Too many people sit on the sidelines and avoid dance opportunities. Learning how to become a social dancer changes all of that. Whether it’s at the studio, on vacation, or out on the town – an Arthur Murray social dance program is your passport that works on any dance floor, to any music, anywhere in the world.

Here are some examples of what our program at Arthur Murray can prepare you for:

      • Cruises – Pick a different dance floor every night no problem
      • Weddings – It’s time to retire the funky chicken
      • Nightclubs – Salsa, Swing, Tango, Bachata – if it’s playing at a club, you’ll be on the floor
      • Corporate Events – Stand out and make an impression
      • Family Events – Do you want to be the dancer in the family?

We have various dance packages available to meet your every need. They can be tailored to fit any lifestyle, any budget, any time schedule. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will work with you to make your dreams a reality. You may add to or adjust your program at any time — For example you may come in to learn slow dance and decide to add swing, salsa, and cha-cha to your program. No problem.

Just something to keep in mind as you plan your move into dancing — if you are learning on a time schedule, such as for your wedding or a reunion, please give us and yourself at least a few months head start. Dancing is like learning a new language and the longer you give yourself to practice, the easier and more fluent you will be before your special event.

Don’t hesitate any longer! Give us a call at 704-544-0222 or 704-895-5575 to schedule your lesson today!

Introductory Program

This program is designed as an introduction to three or four of the popular social dances. Its purpose is to introduce you to dancing and give information to help you make more informed decisions about you and your dancing goals.


Bronze is the full Social Standard. It will develop timing and technique in all nine Social Dances. The styling will make you look nice and comfortable while on the floor. It will strengthen your lead and following to the point that no matter who your partner is, you will look poised and confident in ten key steps plus variations in each of the dances. It will give you all the confidence you will ever need on the dance floor. Dancing at this level will be yours to keep as you will never forget the elements of each dance. It is the fun point in dancing when you don’t have to think about anything but enjoying your partner and having fun yourself. You will be checked out in each phase by an Arthur Murray Examiner. WOW!! YOU ARE NOW A FULL-FLEDGED DANCER!


Silver is a dance standard with a high degree of styling. Flashy moves make this dancer stand out on the dance floor. Continuity of movement makes a couple glide around the dance floor, with many changes in direction. Styling makes this standard develop an individual character – some people become Smooth Dancers while others become Latin Dancers. This standard is the beginning of the showy and flashy dancing to be used mainly on the ballroom floor. A Silver dancer is definitely noticed on a crowded floor. Silver dancers are the dancers you take home with you at the end of the night… in your memories.


Our Gold Standard is for the Stars! Strictly a standard for the hobby dancer or the person who wants to do exhibitions. Its intricate patterns are only to be used when both people really know what they are doing. Choreography, styling, technique and showmanship are necessities in this standard. This cannot be used on a crowded dance floor. The smoothness and control make this a beautiful standard to sit and watch. You had better be prepared to work if this is your standard, but you will truly be regarded as an outstanding dancer able to excel in any and every dance there is.