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7 Ways to Make Your First Dance Authentic

If you’re like a lot of soon-to-be-marrieds, the first dance with your spouse is a pretty big deal. Back in the day, most newlyweds hit the floor with a simple and classic style of partnered dancing. But today, specialized, choreographed dances are all the rage. Why? Because your first time on the floor with your

How Dancing Can Decrease the Risk of Dementia

As you grow older, you may find yourself worrying about your chances of developing dementia. fds What's one of the most important things you can do? Get regular exercise. As it turns out, dancing sits at the top of the heap for one of the best preventative exercise options. Let’s take a closer look at

Why Dance Classes Are the Perfect Icebreaker

In our tech-obsessed world, anyone with a cellphone can easily be a social butterfly. But, as they say, appearances can be deceiving. Truth is, it can be more than a little difficult to meet new people. Especially if you’re just leaving a serious relationship. But there must be some way for you to make connections

5 Ways Learning to Dance Increases Confidence

Sooner or later, life is bound to present you with some difficult obstacles. Once you’ve surpassed these stumbling blocks, the experience can leave you feeling less like your old, confident self. Fortunately, you can take active measures to regain your sense of worth and belonging. Without a doubt, one of the most exciting options in

Why Dancing Together Is What Marriage Counselors Recommend

After years of living together, you and your partner likely finish each other's sentences, you can imitate your spouse’s walk, laugh, or even their reaction to spotting a spider with perfection. You know your partner like the back of your hand, yet there’s a sense of disconnect that can occasionally set in for long-term couples.

5 Myths We Tell Ourselves Before Dance-O-Rama

Dance-O-Rama is almost finally here! You're all signed up, the big day is approaching, then all of a sudden, these terrible thoughts pop into your head and panic sets in. Oh no! Luckily, we've heard them all before and know how to demystify them as quickly as they appear. Here are 5 myths we tell

3 Cookouts, One Great Tradition

This past weekend our studios held not 1, not 2, but 3 cookouts throughout the Southland. The cookout is an Annual Tradition held by our studios to celebrate the end of the International Dance Festival, a contest held by Arthur Murray Studios worldwide on a quest for highest participation during a 6 week time period.

10 Things That Made The Theater Show Awesome

  1. There was not just 1 but 2 Theater Shows! In San Diego County, the 2nd Annual Theater Show was held at the Carlsbad Village Theater in Carlsbad and in Orange County, the 5th Annual Theater Show was held at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.     2.  There were over 100 solos

What Did Your Teachers Do Last Weekend?

What did your teachers do last weekend? Dancing of course! Once a year all of the instructors, managers, and Franchisees from Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado get together and participate in a 2-Day training experience called Fall Forum. With over 170 Arthur Murray professionals in attendance, the weekend was full of teaching and dance

Unique Dance-O-Rama 2016

Unique Dance-O-Rama is outdoing itself once again! With 68 studios in attendance and a record breaking 17,000 entries it will most certainly be the biggest competition in the world! For the first time ever, the Unique DOR schedule has added an extra day as well as an exciting early arrival evening, giving it a whole