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 Groupon: for $59, you get two private dance lessons and one group dance lesson (a $185 value) at Arthur Murray Dance Studio on Eubank Boulevard Northeast.
Instructing fox-trotting fiends for more than 50 years, the Albuquerque branch of Arthur Murray Dance Studio teaches rhythmic rotations five days per week on one of the largest dance floors in New Mexico. A preening panel of certified and trained instructors is ready and waiting to train students 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 choice. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun way to get in ship shape. 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. 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 Dance Studio 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. Franchise owners Robert and Cynthia Long oversee a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons. Divided into three separate rooms, the more than 3,100 square feet of dance-hearty floor space is superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug beyond recognition.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, trained dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. On the Albuquerque studio's more than 3,100-square-foot floor—a dance destination since 1952—students can tackle ballroom, social, or Latin dance, bringing a partner to their private lessons or flying solo and dancing with the instructor. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or when blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Regularly scheduled dance parties let students practice what they learned in lessons, slicing and dicing rugs with new fleet-footed friends.