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!

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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's "Don'ts for Dancers"

Posted by Cheryl Cortez on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 16:07 PM

Arthur Murray gives 8 tips on what not to do on the dance floor!Arthur Murray's Tips for dancers

I'm sure you have all read articles about what to do on the dance floor in order to be a good dancer. Reading blogs and other advice columns filled with tips and tricks about dancing is a great way to get advice.

If you can look at dancing advice from a different perspective, you will see that tips on what not to do on the dance floor also come in handy!

We discussed some of Arthur Murray's tips to make you a better dancer in several of our blogs. Now we are going to take a different approach and tell you what not to do on the dance floor. This blog quotes Arthur Murray, himself, from 1937's "Let's Dance". The following are his instructions of what not to do to be a good dancer:

  • Some people don't dance, they just fight it out.
  • Don't hum or whistle too loudly. Be considerate of your partner. In any case the tune should be changed at least once every 10 minutes. Hum in the same key with the orchestra, but don't attempt to drown out its music.
  • Simply backing the girl around the room while the music plays is not the ideal way of showing her a big time.
  • Don't cry about it. Dancing is supposed to be an expression of joy. The funereal expressions of the faces of some certainly contradict that assumption.
  • To find fault with your partner's dancing is the best way of advertising the fact that you are just learning to dance.
  • Don't clutch your partner's hand as though it belonged to a long-lost friend. It isn't necessary to get a death grip.
  • When a man wants to be sure of stepping on his partner's foot, he starts with his right foot. MORAL: Start the dance with the left foot.
  • Ladies, don't take short back steps, which block your partner and cause him to step on your toes. If the toes of your shoes are soiled, you are not taking long enough steps.

By taking Arthur Murray's advice on what not to do, you will have a well-rounded idea of the ballroom dancing best practices. If you feel overwhelmed by all the tips and tricks on what to do and what not to do, don't panic! These tips are meant to be a general guideline for people to keep in mind while they are dancing. To make learning ballroom dancing even easier on you, Arthur Murray DC offers a variety of dance lessons and dance classes equipped with trained dance instructors. You can leave all you worries and questions about ballroom dancing in the hands of your instructor and enjoy dancing!


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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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