Can I Learn to Dance?
We believe dancing is as easy as walking with the expert instruction of an Arthur Murray teacher. Hundreds-of-thousands of students have been successfully taught at Arthur Murray studios all around the world and through dance are able to enjoy more out of their lives. There is no age limit. We instruct students in their teens and well into their 80's. Take a private ballroom dance lesson today!
How long does it usually take to learn how to dance?
The length of the course depends on how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance after your first lesson. Call (480) 639-6936 today and we'll give you your first dance lesson in Mesa.
Is it easy to learn with the Arthur Murray system of teaching?
We teach four simple basic movements, from which many new combinations can be learned. We believe if you can walk you can dance. Our 97 years of experience has taught us how to make dancing fun, quick and easy.
How much do lessons cost?
The cost depends on a number of factors: how good you want to be; and what dances you want to learn. After your first lesson, your instructor will be in a better position to recommend a program and you will have the knowledge to make an intelligent and informed choice.
Call (480) 568-0606 today and we’ll give you your first private lesson free! (Be sure to mention code: FAQ) Why not? It’s free.
Will I learn the latest steps?
You can learn the very latest steps in any or all social dances- Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Waltz, Tango, etc. Novelty or the latest fad dances are also taught. Here’s a list of the ballroom dances.
Take a ballroom dance class and sample to find out what you like
What hours are available for lessons?
We try to accommodate most schedules. Our studio is open from 12:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. Tues - Fri and 10 am - 6 pm on Saturdays. We are resting our feet on Sunday & Monday.
What are the benefits of learning Ballroom dancing?
Students at Arthur Murray's find they receive multiple benefits from learning how to dance. Many students come in specifically for the health benefits such as increased energy, stamina, weight loss and exercise. Others come in for more enjoyment out of social settings, quality time with a loved one, or simply an increased self-confidence. No matter what the situation, students will always leave feeling refreshed, re-energized, and full of life. The ability to dance to any type of music, at anytime, anywhere in the world is something we believe is absolutely priceless.
Is any dance experience needed?
No previous dance experience is necessary to be a successful ballroom dancer. Over time students develop skill and grace, improved posture and sharpened reflexes.
What is Ballroom dancing?
Ballroom dancing is a form of partner dancing in which two people move in harmony with each other to music, connected through a formal dance hold. The best dancers are able to move spontaneously but synchronously through the graceful art of leading and following. There are many types of ballroom dances (see a list of ballroom dances). These dances can be divided into two major classifications: Smooth (Standard) and Rhythm (Latin) dances.
What is Latin dancing?
Latin dancing is characterized by rhythmic movements and syncopated or percussive Latin beats. Latin dances are usually danced in place. The movements are compact and expressive. Latin dances are popular and fun party dances. Examples include salsa, cha cha cha and merengue
What is social dancing?
Social dancing is a form of ballroom dancing, which occurs at social dance events such as dinner dances, fund-raisers, night clubbing, weddings, and holiday parties. The most popular social dances are salsa, swing, waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, cha, tango and rumba.
What is a wedding
The "first dance" refers to the first dance that newlyweds present together at their wedding reception as life partners. Engaged couples usually prefer romantic music and often choose a foxtrot, waltz or slow dance as their first dance. With today’s weddings exhibiting such a strong sense of style and professionalism we feel your first dance should also be at the same level. Many of our couples come in for the first dance and leave with a lifetime hobby.
What is DanceSport?
DanceSport is a competitive or exhibition style of dance and is the most physically demanding and mentally challenging form of ballroom dancing. As in any sport, the requirements of fitness, discipline and training are the keys to ultimate success, yet the learning process is fun, and the resultant skills can be used with confidence on any dance occasion.
What kinds of dances can I learn?
Examples of popular smooth dances include the foxtrot, waltz, quickstep and tango. Salsa, swing, rhumba, merengue and cha cha cha are examples of rhythm dances. See our list of dances.
Where do people go to dance?
Weddings, parties, fund-raisers, black-tie events, corporate functions, night clubs, ballrooms, dance studio social parties, cruise lines and supper clubs all provide opportunities for you to practice your fancy footwork.