Sample Lesson Available To All

You’re invited to enjoy a sample lesson, regardless of your skill level, age, or whether you plan to come with a partner or on your own. We’ll plan the lesson so it’s just right for you. Don’t worry about your skill level – we specialize in “two left footers.”

Can I really learn to dance?

Yes. 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.

How your sample lesson works

  • Just fill out the registration form.
  • We’ll contact you to schedule your lesson.
  • We’ll send an email reminder as the day for your lesson nears.
  • The email also contains directions to our studio and parking info.
  • The day before your lesson your instructor will call to introduce himself or herself.

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 we will get you moving on your first lesson!

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn our basic foundation steps, which are simple walking steps and side steps. These steps are the key to the Arthur Murray Method. The same steps are used in every dance, so you can enjoy doing different dances quickly. We just use different rhythms and tempos for the various dances. The method makes learning so easy you can even learn multiple dances at the same time!

Using the basic steps, we usually begin with the waltz, foxtrot, rumba, and merengue. If you have a style of dance you want to learn, we’ll focus on it.

How do I get started?

Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson with one of our trained instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. To set up your introductory lesson now, call or e-mail us.

Is your system of teaching difficult?

Not at all. We are famous for making learning fun and easy. We teach four simple basic movements, from which the new combinations are derived.

When can I take lessons?

You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Mon-Fri from 1pm – 10pm.

Will I have a good teacher?

You’ll have the best teacher. All of our dance instructors must complete a most arduous training regimen. They are experienced on the dance floor and knowledgeable in techniques to help you learn to master today’s popular dances. The instructors selected for you are ones we know will best suit your personality.

Meeting with your instructor

You and your instructor will sit down and spend some time discussing your current skill level and what you hope to achieve. For example, you may want to become better at one or more dances, get in shape, meet new people, have fun, become a more skillful social dancer or a competitive ballroom dancer.

What benefits do I receive?

Dancing is your 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! Learning to dance will open up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar.

How much do lessons cost?

Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors. For Example, how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. After your introductory lesson, your instructor will recommend a program and will be able to answer any questions you may have, so you will have the knowledge to make an informed choice.

What to wear

Any outfit and any pair of shoes are fine. We suggest smooth soled dress shoes , flats or high heels are fine for ladies.  Whatever you have at home, we can make it work! As your skill level increases, you may prefer dance shoes – we can help with that too!

When you arrive

A friendly Arthur Murray team member will be waiting at the front desk for you. They will welcome you to the studio, introduce you to your teacher and help to guide you through the whole process. You are in the best hands with the Arthur Murray North York team.

If you come with a partner

Your instructor will speak with both of you and instruct you together.

If you come alone

You’ll be paired with an instructor of the opposite sex, who will partner you  as well as teach you, unless you prefer otherwise.

After your lesson

Your instructor will be able to suggest a course that’s just right for you. Depending on your goals, it may be one of our existing programs or a custom program.

If you decide to continue

Welcome to the Arthur Murray community!

You’ve made the choice most of our visitors do. You’ve decided to continue with your dancing – and now you’re a member of a local and worldwide community of people who love dance.

Your instructor will discuss with you how you can achieve your goals.

If you decide not to continue

After your sample lesson, most students choose to continue forward with an existing or custom program. However, if you feel you don’t want to continue, we fully understand that Arthur Murray is not for everyone. We genuinely want you to do what is best for you. And, as we said, there’s no obligation whatsoever. If that is the case, we thank you for taking a brave step forward and trying something new. We will wish you the joy of dancing in whatever way possible, even if it is not with us.

Our Introductory Programs

As a next step, we often recommend our Introductory Program, which consists of four 30-minute sessions and are designed to introduce 3 or 4 dances, which you choose with your instructor. The introductory program also allows you to try out our group classes and practice parties. If this is not what you wish, we can also personalize a program that focuses on your individual goals.

Prices to fit every budget

We want you to be able to learn to dance with us. So we have a schedule of prices to fit every budget.

The exact amount depends on the combination of private lessons, group classes, and practice parties you choose.

Our prices are competitive, but Arthur Murray has no competition.