A married couple’s first dance as man and wife should be flawless, much like an engagement diamond or your roommate’s screenplay, Death Be Not Fun. Fade in on fancy footwork with this Groupon.
$45 for Two 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons, One 40-Minute Group Class, and One Consultation for an Individual or a Couple ($230 Value)
The lesson package commences with a consultation, in which the instructor gets familiar with the student’s dance experience, skill level, and goals. During two private lessons, instructors spend 30 minutes assessing technique and make general improvements based on each individual’s needs. Students supplement their lessons with group classes, during which they have the opportunity to work with different dance partners while developing and refining technique.
Arthur Murray’s instructors specialize in styles such as ballroom, tango, salsa, Argentine, swing, Lindy Hop, and country-western dancing.
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 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.