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5 Ways to Ease Your Fear of Dance

You know those moments in life when you recognize something about yourself? Maybe it’s a new skill, a bad habit or an insecurity that you just haven’t been able to shake as an adult. That insecurity may involve dancing. You want to take a date to that wedding, but feel anxious about the moment when […]

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For the mamas…

Life with kids Let’s talk, mom to mom. How many hours have we dedicated to rocking our mom-ness? You know what we mean: From cuddling to comforting to carrying tiny tired legs or chauffeuring our gaggles around to an astounding number of activities stationed in the furthest corners of town. We absolutely dominate the table-tennis-inspired […]

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The best puzzle for the analytical mind

If you’re the type of person who has an analytical mind, you know you have to find an outlet for it – a recreational space to grow, strategize, calculate, process, challenge, solve. You can probably think of a number of expected places to find analytical minds at work – like in an office making sense […]

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How Guys Used to Get the Girl and Why You Care

For guys, dance used to be everything – meaning, it used to be the single most direct and necessary route to spending quality time with “the” girl. That band would strike up, and that was his cue to go snag the hand of the girl he’d had his eye on. How did guys know how […]

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On the other side of the glass: Your first visit to Arthur Murray Royal Oak

We’ve seen you check out what’s happening inside our studio from the outside through our big picture window (looks fun, doesn’t it?) So what happens when you walk inside the studio? A lot of our new clients had spent a lot of time checking us out from the outside, but were nervous to cross that […]

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Get fit, feel happy with Spring Dance Lessons

You know that feeling you get when you see that first sign of spring? When the sun feels just a little warmer on your back, it’s really easy to get motivated, right? You want to get out, get moving and get back in shape for summer. Of course there are a lot of activities that […]

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Olympic Parent Finds Her Own Spotlight

Behind every great athlete is a supportive family. Similarly, behind every Olympic athlete is a very, very, very (did we say very?) dedicated parent. That’s profoundly accurate when it comes to Cheryl Davis, mother of Olympic Ice Dancer and Gold Medalist Meryl Davis. Cheryl’s commitment to her daughter’s dream was unwavering – including the journey […]

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The Best Valentine’s Gift for 2017: Meaningful, memorable, and crazy-fun

So you haven’t grabbed a Valentine’s gift yet… You and about 90% of everyone else. No worries. Pro tip: Skip running to the store for some random material thing because the BEST Valentine’s gifts are all about spending time (we know this)! How to win Valentine’s Day 2017? EASY. It’s the simple, classic, traditional, sexy, […]

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Meet Oz and the reason you’ve gotta stop by his studio

Maybe you’re on the fence about dancing. Maybe you’re worried about feeling embarrassed. Or maybe you’re just perusing the internet for a fresh new way to exercise your body that doesn’t make you want to run screaming into the woods in terror. Good news: you’ve stumbled into some of the best advice you’ll get (dare […]

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This Is “Showcase”

You’re in a room – a theater – drenched with stunning architecture. You stand with your partner, impeccably dressed, talking with friends – old and new – who’ve come to share this passion for dance. You talk about how much it’s surprised some of you to become so involved, to have this much fun, to […]

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I thought it would be fun. It's been a year since I started, and it's been great. I dance three times per week, and I've made a lot of new friends and my social life is better than ever.
-David Scholl
We started dancing here so we would know how to dance as a couple. We've come twice a week since October 2014 and we not only love being able to dance together; it's fun and a great way to relieve stress together.
-Robin & Marion Denis
I started dancing 2 1/2 years ago to improve my self confidence. Since then, I've lost weight and my self-confidence has definitely improved. I was shy when I started, and now I find it easier to talk to people. I've met new friends, I feel better about myself and I feel more relaxed. I dance every chance I get - four times a week at least - because it’s the best therapy money can buy. My whole outlook on life has changed.
-Sofia Malynowskyj
We started dancing two months ago to learn to dance for our wedding. With lessons at least twice a week (usually more), we have better coordination, more self-confidence and we're having A LOT of fun!
-Curt & Heather Bouchard