Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Celebrate With Dance For Your Anniversary

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Sep 9, 2015 @ 16:09 PM

If you and your spouse are celebrating a milestone anniversary in the near future, you’ll want to do something special to commemorate the day. Aside from planning a fantastic anniversary party, dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Center are the perfect choice for your anniversary celebration.

If you’re gathering friends and family for a large celebration, you’ll want to wow them with a choreographed dance. Your party guests won’t know what hit them when they see you and your significant other waltzing across the dance floor, and they’ll gasp when you spin your partner into the perfect dip and go straight for a kiss.

You may be wondering if creating such a spectacular moment is even possible. If you haven’t danced since your wedding, and that was really more of a sway than an actual dance, we can help you with the skills you’ll need to impress your friends and family. All of our dance lessons focus on four basic movements that you’ll learn and build upon until you’re dancing like a pro!

If you’re simply hoping to keep the spark alive after so many years together, check out our last blog post on why dance lessons are the perfect idea for sparking your relationship.

At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we offer group dance classes, private dance lessons, and we accommodate any skill level with our specialized dance programs. Don’t wait to get started with your dance lessons. Call the Arthur Murray Dance Studio that is closest to you, and start planning your celebration today!

Topics: Adult Dance Lessons, dance lessons, dancing lessons, private dance lessons

Spark The Romance In Your Relationship Through Dance

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 15:08 PM

There’s nothing like grabbing that special person in your life, pulling them close, and swaying to one of your favorite slow songs. The only thing that could make that special moment better would be if you could actually lead your partner in a dance. At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we specialize in providing dance classes for people of all skill levels.

If you’re looking for something that you and your significant other can do together, consider taking private dance lessons, where a special atmosphere will be created for the two of you. Your dance lessons will be sure to spark the romance for the both of you.

Whether you want to learn slow and romantic dances, or fast and fun dances, any kind of shared dance experience between you and your partner will be a bonding and memorable activity. We offer lessons on the Waltz, the Rumba, and the Argentine Tango, just to name a few, which are considered some of the most romantic dances.

We only get so much time to spend with the people we love. When you learn the art of dance, it won’t be something that lasts for a moment and then it’s gone. You and your partner will reap the rewards of your dance lessons for years to come, and you’ll be able to create a romantic moment whenever the desire strikes.

Contact one of the many Arthur Murray Dance Studios today and start dancing your way towards romance. Your significant other will thank you!

Topics: Adult Dance Lessons, ballroom dance lessons, dancing lessons, private dance lessons

Top Five Dance Movies

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 14:07 PM

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In our last blog, we talked about the ballroom dancing craze and how it has become a popular form of entertainment in recent years. Today, we want to continue with the theme of dance as entertainment and pay tribute to some of our favorite dance movies.


Dance has been used as a form of entertainment for centuries, and dance-themed movies are one of our favorite forms of entertainment. We’ve compiled a list of our top five favorite dance movies, and why we love them.


    1. “Dirty Dancing” - In the classic 1987 hit, Jennifer Grey is the charming and somewhat naive young woman who with the help of Patrick Swayze becomes a dancing pro by the end of the movie.
    2. “Footloose” - In 1984 the rebellious Kevin Bacon reminds us that dance is a form of expression and why everyone should be able to dance to express themselves.
    3. “Center Stage” -  Amanda Schull graced the movie screen with her dancing abilities in 2000 and showed moviegoers that even ballet could have unique and modern elements incorporated into the classic dance style.
    4. “Happy Feet” - In the 2006 animated sensation, penguins engaged everyone in the notion that we all have a song in our hearts, but also a dance in our feet.
    5. “Saturday Night Fever” - John Travolta took us inside the world of disco in 1977 and wowed everyone with the stellar dance moves from the popular disco movement.

Dance infiltrates every aspect of our lives. From entertainment to exercise to expression, dance allows people to engage with the people and places around them in a unique way as all of the movies listed above show us. At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we want you to be able to join in the fun with dancing as a form of entertainment. Sign up for an exciting dance class today and learn how fun dance can be!

Topics: Adult Dance Lessons, Learn Dance, dance classes for adults, Learn To Dance

Top Ten Dance Songs

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

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What’s a dance class without a playlist to dance to? Regardless of if you’re learning to dance for the first time, or if you’re choreographing a professional dance routine, every dance has to have a song to go with it.


Here at Arthur Murray Dance Center, we believe that dance should be fun and engaging. When the right song comes on, even the most inexperienced dancer can get excited about showing off their dance moves; even if their favorite move is the “lawn mower.”


Arthur Murray Dance wants to get you out on the dance floor and take your dance moves from your typical routine of the two-step and the finger snap, to the Jive and the Hustle. But no routine is complete without the perfect dance song to count your steps to.  


We have a list of what we would consider the top ten dance songs that encourage people to dance--regardless of their skill level.

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  1. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  2. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  3. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
  4. “Y.M.C.A” by The Village People
  5. “Love Shack” by The B-52’s
  6. “Vogue” Madonna
  7. “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
  8. “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
  9. “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
  10. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

 


At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we will make your dance class fun and upbeat. We want you to experience all of the joys that come with dance. Please call us today so you can find the perfect dance class for you. You’ll be Quick-stepping to your favorite song before you know it!

Topics: Learn Dance, Learn How To Dance, dance classes for adults, Adult Dance Lessons

Celebrate International Dance Day

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 14:04 PM

arthurmurray_featured_celebrate1.jpgDance is an important part of life. People have been dancing for centuries as part of cultural traditions and for different celebratory events. Dance is so important in fact, the International Theatre Institute (ITI) was formed as a “World Organization for the Performing Arts.” In 1982, the ITI made International Dance Day an event to celebrate every year on the 29th of April.  


At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we want to celebrate dance every day. We encourage people to sign up for dance classes and to engage with their creative side in order to join in the long-standing expressive art form that is dance.  


If you’re wondering how you can celebrate International Dance Day this year,
we have some suggestions for you.

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  • Engage with your friends and family. Ask your loved ones if they know of any traditional dances from their background or heritage, and then ask them to teach you!
  • Engage with your community. Find local gatherings that your community could be holding to gather people together to dance! These often include large outdoor dance classes.
  • Engage with your body. Whatever you do, don’t miss the opportunity to get up and move on International Dance Day. Even a dance party while you’re getting ready in the morning will help to get you into the spirit of the day.

Arthur Murray Dance Center wants to see everyone take the initiative and get into the swing of things by learning how to dance. If you’re wanting to improve your skill level, sign up for one of our dance classes today!

Topics: Adult Dance Lessons, Learn How To Dance, Learn Dance, Dancing Classes