Teaching Methods

Your decision to learn to dance at an Arthur Murray Studio will prove to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of your lifetime. The Arthur Murray Organization’s 100 plus years of teaching experience assures you of the finest dance instruction available today. Through our three-way system of instruction, (private, group and practice sessions) you too can become a confident, well-rounded, and fun social dancer in the shortest time possible.

Personal Lessons

Personal instruction is vital to learning quickly and easily.

During your one-on-one personal lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing with fun and with ease. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction. At no time are you at the mercy of another student’s ability to learn or the dances they enjoy. You learn with your instructor at YOUR pace, and you will master the dances YOU wish to learn!

Group Classes

Class instruction supplements private lessons and utilizes other teachers and students to enhance and speed up the learning process.

Group Lessons are an important addition to your private instruction. They give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good dance habits, and meet other students in the studio. In group classes we emphasize leading, following, and variation of patterns. Dancing the same pattern with different partners, will help you to commit it to memory.

Group lessons are held for different dances and levels. You will always be dancing with students on the same level as you are. Plus, we never charge for you to practice with us. Group classes are included in almost every program we offer!

Practice Parties

We hold scheduled dance parties (practice sessions) for all our students. These practice parties are held on a weekly basis. You will have fun dancing with the instructors and students in a relaxed and comfortable environment. This gives you the opportunity to practice and try out all the new dance skills that you’ve learned in your Personal and Group Lessons. At practice parties, making mistakes is encouraged and is part of the process. That is why you have a team full of fun, qualified instructors who are here to help catch you if you fall. Parties are a great place to meet our wonderful community of like-minded learners like yourself.  Check the studio calendars for your studios’ practice party day and time.

In-Studio Events

  • Group Classes & Practice Parties
  • Coachings with the best in the business
  • Spotlights (student performances)
  • Team Building Opportunities

Toronto-wide Events

  • Medal Ball
  • Matinee
  • Star Ball
  • Charity Events

World-Wide Events

  • Dance vacations hosted all around the globe where you travel with your Toronto team and experience what dancing dreams are made of.