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
(3) leading or following
In addition you will acquire enough variety of material to keep your
learning experience interesting.
Associate Bronze Program
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 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.
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 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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