Our World Famous Dance Programs
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This program is designed as an introduction to the popular social dances. This allows your teacher an opportunity to take care of your immediate dancing needs and to evaluate your future dance goals. Although this program is not designed to give you a finished product it is the best way to get started and sample how learning to dance at Arthur Murray can be fast, fun and easy!
This program is designed to begin to develop a few basic dances. Emphasis is placed on the three most important elements of dancing, namely, foot positions, rhythm and timing, and leading and following. By the end of this program you will be able to move to a few different types of music and no longer feel you are a stranger to the dance floor. Now as an educated dancer your goals will change. You will be giving your teacher input to help them design a program that is tailor made to fit your musical tastes as well as your new dance goals.
Associate Bronze Program
This is the program for the impatient dancer. It will develop free movement around the floor, much more variety, technique, footwork and your first introduction to styling. This program is very popular with the person that wants to get on the floor right away. You will be checked out of each phase by a certified Arthur Murray Examiner.
Full Bronze Program
Bronze is the complete social standard. It is designed to develop timing and technique in all the social dances. The styling will make you look and feel comfortable while on the dance floor. It will strengthen your lead, and or follow, to the point that no matter who your partner is, what kind of music is playing, or what kind of dance floor you are on, you will look poised and comfortable in all of the social dances and many variations. It will give you all the confidence you will ever need on the dance floor. Dancing at this level will be yours to keep as you will never forget the elements of each dance. It is the fun point in dancing when you don't have to think about anything but enjoying your partner and having fun yourself.
Silver is a dance standard with a high degree of styling. Flashy movements make this standard stand out on the floor. Continuity of movement enables a couple to glide around the dance floor with many changes of direction. Technique is very important to develop this type of movement.
Our Gold Standard is for the stars! Strictly a standard for the hobby dancer or the person who wants to do exhibitions. Its intricate patterns are only to be used when both people really know what they are doing. Choreography, Styling, Technique and Showmanship are necessities in this standard. The smoothness and control make this a beautiful standard to watch. You had better be prepared to work, if this is your standard, but you will truly be regarded as an outstanding dancer able to excel in any dance there is.