Life is full of responsibilities - children, work, home, community and more. Most people take little time to prioritize themselves in the hustle and bustle of daily living. Olga Stepanets, owner of the Arthur Murray Natick Dance Center believes dancing is a gift of time, peace and happiness. Whether you embrace the gift of ballroom dancing lessons yourself, or share it with a partner, you’ll enjoy myriad benefits for the mind, body and soul.
Stepanets grew up dancing in Ukraine, where ballroom dancing is taught in school and is extremely popular. After coming to the United States in 1992, she chose to combine her love of dance with a career change and opened Arthur Murray Natick. “Dancing is a way for people to express themselves,” she says. “It’s truly an artform that involves the mind, body and emotions. The happiness one feels when they dance becomes a part of you.”
Indeed, ballroom dancing is both an immersion into self expression and a way to take a break from the stressors of everyday life. For example, Stepanets recalls a story about one gentleman named Eddie who had been suffering with Parkinson’s disease for eight years. He spent much of his time at home, watching television. Then someone suggested ballroom dancing as a way to become more active and make new friends, he was unsure.
Would he physically be able to dance? The answer - yes he could! It’s been several months since Eddie started dance lessons at Arthur Murray Natick. Today, he looks forward to dancing and can often be found at Natick’s weekly dance parties. Ballroom dancing not only improved Eddie’s mobility and flexibility, it helped improve his quality of life!
Eddie’s story isn’t unique. It’s completely natural to shy away from the unknown. The truth is, many people want to learn to dance but are worried about not being able to learn or looking foolish. The fact is, everyone can learn to dance! But don’t just take our word for it. We invite you to take advantage of Arthur Murray Natick’s new student offer for a complimentary dance lesson with one of our highly trained instructors. Let us show you how dancing can change your life!
The Natick dance center boasts a family atmosphere that’s fun and lively. People from all levels of dance experience and backgrounds come together for fun and friendship. We are always excited to welcome new students. Contact us today and let’s get you dancing!
"Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Natick is a wonderful resource for ballroom dance enthusiasts of all ages. The highly skilled teachers are not only experts at what they do but also truly care about their students. There is a close and welcoming community of students, at all levels of experience, who share in the joy of dancing and who encourage and support each other.”
Ellen Z., Westborough, MA
"This is one of the best things that my wife and I have done in our lives. Not only are we getting wonderful exercise and learning how to dance, but we are part of a wonderful community and have a whole new group of fantastic friends. I can't say enough about this place and highly recommend it to anyone."
Mitchell H., Natick, MA
"We came for father-daughter dance lessons so we could dance together at my wedding. Olga was amazing! We are not experienced dancers at all. Olga broke down the steps and was an awesome mix of encouragement and no nonsense. I highly recommend Olga for anyone looking to try dancing! She is the best."
The benefits of ballroom dancing are easy to realize. Fun, exercise and meeting people are natural outcomes of social dancing. Plus, recent scientific studies have confirmed what we at Arthur Murray have known for more than a century: dancing has a direct correlation to happiness.
Dancing opens doors at social events and private functions. People of all ages can learn to dance. Students from 18 to 80 have learned to dance in a fun and easy way using the World Famous Arthur Murray® teaching method for more than 100 years!