5 Questions People Have About Ballroom Dance Lessons
If you've lived in any busy city long enough, the residents can tell you exactly when and where the traffic will be at its worst. It's predictable.
Questions can be like a traffic jam of the mind. They can pile up, cause frustration, concern, and eventually leave any well intentioned idea at a stand still.
Fortunately, we are long time residents in the county of dance lessons and we can tell you where all the question congestion hot spots are and how to avoid them.
1. "What if I'm the worst person there?"
This question usually includes some reference to having two left feet, no rhythm, and not being born with dance skills.
Here's the answer: Everyone has two left feet until they've started taking dance lessons. As a new driver, you probably had two left feet. You might even say you had two left feet doing your first employee review, or asking someone out on a date.
Dancing is like any other skill, it is something you learn through a process, and repetition. It is not something you are born with.
2. "Do you need a partner?"
Ballroom dancing has sometimes been referred to as "partner dancing" which can give a false impression of this activity.
Here's the answer: You don't need a partner to become a great ballroom dancer. By learning one-on-one with an Arthur Murray professional, you learn faster, get better exercise, and can enjoy the hobby immediately.
3. "What about Covid?"
Our industry was deeply impacted by the Covid pandemic, but we've learned to adapt.
Here's the answer: We offer safe in-person lessons as well as digital dance lessons for students that prefer to learn from the comfort of their own home. We won't let this challenge stop us from helping you reach your dance goals.
4. "Am I too old to get started?"
If you were pursuing a dream of becoming a professional athlete or Olympic hopeful in gymnastics, then this would be one of those make-or-break, critical questions.
Here's the answer: Think of ballroom dancing like the game of golf. You can start it at any time and people enjoy the sport at any age. It's always great to start early, but never too late to start enjoying it.
5. "What will my teacher be like?"
At some point in your academic life, you've probably had a tough teacher or two. You won't have to worry about that with your dance lessons
Here's the answer: The Arthur Murray dance program is set up around three fundamental beliefs - The instruction has to be fun, quick, and easy.
This means that your instructor, from the moment they began their career, has learned how to make everything they teach accessible to brand new dancers.
Imagine that every Arthur Murray is also a research facility. Every day, behind the scenes, the teachers are working with their management on how to improve the effectiveness of their teaching, how to communicate in a way to inspire you to learn, and how to strategize with you to reach your goals.
Now that we have some of those questions out of the way, the next question you should be considering is: When can I get started?
We offer a free private lesson for potential students so you can experience an Arthur Murray dance lesson, get to know our team, and decide if it's a good fit for you.
Last question: What do you have to lose?