$60 for Two Private Lessons, a Group Lesson, and a Practice Party at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios ($150 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Go solo or bring a partner
  • Choose from various dance styles
  • Professional-studio setting

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Circus bears untrained in the art of dance are often the least popular big-top attraction, falling somewhere between the bearded lady and a slice of stale rye bread on a pedestal. Ensure an appearance in the spotlight with today's deal: for $60, you get three dance lessons (two private lessons and one group lesson) and a practice party at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios (a $150 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Portland, Vancouver, and Beaverton.

A panel of certified instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students of all levels in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your three lessons, or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Finally, a practice party builds danseuses’ confidence, supplying a supportive space for busting newly acquired moves. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios offer bountiful, dance-based benefits.

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when an entrepreneur, also coincidentally named Arthur Murray, began selling mail-order dance lessons. Over the course of the following century, the company grew and expanded internationally to become the cavorting juggernaut that it is today. The Portland-area studios provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.

Though Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.