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The system of teaching at the Arthur Murray Dance Studios is called the Medalist System and is used worldwide.

Dance courses are designed for people desiring instruction in either Social or Competition dancing Styles. Additionally, we utilize an inter-related style of teaching called the Arthur Murray Method, which enables students to learn the skills needed for dancing (not just steps) in the most efficient way possible. Our goal is to help you get out on the floor dancing as soon as possible.

The Levels of the Arthur Murray Medalist system are:

Introductory Lesson Package
Our small Introductory Package is designed as a introduction to the popular social dances and the teaching methods of the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Virtually all of our new students start with this package and it will offer a taste of what learning in the Arthur Murray studio is like.  It’s designed to fulfill your immediate dance needs while allowing your instructor an opportunity to evaluate your dancing for the purpose of planning your future learning.

Pre-Bronze Program (General Variety)
The Pre-Bronze Program develops the most important dances you plan to use immediately at a basic level. Emphasis is placed on three important elements of dancing:
(1) foot position
(2) rhythm and timing
(3) leading or following
In addition you will acquire enough variety of material to keep your learning experience interesting.

Associate Bronze Program
The associate Bronze Program will help you acquire freer movement around the dance floor while expanding your variety, technique and footwork. Associate Bronze dancers also begin to develop portrayal of a dance's characteristics in the form of styling. This dance program is very popular with those wanting to get on the dance floor quickly.

Full Bronze Program
Bronze Program Full Bronze is the complete social dance program taught by the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. It's designed to develop timing and techniques in all Social Dances selected by the student. The styling will make you look and feel comfortable on the dance floor and strengthen your lead and following regardless of your partner, the music being played or the type of dance floor. Bronze dancers have all the confidence anyone would need on the floor because they have reached the "fun point" in dancing. Dancing techniques at this level will be yours to keep as you'll never forget the elements of each dance.

Silver Program
Silver ProgramSilver is the dance standard with a high degree of styling. More elaborate movements ensure the Silver dancer will stand out on any dance floor. Continuity of movements makes a couple glide across the dance floor with many natural directional changes. Styling, technique, balance and control take on an entirely new meaning. This is the beginning of the more professional standard used mainly on the ballroom floor.

Gold Program
Gold ProgramOur Gold standard is strictly for the hobby dancer interested in performances, exhibitions or competitions. Its intricate patterns are only to be used when both partners are proficient. Choreography, styling, technique and showmanship are necessities in this standard. This material is generally not used on a crowded floor. There is a lot of work involved in this program, but you will truly be regarded as an outstanding dancer, able to excel in any dance.

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