Holiday Special: We’re helping you give the best gift
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Holiday Special: We’re helping you give the best gift

Think of someone, anyone, who you’ll be buying a gift for this holiday season. Good news. There’s a perfect gift for that person. “But you don’t even know who they are…” You’re right. But here’s the great and utterly surprising thing about giving the gift of dance. It is the perfect gift for anyone on...

Don’t Let These 5 Hang-Ups Stop You From Dancing
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Don’t Let These 5 Hang-Ups Stop You From Dancing

Dancing has advantages. Big. Meaningful. Measurable ones. Which means that anything influencing you to stop dancing is better off overcome. And the most effective way to maintain your dance relationship is to be aware of the common hang-ups and how to dance through them.   First Train Out of Awkwardville! On the dance Curve of...

5 Reasons Your Teen Needs to Dance
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5 Reasons Your Teen Needs to Dance

“I once had a student who was a young, fresh-out-of-the-box, teenager. He came with all the normal teenage accessories: A chip on his shoulder, a rebellious attitude, and little regard for life beyond his gaming device. He took dance lessons with his mother as a form of punishment for bad grades. Three years, two pairs of...

The Music We Dance to Might Surprise You
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The Music We Dance to Might Surprise You

What music comes to mind when you think: “ballroom dance”? A poll of the general public would present answers like: Slow & steady Boring ballads Tunes otherwise unrecognizable by anyone alive post-1920 Perfect. The surprise will be all the sweeter when we say: Wrong. Wrong-o. Wrong-orama. Here’s why: 1) It’s called Ballroom Dance. Not Boring...

5 Tips: Don’t Let Your Wedding Dance Become a Bad Viral Video
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5 Tips: Don’t Let Your Wedding Dance Become a Bad Viral Video

You’ve watched America’s Funniest Home Videos for years. And without fail, somebody’s misshapen wedding dance always makes the highlight reel. So here are the 5 must-dos (and don’ts) to make sure your first wedding dance steers clear of a comedy special.   1. Start Early Unless your wedding is ironically scheduled on Throwback Thursday, that...

Arthur Murray Kids: Sign Up Now for August Dance Camp!
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Arthur Murray Kids: Sign Up Now for August Dance Camp!

As parents, now is the time we all scurry to lock down summer schedules to keep our kids entertained while they’re out of school. Carefully, we piece together the weeks like a game of Jenga with activities that balance freedom, structure, learning and fun. Great news, parents! Arthur Murray Royal Oak is offering a 4-day...

5 Guidelines for Finding the Right Exercise for You
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5 Guidelines for Finding the Right Exercise for You

Looking for a way to get healthier doing something you love? Not all exercises fit the bill. Here are five guidelines for choosing the right activity to keep you coming back and, of course, why we think dance is the perfect fit. Glorious Distraction – Ever gone for a run, and with each thud of...

6 Common Misconceptions about Ballroom Dance Lessons
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6 Common Misconceptions about Ballroom Dance Lessons

“I won’t be comfortable in front of other people.”We all get that sense of insecurity when we think about our dance moves. Especially when it comes to showing them off in front of other people. At Arthur Murray, everyone has started with exactly the same apprehension. And just like all of us, you’re going to...