Health Check: Finding Your Therapy In Dance
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Health Check: Finding Your Therapy In Dance

We all have unforeseen occurrences that seem to put a wrench in our plans: fender benders on the morning commute; a lice outbreak in your kid’s class; jury service on your vacation days. Perhaps the most devastating is bad medical news from your doctor. Learning that you have a health condition forces you to rethink...

Is There a “Right” Age to Start Ballroom Dancing?
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Is There a “Right” Age to Start Ballroom Dancing?

So you’re thinking about trying ballroom dance but you’re not sure if it’s for you. Despite many myths, you don’t need prior dance experience and you don’t have to be in a specific age group. Step into Arthur Murray Royal Oak and you’ll see a wide age range of dancers gliding, twirling and cha-chaing across...

The Dancer’s Diet
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The Dancer’s Diet

If you’ve visited Arthur Murray Royal Oak, you’ll see that we’re pretty much a no-fuss studio. Taking classes here doesn’t require a lot of prep in your day. Most students come after work or before school or on a day off between errands. Our flexible hours of operation are a big draw (and something we...

Doctors De-stress On the Dance Floor
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Doctors De-stress On the Dance Floor

One of our favorite aspects of meeting new students is learning what drove them to our studio. Are they here to pick up some moves for a wedding? Did they show up because someone gave them a gift certificate? Is dance a new social outlet that they are exploring? For doctors Julie Zenger Hain and...

Cocktails and Cookies and Cakes, Oh My!
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Cocktails and Cookies and Cakes, Oh My!

The season of giving is upon us, but if you turn a blind eye, it could quickly become the season of eating. While December brings holiday gatherings, gifting and cheer, it also promises decadent desserts and drinks that are hard to pass up. Bite-size treats and a sip of a cocktail might lift your spirits,...

Got the Retirement Blues? Grab Your Dancing Shoes!
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Got the Retirement Blues? Grab Your Dancing Shoes!

Year after year, you had a routine. You went to work, logged in your hours, came home and did it all over again the next day. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Now, you’re retired. Gone are the days of the morning alarm, timecard, project deadlines, social lunches or office parties (annoying as they could be, you still...

5 Ways to Ease Your Fear of Dance
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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...

For the mamas…
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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...

The best puzzle for the analytical mind
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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...

How Guys Used to Get the Girl and Why You Care
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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...