Our Programs

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Our Programs

At Arthur Murrays, we offer a number of ballroom dance lessons for beginners and experts, children and adults. Our studio conveniently servers those looking to take ballroom dance lessons located in Valparaiso and the greater northwest Indiana area.

Introductory Program

This program is designed as an introduction to three or four
of the popular social dances. Its purpose is to develop your
movement, timing and help you to recognize different music,
also to teach you basic lead and follow.

Basic Program

This program is designed to develop four basic dances to
the level of moving around the floor with a partner to make
the dance more enjoyable to your partner. It will strengthen
your lead/follow and give confidence to get on the floor
without the fear of not knowing what to do.

Associate Bronze

This is the program for the impatient dancer. It will develop
free movement around the floor, much more variety, a little
technique, footwork, and your first introduction to styling to
make your partner comfortable, and give you more
assurance that you look good on the floor. This four dance
program is very popular with the person that wants to get on
the floor this Friday night.

Full Bronze

Bronze is the full Social Standard. It will develop timing and
technique in all nine Social Dances. The styling will make
you look nice and comfortable while on the floor. It will
strengthen your lead and following to the point that no
matter who your partner is, you will look poised and very
good in ten steps plus variations in each of the dances. It
will give you all the confidence you will ever need on the
dance floor. Dancing at this level will be yours to keep as
you will never forget the elements of each dance. It is the
fun point in dancing when you don’t have to think about
anything but enjoying your partner and having fun yourself.
You will be checked out in each phase by an Arthur Murray
Examiner. Congratulations! You are now a full-fledged


Silver is a dance standard with a high degree of styling.
Flashy moves make this standard stand out on the dance
floor. Continuity of movement makes a couple glide around
the dance floor, with many changes in direction. Styling
makes this standard develop an individual character – some
people become Smooth Dancers while others become Latin
Dancers. Technique is very important to develop continuity
of movement. This standard is the beginning of the showy
and flashy dancing to be used mainly on the ballroom floor.
A Silver dancer is definitely noticed on a crowded floor.


Our Gold Standard is for the Stars! Strictly a standard for
the hobby dancer or the person who wants to do exhibitions.
Its intricate patterns are only to be used when both people
really know what they are doing. Choreography, styling,
technique and showmanship are necessities in this
standard. This cannot be used on a crowded dance floor.
The smoothness and control make this a beautiful standard
to sit and watch. You had better be prepared to work, if this
is your standard, but you will truly be regarded as an
outstanding dancer able to excel in any dance there is.

If you're looking to take ballroom dance lessons and you're coming from Valparaiso, Indiana:
-Take south Washington St
-Turn onto Lincoln/Hwy/Morthland Dr/US-30
-Make a U-turn (location will be on the right)

If you're looking to take ballroom dance lessons and you're coming from northwest Indiana:

-Take US-50
-Turn left at IN-37/US-50 (continue to follow US-50)

-Turn right at 16th St/US-50 -Turn left at S Main St/US-50

-Merge onto I-65 N via the ramp to Indianapolis
-Take exit 253 for US-30 toward Schererville/Merrillville/Valparaiso
-Turn left at E 81st Ave/US-30
-Make a U-turn (location will be on the right)