Frequently Asked Questions

Can I learn to dance?
Will it take long?
Is your system of teaching difficult?
How much do dance lessons cost?
Does the dance fee have to be paid in advance?
Will I learn the latest dance steps?
Will I have to return each year to learn the newest dance steps?
Can I take the dance lessons at any time convenient for me?
Will I have a good dance teacher?
What benefits do I derive?
 

Can I learn to dance?

 
Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray® expert. Hundreds-of-thousands have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray® Dance Studios. There is no age limit. Our oldest students are over 70 The youngest are usually in their teens. The great majority are in their 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's.  
 
 

Will it take long?

 
The length of the course depends on how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance after your first lesson.  
 
 

Is your system of teaching difficult?

 
We teach four simple basic movements, from which the new combinations are derived.  
 
 

How much do dance lessons cost?

 
The Arthur Murray® foundation dance programs are based on a unit of dance instruction, which includes one 40 minute private dance lesson, one 40 minute group dance lesson, and one practice dance session, at the cost per dance unit of $152. The number of dance units in a foundation dance program will be based on the recommendation of your instructor, but routinely between 4 to 12 units of dance instruction to complete the foundation dance program.

Arthur Murray® Schools of Dance Studios offer an additional 10% discount to:
Bellevue School District Employees,
Boeing Employees, and
Passport and Prime card holders for Microsoft Employees.
 
 
 

Does the dance fee have to be paid in advance?

 
There are several convenient methods of payment available. If you prefer, you can budget the dance fee in installments. To suit your needs.  
 
 

Will I learn the latest dance steps?

 
You can learn the very latest dance steps in any or all social dances - Swing, Nite Club, Country Western, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, etc.  
 
 

Will I have to return each year to learn the newest dance 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 because they enjoy their lessons, the friends and confidence they've acquired.  
 
 

Can I take the dance lessons at any time convenient for me?

 
Take your dance lessons any time you wish. Our studios are open from noon until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment.  
 
 

Will I have a good dance teacher?

 
All of our dance instructors are competent. The dance teachers selected for you are ones who best suit your personality. To qualify as Arthur Murray® teachers, they must complete a most arduous dance training regimen.  
 
 

What benefits do I derive?

 
Dancing 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 superb physical conditioner-providing fun without working at it! It opens up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar!