• Why Dance Classes Are a Great Way to Socialize

Dance is a Great Way to Socialize with Other Couples

For decades, you dedicated yourself to raising your children, sometimes at the expense of your own social life. But now, with your kids on the path of young adulthood, you’d like things to change. After all, wouldn’t it be great to socialize with other couples and forge new connections? The problem, of course, is where

  • 7 Ways to Make Your First Dance Authentic

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

How Dancing Can Decrease the Risk of Dementia

As you grow older, you may find yourself worrying about your chances of developing dementia.  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 dementia

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

Why Marriage Counselors Recommend Dancing

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

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

Who Was Arthur Murray?

Arthur Murray’s life story is one of the quintessential American Dream. Born in a small town in Austria-Hungary in 1895 and raised in New York City, Arthur built a dancing empire from humble beginnings. What he initially saw as a great means to overcome his shy nature and meet girls transformed a modest and hard-working

What is Interpretive Dance?

Imagine you’re at a Broadway show, watching a main character’s solo.  She’s feeling desolate and shows her emotions in a moving dance performance.  She hides her face, reaches up as if pleading, sways from side to side in the agony of her desperation and ends crumpled in a ball on the floor.  This is a

  • 3 Salsa Dancing Questions People Are Afraid to Ask

3 Salsa Dancing Questions People Are Afraid to Ask

Salsa is cool, no doubt about it. If you’re a bit skeptical, go out and see for yourself. It wouldn’t take too long for you to meet someone who knows a great place to practice some serious Salsa moves. Indeed, it sizzles—like a red-hot Spanish chili smothered with piquant spices grown in the Caribbean.

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