1. Forms of Spanish Inspired Dance

    Dancing is a universal language that celebrates unique cultures in their respective countries. At Arthur Murray Dance Centers in DC, we offer a full range of dance styles that claimed their fame in countries like Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Poland, England, and Cuba. These famous dance styles hav…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. Do We Need Wedding Dance Lessons?

    It's your wedding day. You have planned every detail. You have the perfect dress, the perfect venue, the perfect vows, the perfect colors, the perfect videographer to record your first dance for a memory that will last for generations. You take the dance floor, your perfect song begins, and you have…Read More