What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Each Saturday night we teach a one-hour beginner and/or intermediate dance lesson.
We cover four dances: salsa, bachata, merengue, and kizomba.
Immediately after the lesson, we have a super-fun dance party, playing salsa, bachata, merengue, and kizomba music. One price covers the lesson and the party.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Just follow along with our fun, talented, and skilled dance instructors, and we will have you dancing with the stars in no time. People will be dressed from elegant to casual.
Most importantly, wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Shoes: heels, flats, dress shoes, or sneakers.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Honestly, I started this business because I love to dance, and I love to teach, and I was looking for a fun place to dance salsa on Saturday night in Columbus. A place in which people could dance socially, and become better dancers, and it did not exist, so my business parter and I created it.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing my students become better dancers, and seeing how that brings joy to their lives. Also, dancing helps me keep fit, be social, meet new people every week, and have tons of fun. I love my life.
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 instructors, then 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 Ballroom and social to salsa, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow. The Columbus studio is owned by Michael Neyer, a former Arthur Murray Professional Dance Champion with over 35 years of experience as an Arthur Murray instructor.
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Grandview extends the heartiest of welcomes to you for their ongoing season of theater in Columbus.
Check out this theater's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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