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 $39, you get one private lesson and two group lessons for one person or a couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Amherst (a $117 value). The studio offers all new students one complimentary private lesson, so this Groupon covers the next four lessons.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio's panel of experienced instructors teaches toe-tappers ballroom, Latin, and social dance styles, emphasizing balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your group lessons, or fly solo and two-step with your shadow. Hoofers can spicy up life with a rumba, add a few swing steps to their personal repertoire, or study the stately waltz, ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for their wedding-dance debut. Private lessons unfold under the one-on-one tutelage of a dance guru who finesses pupils' technique and musicality, whether they have two left feet for feet or two right feet for hands. During group lessons, the instructor introduces specific patterns and bolsters steppers' confidence through frequent partner switch-a-roos.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance instruction since 1912, when entrepreneur 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. The Amherst studio provides a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.
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.
4524 Bailey Ave.
Amherst, New York 14226