1. Latin Dance Styles We Love

    The Different Types of Spanish Dancing and Why They’re Unique Imagine you’re in Seville, Spain, sitting in chair surrounding a raised platform. You’re sipping some sweet Sangria, the room is warm and lit up by dimmed red and pink lights. Suddenly, a woman wearing a long, ruffled dress steps on…Read More

  2. Dancing as an Adult

    Reasons to Consider Dancing if You’re Older Perhaps you were the star of your dance studio during the primary years of your life, but after graduating high school, your dancing habits dwindled as life became busier. Perhaps you never danced at a studio at all, but always longed to be twirling on t…Read More

  3. Which Dance Class is Best for You?

    At Arthur Murray Dance Centers, we offer more than 20 dance classes for you to choose from, ranging from the bolero to country western, to Viennese waltz and more. With so many dance classes to try out, it can be tricky to pick one to attend. And while we think you should try them all, it’s a grea…Read More

  4. How to Get Up the Courage to Dance

    We have all seen those people. The ones who light up the room, who know exactly how to move, and exactly how to dance. Their confidence exudes across the dance floor, and even if they aren’t doing windmills or flips, their grace and poise is visible. We’ve also seen the other brand of people, an…Read More

  5. How Can I Get My Partner to Take Dance Lesson with Me?

    Have you always harbored the desire to know how to dance? If you have always dreamed of gliding around a dance floor but have never signed up for classes, we invite you to follow your heart and sign up for classes. There are lots of reason that people don’t follow their heart’s desires: your kid…Read More

  6. All About Country Western Dances

    If you’ve been considering taking dance classes but don’t know where to start, and you’ve found this blog, you are well on your way! We are Arthur Murray Dance Centers, and we have seven conveniently located dance studios around the D.C. area. Arthur Murray Dance Centers have been teaching peo…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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