The world of dance is much more than the waltz, rumba, samba and jive. In fact, each of these ballroom dances have deep cultural roots. Here are the stories of some of the typical dances you'll find in the ballroom and their origins.
he majority of people who take the chance and sign up for a free first dance lesson at Arthur Murray don’t know exactly what to expect. Some are nervous. Some worry about feeling embarrassed. But almost everyone can’t wait to get out on the floor and give it a whirl.
It’s almost hard to believe! Is it really possible that it’s been 40 years since we first met Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman and fell in love with them, as they fell for each other, in the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing?”
When was the last time you and your partner let loose together? If you have an occasion coming up, the gift of dance lessons may be just the thing to rev up the magic. (In many cases, according to some longtime Arthur Murray clients) ballroom dancing can help reignite the spark, as well!
Summer is one of the most popular times to get married and each weekend an average of 44,230 weddings take place all over the country. If you are one of the lucky getting married this summer, it is safe to say that there are plenty of last minute details to figure out before the big day.
No matter your age or level of experience, dance lessons are a great way to get moving. You shouldn’t feel nervous or intimidated regardless of whether you’re taking up rumba, tango, jive, swing, salsa or any other ballroom dance style. To get you ready, here are some tips for what you should expect from your first class.
Your Days of “Sitting this One Out” are Over!
There are few activities more fun to learn than ballroom dancing. And, as odd as it may seem before you’ve gotten anywhere near a dance floor, you are soon going to wonder why it took you so long to sign up for your first lesson!
Disco will never die, and neither will the Hustle. How could it? The 1970s left a permanent imprint on the American pop-culture psyche. Shaggy hair, bell-bottoms, polyester suits and platform shoes are a part of our popular culture that we celebrate and look back on with fondness.
You’ve seen the articles about scientific studies that have shown that dark chocolate has a number of health benefits including: lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and boosting brain function. But as a reasonable adult, you know that some things are too good to be true.
Bride and Groom Wedding Dance
With many bride and groom dances going viral in the past few years, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to create the best wedding dance possible. If you are feeling stressed, here are some wedding dance tips to ensure you have a memorable and fun first dance!
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Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening celebration. "We will be scheduling complimentary first dance classes for all attendees," Belcher promised.
You might already know that dance classes can be a lot of fun and can be beneficial for your social life. But even more importantly, both advanced and beginner dance programs can be highly advantageous for your physical health.
Popular TV shows such as Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance may make it seem like ballroom dancing is new on the scene. However, most people don’t realize ballroom dance training has been popular all over the world for many decades. This incredibly beautiful and versatile form of dance is actually quite complex and filled with history. Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the world of ballroom dance.
In the world of ballroom dancing, there are few names that strike a clearer bell than Arthur Murray. While you may be familiar with the name, you may not know about the man who inspired our dance industry...
Have you signed up for your first ballroom dance lessons at our studio? Congratulations! You are on your way to trying something new! At any level, taking dance classes is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and learn a fantastic new way to work out.