Arthur Murray 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.
At ComedySportz Seattle, the spontaneity of improv humor marries the competitiveness of athletics in weekly shows that churn out laughs for roughly 100 minutes each. During a match, two opposing teams of comics square off in red and blue uniforms as a referee presides. The teams launch into sketches and routines fueled by audience suggestions, much like on the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Since random, casual outbursts are so integral to the show, no two performances are the same.
With a focus on children, Illumination Learning Studio spurs creativity in young minds through a varied curriculum of music, performance, and movement. Lessons for toddlers allow participants to explore the fundamentals of rhythm and melody. Elementary-school children can undertake a wealth of creative ventures, from piano and voice lessons to drama, acting, yoga and tai chi.
For some of the best theater around, come to Stone Soup Theatre in Seattle.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the theater.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this theater just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
EDGE is home to students of all ages, levels, styles and goals. We are a small business aiming to serve the community and spread a love of performing arts.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Voice lessons: It is very helpful if students come prepared with one or two songs to sing. They can be songs you know or songs you want to learn. Two copies of sheet music needed for each lesson.
Piano Lessons: A method book can be suggested by instructor. Copies can be made for beginning lessons.
For top-notch performances of historical and contemporary plays, there's no better place in Edmonds than The Phoenix Theatre.
Don't worry about packing a snack. This theater has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.