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 $80, you get one 30-minute private introductory class followed up by a 40-minute private dancing lesson of your choice at Arthur Murray Dance Studio's Dallas or Plano locations (a $190 value).
A panel of certified instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of coordinated rhythmic motion. The 30-minute private introductory class acts as a space where disciples of the shimmy and shake can work through dancing basics, practice graceful habits, discover new moves, and attain the balance of a stork standing atop a two-stepping hippo. In the 40-minute private lesson, the studio's masters teach technique in a style of the student's choosing, cocooning caperers in rhythmic advice until the inner dancer emerges like a funky butterfly. Students can stick to a stately waltz, spice up bland gaits with a rumba, or get frolicsome with a few swing steps. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on some maneuvers or a dancing plebe with two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio yield bountiful kinetic 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 century, the company grew and expanded internationally to become the cavorting juggernaut that it is today. The Dallas and Plano studios serve as warm, aesthetically sound environments for immersion in private rug-slicing lessons.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
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. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with instructors during private lessons and other classmates for group lessons as 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.