- $99 for four private dance lessons with membership ($358 value)
Instructors lead guests in a variety of Latin and ballroom dance styles, such as the cha-cha, tango, mambo, waltz, and fox trot, that hone footwork and build muscle tone and confidence. Students can opt to bring a partner or receive the one-on-one attention of private lessons or socialize during group lessons while learning proper dance etiquette. Membership includes access to group classes and Friday-night socials.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Arthur Murray 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. 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.