High School Sweethearts Learn to Dance More Than Four Decades Later

Steve and Pat Pondell were high school sweethearts. At their prom, and their wedding, the happy couple did the “sway in place” when it was time to dance. The same thing happened at two of their children’s weddings. Last spring, their youngest son was in the wedding planning process. The Pondells decided for this wedding, it was time to learn how to really dance.
A search online for dance lesson availability and ratings led the couple to Arthur Murray Sugar Land, locally owned by April and Chris Muller. Last January, they started lessons with a clear goal: to dance at their son’s wedding in April. Steve says, “We learned the foxtrot first, then the rumba, swing, waltz, and country two-step. The program is set up to where we take a private lesson each week, and then all weekly group classes and dance parties are complementary. We can come as often as we like to practice. The wedding was in New Hampshire and we needed a piece of Texas, so we danced country western to God Bless Texas. It was fun!”

Fast forward to nine months after the wedding and Steve and Pat are still taking lessons. “We honestly expected to be done after the wedding,” explains Pat. “But we have new friends here! Chris and April are positive, outgoing and high energy. They’ve built a really fun group. And these are fun little date nights. When you’ve been married as long as we have, you’ve established different activities. Dancing is a great couples activity because you each learn your own half and use teamwork to make it work. It’s been good for us. We definitely recommend Arthur Murray Sugar Land, and we are excited that for Christmas our kids gave us gift certificates to keep dancing!”

As Steve and Pat have discovered, it’s never too late to learn to dance. Sign up for a sample class today!

Arthur Murray Sugar Land
16525 Lexington Blvd., Suite 170
Sugar Land, TX 77479

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