Learning to dance ballroom takes many things, first of all desire! You will be presented with many different factors such as posture, position, frame, lead/follow, floor craft, timing, use of figures, pattern recall, footwork, technique, style and most important…a smile!
Considering all these factors can be a bit overwhelming initially so it is best to break it down into the perfect three part format. Learning to dance is fun, easy and interesting if you do it Arthur Murray way!
Learning To Dance The Arthur Murray Way
1. Private Lessons
Are must for anyone that wishes to both feel and look good on the dance floor. In order to master your craft you must get personalized and honest feedback in order to properly progress. No two people will understand things the same way, so having the opportunity to work with someone one-on-one will give you the opportunity to ask clarifying questions as well as becoming a highly sought after dance partner.
The ability to delve into more technique and specialized movements will be very rewarding for both you and your partner.
2. Group Classes
Group Classes are an important complement to your private instruction.They will give you the chance to be introduced to more patterns and figures with a variety of partners. While you may not learn the specifics of lead and follow in a group class format, you certainly will get to practice in a safe environment of mutual agreement.
You will also get the opportunity to get to know your peer group and may even be able to practice new figures with pupils at your current level of learning!
3. Practice Parties
Can sound a little bit overwhelming when you first begin your dancing journey. However, like most things in life the sooner you immerse yourself into the dance culture the faster you will progress.
Practical application is a must for this new skill you are perfecting. You will encounter such a wide variety of partners on the floor, so a supervised practice is going to be a priceless investment in this beautiful skill set.
More than 100 years ago, Arthur Murray found the easiest way to learn how to dance. Even today this three part learning system is applied in every Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Learning to dance is going to be an immensely rewarding skill that you will own for the rest of your life. Pursuing these three avenues simultaneously in your path to dancing will ensure the most success in the shortest amount of time. Enjoy this journey!