FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DANCE LESSONS IN SEATTLE
Do I Need a Partner?
You do not need a partner. At Arthur Murray’s you can learn the dance skills working directly with your teacher on the private dance lessons and with a variety of partners in the group classes and practice sessions. We teach singles and couples, beginners to advanced.
What do I wear for my first lesson?
For your first class just make sure that you wear something comfortable that does not restrict your movement. Dress in comfortable clothes and wear shoes that stay on your feet. Students wear anything from jeans and T-shirts, to work attire.
Who will teach me?
All of the instructors at the Arthur Murray Studio will contribute to your learning. We work as a team to ensure you get the most out of your lessons. Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.
What will I learn?
If you have a specific dance or style you would like to learn, then we will focus on that. Otherwise we will teach you a variety of the popular social dances such as swing, salsa, foxtrot & more.
How often should I come in for my lessons?
If possible, keep your lessons as close together in the beginning of your program. Most students come in at least once a week, however we also have students who are in the studio every day, the choice is yours.
When can I take my lessons?
You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1pm-10pm, and Sat by appointment. Scheduling dance lessons is very easy as we always work around your schedule.
How do the practice sessions work?
Our practice sessions are designed to give you a place to dance, where you can reach out for help and have fun at the same time. All of our instructors attend our practice sessions to help facilitate the most success.
These practice sessions are essentially dance “socials” that are held every Friday in our studio.
What dances do you teach?
We teach anything that you can dance with a partner. Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Swing, Samba, Country Western, Quick Step, Paso Doble, Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, Polka, Argentine Tango, Jive, Lindy Hop, Bolero, Night Club 2-Step and more.
How long will it take?
You will be able to dance withing 10 minutes of your very first lesson. The length of your course is up to you, we can plan it specifically for you based on how proficient you wish to become at the dancing skills.