1. What Counts as “Ballroom” Dance?

      If you tell someone you are interested in taking ballroom dancing, they might have a very definite idea of what type of dance you are talking about. And if you ask someone what ballroom dance is, you could get very different answers, depending on a person’s level of familiarity with this ac…Read More

  2. Thoughts About Your Wedding Dance

    As you take a moment from the hustle and bustle of your wedding planning and are thinking about your wedding dance, you may wonder what the meaning behind the dance is and how to actually make it happen. We have some thought to share with your about the history of dance how the finer points of plann…Read More

  3. Wedding Dance Planning Details

    Planning your wedding may be the biggest event you plan in your life. There are so many moving parts that some days it’s hard to remember that it’s supposed to be about joy and love. Scheduling and rescheduling meetings, tours, tastings, fittings, shopping, and interviews can be stressful. If on…Read More

  4. Need Help With Your Wedding Dance?

    Planning your wedding can take over your life. If you are working a full-time job as well, you may find it overwhelming and just want to ditch it all and elope. While this temptation surely crosses every bride-to-be and groom to be’s mind, the wedding will be worth it. It will be worth all the sch…Read More

  5. Ballroom Makeup Basics

    In our last blog, we covered some basics of grooming norms for ballroom competition, including eyebrows, tans, and hair. Makeup is a key part of the ballroom look, but we are going to save that for it’s own blog, next week. We saved make up for this week since it deserves its own blog. Students at…Read More

  6. Ballroom Competition Grooming

    Arthur Murray is your connection for dance classes. We teach just about every type of dance you can think of, from the cha cha and the jitterbug to the sophisticated waltz. Many people start dance lessons with the dream of participating in a dance competition, and this can bring up images in their m…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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