I absolutely love this place! From the moment I walked through the doors (with zero dance experience), I was greeted with extreme kindness, understanding and professionalism by the entire staff. They immediately made me feel so welcomed as part of their “family”.
I was assigned my own personal instructor (Yuliia) who is one of the most sincere, honest and passionate individuals I have ever met. Its quite obvious she truly loves her profession and gives 100% all the time. Simply put, she’s amazing and a fantastic dancer!
While I still consider myself a novice (its been almost 4 months since I started), Yuliia has consistently and patiently guided me through the “steps” (haha – no pun intended) necessary to become proficient on the dance floor. Her lessons are so much fun! I look forward to improving my skills with each and every class.
I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the rest of the wonderful staff in this review. Michelle, Jeff, Daniella, Jin, and Oscar are just as great! They all take a personal concern in my development. I have also met and made new friends with fellow students as well.
All of this contributes to the total “experience” of having fun, making new friends and learning a skill that I thought was totally beyond my abilities. The Arthur Murray chain should be so proud of this facility.
If you have ever had the desire or were just curious to see if you could dance, I strongly recommend you visit the Manalapan studio. I am so glad I did!
I doubt you will be disappointed.
In summary, the place Rocks!!!
~ Dave K. of Old Bridge
The staff here is incredible!! From the moment I called on the phone to find out about lessons, Daniela the front desk manager made me feel like family. Everyone there is very friendly, encouraging, patient and fun – and never too pushy. They teach with the right balance of fun, direction, and guidance. Jin is terrific – she actually got my husband to enjoy dancing, and he has refused to dance (except slow teetering side to side) for over 30 years, and now after 3 months, we are the first to hit the dance floor at parties and bars. Yulia is great and a gem to work with as well. If you ever thought about taking a lesson – this place will make you so glad you did.
~ Melissa M. of Jackson
I can’t say enough about AM of Manalapan. I joined just a little over a month ago and I am having the best time! The instructors are terrific- they break each dance into easy to learn steps, and in just a short period of time I have learned and improved so much. (I had no ballroom dance experience to start- so don’t worry, you can do it!) The availability of group classes makes it very easy to practice what you learned in your private class- and the Friday night parties are so much fun! It is like a mini- nightclub atmosphere- and the senior dancers and staff make you feel welcome. You don’t sit for a minute ! – you are up on your feet dancing with any one of the supportive instructors in a “real” setting. Oscar, Jin and Julia are truly talented dancers and teachers. I highly recommend this school if you want to get out on the dance floor and have some fun!
~ Kelly R. Of Matawan