Give the Gift of Dance this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Dance this Holiday Season

Every year, it seems like the same scenario repeats itself as the holidays are quickly approaching: when asked “Did you get all your shopping done?” most people respond “No, not yet!” Why do you think that is? Maybe it’s because we don’t want to give the same kind of gifts every year and we are looking for something unique and special. This year, think outside the Sunday newspaper ads and give them the gift of dance! Dance lessons will show that you care about them in ways that you could never express with a gift from the department store. There...

Why do we Love to Dance?

Why do we Love to Dance?

There are endless reasons why we love to dance. Many people cannot help but move their bodies when they hear a beautiful melody, a drumbeat, or a certain song. Others may be inspired because dance is a way of connecting with their cultural heritage or country of origin. Some are drawn to the wonderfully social aspect of dance. Whatever the reason, dance is one of the most natural activities in life and, luckily for us, it’s not going away any time soon. Dancing is like breathing, sleeping or eating … it’s an instinct and a necessity! When we dance—be it...

Five Reasons Couples should learn Ballroom Dance

Five Reasons Couples should learn Ballroom Dance

Many couples become creatures of habit after years together. They find themselves doing many of the same things, the same way, over and over again. It is easy for couples to fall into a routine that isn’t exactly interesting or fun. If you are looking for something new and different, why not take up dance?! Here are 5 reasons couples should learn Ballroom Dance Lessons. Put some spice into your life! What if you had a secret word that you could use with your other half to get you out of trouble? We know it! Are you ready? Write this...

Top Three Dances Beginners Want to Learn

Top Three Dances Beginners Want to Learn

We all have our own unique styles. When it comes to dance, one person’s dance style preference is likely different than another’s. Dance is a true form of personal expression. While there are dozens of dances to learn, the top three dances beginners at Arthur Murray want to learn are Tango, Swing and Salsa.   The Tango Dance: One of the top three dances our students want to learn is the Tango. In many ways, tango is a metaphor for life. The pursuit of tango is the pursuit of connection, love, beauty, harmony and humanity. The Argentine Tango is elegant,...

Five Mental and Physical Benefits of Dance

Five Mental and Physical Benefits of Dance

Dancers demand the attention of the room. They can captivate anyone. But what many people don’t realize is dance is an incredible way to keep your body and mind healthy. There are countless ways dance improves your health. Here are five benefits of dance: Dance Reduces Stress- In a study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that partner dance and musical accompaniment can help bring about stress relief significantly. Dance Diminish Depression. Dancing really does lift your spirits. According to a study that tested the effects of dancing on people with depression those who participated in an upbeat...

Susan

“Congratulations on a wonderful event – the Northstar Dance-O-Rama. It was my first and the dancing, venue, theme, staff & food – everything was perfect, pleasurable and memorable. I know you and your staff worked hard to create an event that was well organized and FUN!!“

L. Barker

“I have been a student at the Arthur Murray studio in Minneapolis since 2007. The instruction I receive from the staff is very professional and tailored to my learning style. I am encouraged to go beyond my current level to learn increasingly more difficult figures and expand my repertoire. The results produced by this studio are amazing. I am steadily progressing towards the end of my Bronze II program and looking forward to Bronze III, I will be participating in my first competition in December and I have lost more than 20 pounds. The most important result is that these...

A. Miller

“I wanted to learn how to dance but I didn’t know that making the decision to take Ballroom dance lessons at Arthur Murray would open up a whole new world for me. I am learning new dance steps, making new friends, and becoming familiar with a new vocabulary from the world of dance – Promenade Swivel, Basic Twinkle and Medio Corte, for example. I was an absolute beginner and started with the basics: Swing, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Fox Trot and Tango. Now my repertoire includes several more Latin and Country Western dances and I am working on learning the challenging...

D. Husak

“Many people who dance at Arthur Murray have a story about the path that led them to the studio for their first lesson. I tell people that mine was a rescue mission, a mission to save my physical body and my inner spirit. I had been dealing with health issues and a diagnosis of neuritis in my left ear caused me to suffer from vertigo and balance issues. Each day was a struggle to go to work, grocery shopping or any other normal activity. For nearly two years, I lived with a fear that I would fall over and with...

Gwen Gonsorowski

“I walked into Arthur Murray, Minneapolis, about a year and a half ago, tried out the introductory lesson and was hooked! The instructors are highly trained professionals who are continually practicing their craft, building their skills, and learning new ways of sharing these with their students. The instructors and staff are talented, knowledgeable, kind, friendly, caring and patient. They truly have a love for dancing. They challenge you to do more, push you to be better, and support you in your journey. They are your personal cheerleaders. The opportunities for development at Arthur Murray are endless. You can take private...