$41.99 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or Couple ($190 Value)
- An 20-minute dance introduction session
- Two 30-minute private dance lessons
- One group class
During introduction sessions, an individual or couple receives a dance assessment and basic instruction from a highly trained and certified instructor. Afterwards, instructors delve deeper into steps and techniques during personalized private lessons. Group lessons focus on a particular style, such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug. See the Plainfield, Kentwood, and Grandville schedules for upcoming group classes.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Arthur Murray Dance Studio 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.