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Absolutely Wonderful Ballroom Dance Studio
I have been going to Arthur Murray Seattle for about 6 months now. I have met and danced with each and every member of the team... read moreAbsolutely Wonderful Ballroom Dance Studio
I have been going to Arthur Murray Seattle for about 6 months now. I have met and danced with each and every member of the team here and can say with certainty that they are the most positive group of welcoming people I have ever met. They do a fantastic job of bringing you in, getting you started and building your confidence, regardless of previous experience. And of course the non-instructor members of the team are friendly and helpful as well.
I spent 30 years on the borders of dance floors because I felt foolish and didn't know what to do. After 2 weeks here I was able to get over that feeling and join some friends on a dance floor in a club in Seattle. After your introduction 3 courses, there is a foundational set of 6-12 courses (I think) and then you can enter the level I am in now (Bronze) and it builds from there. While enrolled in the foundation, bronze and above you have access to group classes (as many as you want while you are enrolled in private courses), and the Friday night parties.
The Friday night party is one hour where you can get the best practice trying out your new moves in a supportive, learning, and fun envirnonment. During these parties they will play a song (for about 90 seconds or so) and call out the dance the song is for, and then everyone is free to ask a partner to dance and go for it - getting a real world scenario experience. Of course, the instructors are all over the floor as dance partners, and if you don't happen to know that dance, you can gather in the center of the dance floor to be tought the basic steps so you can dance that dance with zero previous experience.
There are also larger (optional/extra) events where you can get an opportunity to perform dances and get professional feedback. Every six months there is an event called Medal Ball where this happens on a smaller, local scale, including all six of the local Arthur Murray studios. Every six months (in between the Medal Ball events) there are larger events called Show Case, and I believe these may involve more traveling. So there are one of these events each quarter. There are other annual events such as Dance-O-Rama which take place all over the USA and internationally.
The main dances you can learn here are Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, Rumba, Bachata, Salsa, Hussle, Swing, and Cha Cha. Some of the less common dances that I know are available are Country Western 2-Step, Bolero, and Samba - but I know they know many others and if you have interest in another dance they are quite likely to help you. And of course they can help you create a routine for your event-based dancing (wedding first dances, Bride/Groom and Father/Mother dances, etc.)
One of the greatest parts of the logistics of Arthur Murray is their use of text messages for broadcoasting announcements, group classes, and events, scheduling future lessons, and even automated reminders of upcoming lessons.
The community of dance students are wonderful, positive, and welcoming people as well. Overall this is an excellent choice for starting, continuing, or reigniting your ballroom dancing journey. read lessZander M.
How it started: “Change your life in 21 days”, I read. A little dramatic, but ok, I’ll bite. Let’s try out the free dance class; it might be a fun... read moreHow it started: “Change your life in 21 days”, I read. A little dramatic, but ok, I’ll bite. Let’s try out the free dance class; it might be a fun way to exercise.
How it’s going: Lo and behold, dancing has absolutely changed my life. It’s been over 3 months and I am obsessed in the best way. I discovered a passion for ballroom dance, and a beautiful community with talented, knowledgeable, and encouraging teachers and friendly, welcoming students.
Don’t miss the Friday parties; such a fun way to meet the other students, and show off what you’ve learned! read lessFlavia G.
A super fun place to learn ballroom dancing! I moved to Seattle from NYC recently and have been wanting to learn ballroom dancing for ever. Lucky to have found Arthur... read moreA super fun place to learn ballroom dancing! I moved to Seattle from NYC recently and have been wanting to learn ballroom dancing for ever. Lucky to have found Arthur Murray. The studio is located at an easily accessible location and all instructors I have spoken to are super fun. read lessAbhishek L.
I have been learning dance at Arthur Murray for more than six months now. It has been a very fulfilling experience. The staff is super talented, friendly and make sure... read moreI have been learning dance at Arthur Murray for more than six months now. It has been a very fulfilling experience. The staff is super talented, friendly and make sure that you feel really good about your dance, and are willing to work with you until that happens. The Friday night parties are super fun to practice your skills and dance with new people. Dance is like a therapy for me. It helps me to relieve my stress after work and helps me to connect socially with different people at the studio. I always wanted to learn ballroom dances since long time, and I am glad I found a way to pursue it through Arthur Murray. If you like dancing, I'd definitely recommend you to join. Please feel free to text me to ask more about my experience with dancing at Arthur Murray. read lessShivank G.
The staff at Arthur Murray Dance School of Federal Way is not only friendly but they willing want to help each student achieve the goals that they are striving to... read moreThe staff at Arthur Murray Dance School of Federal Way is not only friendly but they willing want to help each student achieve the goals that they are striving to reach. They make it their mission to encourage each student on a level the student can understand. read lessTandy T.