How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. The first step is to set up your private dance lesson with one of our certified Chatswood Dance Instructors. During your first private dance lesson, your instructor will determine what program would be best for you and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue with. So what are you waiting for call now!
Do I need a partner?
No partner is necessary. Our studio is about 50/50 couples and singles. During your private dance lessons in Chatswood, your teacher will be your partner. You can learn to dance effectively during private, one on one lessons with your instructor. Call for your First Lesson Now!
Can I really learn to dance from private dance lessons and how long will it take?
Yes. If you can walk into our studio you will be Dancing Tonight once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. We teach simple, basic elements, which placed together make up the steps. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained at Arthur Murray Studios Worldwide. There is no age limit, our youngest 3 and oldest 80+. You will be up dancing within your first 10 minutes of you dance lesson!
How much do private dance lessons in Chatswood cost?
Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors e.g., how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule.. After Your initial lesson and consultation, your instructor will recommend or personally design a program to continue with and will be able to answer any questions, so you will have the knowledge to make an informed decision.
Does the fee have to be paid in advance?
Tuition is generally paid in advance, especially for Starting Programs. However, other arrangements are also available. Since these are determined on a case by case basis, when you come in for you first lesson we will be glad to give you all the details.
Will I have a good teacher?
Most definitely. All Arthur Murray dance teachers must complete an arduous training regimen, making them very competent. Your teachers will be selected to best suit your particular needs and style of learning.
Do I Need Dance Shoes?
Absolutely not! Most students who start don’t have dance shoes. As long as the shoes that you wear are comfortable and wont stick to the floor they should be fine. However if you’d like to get a pair of dance shoes we can help you. Dance shoes for ballroom dancing are made with suede soles for the correct grip & slip on the floor. Many salsa dances wear them out in clubs even cause they are more flexible & better for your dancing. The right tools just make it easier, so if you choose to get shoes, we’ll point you in the right direction.
What if I feel that I’m not ready for group classes?
Most students feel that they are not ready for the group class, however most of our student have found that it’s the group class that helps them to learn faster because you get to practice what you have been learning while also picking up a new lead technique or step. All of our group classes are divided by level so you will be with people who are in the same level. Our dance classes are designed to make the newest of newcomers feel comfortable.
Do I need to change partners during group class?
Not at all! If you and your partner are more comfortable dancing with each other, then just let the teacher know that you will be sticking together. You will find however that by changing partners during your dance class occasionally it will help you to learn how to lead and follow better so that when you get back to your partner your even better to dance with!
Why are socials important?
Cause there is free food and drinks! They are incrediably fun and you will get real world experience on the dance floor. Our Social Dance Nights allow students to use all the skills they have been learning in their private dance lessons in a fun environment with other students and instructors. We will help you work out your moves and learn how to navigate the floor so when you try outside the studio everything goes smoothly.
Lessons close together or further apart?
Although we teach at your pace, there are certainly benefits to keeping your dance lessons close together. You will not only learn faster because the dancing will be fresh in your mind, but you’ll also be able to spend more time learning new steps. If you’re not able to make it in more than once a week, no problem! The Arthur Murray system is designed to teach everyone as fast as they go, so you are guaranteed to make progress.
Why learn more than just One Dance?
Wherever you go out dancing they are going to play more than one type of dance. Salsa clubs, for example, will play everything from salsa to bachata, merengue and cha cha. All dances have the same concepts involved so there are great benefits to learning more than one dance at a time. The Arthur Murray Interrelated System makes this easy by teaching you how to use one step pattern in multiple dances.
What will I learn during the first few lessons?
Your Instructor will focus on what your immediate dance needs, whether it’s getting ready for a special occasion or learning a certain dance. Your Instructor will get you moving and give you personalized instruction on various aspects of dancing like patterns, timing, styling and lead or follow. Group classes are an important part of your learning. They give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of people at your own level while developing good habits and meeting people. The social parties are where the real fun begins, We create a relaxed and comfortable environment where you can get some real experience applying your dancing with students and teachers. As you work together, you & your instructor will determine what your future dance needs may be so that they can create a personally customized program just for you.
What if I need to cancel my lesson?
No problem! We have an 8 hour cancellation policy so that the teachers are able to give that valuable time to another student. Should you have to cancel you dance lesson with short notice we are flexible, allowing you to reschedule within the week at no charge. Just give us a call as soon as you know you need to reschedule your dance lesson & we’ll take care of the rest.
Still reading??? Pick up the phone and call today.. you could be dancing tonight!