Frequently Asked Questions


I have no dance experience.
Can I learn to dance?

No worries. Most of us started out with no experience.
You may be worried that you don't have a sense of rhythm or that you can't remember what to do, but don't worry.
Arthur Murray has been teaching inexperienced dancers for over 100 years. Our unique method, honed through this long history, allows even first-time dancers to enjoy dancing right away.

How long does it take to learn to dance?

Arthur Murray's special method allows you to enjoy dancing from your very first day.
Although it requires step-by-step learning to dance many steps beautifully, you will quickly learn how to dance the basics. Please don't worry if you are a first time dancer.

Can I join alone?

Of course. There are many people who join alone.
In private lessons, your instructor will teach you while you dance together, and in group lessons, you will take turns dancing with other students and instructors, so there is no problem even if you are alone.

Can I have a trial or visit?

Trial and visit are available upon prior reservation.
Please contact us through the Contact Us page to discuss the dates and other details.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or clarifications.
You may also inform us by e-mail.

What kind of dance will I be able to dance?

At Arthur Murray, you can learn to dance any pair dance in the world!
Example of dances that can be learned at Arthur Murray:
<American Style>
- Smooth [Waltz / Tango / Foxtrot]
- Rhythm [Cha-cha / Rumba / Swing / Bolero / Mambo])
<International Style>
- Latin American[Cha-cha / Samba / Rumba / Paso doble / Jive]
- Ballroom [Waltz / Tango / Viennese / Slow Foxtrot / Quickstep]
- Club Dance [Salsa / Merengue / Bachata / Hustle / Swing]
- Argentine [Tango / Milonga / Tango Vals]
- Other [Country Western / Peabody / Zouk / Samba de Gafieira)
There are other dances that we can accommodate, so if you are interested, please contact us through the contact page. Please also see our Dance page for a list of dances that can be learned at our studio.

What kind of music can you dance to?

At Arthur Murray, you can learn any genre of dance, so you can dance to any music, from Latin to classical jazz and rock, from fast to slow tempo music.
"Anyone Anywhere Anymusic" (dance with anyone, anywhere, to any music) is the theme of Arthur Murray.

What opportunities are available to present what you have learned?

The studio offers weekly practice parties, which are party-style fun to a variety of music.
In addition, monthly studio parties include dance time as well as opportunities for demonstrations.
Furthermore, several times a year, we also hold large-scale dance events, providing opportunities to perform on large stages at hotels and other venues. Our staff will do our best to support your dance life.

Are lessons available in English?

Some of our instructors are able to teach in English, so please contact us for more information.
Some of our students are native English speakers, so please do not worry about communicating in English.

What kind of clothing should I wear?

Basically, please wear clothes that are easy to move around in. However, please refrain from wearing excessively revealing clothing such as tank tops.
If you have dance clothes, you may use them.
You are also welcome to wear casual jeans and T-shirts. Dress code may be enforced only for specific events or parties. For our daily lessons, please come in a relaxed manner. Please feel free to contact our staff for further information or clarification.

Do I need dance shoes?

Rental shoes are available, so you do not need to bring any.
(Sizes are limited, so please consult with us.)
Of course, you can also bring your own dance shoes or shoes that are easy to move around in.

What ages take lessons?

Our studio has a wide age range of students from teens to 80s taking lessons. All ages are welcome to join our classes. In addition, we also offer kids' classes for elementary school students.