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 $49, you get a ballroom-dance lesson package at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (up to a $229 value). This Groupon is good for a single student or a couple and is valid at two studios in Houston and one in Shenandoah. The package includes the following:
- Two 45-minute private lessons (a $107 value/session)
- One 45-minute group lesson (a $15 value)<p>
At each Arthur Murray Dance Studio, a panel of experienced instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Students can bring a partner to their lessons, or fly solo and practice with the teacher until skillful enough in a chosen dance style that it’s safe to remove full-body protective padding. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance, as well as for fitness seekers looking for a fun way to get in shape. Stick to a stately waltz, spice up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire.
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 following century, the company grew and expanded internationally to become the cavorting juggernaut that it is today. The Shenandoah and Houston studios provide 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.
Though Arthur Murray Dance Studio sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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.