Arthur Murray Dance Studio
2111 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210
I saw an ad for this company online, so I went on their website and found them interesting enough to try them out. Their prices are decent and the staff is friendly, although having to call to book an appointment is somewhat inconvenient. The class I had with my wife was fun though (especially for her as she laughed at my clumsy mistakes) and their nice little studio is quite pleasant, so we ended up buying more lessons. Worth checking out.
I went to this studio after deciding I wanted to learn a few salsa steps. I called and the receptionist said she could not give me price over the phone and that I had to come in to the place before she could tell me how much it cost. I just asked of the price per lesson, I guess they don't do that. I ended up going in against my better judgement, mostly because I felt pressured into it. Everybody is very nice and friendly but mostly because they operate off of commission, that was very obvious. They tried to get us to spend roughly $1500 and then tried to get us to spend $500 after we said no. And the $500 only was going to get us 4 private lessons!! You would think with that kind of rate it would be a high class joint but when I walked in there was a girl teaching someone how to basically dry hump the air like stripper dancing! I was appalled! The staff seemed to walk around with very arrogant attitudes and I could tell there was some kind of drama going on between the two "champion dancers" in the studio they called them. The whole experience felt like a bad high school locker room flash back. I'll take my money and go elsewhere, thanks.
They have a lot going on there and it's a pretty happening place. I just took a class and then found myself enjoying it so much I went back for more. I met a lot of nice people and am really enjoying dancing...or what I'm learning to do out of all the dances there are out there.
I wen there for a class once, just to try it out. I thought the studio was nice with a good floor. The teachers were nice to me and I met a few people that I may end up being friends with. We'll see... Anyway, dance instruction was top notch and I ended up going back a couple of more times.