Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Dance Lessons and Your Wedding

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 13:01 PM
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Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. For most aspects of the wedding, all eyes will be on you and that can be nerve racking. What’s also nerve racking is trying to plan everything so that it’s all perfectly in line for when the big day arrives. And of the many things that you have to consider, entertainment might be the last thing on your mind. However, this is something that you should make sure is ready to go months ahead of time. That is unless, you are the entertainment.

Think about it. You’re already spending tons of money on the wedding and hiring a band will make that cost even larger. A great way to save money on entertainment is to choose a ballroom dancing style for you and your future partner to perform for all of your guests.

Why else is taking dance lessons a great idea? Well, beyond saving money, it actually adds a much more special touch to your day. As you and your newlywed partner take the dance floor, why not surprise your guests with a sexy tango, or a fun and vibrant swing dance? Not only will you and your loved bond over every dance lesson, but you’ll create memories for years to come. You’ll also make a great impression on your guests and it’s a great way to encourage everyone else to jump on the dance floor as well!

So, between saving money, adding a special touch to your big day, surprising and entertaining your guests, and bonding with your loved one, taking dance lessons to prepare for your wedding day is a no-brainer.

If learning ballroom dancing for your wedding sounds like something you would love to do in preparation for your big day, don’t hesitate to contact the dance instructors at our dance studio.
Give us a call today and start preparing for your big dance!

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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!

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The Right Dance Program For You

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

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At the Arthur Murray Dance Center, we want to provide people with the best possible dance experience our dance studio has to offer. An essential part of creating a positive dance experience has to do with ensuring that people are in the right dance program for their skill level.


Arthur Murray Dance uses a four tier dance program that splits our dancers into groups based on four different levels.


The first level starts with our Basic/Newcomer/Introductory Dance Program. This dance program will best suit you if you have never taken a dance lesson before, or if your last dance lesson took place while you were still in diapers!


The second level continues with the Associate Bronze Program and the Full Bronze Program. The Associate Bronze Program will focus on improving your movement. The Full Bronze Program will focus on developing timing and technique when it comes to all types of social dances.


The third level will move onto our Silver Program. The Silver Program hones in on a high degree of style. We will teach you techniques, movements, and how to bring your own style to the dances you’re learning.


The fourth level will finish with our Gold Program. When you reach the Gold Program, you will be considered a professional dancer. In this level, our instructors will focus on choreography, style, technique, and showmanship. What you learn in our Gold Program you will want to wow people with on the dance floor (maybe even a competitive dance floor).

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If you’re uncertain as to which dance program would best fit your skill level, please visit our system page which further explains our dance programs. If you have any questions, give us a call today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we will get you signed up for the right dance program for you!

Topics: Dance Studio, dance lessons, dance schools, Learn To Dance

How To Avoid Dance Injuries

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

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Here at Arthur Murray Dance Center, we want to provide the best dance studio experience you’ve ever had. One way we want to ensure you will have a positive outcome from your dance lessons is to make sure you take the proper precautions so that you do not get injured.


We have created a set of guidelines for you to follow so that you can have the best dance class experience that is 100 percent injury free.


  • The best way to begin a dance class is to get warmed up. Arrive early to every class and allow yourself time to warm up your muscles in order to avoid injury.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. You may see the professionals wearing shoes with a heel, but for your everyday dance class, it’s best to wear shoes you know you can move in without the fear of twisting an ankle.
  • If you’re feeling any kind of pain at all, take a break. It is not worth it to dance through the pain. When you feel pain, that’s your body's way of communicating that something is not right. Listen to your body, and take a break to determine if the pain is something that would cause a serious issue in the long run if it’s not attended to right away.
  • Pay attention to the proper techniques. Your dance instructor is not only there to teach you the dance moves, but to also teach you the proper techniques to complete each dance move. If you have questions about how to properly do something, ask! Your instructor and your body will thank you.
  • Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated will keep your body functioning well.
  • Don’t take on too much too quickly. If you’re a beginner when it comes to dance, don’t sign up for more lessons than your body can handle. Try to find a dance class that is spread out throughout the week. Then you can have one day on and one day off in order to allow your body to rest.
  • If you have a previous injury or any health related issues that might cause a problem when it comes to dancing, consult a doctor before you take your first dance class. You and your doctor can determine the right path for you when it comes to physical exercise.
  • Make sure you aren’t just warming up, but that you are also taking time for a proper cool down. It is just as important to stretch at the end of a workout as it is to stretch at the beginning.

If you have questions about what level dance class would be a good fit for you, or if you’re not sure if you could keep up with the level of activity in any given dance class, please feel free to call us with questions. We would love to consult with you on what dance program would be right for you and how you can achieve your personal dance goals.

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Find the Arthur Murray Dance Studio closest to you, and call about our dance programs today!

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Impress Your Wedding Guests With Your First Dance!

Posted by Jessica Gladstone on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

A tradition at every wedding is the first dance for the bride and groom.Waltz Wedding Dance Lessons

Often times, this dance occurs right after dinner, when drinks are flowing and your guests are mingling with each other and having a good time. The lights will dim and the disc jockey will make the announcement that the formal dance is about to begin, catching your guests' attention and turning all eyes to the dance floor. But typically, your guests gaze on for a moment before continuing their conversations. So why not wow your guests with your first dance as a married couple and make it certain that you and your spouse are truly the center of attention for the entire night?

And better yet, while your finished routine will have the attention of your wedding guests, taking dance lessons as a future husband and wife in the weeks leading up to your wedding can also be a great bonding experience for you and your soon-to-be spouse. Wedding dances can be choreographed by your Arthur Murray dance instructor typically over a series of weeks.


While dance lessons at Arthur Murray DC studios are ideal for future spouses, they can also be a valuable bonding experience for any couple or individual looking for a fun activity to socialize and stay active. So whether it's the exclamation point you want to put on your first dance as a married couple or just an activity to get you out of the house and off the couch, ballroom dancing lessons are an ideal choice. It's exercise, it's fun, and it's a great way to learn something new. The waltz is just one example of the many different dance steps and routines that can be learned through a dance class at Arthur Murray DC studios.

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