The majority of people who take the chance and sign up for a free first dance lesson at Arthur Murray don’t know exactly what to expect. Some are nervous. Some worry about feeling embarrassed. But almost everyone can’t wait to get out on the floor and give it a whirl.
If you’ve heard that learning how to dance can really change your life in many ways, you heard correctly. It’s great for meeting new people, getting fit and, most importantly, adding some much needed excitement and FUN to your life.
However, learning to dance, like anything else worth doing, take time and practice. It requires dedication and patience. And, you need a great attitude! Got all those? Great! Let’s get started!
First off, you should know that Arthur Murray’s Patented Teaching Method is a great way to learn. You’ll be dancing in no time. Consider these other tips to get you up and dancing now:
Step 1: Have a Plan of Action
We all have different goals. You may want to meet people. Someone else may want to lose weight. A third person has always dreamed of becoming a dancer. Whatever your reason for dancing, embrace it and create a plan to succeed.
Step 2: Make it a routine
Piggy backing on Step 1, schedule your lessons and practice sessions and don’t miss any. Remember the old adage, “Practice makes perfect?” If you don’t commit to dancing, you won’t derive all of the benefits of this amazingly fun activity. At Arthur Murray, we’ll create a schedule that works for you!
Step 3: It’s a workout!
Make no mistake about it: if you are really getting into it, you can burn up to 240 calories/hr. (average for a 150-pound person). This means embracing sweat! After a good hour of dancing, you’ll be ready for the shower but you’ll be feeling so much lighter on your feet, too!
Step 4: Be realistic
At Arthur Murray, we like to say “walk in, dance out!” However, it’s important to understand that dancing is an activity that builds upon itself. You learn some steps, you practice and you learn some more. After only one lesson, you’ll feel like you are already getting the hang of it. Dancing does have a learning curve. But, stick with us...you’ll get there before you know it.
Contact Arthur Murray today to schedule your first dance lesson. It’s free and we promise it will be so much fun!