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 an instructor as the teachers 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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I've taught Zumba in the US as well as London in the UK for more than 4 years. I'm known for my fantastic choreo, infectious enthusiasm and easy-to-follow moves designed to boost your fitness, well-being and self confidence. I welcome people of all fitness levels and abilities!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
The steps are easy, fun and effective for fitness and the fabulous music is great for motivation. I'm constantly giving clear, non-verbal cues; designed to build up your confidence and ability. You'll also get plenty of smiles and encouragement as you go along! This is truly exercise in disguise!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After trying my first Zumba class 6 years ago I was instantly hooked! I've trained in ballet, tap and salsa and love to keep fit so becoming a Zumba Instructor is my perfect job!
What do you love most about your job?
Building relationships with my students, watching their self confidence grow along with their fitness levels and love of dancing!
With a nearly 30-year career that includes multiple latin-dance championships, Melissa Dexter helms a team of dance instructors who lead classes for all ages and experience levels. In a studio spanning more than 5,000 square feet, the teachers take students through ballroom, latin, and jazz steps across a gleaming hardwood floor. They also use the same music when leading dance-fitness classes, such as Zumba and yogi dance, which uses select routines to give participants a lengthening, yoga-style workout.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.