6 Reasons Why This NEW Blog Will Be Your NEW Best Friend

Welcome to our NEW blog! Here you will find experiences, observations, opinions, images, and links to helpful websites. So why will this blog benefit you? Read on to find out….

6 Reasons Why This NEW Blog Will Be Your NEW Best Friend

Written by Kristen Perpich

Access to the Most Common Questions that ALL Dancers Have
You can be sure that if you have a question, there have been other people with the exact same question! In this blog, you will find answers to some of the most common dance-related queries.

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Hear the Info Straight From the Source
How often have you “googled” something, only to find a plethora of not-so-appealing search results? Or asked someone for their help and received an unexpected and seemingly unrelated answer? How do you know what information to trust?
In addition to answering your questions, rest assured that the information provided on this blog is coming from a dance organization that has been around for over 100 years!

A Way to Pass Along Info to Your Friends & Family that are Curious About Your New Hobby
Do your non-dancing friends often ask you about your new hobby?
This new blog will provide you with ample information to send to your friends and family, and give them a glimpse into the world of ballroom dance. Maybe they’ll even be curious enough to come to a practice party to watch you get your groove on.

For Dancers, From Dancers
What kind of rhinestones should you use on that new dress? Zip-up or tie-it-yourself tie? Why should I learn the Argentine Tango?
Who better to give dance advice than dancers? We understand the dance world has it’s own language. This blog will help you decipher that language and begin to speak it on your own.

Focused Gathering of Dance Related Articles
Why look on multiple websites for related information when you can get it all in 1 place?
This blog is intended to be a focused collection of all things dance. No need to go hunting on the internet. And if there is something that you’re looking for and cannot find it here….. ask!

Gain Insight into Coaches Minds
We love a good interview, especially when we get to pick the mind of one of Arthur Murray’s traveling consultants! We hope to give you the opportunity to get to know these coaches a little better than you can on a coaching lesson.

5 Life-Altering Benefits of Ballroom Dance

5 Life-Altering Benefits of Ballroom Dance

Written by Barbara Haller

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1. Marvelous Exercise!
Did you know it is recommended we take 10,000 steps a day?! In a 45 minute lesson you will knock out approximately 25% of your daily minimum. Additionally, dancing, like swimming, engages all the muscles in the body which produces a toned physique! So you get a tremendous endorphin-producing workout, all while you look (and smell) great!!

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2. “Marriage Insurance”
Most couples have individual hobbies, rarely shared ones. Dancing can be a great couple’s hobby. Holding your spouse in your arms while dancing is romantic and enjoyable. In fact, many of our clients tell us their lessons are their “date nights”. They meet at the studio after work, dance together and then enjoy dinner and a glass of wine afterwards, catching up on their day!

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3. Learning a New Skill Boosts Self Confidence
We have watched ladies, gentlemen, and couples blossom before our very eyes. For example, a female paralegal who was rather shy when she began her lessons. After a few months, clients started asking about the exciting new person answering the phone. Her boss asked what she had been doing differently in her life and she responded “I began taking social ballroom dancing”. Her boss was so impressed he asked her to keep taking classes and he even purchased the next dance course for her!!!

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4. A Safe and Friendly Learning Environment
Our weekly practice parties provide an enjoyable social interaction with the nicest people around. A safe and friendly environment makes it comfortable for singles and couples to let their hair down after a long week, enjoy a glass of wine and a snack and dance the night away. Many of our clients continue the party at local clubs afterwards! We are truly a large extended family who immensely enjoy each other’s company!

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5. Did We Mention the FUN?!
Our clients say that no matter the day they may have had, they always feel better after dancing because it is so much fun! As one couple puts it: “We used to grocery shop on Friday night. Now we have a wonderful time dancing instead! The camaraderie and fun we experience at the studio is the highlight of our week!!”.