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Helpful Hints for Couples

Here at Arthur Murray we specialize in teaching couples to dance.

Teaching couples is different from teaching individuals and requires special care.

Teachers are trained to make learning fun and easy, and you can help by remembering the following:

  • Let your teacher do the teaching. This means avoid finding fault with each other which can be distracting.
  • It’s not how many steps you know; it’s how you execute them. (You always notice good dancers by how they move, not by how many patterns they do.) Learning too many steps too soon results in bad habits and frustration at not executing them properly.
  • In teaching couples, we have learned that men typically progress slower because they have more to do and tend to be more analytical or mechanical. Women, on the other hand, feel movement quicker and therefore, THE LADY MUST TRY TO BE PATIENT AND NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH TOO SOON.
  • It’s important to keep your lessons close together, and more importantly to use them in close conjunction with group lessons and practice lessons. Ideally, each visit should be scheduled to include more than one activity. This will aid you in making speedy progress and gaining confidence in your dancing in a shorter period of time.
  • Communicate with your teacher so that he or she will know what to teach you and the way you like to be taught. The more we know about your dance needs the better we can plan your lessons now and prepare your future program.

Learning to dance is an investment that keeps on paying back. Of all the hobbies you may have, dancing is one which goes with you wherever you go in years to come.

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  • I was part of the AMDS - Federal Way family for quite some time until I moved out of state recently. The staff is wonderful and treat you like family.... read more

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    My wife and I have really enjoyed our time there. The staff is incredibly nice and genuine. Our instructor is great and really makes the process fun.

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    Joshua P.

    A warm and welcoming staff and student body. Not only can you learn to dance here, but you can also rack up some wonderful experiences at the many events offered... read more

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    Summer L.

    I was always scared of the dance floor, but decided I needed to get over that. Arthur Murray took me from knowing nothing to dancing many styles and any music!... read more

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  • I was always scared of the dance floor, but decided I needed to get over that. Arthur Murray took me from knowing nothing to dancing many styles and any music!... read more

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    Great team of instructors!

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    You have found the dance studio you are looking for! A fantastic experience with knowledgeable, friendly and approachable staff. You can immediately tell that both the students and staff love... read more

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    The best time of my life 45 years ago.

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