. In a relatively short time, AM has prepared us to be able to confidently dance socially to any music, anytime, and anywhere. A feat I would have never guessed possible.
We signed up for lessons so we wouldn't feel embarrassed doing our "first dance" at our wedding. Our wedding was 2 months ago and we are still taking lessons. Kiana is our instructor and she is so patient! We are not the most graceful or co-ordinated couple, yet she never gets upset with us. For our wedding, we chose the song and she taught us the steps and and showed us how to combine them to make the dance flow. We practiced at every lesson for months and at our wedding--we nailed it!
All the instructors--Carlos, Liz, Kiana, and Aaron--are so friendly and helpful. Even if they aren't your instructor for your weekly lesson, they are willing to give advice and help you to master a tricky step. I am so glad we signed up for lessons at this studio! It felt so good to be able to do more than the "stand in one spot and sway" dance for our wedding!!
If you're thinking of taking lessons, please give this studio a call--you'll be so glad you did!