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 $45, you get two private lessons, one group lesson, and one party lesson at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Long Beach (a $160 value). The studio offers all new students one private lesson for $20; this Groupon covers that and the next three lessons, which are priced at $140.
A panel of experienced instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your four lessons, which last about 45 minutes each, or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get shipshape. 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.
Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. After honing skills in private and group lessons, show off newly mastered movements during a practice party with other students, instructors, and nonjudgmental mirrors.
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 Long Beach 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 Dance Studio's panel of experienced instructors earned the establishment an Orange County Register People's Choice award for Best Dance School in 2009 for their prowess at schooling students in the ways of social and ballroom dancing. Across seven southern California studios, teams of highly trained teachers emphasize proper dance steps and techniques, ensuring students leave lessons with a greater understanding of their chosen form. They offer more than 29 available dance styles, including Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Rumba. During private lessons, instructors dole out individual tips and techniques, preparing students for the more communal group lessons. Burgeoning boogiers can also attend one of the themed practice parties to test out their growing repertoire of skills with fellow classmates. Each studio announces party themes and times on its online calendars in advance.