Sometimes carving out time to do what you want to do versus what you have to do can be a tricky task. Do you choose an activity you could squeeze in during your lunch hour or take the class your friends recommend after work? Do you focus on gaining a new skill or hone in […]
At the start of every new year, it’s easy to throw the “R” word around freely. You know, that word that represents our personal commitments to improve aspects of our life? That word, of course, is “resolution” and it comes from a Latin word that means “to loosen or release.” The tricky part about making […]
There are many annual events that the Arthur Murray community looks forward to, and Dance Camp is high on that list. Our studio’s camp is a few days away on Saturday, March 23 and promises to be a full day of learning and fun. If you attended last year, you probably feel as though Saturday […]
When Lisa Rybak started as a receptionist at our studio two years ago, she went through the typical first week of getting situated in a new job. She took a tour, learned her daily duties, met other staffers and was then instructed by our manager Jessica to do the unthinkable — take a dance lesson. […]
At Arthur Murray Royal Oak, our flexible hours allow students to dance at times that work for them – whether they are coming from home, school or the office. Given our calendar of activities, fitting in a class or two per week is totally doable, even for those with packed schedules. Before hitting the dance […]
Let’s face it. We live in a wired world. We are online all the time — scrolling, posting, downloading and “connecting.” We give and receive instant gratification with “likes” and comments. Our phones have become our mobile office and party and, occasionally, devices on which we actually make a phone call. We are all on […]
Whew! You made it to the gym. After rearranging your office time, parent time or school time, you actually set foot in the one place where you are to honor your body. You are so proud of this moment that you start loading up your locker, filling up your water bottle and catching up with […]
Goodbye to summer sun, high A/C bills and beach body envy. Hello to crisp air, pumpkin everything and cozy cover-ups. The start of a new season brings on fresh possibilities, and at Arthur Murray Royal Oak, we like to kick off fall with a little swinging action. Join on us on Wednesday, September 26 […]
With June at a far distance and August just around the corner, it’s safe to say summer 2018 is in full swing. At Arthur Murray Royal Oak, the dance floor has been abuzz with activity. If you’ve ever considered ballroom dance, now is the time to join the party. This a great season to start […]
Students enter our studio for various reasons. Some want to learn quick choreography for an event, while others just want to get their feet wet with the basics. Newbies may have no objective at all, other than to try something new. Even students who don’t plan a trajectory with us are often surprised by their […]
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.
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.
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!