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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started dancing?
Can I really learn to dance?
How long will it take?
How much do lessons cost?
Does the fee have to be paid in advance?
Will I learn the latest steps?
After I learn to dance, will I still have to return to learn the newest steps?
When can I take lessons?
Will I have a good teacher?
 

How do I get started dancing?

 
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson with one of our trained instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue.  
 
 

Can I really learn to dance?

 
Yes. Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an expert Arthur Murray dance instructor. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the steps are derived. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There is no age limit. Many of the oldest students are over 70. The youngest are usually in their early teens.  
 
 

How long will it take?

 
The length of your course will depend on how many dances you want to learn and how proficient you wish to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance after your first lesson.  
 
 

How much do lessons cost?

 
Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors e.g., how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. Remember - YOUR FIRST LESSON IS ONLY $20. After that lesson, your instructor will recommend a program and will be able to answer any questions, so you will have the knowledge to make an informed choice.  
 
 

Does the fee have to be paid in advance?

 
Tuition is generally paid in advance, especially for Foundation Programs. However, financing and other arrangements are also available. Since these are determined on a case by case basis, please ask in person, and we will be glad to give you all the details.  
 
 

Will I learn the latest steps?

 
You can learn the very latest steps in any social dance - Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Samba, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Waltz, Tango, and others.  
 
 

After I learn to dance, will I still have to return to learn the newest steps?

 
After getting a good foundation, you will be able to analyze the new steps and pick them up yourself without difficulty. However, many students return or continue because they enjoy their lessons and the dancing friends they've acquired.  
 
 

When can I take lessons?

 
You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1pm-10pm  
 
 

Will I have a good teacher?

 
Yes. All Arthur Murray teachers must complete an arduous training regimen, making them very competent. Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.