As Kathryn Murray once astutely said, “"The hardest step you'll ever learn is the first one through our door”. Its true, often just coming through the doors is the most nerve racking part of your first visit. What should you wear? What are you going to be learning? How many people will be here? A flurry of questions zip through your mind. So lets break down the answers to some of your questions to help you get comfortable with the idea of finally taking your next step through our front doors!
Questions and Answers here:
Q: What should you wear?
A: What you wear is totally up to you, we do not have a specific dress code, so come as you are! Many people come directly from work in the evenings so you will see a lot of business casual attire here. Lots of our female students like to wear dresses to accentuate the spins and twirls in the various dances as well. So whether you feel like dressing up or coming casual, you will fit right in! Oh, and your shoes should be comfortable and have relatively smooth soles. Shoes should also be firmly fastened to your foot, flips flops are too flimsy. If you are getting ready for a special event like a wedding, wear shoes that are similar to what you will be dancing in that day so you will be prepared :)
Q: What are you going to be learning?
A: You can learn any dance you choose, at Arthur Murray we tailor your lessons to you! So whether you want to spend your lesson learning Salsa, Argentine Tango, or the ever classic Waltz, we will tailor the lesson to fit you perfectly. If you are not sure what you want to learn we can also recommend some good dances to start with. Additionally, on the Free Private Lesson we will cater to your level. Some people come in with no previous dance experience and others come with a strong background before they get here. Whatever your situation, we can be sure to match you with the best instructor whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced.
Q: How many people will be here?
Usually people ask this question for two opposite reasons. Either you are shy and hoping there are not a lot of people here to witness your potentially awkward first steps on the dance floor. The second reason is the opposite, for those who want a larger crowd so you can meet people and make new friends. The good news is depending on the time frame, we can easily accommodate both scenarios. If you prefer a quieter scene for your first time here, afternoons, Mondays and Wednesdays are the most quiet days at the studio. If you have to come during a busier time, you can always request to be placed in our semi-private Junior Ballroom. On the other hand, if you are looking for a big crowd, Tuesdays and Thursdays are our Party nights so many people with be in attendance on those nights. Additionally Friday and Saturdays are always popular days!
Q: Are people going to be staring at me?
People don’t normally ask this out loud but we know that sometimes you are feeling self conscious your first time here and would like to reassure you that all the other students here are focusing on what they are learning so you don’t have to worry about being a spectacle. The only person staring at your feet will be your teacher and thats what they are there for so not to worry. Your teacher will make you feel comfortable and get you moving your very first time here.
So go ahead and take the first big steps through our front doors. We promise the rest will be fun, quick and easy. And in the mean time check our our virtual tour so you’ll be even more comfortable your first time here, because its like stepping though the front doors without leaving the comfort of your internet connection!