our story

Arthur MurrayHistory

The history of Arthur Murray began in 1912, symbolizing entrepreneurial success and social dancing. In the 1950s, the “Arthur Murray Dance Party” TV show gained immense popularity, running for twelve years. When Arthur and Kathryn Murray retired in 1964, the company was purchased by a group of franchisees, bringing fresh spirit and leadership. Today, Arthur Murray stands as the world’s largest dance instruction organization, with its instructors often collaborating in Hollywood movies and Broadway shows.

about us

Arthur Murray Hillsborough

Dance Studio Mission
Our mission is to provide the community with a high-quality dance experience, in a nurturing environment. We believe that learning to dance opens doors to improved health, closer relationships with loved ones, and produces a greater passion and joy for life!

Why Should I Take Dance Lessons?
Many people sit on the sidelines, missing out on all the fun of dancing simply because they have never been taught to do it well. Arthur Murray offers convenient appointment times and personalized dance lesson plans to help you learn what you want, at your own pace, so you never have to miss out on the joy dancing can bring!

Experience the grace and excitement of this timeless social activity with programs that are customized to fit your unique goals and schedule.


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Dances Taught

We absolutely adore Laura, Keenan, and Kyra. They are amazing teachers and really run the studio in a way that makes everyone feel like a dance family. We initially started as a wedding couple just trying not to look silly, but now it’s one of our favorite activities! We are both more confident in ourselves. 100000% recommend!!!

Jessica Parker

Taking dance lessons at the AM in Hillsborough has been a great experience. We’ve been doing this for almost 5 years and it’s been challenging and fun. Even with busy schedules it gives us a chance to have a date night most weeks. Laura and Keenan are terrific instructors and very patient 🙂 Highly recommend this studio.

Connie Ducaine

My wife and I took advantage of the free lesson and we enjoyed the experience. We have been a client of the Hillsborough facility for about 8 months now and having fun while learning different dances. Laura and Keenan are great, patient and fun to work with. There are so many free activities where you meet other individuals who share the same ambitions as you do. Great place and highly recommend it on both a social and fitness level.

Richard Hamersky

Like many couples, we started dancing with Laura to prepare for our wedding (and it was amazing!), but I can not stress enough how much fun we continue to have a year later! It is our weekly date night activity and it keeps us active and connected to each other. I recommend dancing to singles, couples, and any age group. Your only regret will be not starting sooner!

Mary Paris


For Every Occasion


Step into your new life with grace and confidence! Our Wedding Dance Program is tailored to ensure that couples shine on their special day. Whether it’s a choreographed first dance or just some basic steps, we’ll make sure your moments on the dance floor are unforgettable.


Dance the night away with our Social Dance Program! Perfect for those looking to add a touch of rhythm to their social outings or simply to enjoy the joy of dancing. From salsa nights to elegant ballroom events, we equip you with the moves to impress and express.


Challenge yourself and reach for the stars with our Competitive Dance Program. Designed for those with a fiery passion for dance, this program hones technique, style, and performance to prepare dancers for the competitive stage. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, we’ll help you dazzle the judges.


Rediscover the spark with our Couples Dance Program. A beautiful way for partners to connect, communicate, and grow together on the dance floor. Whether it’s a date night or a shared hobby, dancing together strengthens bonds and creates lasting memories.


Answered Here

Can I Learn to Dance?

Yes. Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught how by an Arthur Murray expert. We teach simple, basic elements, from which the steps are derived. Hundreds of thousands of people have been successfully trained in Arthur Murray Dance Studios. There is no age limit.

How Long to Become Proficient?

The length of your course will depend on how many dances you want to learn and how proficient you wish to become in each dance. However, you will be able to dance after your first lesson!

How Do I Start?

Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson with one of our trained instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. To set up your introductory lesson now, call or e-mail us.

Is it Hard to Learn?

Not at all. We are famous for making learning fun and easy. We teach four simple basic movements, from which the new combinations are derived.

What is the Cost of Dance Lessons?

Tuition varies, depending on a number of factors. For Example, how good you want to be, what dances you want to learn, and your dance schedule. After your introductory lesson, your instructor will recommend a program and will be able to answer any questions you may have, so you will have the knowledge to make an informed choice.

What's the Quality of Dance Teachers?

You’ll have the best teacher. All of our dance instructors must complete a most arduous training regimen. They are experienced on the dance floor and knowledgeable in techniques to help you learn to master today’s popular dances. The instructors selected for you are ones we know will best suit your personality.

When Can I Start?

You can take your lessons any time you wish. Our studio is open Tuesday – Friday from 12pm – 9pm and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.

What are the Benefits of Dancing?

Dancing is your first line of social activity. Learning to dance is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends. Beyond these, dancing is a superb physical conditioner, providing fun without working at it! Learning to dance will open up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar.