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

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 threshold into our studio. That’s why we want you to feel comfortable with what to expect so there are no surprises and no need to be nervous about crossing that threshold. What to expect from your first visit: Right off the bat, you’ll see Emaline,...

Get fit, feel happy with Spring Dance Lessons

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 can help you do that; the challenge is finding one that is actually enjoyable enough to make you want to keep with it.   Ballroom dance is a workout You probably know where we’re going with this, but consider this: “Dancing is a wonderful way...

Olympic Parent Finds Her Own Spotlight

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 through Dancing with The Stars. When Meryl’s travel obligations picked up to 10 days a month, Cheryl retired early at age 46 to be with her. So, when the journey came to a close (a very successful one by the way), Cheryl had the opportunity...

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

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, connected, meaningful gift of… (drum roll) dinner and dancing! It’s a real, memorable, amazing gift that you can actually deliver on. Here’s how: Dinner: Either grab a gift card or a reservation to a delicious local restaurant. Take a Facebook poll for favorite eat spots,...

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

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 we say…) all year from the one and only Oz – Instructor, seasoned dancer and advocate for some pretty simple “why not” logic. Here’s what Oz said about his experience with dance (…and yours): When did you start dancing? High school. It was kind of...

This Is “Showcase”

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 really have enjoyed the journey that lead you here. Together you look back on your first lesson and what your different intentions were when you first entered the studio – for some just months ago, for others… years. You all started with the same rumba-box...

Is your New Year’s Resolution about working out? READ THIS FIRST.

Is your New Year’s Resolution about working out? READ THIS FIRST.

Is there an easier workout? We all want an easier way to get fit. We’re all looking for ANYTHING but that workout we already hate before we’ve even put on our shoes.   And you know what? Here is the really, really good news: You don’t have to do it. You don’t have to make your annual trip to sign up for a gym membership for a year’s worth of high-impact running, a poor-form hand-weights routine, and that personal trainer who keeps trying to sell you his services for no less than one bajillion dollars a month. YOU do not...

Your New Life with Dance – Find Your Fit

Your New Life with Dance – Find Your Fit

How does life look once you’ve signed up for dance lessons? What’s the time commitment and how might your life feel different than usual? When you sign up for lessons at Arthur Murray Royal Oak, you’re in control of how involved you want to be – and it hinges a lot on your personal goals. Every day people like you are making dance a hobby and an exciting (different!) part of their week. What kind of involvement is right for you? Hopefully this helps. Light & Personal Involvement Some students come in once a week for private lessons with a...

It’s not just half-off a fox trot. It’s half off crazy-good fun.

It’s not just half-off a fox trot. It’s half off crazy-good fun.

This year, if you’re going to invest in yourself – from your fitness to a better way to spend your free time – invest in Arthur Murray Royal Oak dance lessons for less. Right now, you can take advantage of our exclusive holiday half-off sale so you can test out the studio and reignite your inner source of that fun, empowered, sexy, rockin-body you. Deals to watch for in December: $79 for 2 private lessons (that’s half off!) 50% off singles package 50% off couples package How to save: First, SUBSCRIBE on our front page to our newsletter. Watch your...

Holiday Competition Heats Up Through December!

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. Students earn points for supporting and sponsoring their instructors, participating in studio events and classes, and attending some of the year’s most memorable parties; then they use their Arthur Murray points to enter to win some pretty incredible prizes. In the meantime, instructors are accumulating...