Eight Truths about Ballroom Dancing

Eight Truths about Ballroom Dancing

There are some hobbies that are pretty clear cut, straight forward, and would be cinch to weave into a conversation. You know, like golf, bocce ball, running, but not ballroom dancing. Sure, it may describe a style of dancing. It may also immediately invoke certain images of what this type of dancing seems to be about, but, chances are, that image, and the mental description is not at all close to the reality. That is, unless you’re a ballroom dancer already. So, this blog is about capturing what ballroom dancing is all about which is not likely what a non-dancing...

Wedding Dance Lessons

Wedding Dance Lessons

Top 6 Reasons to Take Wedding Dance Lessons Your first dance as newlyweds is supposed to be a special moment that you cherish forever, but you can’t stop thinking of all the things that could go wrong. What if you step on your partner’s toes? What if you can’t dance? These are things a lot of couples think about as their wedding draws near. Thankfully, wedding dance lessons from the Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers can help alleviate these fears. Here are the top six most common reasons why our students decide to take wedding dance lessons. 1. Lack...

Your Wedding Dance will go Viral. Will you be Ready for it?

Your Wedding Dance will go Viral. Will you be Ready for it?

Imagine, you walk on to the dance floor together, hand in hand as your favorite song begins to play. Finally the day you’ve dreamed of is here! You get to take your first steps together as a newlywed couple. All eyes (and smartphones) will be on you as you take your first dance steps together for the world to see. It only happens once in a lifetime. Your first wedding dance: it will go viral. Will you be you ready for it? Don’t stress about it, most couples do not know how to dance. The professional instructors at Twin Cities...

Go Back to School and Learn to Dance

Go Back to School and Learn to Dance

Fall is a nostalgic time of year with the end of summer so near. You can feel it in the air. There is no doubt about it, autumn signifies change. When you are establishing your new routine, starting with your morning coffee, why not add something fun to your routine and learn to dance this school year?! What do you think of when you think of going back to school? Homework, papers and paperwork, perhaps? Instead of science or math think of going back to school to learn something just for you that you will truly love! Unlike other subjects...

Local Celebrities Raised over $50,000 at the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball

Presented by AM Charity Fund and sponsored by Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers, the 8th annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball raised over $50,000 for five local charities at the 8TH Annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball, which took place at the Minneapolis Marriott June 3rd 2017. AM Charity Fund was founded by Lynda Smith, owner of the Twin Cities Arthur Murray Dance Centers, in memory of her late husband who lost his battle with Leukemia. “We are so proud of the money we’ve raised since we started this event eight years ago,”...

Four Reasons to take Summer Dance Lessons

Four Reasons to take Summer Dance Lessons

Let’s look on the bright side, according to the calendar we still have several weeks of summer left. This is a great time to try new things and learning to dance should be at the top of your list. Why? Here are four good reasons why you should take summer dance lessons:   Be prepared for fall and stay fit! Preparing your body for the next dance season is a key factor in summer training! If you are looking to improve your technique, gain strength, or increase flexibility, then summer classes will help you make faster progress. Without summer classes,...

Over $70,000 was Raised at the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball 2018

Over $70,000 was Raised at the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball 2018

Passion, determination, community and a lot sweat is what it took six local celebrities to raise over $70,000 for charity.   It was a star-studded evening to remember as nearly 300 dance enthusiasts  gathered  for the 9th  Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ball. The festive evening consisted of a live and silent auction, an elegant sit down dinner, a celebrity dance competition featuring six local celebrities.  To top off the high energy evening there was a professional show performed by the Arthur Murray dancers followed by social dancing for all. In addition, Kat Perkins, from the popular TV show,...

Give him the Gift of Dance this Father’s Day

Give him the Gift of Dance this Father’s Day

When it comes to special occasions like Father’s day, men can be hard to buy for.  It seems like they often ask for the same things, year  after year, like a golf shirt or a tie. This year why not get creative and give him that tie but use it to wrap up his real gift… dance lessons with you! There are so many reasons to give the man in your life the gift of dance this year for Father’s Day. Here are just a few: The gift of exercise. Let’s face it exercise can get mundane and boring. Running...

Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities 2018 is all about Giving Back

Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities 2018 is all about Giving Back

If you like the show Dancing with the Stars than you will LOVE Dancing Twin Cities Celebrities! There are many similarities between the popular show Dancing with the Stars and Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities.  However, the one big difference is Dancing with the Twin Cites Celebrities is all about raising money for local charities. Six celebrity dancers train and compete for their chance to win the “Dancing with the Twin Cities Champion” award. There is also an award for the Celebrity dancer that raises the most money for their charity. This year’s event features a classic Hollywood theme. ...

Happy Birthday Arthur Murray!

Happy Birthday Arthur Murray!

It all began with a man who had a plan and a desire to dance! His name? Arthur Murray. Arthur Murray was perhaps the most iconic American symbol of entrepreneurial success and of course, Ballroom Dance. The name itself Arthur Murray is synonymous with dance. Arthur Murray truly epitomizes what dance is all about; fun, romance, confidence and good health! April marks the month of Arthur Murray’s birthday. He was born on April 4th, 1895. Therefore, this month, we happily celebrate his legacy!  Happy Birthday Arthur Murray! Did you know that Arthur Murray was the second Franchise in the US...