Arthur Murray Dance Studio Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule a free introductory lesson & consultation with one of our trained instructors. During this session, your instructor will determine your current dancing level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. Call us today to schedule your first lesson!! 412-373-2101

Can I really learn to dance?
Of course you can! Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the steps are derived. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There is no age limit. Many of the oldest students are over 80. The youngest are in their teens.

How long will it take?
The length of your course will depend on how many dances you want to learn and how proficient you wish to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance basic patterns after your first lesson.

How much do lessons cost?
Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors e.g., how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. Remember – YOUR FIRST LESSON IS FREE. After that lesson, your instructor will be in a better position to recommend a program and you’ll have the knowledge to make an intelligent and informed choice. General Variety programs begin at $450, however there are many options available. We have something for everyone.

How will I benefit from my dancing?
Dancing is an investment in yourself. It is our first line of social activity. Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, social personality and new friends. Beyond these, dancing is a wonderful physical conditioner, providing fun without working at it! It opens up a great new world of togetherness and an exciting year-round social calendar!

Will I learn the latest steps?
You can learn the very latest steps in any social dance – Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Samba, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Waltz, Tango, and others. Did you know that Arthur Murray dancers are trend-setters in the dance world, AND we’ve lent our style to some of the biggest movies and TV shows to come out of Hollywood, like the recent hits “Shall We Dance?” and “Dancing With The Stars”?

After I learn to dance, will I still have to return to learn the newest steps?
After getting a good foundation, new steps will be easier to learn. However, many students return or continue because they enjoy their lessons and the dancing friends they’ve acquired.

When can I take lessons?
You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Monday through Friday,  1:00pm to 10:00pm. Lesson can be scheduled anytime during those hours, depending on our instructors’ availability on any particular day.

Will I have a good teacher?
Yes. All Arthur Murray teachers must complete an arduous training regimen. Our greatest specialty is teaching students who are completely new to dance, but each teacher is able to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.

Is it hard to learn?
The Arthur Murray System uses 4 Elements of dancing, and out of these simple Elements, all dances are derived! That’s it! This system has been tested and honed since 1912 — it is the fastest and most effective method of teaching!