- $39 for two 40-minute private dance lessons, one group lesson, and one practice party session ($170 value)
Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Sherman Oaks
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance instruction since 1912. Mr. Murray 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, nightclub jaunts, wedding prep and many other reasons. Through lessons, instructors teach the foundation of a variety of dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to Ballroom to Country-Western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.