Arthur Murray started teaching the world
to dance in 1912
Arthur Murray started in New York City at the Grand Palace.
He launched the first Franchise in 1925 when he began selling branded dance lessons. With continued growth and success by the 1940's, Arthur Murray was indeed a house hold name.
Today there are over 260 dance studios in 21 countries across the world.
Arthur Murray Dance Centers® continue to be the world leader in teaching people how to dance.
What makes Arthur Murray
Dance Centers® different?
There are a lot of places you can go to learn a few useful dance moves. But if you want to take advantage of a proven curriculum and the best instructors around — all while having a really great time and making new friends — then Arthur Murray Dance Centers® is the clear choice for you.
In addition to teaching a variety of different dance styles, we open up a whole new world of expression and activity that you can share with a community of like-minded dance enthusiasts.
Whether you’re a first-time dancer, a seasoned pro or you’re looking to take your skills to the next level, our dance studio location has the proven programs that will get you moving in the right direction.
We can guarantee that you’re going to have a lot of fun, get lessons from instructors you won’t find anywhere else, and see how much joy you can get from making dancing a part of your life.
Our Teaching Method
What sets us apart from the rest
Arthur Murray Dance Centers® believe that students learn most quickly and effectively on a scholastic basis. Your introductory program is the first student level. You will learn the basic patterns of the most popular dances today. Your instructor will explain how the Medal Standards are taught and will plan a personalized program to fulfill your specific needs and desires.
The degree of dancing you will achieve varies depending on your desire, goals, commitment and interest. After your Introductory Program, the dance levels (degrees) progress from Associate and Full Medalist programs in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar Standards. These courses are designed for people like yourself who desire a fundamental foundation or more advanced training in the social, as well as competitive ballroom and latin (dance sport) styles.
The majority of students who come to an Arthur Murray Dance Centers® are interested in becoming good social dancers and our medalist programs will help you achieve that goal. If competitive ballroom dancing (dance sport) is your desire, Arthur Murray Dance Centers® can train you in the latest techniques, steps and styles. We boast some of the top competitive couples in the world today.
The choice is yours. We’ll help you achieve your goal because each dance lesson is taught step-by-step at your own pace. Over 40 million people have enhanced their social life by learning to dance quickly and easily the Arthur Murray way!
Through their history of teaching the world to dance, the Arthur Murray Dance Centers® have found that students learn quickly and effectively using a system focusing on three areas: knowledge, repetition, and application. For almost a century, the Arthur Murray Dance Center® method has been fine-tuned, using personal, group, and practice sessions to target each of these three areas and help people from all walks of life become confident on the dance floor. Due to the effectiveness of this system, students are able to learn the most popular dances in a short period of time. With us, dancing becomes much more fun!