FAQ

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson & evaluation with one of our trained instructors. During this session, your instructor will determine your current dancing level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. The cost for this introductory class is only $25. Call us today to schedule your first lesson!! 817-732-3111


Can I really learn to dance?
Of course you can! Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. 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 $25. After that lesson, your instructor will be in a better position to recommend a program and you’ll have the knowledge to make an intelligent and informed choice. General Variety programs begin at $540, however there are many options available. We have something for everyone.


How will I benefit from my dancing?
Dancing is an investment in yourself. It is our first line of social activity. Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends. Beyond these, dancing is a wonderful physical conditioner, providing fun without working at it! It opens up a great new world of togetherness and an exciting year-round social calendar!


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. Did you know that Arthur Murray dancers are trend-setters in the dance world, AND we’ve lent our style to some of the biggest movies and TV shows to come out of Hollywood, like the recent hits “Shall We Dance?” and “Dancing With The Stars”?


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 Monday-Thursday, lessons start at 1:00pm and end at 10:00pm. On Friday we have lessons from 4:00pm to 10:00 pm. We are also open Saturdays, from 10:00am to 3:00 pm!


Will I have a good teacher?
Yes. All Arthur Murray teachers must complete an arduous training regimen, making them very competent. Each teacher is able to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.


Is it hard to learn?
The Arthur Murray System uses 4 Elements of dancing, and out of these simple Elements, all dances are derived! That’s it! This system has been tested and honed since 1912 — it is the fastest and most effective method of teaching!