The Arthur Murray Woodland Hills Dance School is a well known dance school in Los Angeles. We have been in this industry for well over 98 years, and you can count on us when you want to dance in LA. Due to the diligence in our work we have developed an exclusive Arthur Murray teaching style to ensure you get quality lessons at any given time, we also make sure our instructor’s training standard is of high value to give you the finest instruction. Since every student is different, we allocate to each student a personal instructor to watch over his or progress. At often times we interchange instructors to give everyone a fair chance of experiencing different skills. The Arthur Murray teaching staff work as team to ensure maximum productivity is achieved and all dancers receive quality services at all times.
Over the years, Arthur Murray Dance Schools have done intensive research to come up with a comprehensive teaching guide, which revealed that students learn quickly and effectively using a system that focuses on three areas: knowledge, repetition, and application. To work according to these three strategies Arthur Murray dance instructor established use of private lessons, group classes, and practice sessions. Due to the effectiveness of this system, students are able to learn the patterns to some of the most popular dances in a short period of time.
Arthur Murray fraternity has started a program that analyzes different dance students according to specific needs and desires of the individual. Students achieve the designation of a Bronze, Silver, or Gold dancer. This ensures every dancer is rewarded according this effort, desire and skill.
Arthur Murray Dance School will make your dream come to a reality no matter the size of your budget. Our policy is to give our students value for their money. Let our school bring that star to your hand. Make your choice today, Arthur Murray is the choice!!!
Here at the Woodland Hills Arthur Murray Dance School, we offer various ways and opportunities for you to be part of our ballroom family. Our primary instruction consists of private lessons, group classes and practice sessions, which are described below. We also have several multi-studio activities throughout the year, such as Match Competitions, Showcases, and Dance-O-Ramas, also described below.
During a studentís one-on-one private lesson, they will receive personalized instruction the will help achieve their goals in dancing. The instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything the student has learned will also be kept as part of their instruction.
Group lessons are an important addendum to a studentís private instruction. Groups give students the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good dance habits, and meet other students in the studio. Group lessons emphasize technique and variation of patterns. Students may be taught materials that their regular instructor has not introduced yet. Additionally, material that has been introduced will be reviewed and practiced for improvement.
The studio holds scheduled dance parties (practice sessions) for all of our students. These practice parties are held on a weekly or semi-monthly basis. Students have fun dancing with the instructors and other students in a relaxed and comfortable environment. These sessions give students the opportunity to practice and try out all the new dance skills that they have learned during Private and Group lessons.
You can watch our Saturday Night Dance Parties LIVE online, every Saturday night at 7:45pm PST, by visiting www.ustream.tv/channel/am-dance-party.
In all sport related activities, a third pair of eyes is very important. At times, what feels good does not necessarily look good. A Traveling Consultant (coach) has years of experience and knows shortcuts for greater results. A coaching lesson can give the instructor a wealth of information that will make all future lessons very productive.
These concentrated lessons are not geared only to the experienced student it is useful and productive for all students. While all dancing relates to posture and movement, footwork, timing and communication, a new student will be coached at a newer lever and an experienced student at a higher level. Traveling Dance Consultants are available for appointments on a monthly basis.
Throughout the world, dance schools use medal standards because students with goals become better, more polished dancer in less time. Arthur Murray provides students the opportunity to graduate from the various levels they have achieved throughout the year. Medal Balls are banquets for our students moving onto the next level in their dancing however, students who are new to their Medalist program, or not graduating yet, are invited to attend as well. Join us for a day of social dancing in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Match Comp is one of the best learning tools Arthur Murray studios have to offer. Match is a friendly one day event with between 3-10 schools. The key to Match Comp is the students must use the standard, leadable steps they would dance socially. In light of this theme, no choreography or costumes are allowed. Match Comp is designed to reflect each student’s proficiency at a social, practical level.
This is a one-day event held 2-3 times a year. The studio travels to a nearby hotel for an incredible day of choreographed routines, general dancing, competitive heats, and beautifully costumed professional shows. A choreographed routine makes an exciting addition to a student’s Medalist program because it allows them to develop showmanship and musical expression along with their social dance skills. As always, students who are not participating are welcome to join our cheering section and purchase a Spectator Dinner Ticket.
Dance-O-Ramas are competitive events that are held all over the world and bring students together from many different Arthur Murray studios. These special weekends include all three types of competitive entries (open, closed, and solo routine) as well as themed evening banquets, cocktail parties, and professional shows. Some Dance-O-Ramas even include outings for sightseeing, making the whole event like a vacation! Miami, Las Vegas, Italy, Hawaii…where do you want to go?
Festivals are the most exciting time of the year at Arthur Murray studios! These festivals are an activities contest between all the Arthur Murray studios worldwide. During the two six week events, students earn points for all of their participation which is added to their teacher’s total, and studio grand total. Teachers earn recognition and awards for those who rank in the top. As thanks for a student’s sponsorship of their instructor, the studio during this time throws special festival parties. Themes with food, fun and dancing, festival is the best time of year to gain program bonuses, prizes, and build studio spirit!
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