Arthur Murray Dance Centers

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!

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Arthur Murray 30 Day Dance Challenge

Posted by Courtney Kent on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 19:07 PM
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Starting August 1st, Arthur Murray Studios from all over will be participating in the 30 Day Dance Challenge! Log in to Facebook daily for great tips from Arthur Murray coaches, competitive dancers and franchise owners to improve your dancing. Keep up with Arthur Murray DC to join the fun!
If you get a little behind, or want to go over the exercises more head over to our Youtube channel!

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DANCING PROMOTES BETTER HEALTH

Posted by Jessica Gladstone on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 @ 17:12 PM

DANCING HELPS WITH WEIGHT CONTROL

Only through some sort of regular excercise can we avoid having all those extra calories we consume convert to body fat. Instead of spending endless hours working on boring, monotonous exercise equipment, why not enjoy burning those extra calories while dancing in a pleasant atmosphere with pleasant people and great music!

DANCING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Medical specialists tell us that long periods of inactivity can cause a decline in the heart's efficiency. A heart, which is accustomed to exercise, when forced into more vigorous activity (i.e. running upstairs to answer the phone, shoveling snow, playing an active sport, etc.) will be better able to handle the extra load. Your heart will pump blood throughout your body with much more efficiency when required to so frequently by a mild form of exercise such as dancing.

DANCING IS GOOD FOR YOUR NERVES

Do you know that our nerve cells govern our senses of sight, feel, hearing, smell and taste? They govern our memory, emotions, reasoning and motor reflexes too. Doctors have long recognized the beneficial effects of exercise on the psyche and nerve cells. Dancing aids in relieving stress and strain and couteracts nervous fatigue. If we are to think clearly, and make intelligent decisions in our everyday life. we must possess the kind of relaxed nervous system that can be provided by regular dancing!

LOOK WHAT GOOD CIRCULATION WILL DO FOR YOU

Often we don't stop to reflect on the needs of our bodies until it is too late. Good circulation not only nourishes our muscles, giving us coordination as well as grace and poise, but though dancing wit does more to stimulate and improve the appearance of our skin than all of the massages and creams we can use.

As we grow older, it becomes a greater challenge to remain active so our minds and bodies will stay strong and fit. Dancing is a wonderful way to keep both mind and body active, and the amount of energy you want to devote to it is entirely up to you!

MUSCLE TONE TOO!

One of the beautiful things about social dancing is the way it works muscles that would otherwise not get very much use in a normal day. Firmer underarms/triceps will result when the arms are held up and used. Sounds like dance position and arm styling might make you look good in more ways than one.

As for the legs, most people have fairly solid muscle tone on the front of their legs. If you want to firm up the back of the thigh and lower buttocks, you have to use them. Swing the leg back from the hip in a slow Fox Trot could help tone this area.

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3 Essential Steps to Prepare For Your First Dance Lesson

Posted by Cheryl Cortez on Fri, May 25, 2012 @ 13:05 PM

Are you considering enrolling in dancing lessons at a ballroom dance studio?First dance lesson

Whether you're looking to meet new friends, trying to lose weight, or getting ready for the big wedding dance, beginning ballroom dance lessons can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. If you're feeling a bit worried about making a fool of yourself at your first dance class, you may want to consider making a few preparations ahead of time. You'll be amazed at how just a little prep work can ease your anxiety. 

Talk to a Professional

If you're thinking of taking dancing lessons at a studio, such as Arthur Murray DC, you may first want to have a little chat with one of the dance teachers working there. Teachers can help you choose the appropriate class while letting you know what exactly occurs during the average dance class. You may find yourself less anxious when you know what to expect from your ballroom dance lessons.

Invest in Good Shoes 

As a beginner, you do not necessarily need to have a pair of fancy dance shoes. You do, however, need a pair of shoes that fits well and will feel comfortable for an hour or more of dancing. If you don't already have a pair of shoes that meets this basic criteria, it's probably time to go shopping. Your feet will thank you later.

Bring a Friend 

Singles often worry about going to ballroom dance lessons alone, fearing that all the other participants will be couples. Believe it or not, a lot of other singles enjoy taking dancing lessons. In fact, many attend ballroom dance lessons in hope of meeting other singles. Most teacher choose to rotate students through a variety of partners, allowing them to get comfortable with different dance styles. However, if you are still worried about being the only single at class, you might find it helpful to bring another single friend with for moral support.

 


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How To Be More Fit And Enjoy Ballroom Dance Lessons

Posted by Cheryl Cortez on Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

A common goal most of us share is to stay fit and healthy throughout our life.Ballroom Dance Lessons Fitness

As people get older it becomes harder to find the time to work out and exercise the way they should. People are constantly looking for the best way to stay fit that works with their busy schedule. One way to stay fit and active is to participate in taking dance lessons.

Staying fit and active is as simple as taking ballroom dance lessons!

Taking a dance lesson at Arthur Murray DC is a great way to stay fit and have fun while learning a new skill. Ballroom dancing is an active art that requires the body to move in a number of different ways. Much like swimming, the body uses muscles that are not normally used in repetitive workouts. The moves and steps that a person learns will work their body in ways that they have never done before.

Of course, ballroom dance fitness requires more than just exercise and fun. Any exercise routine must be balanced with a healthy diet. Make sure to develop a healthy eating schedule in order to keep your energy up for dancing. Whole foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and lean proteins are a great choice to staying energized and not overly full. Before you participate in any dance lesson it is a good idea to stretch out and to drink plenty of water. Stretching allows your muscles to be ready for the rapid movement of dancing and prevent injury. Staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to keep your mind focused and your body healthy.

Learn How to Dance and Have Fun Doing it! 

Not only do ballroom dance lessons keep you fit and active, they also allow you to socialize with old and new friends! Taking a dance lesson at Arthur Murray DC gives you the option to come with a friend, a group, a spouse, or solo. No matter who you show up with, we guarantee you meet new people and possibly even make new friends.

Ballroom dance lessons are a great way to spend a weekend night out, mingling with friends and dancing to exciting music. As you become more comfortable with dancing, you have the option of attending group events, such as our Saturday afternoon dance parties. Ballroom dance lessons provides a variety of opportunities to stay fit and socialize with new friends and old friends.

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