This program is designed as an introduction of two to four popular social dances, and will give you a great feeling as to investing in your dancing more long-term. An Introductory Program is between two to eight weeks long with emphasis on developing your movement, timing, and helping you to recognize different music. It will also begin to teach you basic lead and follow.
Social Foundation Program
This program is designed to develop four to six basic dances. A Social Foundation Program plans for two to four months worth of dancing to achieve the comfort moving around the floor with a partner so it is enjoyable experience for everyone! It will strengthen your lead/follow and give confidence to get on the floor without the fear of not knowing what to do. We recommend this program for students with a very immediate goals, such as an upcoming wedding, business function, or vacation.
This is the program for the impatient dancer! It will develop free movement around the floor, much more variety, a little technique, footwork, and your first introduction to styling to give you more assurance that you look good on the floor. This multi-dance program is very popular with the person that wants to get on the floor this Friday night! All of the levels associated with a 'medal' (ie: Bronze, Silver, & Gold) are considered a hobby-level program, meaning you plan on working on your dancing for an extended period of time. There is always so much to learn, so much progress to make, and so much fun to be had! Medalist students love it so much they never want the fun and learning to end!
Full Bronze is the full Social Standard. This level will develop timing and technique in all of the most popular social dances and even some of the niche dances, such as Salsa, West Coast Swing, and Hustle. The styling will make you look calm, effortless, and comfortable while on the floor. It will strengthen your lead and follow to the point that no matter who your partner is you will look poised and confident in many patterns and dance positions. It will give you all the confidence you will ever need on the dance floor! Dancing at this level will be yours to keep as you will never forget the elements of each dance. It is the fun point in dancing when you don't have to think about anything but enjoying your partner and having fun yourself. Student in our Medalist Programs will be checked out of each phase by an Arthur Murray Examiner to ensure the highest standard of dancing is being maintained at each level.
Silver is a dance standard with a high degree of styling. Flashy moves make this standard stand out among other dancers! Continuity of movement makes a couple glide around the dance floor with many changes in direction, timing, and dance positions. Styling makes this standard develop an individual character - some people become Smooth Dancers while others become Latin Dancers. Technique is very important to develop continuity of movement in the higher levels. This standard is the beginning of the showy and flashy dancing to be used mainly on the ballroom floor. A Silver dancer is definitely noticed for all the right reasons!
Our Gold Standard is for the STARS! Strictly a standard for the hobby dancer or the person who wants to do exhibitions. These intricate patterns are only to be used when BOTH people really know what they are doing. Choreography, styling, technique, and showmanship are necessities in this standard. This cannot be used on a crowded dance floor. The smoothness and control make this a beautiful standard to sit and watch. You had better be prepared to work if this is your goal, but you will truly be regarded as an outstanding dancer able to excel in any dance there is.