Like swans, poised dancers are often associated with grace, beauty, and a surprising ability to impersonate a chicken. Join an impressive flock with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a dance-lesson package at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. This Groupon is valid at Arthur Murray’s two locations in Dallas and Plano (a $280 value). The dance lesson package includes:
- Two 40-minute private lessons
- Two newcomer group classes
- Two practice parties<p>
Arthur Murray Dance Studio’s seasoned instructors draw on a structured, time-tested teaching method to elucidate spellbinding steps and focused footwork in a multitude of dance styles. Students ease into the brimming schedule with personal attention in a private lesson that introduces proper posture and basic techniques. Instructors offer advice tailored to individual goals and strengths and prepare pupils to twirl gracefully without disguising themselves as carousel animals.
After learners glean the basic steps, group classes pair beginning dancers with a bevy of new partners to help to forge good habits and versatile execution. Practice parties put newfound strutting skills to the test as pupils hit the dance floor for an evening of nightclub-style move-busting set to ballroom, swing, country, and Latin music that inspires pupils to flaunt fancy footwork in a comfortable alcohol- and smoke-free environment. Dancers can delve into a solo experience to solidify skills for nights on the town or double up their Groupons with a significant other to learn new styles for a wedding dance or romantic flash-mob performance.
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.