The women at Arthur Murray's Santa Barbara location are wonderful (guys too)! They taught us how to dance the foxtrot because it is a relatively easy step and we had very little time since we planned our entire wedding within 90 days. We cannot say enough about how great they were!
Yes, the lessons were very couple friendly and they helped us to build upon natural skills.
Our dance moves definitely improved with Arthur Murray's guidance - not exactly Dancing with the Stars yet but they were great!
We did feel confident. There is, however, a major difference between dancing in the studio and dancing in formalwear in front of all your guests. If you can manage it, get a back up wedding gown and practice in that! Arthur Murray is a great school for dance.