I have taken classes with other programs in Atlanta before, and although I did get somthing out of it, after months of lessons I still felt like I could't dance well on my own. But at Arthur Murry they give very personal attention, and with the private lessons my partner and I have already made great progress after just a few weeks! I was skeptical about signing up w/ a franchised program, but the instructors really know what they are talking about, and make you feel comfortable. So although some things they do are a little cheesy--like refusing to call anyone by first name, and introducing themselves as Ms. So-and so (odd when they are noticably younger than the people they are teaching), and they can be a little sales-y, I still would recomend them. Because you come out being able to dance!
Pros: Personal attention, positive vibe, great instruction.
Cons: Expensive. They make you call everyone by their last name.