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Holiday Competition Heats Up Through December!

The studio heats up for the holiday season – not just for dancing, but for some serious planet-wide competition in the Tournament of Champions. Every single Arthur Murray studio across the globe – that’s 270 participating studios – compete to prove the highest student participation and the most valued Arthur Murray instructor in the world. […]

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Before You Get Married, Get Murrayed

WEDDING PREP! Are you eyeball-deep in planning your big day? Let us help lift any stress you have around dancing. Whether it be your first dance or dancing all night: We. Can. Help. Let’s start with a simple multiple-choice question. What is your vision for you and your spouse? A meaningful, memorable first dance A […]

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Interview: Studio Manager Jessica DeVries Helps Keep the Human Vibe

Studio Manager Jessica DeVries sees a deeper purpose in ballroom dance, and she wants nothing more than for everyone who walks through her studio doors to sense it too. From Jessica’s perspective, dance isn’t just about events, impressing guests, getting the girl… it’s about connecting as humans in real time rather than through digital representations […]

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Party’s on. Come hang out.

People like to hang out here, which is no surprise to us. Because at Arthur Murray Royal Oak, you’ll meet some pretty great people and learn whatever you want to know – from how to hit the club to impressing wedding guests. Check out what students and instructors are saying about hanging out, being social […]

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Meet Chris & Angela: To-Be-Weds With Some Serious Moves

Meet Chris and Angela, the couple prepping to exchange vows on September 24th and wow guests with a first dance (and second, and third). They’ve been hitting up the Arthur Murray Royal Oak studio a couple times a week since January 2016 so their wedding reception goes exactly as they’ve been imagining it. Here’s their […]

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Meet Veronica Bell: Royal Oak Dance Instructor with a Hollywood Story

Meet Veronica Bell, the Front Department Specialist at Arthur Murray Royal Oak, and the dance instructor with quite possibly the most Hollywood-worthy story of a passionate, no-quit dancer that we’ve ever heard. See, today, Veronica’s position is to encourage people who come in for their first lesson, help them adjust and stay confident through the […]

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Manly Hobbies Every Man Should Try at Least Once

Are you a guys’ guy? Maybe hobbies like cars, guitar and sports are already part of your weekend routine. But if you find yourself with a spare hour or two a week, there are some very manly hobbies you ought to look into. The Art of Manliness put out an article with the most popular […]

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Three Key Questions + How Dance Can Help Your Health

Before you do anything else, ask yourself these three questions: Do you want to feel on top of your game? Does Alzheimer’s or dementia run in your family? Is there value in aging gracefully? Did you answer “yes”? Here’s what you need to know when you think about your answers: One driver for students to […]

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10 Must-Know Facts About Leading and Following

1) The Leader’s Role As the leader, you’ll need to communicate dance patterns to your follower using only confident and decisive movements   2) The Follower’s Role If you’re following, you’ll want to tune into the moves and signals of the leader and respond accordingly.   3) Where You’ll Use It You’ll most commonly use […]

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Limited Time Valentine’s Pricing: Keep the hotness in your relationship on high!

(Don’t say ‘candy…’ Don’t say ‘candy’…) Valentine’s candy or dinner at a crowded restaurant is not only expected (boooo!), but it results in very little to show for the money you’ve spent. But dance lessons? You’ll give yourself and your partner a two-date guarantee to bring more one-on-one time, deeper connections, laughs, passion and excitement […]

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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