How We Teach Our Students
The Arthur Murray Centres teaching is on a scholastic basis, and degrees of dancing achieved are varied. Instruction progresses through: Student Introductory & Variety Programs, and Associate or Full Programs in Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold Bar and Gold Star Standards. This system is called the Medalist System and is used worldwide. Courses are designed for people desiring instruction in either Social or Competition Styles. Additionally, we utilize a comparative style of teaching called the Arthur Murray Method, which enables students to learn the skills needed for dancing (not just steps) in the most efficient way possible. Our goal is to help you get out on the floor dancing as soon as possible.
These programs are designed solely for the students joining us for the very first time.
Each of our introductory programs include private lessons, beginner group classes and weekly practice sessions. Additional services also include visual demonstrations, progress checks and consultations.
These programs are designed to introduce you to three or four popular social dances of your choice, and help you develop basic movement, and timing.
Schedule your complementary private lesson first to get a sneak preview of the wonderful world of Arthur Murray and we’ll have you dancing in no time!
Bronze is the full Social Standard. Your dance instructors have designed it to develop timing and technique in all social dances. 40This level will help you look attractive and feel comfortable on the floor. It will strengthen your leading or following to the point that, regardless of your partner, the kind of music, or the type of dance floor, you will look poised and comfortable with all the popular social dances and their many variations. It will give you all the confidence you will ever need on the dance floor. With this program, dancing knowledge will be yours to keep, as you will always remember the elements of each dance. It is the gratifying point in dancing when you only have to think about enjoying your partner and having fun.
Silver is a dance standard with a high degree of styling, which helps in demonstrating individualized character. Using flashy movements makes dancers at this level stand out on the dance floor. Technique is also important in developing continuity of movement; this helps couples glide around the dance floor with many changes in direction. People definitely notice a Silver Dancer on a crowded floor.
Our Gold standard is for the stars! This is the level for the social or the exhibition dancer. Its intricate patterns are to be used only when both people really know what they are doing. Choreography, styling, technique, and showmanship are necessities in this standard. It should not be used on a crowded dance floor. The dancer’s smoothness and control make this a beautiful program for audiences. You must be prepared to work if excelling on this level is your goal. Upon reaching that goal, you will truly be regarded as an outstanding performer of every dance!
Dancing is a special gift that you and your fiancée can share on your wedding day. Ensure that your first dance will be a memory you can cherish forever.
It wasn’t so long ago that a couple’s first dance as husband and wife was simply a stroll around the dance floor. Now, with the advent of home videos, and picture-perfect photography, many newlyweds are enhancing their wedding experience with dance. The first dance is to be remembered and captured on camera for generations to come, so why not make it special. Come into Arthur Murray and we will work diligently to make your first dance a dream come true!
Some of the popular wedding dances include the elegant Waltz, the romantic Rumba, and the jazzy Foxtrot. Other popular reception dances include Salsa, Mambo, Swing, Hustle, and Merengue.