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 dance-lesson package at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (up to a $270 total value). The package is good for either individuals or couples and contains:
- Three 30-minute private dance lessons (a $90 value each)
- One group class
- One party; click here for a schedule of group lessons and parties.<p>
A leading name in franchise dance since 1912, Arthur Murray began delivering the art of dance to new students across the country though his innovation of mail-order lessons. Today, Arthur Murray Dance Studio continues to open students to the most poetic of body languages, with locations across the country offering one-on-one and group lessons. Carefully selected instructors trained in the exclusive Arthur Murray teaching method guide students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Stick to a stately waltz, spice up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps. Tailored to the technique, styling, and general dance improvement of each student, the one-on-one private lessons enable students to learn at their own pace. During group lessons, students will hone their techniques, styles, and abilities with various partners while developing proper dance habits and slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable. Recent offerings include cha-cha, polka, and jitterbug lessons.
During weekly dance parties, students and instructors may reap the rhythmic benefits of their labor in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Whether students are experienced dancers hoping to brush up on certain techniques or have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful dance-based results.
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.
“They have great teachers and we decided to join because of the wonderful experience we had.”
1801 Alexandria Dr.
Lexington, Kentucky 40504