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Why You Should Take Dance Lessons For Your Wedding

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 11:08 AM


The Importance Of The First Dance

You’ve dreamt of your wedding your whole life. You’ve thought about the dress, the food, the venue, your bridal party, the special person you would walk down the aisle to marry, and of course you’ve thought about the first dance. The first dance is one of the many moments during your wedding when all eyes will be on you and your spouse.

Make the most out of your moment by taking ballroom dancing lessons and planning your dance. For your first dance, you don’t want to just sway to the music, you want to glide across the dance floor!

Arthur Murray Dance Center wants to see you have the dance of your dreams on your wedding day. We can offer private dance lessons for you and your future spouse to plan the perfect dance for your big day. We believe there are many reasons you should take dance lessons for your wedding, but we’ve included the top four reasons for your here.

Bonding Time

Planning a wedding is stressful. It’s easy to reduce your relationship with your future spouse to conversations about what kind of linens you want for the tables and what appetizers will appeal to the majority of your guests. Dance lessons will allow for some time with just you and your significant other to enjoy each other, and to learn something new together.   


Marriage is a partnership, as is ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing lessons will engage you and your partner in a way that will encourage teamwork and partnership. Ballroom dancing will bring out both your strengths and weaknesses, and it will give you the perfect opportunity to work with your partner in a way that will build up your relationship.

weddingphoto1.jpgAll Eyes On You

Your wedding dance can be one of the more uncomfortable wedding traditions, but it doesn’t have to be that way! With all eyes on you, you don’t want to be unprepared and shy when it comes to heading out to the dance floor with your spouse. Get the confidence you need with dance lessons and a planned dance to ensure your first dance will go the way you’ve always dreamed it would.

A Memory For A Lifetime

You want your first dance to be memorable. Your wedding day will go by in a blur, spend some time thinking about a memory that will last a lifetime. Take this opportunity to learn a special dance that you and your partner will be able to remember for the rest of your lives. A planned dance is also something that you can share on every anniversary to always remember an element of your special day together.  

At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we want you to have the wedding of your dreams. An important element for that to become a reality is to plan for your first dance as a married couple. Sign up for your ballroom dance lessons, and you’ll receive 25 percent of your first dance package! Contact us today!

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The Ballroom Dancing Craze

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 14:06 PM


Here at Arthur Murray Dance Center, we’ve always known that ballroom dancing is the thing to do. However, it’s only been in the last few years that the general public has seen the benefits and enjoyment that ballroom dance has to offer.

The last few years, the media has taken ballroom dancing and turned it into a national craze. Shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have proven that ballroom dancing is not an old and outdated form of dance. Ballroom dance actually affords individuals the opportunity to take classic dance styles and add unique and modern twists.

Thanks to popular dance show competitions, ballroom dancing has become a popular activity that more and more people are interested in. So, what’s the draw when it comes to ballroom dancing?

  • Ballroom dance has something for everyone. Whether you like your dances to be slow and romantic, or fast and energetic, there is a ballroom dance type to fit your style.
  • Ballroom dance can be taught to anyone. While we don’t always think of celebrities as the average person, shows like “Dancing with the Stars” have shown celebrities with little to no dance experience become masters of dance with the help of a trained professional.
  • Ballroom dance can get you into shape. We’ve seen it with our own eyes--celebrities and retired professional athletes have dropped their extra weight with the rigor of ballroom dancing.
  • Ballroom dance is new and exciting. Even though ballroom dance has been an art form for decades, its surge in popularity that began in the 21st century is enticing to a whole new generation of dancers.

If you’ve been considering ballroom dancing for any of the reasons listed above, contact us here at Arthur Murray Dance Centers today and sign-up for your ballroom dancing lessons!


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The Best Ballroom Dances For Beginners

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 @ 10:01 AM


Ballroom dancing is one of the most romantic activities there is. Ballroom dances can be slow and sweet, or fast and flirtatious. You might be surprised to know that ballroom dances can also be very easy to learn! If you think learning how to ballroom dance is out of the realm of possibility for you, think again!

At Arthur Murray Dance Center, we have formulated different programs for any given individual based on their skill level. We have also compiled a list of the top four ballroom dances for beginners.

  1. Paso Doble - The Paso Doble is the easiest ballroom dance to learn with its two basic steps. This dance has a Spanish flare to it, and the more theatrical you can be with the Paso Doble, the better.
  2. The Waltz - The Waltz is a slow and smooth dance which allows partners to glide across the dance floor. The dance has four basic steps, and your posture is everything when it comes to the Waltz.
  3. The Cha-Cha - The Cha-Cha has a Latin flare to it, and almost everyone is familiar with the “one, two, cha cha cha” phrase. The dance has five basic steps and the movements are all about the hip action.
  4. The Lindy Hop - The Lindy Hop is generally regarded as a type of swing dance, and it has six basic steps to follow. The dance also keeps in time with the music, making it easier to follow along with the counts for each move.

Once you’ve decided which ballroom dance best suits your style, call the Arthur Murray Dance Center to sign up for your ballroom dance lessons today!

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