When I first walked into an Arthur Murray studio (almost 19 years ago!) there were many popular dances being taught: The usual suspects: Waltz, Tango Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Swing. The fan favourites: Salsa, Merengue, Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Hustle and West Coast Swing. Other timeless 'dance studio classics': Mambo, Samba, Bolero and Viennese Waltz. And some modern additions have been added along the way: Bachata and Zouk. What I never would have expected is that som
As we begin our journey into 2018, so many of us look at our lives with fresh hopes and ideas of making positive changes. To become healthier and happier appeals to us all. This is why we find Arthur Murray studios world-wide being inundated with new student inquiries. Dancing no doubt is a ”one pill” solution to so many of our goals to improve our quality of life. 1. Excercise-improved health and fitness levels When people dance we don’t think of it as excercise, yet it uses
“Okay, pause for a second,” she says, holding one hand up and gripping her chin with the other. We are frozen mid-step, as the senior instructor walks around to inspect the situation further. “I think I see the problem.” She squints, frowns slightly, nods seriously to herself and then shares a conspiratorial look with our teacher and my wife. And? “You’re looking like a T-Rex,” she laughs uproariously, bringing her elbows close into her hips and waggling her forearms frantica
Cha Cha This dance remains so popular because it is the best dance for couples to dance to when the band or DJ plays up-tempo pop music. The music could be a classic from earlier in the 20th century, a retro hit from the '80s or '90s or a chart busting Top 40 modern song. If it's high energy and up-beat, Cha Cha is the best way to go! Rumba The lights go down and the mood is set. The band or DJ plays a romantic ballad. Time to dance the Rumba! The Rumba is still your best opt
1. Waltz As well as being a beautiful dance in its own right with plenty of modern artists composing songs in the Waltz's classic 3/4 time, the Waltz teachers the foundation patterns that form the basis for most dance styles. 2. Tango Tango dancing is a true pleasure all by its self. The distinctive phrasing of the dance helps develop a sense of musicality that can then be translated to other styles of dance. Also, Tango is a great place to learn all about Lead and Follow. 3.
Learning to dance with your partner should be fun, easy, and stress free. That being said, there are times where, as couples, we tend to lose sight of what’s really im-portant— having fun! There are some things you should consider when learning with your partner. I have outlined 5 of the most important rules to remember when learning to dance with that special someone. First… Make sure you don’t find fault with each other. Remember, the teacher is there to teach. Try and avoi
So many people never learn to dance because they think it will be too hard. Good news! There are 3 easy steps to get you strutting your stuff on the dance floor in no time… Personal Sessions Learning to dance with a fully certified, passionate dance instructor is the best most complete way to learn to dance. Group classes are great but are not enough! Private lessons can be booked around your schedule and can focus on your individual dance needs and goals. One-on-one with the