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What Makes the March Showcase “Super?”

Beginning with a bang in March of 2019, our Boston Area Spring Showcase became “Super.” Super-Sized, Super Fun, and most importantly, Super Relevant to any type of dancer at any stage in their dancing!  But…. HOW? What has the March Showcase so darn Super?  I am glad you asked! 1. Arguably the most Super part…

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Six Reasons to Put Superama on Your Bucket List

There is something indescribable yet palpable about dancing on that floor. What makes it that way is hard to say. Is it the slew of world-class judges looking on? Is it the sheer grandiose of the ballroom and the hotel? Is it the sheer size of the floor? The lighting that shines the spotlight on…

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Key to Couples Success: Shut Up & Dance :)

shut up and dance

Coming from someone who has a reputation for long discourses and digressions on technique during group classes, this may sound like a surprising title.  But, over my many years teaching the art of Ballroom and Social Dancing, this is the most important lesson I have learned and the one that I would most like to…

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Arthur Murray Then & Now: A Timeless Change

Arthur Murray - Then and Now

 By Christian Lightner Modern, hip, and chic were not the words that came to mind each time I walked into the Arthur Murray Boston studio in the mid to late 1990s.  Granted, I was young, so those words probably didn’t exist in my vocabulary, but my impression stemmed from facts such as the studio being…

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Why Learn to Ballroom Dance? We’ll Give you 9 Reasons!

Ballroom dance lessons at Arthur Murray offer so many benefits – mind, body and soul. Here are 9 great reasons to contact us today to schedule your first FREE lesson. Choose one of nine Boston area locations. Improved Cardiovascular Health Dancing with the Stars’ Nigel Lythgoeshares, “As a heart attack survivor myself, I know just…

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Student Spotlight: A Dance Journey Nobody Saw Coming

Student Spotlight

Some people watch Dancing With the Stars. Others see something on Youtube or admire those who can get out there and do it at a wedding. Yet for Joann Becker, her dance journey didn’t start like that. It wasn’t possible. She just wanted some type of physical activity to do for fun, something she never…

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A Dance with a Scandalous Back Story

NOTE: This is a conversation with a less than enthusiastic conversationalist…until secrets are revealed…. So you think you can Waltz?? Sure. Yeah, (YAWN.)  OK, which waltz? Yes, there’s more than one. Oh? Really? More than one waltz? Yes. We mean the Viennese Waltz. Not to be confused with the “waltz,” also known as the “Slow…

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Happy National Dance Day!

There’s a day for everything. National Coffee Day. Polka Dot Day. Chocolate Day and Hot Dog Day. Hug your Mailman Day. Seems every day is a day for something. The one day we at Arthur Murray love the most is….you guessed it…National Dance Day! At Arthur Murray, we’re are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National…

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It’s OK for Adults to Go Back to School, Too!

It seems somehow the days we know as summer passed by faster than a quickstep. However, at Arthur Murray, we love all the seasons. And though we technically have a couple weeks left of summer, we think it’s time to look forward to a magnificent autumn. Why? Fall means it’s back to school, and we…

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4 Ways to Make the October Dance Showcase Your Best One Yet!

As October Showcase draws nearer, it is time to get excited to enjoy one of the highlights of Fall.  Socializing with friends both new and old, enjoying performances of all styles and levels, and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in the name of personal growth are all enjoyable aspects of our fall Showcase.…

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