Welcome to Arthur Murray Dance Center of Dallas and Plano
Welcome to The Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studios in Dallas and Plano Texas. Our dance schools offer expertly taught ballroom dance lessons, beginners dance lessons, wedding dance lessons and more. We specialize in all forms of ballroom and Latin dance such as salsa dance lessons, tango lessons, the cha cha, and more. Learn to dance now! Both singles and couples dance classes are available.
Studio Calendar/EventsFind local dance classes, dance activities and ballroom dancing events at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dallas. View all local dance information for Arthur Murray Dance Studio from this month’s studio calendar. Arthur Murray International has over 280 Dance Studios teaching dance around the world. Our dance calendars are updated monthly.
Dances We OfferThey say that dance is a great way to express your emotions. While this may sound like such a cliché, the quote seems to have endured throughout the years mainly because there’s truth to it. It’s wise to choose an activity that encourages you to express your very own creativity. There are several styles to choose from and you need to know how each dance is unique from the other.
Wedding Dance LessonsArthur Murray Wedding Specialists will help you create a special moment where the two of you can enjoy the closeness of one another, dancing to a special song without feeling awkward or afraid. The investment of time and money will be the best one you make for your wedding day. A year from now or twenty years from now you and your spouse will still be dancing!
‘Liza Doolittle and I have a lot in common. She was single. I am single. She “could have danced all night” and so could I! Although those would be the only similarities I would have admitted to on the first night of dancing at Arthur Murray Studio in Dallas, our mutual transformation actually contained many more parallels. The English language transformed her life into something magical; the language of dance transformed mine.
In May of 2007, I decided to do something for myself for the first time in forever. My boys were almost to the age that they could stay home without a sitter. My heart was healing after a challenging divorce. I was ready to meet new people and wanted a social life, but without the pressure of dating. And I passed the studio often, wondering … ballroom … what is it really like?
Cotillion at 12, fraternity parties in college, and a hiatus from dancing for 25 years propelled me, the curious, slightly brave, definitely hungry student, through the doors on a Friday night before Memorial Day weekend. On the schedule was a 30-minute intro lesson right before the Friday night party. So, after I signed up for more lessons, I stayed for the party. I had more fun that night than any person has a right to have, and I knew I had found a place to stay.
That summer I lost 20 pounds, found and nursed muscles I didn’t know I had, and made friends who are still dear to me and whose company I enjoy at club dances, New Year’s Eve parties, and Friday nights at Chili’s after the Arthur Murray practice parties. I basked in the praise of my teachers, whose encouragement awakened my hibernating passion for the arts, specifically for dance. I not only competed at Showdown that year, I also went to the Superama competition in Chicago in October. Then I slowed down and started figuring out what I was doing! I was an addict from the first night, and I needed to pace myself!
Dance has been my constant companion for more than 2 and a half years. I thank God daily for the grace it has brought into my life. I find myself cha-cha-cha’ing down the grocery aisles; spiraling between the sink and the stove; walking through dance steps while waiting on appointments, children, and dinner. When I hear a song that moves me, I know what dance to put to the beat. My eldest son has joined me in some lessons and recently performed a solo (I’m so proud of him!!!). My youngest just doesn’t know how much he will enjoy it yet!
Why dance? Because God gave us music, and some of us listen with our feet. God also gave us a desire to be a part of something beautiful and graceful and elegant. It is a form of praise and worship that is often overlooked. It is an opportunity to see men and women treat each other with care, honor and respect. It is a chance to bloom where we are planted. It is a chance to share joy, be connected, feel beautiful, and become a living piece of artwork. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of all that?
Why Arthur Murray? The staff. I have never in my life encountered a place where the people are genuinely, consistently and enthusiastically happy to see me, no matter what day or hour it is. This grace is contagious, and has helped me deal with life’s challenges in much healthier ways. Dance can also be therapy. Some nights I may only want to dance, but by the end of the lesson, I’ve forgotten the cares of the day and have learned something new. The men and women who teach are grounded, thoughtful, considerate and so very forgiving of whatever baggage we students might bring. Their patience inspires me, their intensity encourages me, and their laughter uplifts me in ways I never anticipated when I first walked through that door.
Now Eliza Doolittle is a Fair Lady. So am I. And as life ebbs and flows in its curious mix of highs and lows, dance continues to offer me the friendly reminder that we are in this thing together, and God never intended that we dance it alone.
"DANCE as if no one is watching you; LOVE as though you've never been hurt; SING as if no one can hear you; LIVE as if heaven is on earth"
‘Liza Doolittle and I have a lot in common. She was single. I am single. She “could have danced all night” and so could I! Although those would be the only similarities I would have admitted to on the first night of dancing at Arthur Murray Studio in Dallas, our mutual transformation actually contained many more parallels. The English language transformed her life into something magical; the......more
September 26 - 28
December 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
December 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2015 @ 12:15 am
January 15, 2015 - January 18, 2015
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