Arthur Murray started teaching dance in 1912 at the Grand Palace in NYC. A pioneer of social dancing, Arthur’s early success was due in part to his involvement will the American social dance scene. By 1919 Arthur Murray was teaching dance in his spare time. He soon had over a thousand children of different age groups enrolled in his classes and he soon gained the attention of many adults! Kathryn and Arthur met in a radio station in New Jersey during one of his broadcast dance lessons. They married in 1925 and opened a dance school together.