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Key to Couples Success: Shut Up & Dance 🙂

November 5, 2019

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…

Arthur Murray - Then and Now

Arthur Murray Then & Now: A Timeless Change

October 10, 2019

 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…

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

October 9, 2019

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…

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: A Dance Journey Nobody Saw Coming

September 30, 2019

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…

A Dance with a Scandalous Back Story

September 25, 2019

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…

Happy National Dance Day!

September 18, 2019

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…

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

September 11, 2019

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…

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

September 4, 2019

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.…

Let’s Begin with the Foxtrot

August 27, 2019

While the professional dance instructors at Arthur Murray teach many different styles of ballroom dance, the Foxtrot is one of the most popular ballroom dances in existence.  In fact, a casual conversation with one of our instructors led to this very blog post.  He said “I absolutely love the Foxtrot.”  Really?? I was fascinated by that, given his expertise…

Summertime Has You Hot and Bothered? It’s Cool on the Dance Floor!

August 13, 2019

Hey baby, it’s hot out there! From the Northeast to California, and all states in between, we are all feeling the heat this summer. So how do you beat the sweltering temps? Sure, indoor activities are a welcome escape. But there’s more to hanging on the couch and mindlessly passing the time binging on Netflix.…

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