Dance the Night Away with a Little Help from Arthury Murray® Dance Studio

Arthur Murray® Dance Studio

1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 101

Arnold, MD 21012

443-458-5516 or arthurmurrayarnold@aol.com

Students from 18 to 80 have learned to dance in a fun and easy way using the world famous Arthur Murray® teaching method. Dancing opens doors at social events and private functions. The Arthur Murray® Dance Centers offer a fun, comfortable learning environment. Many students have reported improved physical results such as increased flexibility, better posture, increased energy and endurance, and a more positive mood.

Autumn, owner of the Arthur Murray® Dance Studio. Autumn knew since she was a little girl and her mom put her in dance lessons that she wanted to own her own dance studio when she grew up. Autumn offers, “I feel very blessed and grateful that I was able to do what I love as a career. It fulfills me and makes my heart happy to be able to bring joy, laughter and people together through dancing.”

Arthur Murray Dance Studios offer a variety of wedding packages to accommodate brides, grooms, parents of the happy couple and even entire wedding parties and to fit any budget. For a wedding couple to feel comfortable for their first dance, they should expect to spend on average between $500-$1000 on a wedding package. The determining factors can be how much time the couple has to commit to their dancing, what their abilities are and how good they want to become.

If a couple is considering taking dance lessons for their wedding, How should they prepare?

It’s helpful to know the size of the dance floor. Other useful information… if there is going to be a band or DJ… style of the bride’s dress… their wedding song.

How should those taking dance lessons dress for their lessons?

The bridal party should wear comfortable clothing. They also should bring the shoes they will be wearing the day of the wedding. The ladies should consider wearing a dress or skirt that is similar to what they are wearing on the wedding day. For the bride… the length and flow of the wedding dress.

How many lessons does it take to be well-prepared for that wedding dance, and when should lessons?

The simple answer is… the sooner the better. The closer you get to the wedding, the more things tend to come up that have to be taken care of. The bride and groom have just a short time during their first dance to impress the guests and look good. I would recommend starting lessons a minimum of 12 weeks prior to the wedding.

A wedding dance success story.

It’s great to see a couple come in and prepare for their wedding. Sometimes, they enjoy the dancing so much that it becomes their hobby… something they do together on perhaps their “date night.” After they start a family, the “date night” becomes even more important because it means spending time together and getting exercise and stress relief as well. It’s a time couples can come together after a busy week and be in each other’s arms. We become their home away from home!

Other tips for the bride and groom when learning a new dance routine:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute. Dance instructors recommend starting four to six months earlier to allow more time for practice, especially if students are newcomers to dancing.
  • The very first lesson is an introduction for you of the main dances most couples use. Don’t worry if you don’t have a song this early on, dance studios can offer suggestions. If you already have a song chosen, let the instructor know so the dance lesson can be tailored to the song.
  • Be patient when learning. Dancing is a great stress reliever, and it can be a fun date night. Don’t put too much pressure on each other.
  • Let your instructor do the teaching… don’t try to teach each other.
  • Practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
  • Be consistent with your appointments. Plan at least once a week to get the most from your lessons.
  • Use the classes and practices when possible. You may feel more comfortable with a private lesson, but classes and parties more closely resemble what your reception will be like.

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