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Can You Tiptoe Through the Tulips?

OK, we admit, there may not be much of a reason to go dancing through your garden, but spring is the perfect time to learn to dance.

May I Have This Dance...for the Rest of Your Life?

Your wedding day will be a day to remember, that’s for sure! With all the planning and praying, we certainly hope you have the day of your dreams. However, when it’s all said and done, the main thing lovebirds are left with after the wedding is their memories.

Hey Couch Potatoes! It’s Spring! Let’s Dance!

The winter months are dreary, cold, and kind of miserable in a lot of ways. When it’s cold and icy, most people stay in. They don’t want to go do anything besides cuddle under a blanket. But now that spring is here, everything is bright and warm! It’s time to start having fun outdoors and going to different activities. That includes dancing!

The Most Important Way to Become a Better Dance Partner

It takes two to tango, we know this. But the most important part of being half of a couple is to work together. Not everyone comes to each situation with the same mindset or skills. Quite frankly, as it relates to ballroom dancing, one partner may be a bit more coordinated and the other may have more patience for learning new things.

No Time to Travel? Dancing Will Take You Around the World

Don’t you wish you could be on vacation everyday? Most people would love the time to travel and learn about the world around us. Alas, pesky things like work and school and family get in the way of just packing up and jumping on a jet plane.

Four Fears that Keep People Off the Dance Floor

When is the last time you willingly signed up to do something you were afraid to do? Exactly. It’s human nature to fear the unknown and to back away from it. When it comes to phobias, some might suggest there are several people associate with dancing. These include “feeling exposed” in front of others, making embarrassing mistakes, not living up to your own expectations or another’s, etc.

May We Have This Dance? 4 Reasons to Embrace Ballroom

There are so many reasons why ballroom dancing should be at the top of your Bucket List! With nine dance centers throughout regional Boston, Arthur Murray is the perfect place to get started! Wondering why ballroom dancing, or social dancing, is worth your attention? Read on for 4 great reasons!

Why Empty-Nesters Should Turn to Ballroom Dancing

It's a scenario many parents quickly become familiar with: your children go off to college and you suddenly find yourself with a very free schedule and feelings of sadness. This phenomenon even has a name -- Empty Nest Syndrome -- because of how common it is. For many, dance classes can help fill that void, allow for skill improvement, and provide a bonding experience for you and your partner. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why ballroom dancing can be a fantastic solution for empty nesters.

Get in Shape & Lose Weight with Ballroom Dancing!

Unless you are a gym rat, keeping up with an exercise routine can become boring and frustrating. However, when you choose an activity that’s so much fun, you will look forward to burning calories.

Considering Taking Ballroom Dance Classes? Here's 3 Reasons Why You Should!

The experience of taking ballroom dance classes can be inspirational, and the benefits can flow over into other aspects of your life. It's not only a great, challenging workout, but it has so many additional benefits for dance students of all skill levels. If you've been thinking about signing up for ballroom dance classes but still haven't decided to make the leap, the reasons to try dance classes discussed in this article may help convince you

Dancing Improves Brain Function

A new study found regular dance lessons have immense benefits for seniors. Researchers find balance improves tremendously among dancers. Further, the study revealed dancing helps to boost growth in the hippocampus region of the brain.

Health Benefits of Ballroom Dance

Did you know less than 5 percent of American adults participate in physical activity each day. It’s true! Plus, when you consider that only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week, it’s easy to conclude we simply rather do just about anything other than strenuous physical activity. Why? Because it’s often boring!

Relieve Stress with Some New Dance Moves

We all have stress in our lives which, funny enough, is a good thing! Stress helps us take on new challenges and focus when it’s really important. However, as we all know, too much stress can take its toll on the mind and body.

Origins of Your Favorite Ballroom Dances

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.

4 Steps to Becoming the Dancer You Are Meant to Be

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.

Feeling Romantic? Why You Should Buy Dance Lessons For Your Partner

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!

Take Out Quiz: What Wedding Song Should You Dance To?

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.

Arthur Murray Will Teach You How to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

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.

Do the Hustle! We Can Teach You How!

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.

Indulge your Sweet Tooth and then Dance the Guilt Away!

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.

Simple Steps to Creating Your Best
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!

5 Unusual Facts about Ballroom Dance that Will Get You on Your Feet

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.

Arthur Murray: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

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...

3 Important Things to Bring to Your First Ballroom Dance Lesson

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.