Group Class Changes

Please take a look at the September group class schedule as there have been some changes made. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Toronto’s Premier Ballroom and Latin Dance Event, The Toronto Star Ball is the dance event of the year. Spanning over November 17th & 18th, it CANNOT be missed!


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Join Team Yorkville in Barcelona, Spain!

Ciao Amore Dance-O-Rama is an annual tradition here at our studio. Sightseeing, team outings, theme nights, and of course, Dancing! It will be a dance vacation you won’t forget!!! Book Today.

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5 Bad Excuses for Avoiding Dance Lessons!

Article written by Chris Lynam of Arthur Murray California.

Why do we do it?

Sabotage! We bail out of things that could be so great for us.  We cancel, reschedule, and avoid potentially great things.  This article will attempt to flush those things out, combat them with the truth, and give you some pearls of wisdom along the way.

Do you think you have you heard some Bad Excuses for Avoiding Dance Lessons?  Well we picked our top five bad excuses, so you never have to use them.


Bad Excuse #5:  “I don’t have a partner”

Truth:  You don’t need a partner.  In fact, you learn faster, get better exercise, and develop into a dancer faster when you work one on one with an instructor.  Why?  Because the focus of the lesson is completely on you.

Consider:  If you have someone that you would like to have as your dance partner, the easiest way to make that fantasy a reality is for you to take the initiative.  After all, if it were their idea, you’d be dancing already.

Bottom line:  You don’t need a partner to learn and enjoy ballroom and latin dancing.

Bad Excuse #4:  “I have two left feet”


Dear Extra Left Foot,

We can make it right.


Arthur Murray


Consider:  Dancing is something you must learn, like a language. Everyone who comes to Arthur Murray starts out feeling that way.  Even Arthur Murray himself, the man, the myth, the legend, developed his system because he was awkward when it came to dancing.

Bottom line:  If you don’t have two left feet when you come in, then you’re probably a ringer.  If you still have two left feet when you leave, you probably got the address wrong.

Bad Excuse #3:  I don’t have time.

Fact:  You are busy.  We know that.  However, we make time for things that we know, we enjoy, and we do not fear.  Think of how much time you set aside for sexy things like dentist’s appointments, jury duty, or anything involving the DMV?  After your first lesson, you’ll see that learning how to dance at Arthur Murray is much easier, less weird, and way more enjoyable – and you’ll gladly cancel your next dentist appointment in place of a dance lesson.

Consider:  Arthur Murray has such a diverse group of people from every profession imaginable, from Mayors, to Moms, NFL players, to surgeons – and everything in between.  If we can make their schedules work, we can make sure yours does too.

Bottom Line:  We are always too busy for things that we don’t know, enjoy, or understand.

Bad Excuse #2:  “Where am I ever going to use it anyway?”

Fact:  You will know the answer to this question once you learn how to dance.

Consider:  Fisherman know the best fishing spots.  Shoppers know the best sales on black friday.  Teenage boys know the best places to hit on teenage girls… well, maybe that last one is a stretch.

Bottom line:  Learn to dance, and your social dancing calendar will begin to fill.

Bad Excuse #1:  “I don’t know how to dance.”

Fact:  As crazy as this may sound, many humans feel this way.  There is some fear about walking into a dance studio as a non-dancer.  We commonly refer to ourselves as a dance studio, but, in reality – we are a school.  Arthur Murray’s system is specifically designed to teach non-dancers how to dance.  Period.

Consider:  I once almost weaseled out of a golf lesson for the exact same reason.  “I’m going to wait until I’m a better golfer.” Until my wife said, “but that’s why you take golf lessons! To learn how to be a better golfer.”  Point, set, match.

Bottom line:  Although the jitters may show up, this is much easier than a karaoke night, or a first date because Arthur Murray is a school.  You don’t have to impress anyone other than yourself.  The patient, professional staff work with brand new students all the time and will have you up and dancing within the first 10 minutes of your lesson.

Maybe we got the top 5 bad excuses for avoiding dance lessons right, but if we didn’t – let us know.  If you have something that has been holding you back from experiencing your first dance lesson, tell us about it.  There are plenty of reasons people give, but the one that may be in your way will always be the most important.  If we can conquer that one, then that’s all that matters.

Happy Dancing!

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Why Every Student Can Benefit from a Coaching Lesson

Bob & Julia PowersContrary to popular belief, coaching lessons from guest teachers are not just for the pros. Anyone- from novice dancers to the most advanced- can benefit from one of these lessons. Whether you want to improve your technique and style, musicality, lead and follow skills, grace and poise or your confidence on the dance floor, our coaches can make that happen.

And here’s why:

We bring the most outstanding and qualified dancers in the business to our schools to give our students powerhouse lessons. Many of our coaches have traveled the globe as champions and teachers, and now are bringing all their talents and dance wisdom to you.

For beginners, time with a coach can be spent kick-starting your dancing so you get off on the right foot. If you’re more advanced, a coaching lesson can polish your style and technique to make sure that you can reach your full potential. And couples preparing for a wedding can make sure that their first dance is one to remember. Need an extra boost before Showcase or the New York Dance-o-Rama this month? A coaching lesson is the perfect way to get “in the zone” and prep you for the event by tightening your technique and style so you really sparkle on the dance floor.

Your instructor will also attend the session with you to take it all in so that they can break down all the information the coach gives into bite sized pieces over the next few lessons. You and your teacher will work on the nitty- gritty details of the coach’s suggestions to help you get the most out of your coaching lesson.

Missed this coaching lesson? Book early to make sure you get the spot you want


Article written by Chris Lynam of Arthur Murray California

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