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 this Groupon.
$39 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or Couple ($150 Value)
- Two 45-minute private dance lessons
- One group class
- One party, scheduled several times monthly<p>
During private lessons, an individual or couple receives tutoring from a highly trained and certified instructor. Group lessons focus on a particular style, such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug. Check the Beaverton, Portland, or Vancouver location’s schedule for upcoming group classes and dance parties.
Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios
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.