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 to Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 dance classes for one (a $62 value).
- For $49, you get 10 dance classes for one (a $124 value).
- For $58, you get 5 dance classes for two (a $124 value).
- For $98, you get 10 dance classes for two (a $248 value).<p>
Classes are typically held on Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.
Arthur Murray’s team of experienced instructors teaches students the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner or fly solo and shimmy with an instructor or a fellow student in group lessons that imbue students with a greater understanding of ballroom and Latin-inspired dances. Each lesson focuses on nailing technique while exhibiting flair through style and variation of patterns. 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, these lessons replace all second left feet with a more rhythmically inclined second right foot.
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 Ottawa 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 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, the The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years.
Today, Arthur Murray's instructors prepare students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts across the world. At the Ottawa studio, Vadim Safonov, Alina Safonova, and Marilisa Granzotto—all members of the World Professional Dance Teachers Association—team up to bring Arthur Murray's specialized dance programs to Ontario's budding toe-tappers. They teach pairs or single students to confidently twirl through Latin and ballroom dances.
Clients who arrive for lessons alone will be paired up with other classmates, and the instructors will 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 including the Viennese waltz, the Argentine tango, swing, and the bunny hop, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.