Are you guilty of self sabotage?
You know, when we back out of things that could be so great for us?
Why do we cancel, reschedule, and avoid potentially great things? It's the unknown. It's the roller coaster you're convinced will kill you, or the presentation you assured yourself you'd bomb anyway.
With dance lessons, it's no different. But enough with the excuses.
5 Bad Excuses For Avoiding Dance Lessons
1. “I Don’t Have A Partner”
Truth: You don't. In fact, you learn faster, get better exercise, and develop into a dancer faster when you work one on one with an instructor. Why? Because the focus of the lesson is completely on you.
Consider: If you have someone that you would like to have as your dance partner, the easiest way to make that fantasy a reality is for you to take the initiative. After all, if it were their idea, you’d be dancing already.
Bottom line: You don’t need a partner to learn and enjoy ballroom and latin dancing. For more ideas, check out: "Do You Need A Dance Partner To Learn Ballroom Dancing?"
2. “I Have Two left Feet”
Dear Extra Left Foot,
We can make it right.
Consider: Dancing is something you must learn, like a language. Everyone, even Arthur Murray himself, is awkward in the beginning. That's why Mr. Murray developed his Fun, Quick, and Easy method for teaching anyone to dance.
Bottom line: If you don’t have two left feet when you come in, you’re probably a ringer. If you still have two left feet when you leave, you probably got the address wrong.
3. "I Don’t Have Time"
Truth: You are busy. We know that. However, we make time for things that:
- We know
- We enjoy
- We do not fear
Think of how much time you set aside for sexy things like:
- Dentist’s appointments
- Jury duty
- Anything involving the DMV
After your first lesson, you’ll see that learning how to dance at Arthur Murray is:
- Much easier
- Less weird
- Way more enjoyable
Consider: Arthur Murray has such a diverse group of people from every profession imaginable, from Mayors to Moms, NFL players to surgeons – and everything in between. If we can make their schedules work, we can make sure yours does too.
Bottom Line: We are always too busy for things that we don’t know how to do yet.
4. “Where Am I Ever Going To Go Dancing Anyway?”
Fact: You will know the answer to this question once you learn how to dance.
Consider: Fisherman know the best fishing spots. Shoppers know the best sales on black friday. Teenage boys know the best places to hit on teenage girls… well, maybe that last one is a stretch.
Bottom line: Learn to dance, and your social dancing calendar will begin to fill.
#5: “I Don’t Know How To Dance.”
Fact: As crazy as this may sound, this is a thing. It's a real excuse, and we have heard it before. It's easy to call Arthur Murray a dance studio, we all do, but we are more "school" than "studio". Arthur Murray’s system is specifically designed to teach non-dancers how to dance. Period.
Consider: Every new golfer, new gym member, or new hire at a company probably felt a little out of place on their first day. It just means that your comfort zone is expanding.