There are two things we love: Instant and gadgets.
Imagine if there was a device that instantly made your Cuban Motion automated? How about a timing monitor - complete with electroshock reminders, naturally. Could there be a market for that? While these, and many other ballroom dance gadgets, have yet to be invented - what we are left with are instructional Dance Videos.
They are our gadgets, they satisfy your cravings for instant, and here's why you should avoid them.
The Truth About Dance Videos
Comparing Dance Videos To Dance Teachers
Consider Dance Lessons Over Dance Videos For These Reasons
Without a human teacher you are relying solely on the feedback you give yourself, or your partner.
The Learning Model
Think of how difficult and, in some cases dangerous, activities like Driving, Swimming, Weight Lifting, and Golf would be if the students only learned by video.
No matter how fantastic your living room is, it can't replace an actual ballroom dance studio.
It's tough to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.... while in the comforts of your home.
The chances of making a sandwich and resting on the couch are 1 billion times higher if you're trying to learn from home. You'll burn more calories, and make fewer sandwiches, at your local Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Professional dance instructors are trained educators, and, in a way, entertainers, and public speakers. They can take information and relay it to you in a personalized way that makes the learning process fun, instead of frustrating.
Taking a dance lesson means that you have a professional ballroom instructor that has a vested interest in your development on the dance floor. They keep track of your progress, negotiate with you on your calendar, and gradually produce repeatable results.
In all honesty, Arthur Murray began by selling dance lesson kits with his system of teaching. This made him a household name, marked him as a shrewd businessman and innovator, but he didn't stop there. While he could have continued selling his books and footprints - he opted to open dance schools. Once he did that, he didn't stop until he retired. There may not have been videos in 1912, but Arthur Murray has come a long way since the "learn from home" model for dance instruction.
We hope you have too.
Are you ready to give dancing a try? Whether you're wanting to learn with someone special or just for yourself, you can start with a free private lesson to see why Arthur Murray has been the leader in ballroom dance instruction since 1912 - way before DWTS ever came out. 😉