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    Glossary of Ballroom and Latin Dance Terms

    At Arthur Murray Dance Center in Washington, D.C., we believe that anyone can dance, no matter your age, fitness level, or experience. Whether you’re looking to join the competitive ballroom dancing scene in D.C., or you simply want to enjoy some quality time with your partner, Arthur Murray Dance…Read More

  2. The Benefits of Dancing for People Over 50

    When you think of learning ballroom dances such as the Tango, the Cha Cha or a Country Waltz, you may imagine the benefits stop when you leave the dance floor, but you would have only half the story if you believed that. In reality, the benefits of doing the Lindy Hop or the Fox Trot linger long aft…Read More

  3. Answers to Common Beginner Dancer Questions

    If you are considering taking beginner ballroom dance classes at one of the seven Arthur Murray Dance Studios in the D.C. area, you may be feeling nervous. Perhaps you are wondering if you have the basic skills necessary to be successful at it, but we can assure you, all your insecurities will melt …Read More

  4. Why Dance is the Best Workout Part II

    Replacing a Gym Membership With Dance Classes Welcome back! In our last blog, we touched on just a few of the many reasons why dance lessons are a much better workout that lifting and cardio. How is that so, you might ask? Well, it’s easy. Between getting to learn something new and burning more ca…Read More

  5. Dance Lessons and Your Wedding

    Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. For most aspects of the wedding, all eyes will be on you and that can be nerve racking. What’s also nerve racking is trying to plan everything so that it’s all perfectly in line for when the big day arrives. And of the many things that yo…Read More

  6. Dance Classes: Avoid Injuries with Proper Warm Ups

    Regardless if you have been dancing for years, or you are in the middle of your first series of dance classes, prevention of injuries is an important aspect to dance, as it is for any physical activity. When you have an injury, you first and foremost are in pain, and that’s no fun. Additionally, h…Read More

  7. Why Dance is the Best Workout

    Dance Classes and Working Out This new year, plenty of people will sign up for a new gym membership, a book club, painting classes, and many other things that they will give up on making a part of their life. If you also made a New Year’s resolution to learn something new and to get in shape, then…Read More

  8. Dance Lessons and Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Resolve to Dance This Year As another year comes to a close, many of us will begin to think of our new year’s resolutions. For many of us, these resolutions include getting include working on our relationships with others, reading more, spending more time with family and trying new things. When yo…Read More

  9. Dance for Flexibility

    If you’ve ever thought about taking dance lessons but never really got started, it could be because of a lack of motivation. It might be hard to get familiar or feel comfortable with something if you don’t know much about it, which can make it even harder to try something. However, just knowing …Read More

  10. How to Learn to Dance

    Dance Lessons for All Over the years, we have had tons of students that are interested in learning to dance. We’ve seen all kinds of students with different talents and abilities, and each one presents different challenges for our dance instructors, and to themselves. However, it is the goal of ev…Read More