Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule a complimentary introductory dance lesson and 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. Call us today to schedule your first lesson!
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course you can! Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by our expert dance instructors. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the steps are derived. Hundreds and thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Centers. There is no age limit. Several of our older students are over 70. The youngest are usually in their early teens.
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 feel comfortable with dancing after your first lesson.
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 A COMPLIMENTARY PRIVATE LESSON. 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. There are many options available and we have something for everyone.
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!
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 our dancers are trend-setters in the dance world, and that 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 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.
You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1:00 PM-10:00 PM, and Sat 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Please call to make an appointment.
Without a doubt. All our 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.
At Arthur Murray Dance Center of Gaithersburg, we use four 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!