Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Instructors Brian and Crystal Pablo began teaching at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in early January.[/caption]

The Austin franchise of Arthur Murray Dance Studio first opened in 1947 on Congress Avenue. Since then it has relocated several times, each time moving farther into Northwest Austin.

Franchise owner Dominic DiGesualdo, who has owned the business since 2001, said the move last March to US 183 and SH 45 N from US 183 and Anderson Mill Road has given him an additional 1,000 square feet of space and the ability to hire two new instructors. The new location has also attracted more visibility, he said.

“I had a number of people say, ‘I saw your sign,’” he said.

The dance studio can also host more events, including weddings, receptions and birthdays.

“We’re getting booked up just about every weekend,” DiGesualdo said.

AMDS typically hosts between 80 and 100 private lessons and more than 25 group classes each week. The studio offers a variety of classes, such as ballroom, country western, Latin, swing, tango and children’s dance.

On Fridays, AMDS hosts a studio party to allow people to try out the studio. It also has a Valentine’s Day dance planned for Feb. 13.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
13945 N. US 183, Ste. C-1, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.