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Why Learning a Slow Dance Can Help Your Balance

A slow dance is crucial for balance, especially for beginners. It takes time to learn movements and steps, rhythms and syncing up with music. Learning a slow dance will give you that time you need to perfect your balance and … Continue reading

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Getting Social While Learning Samba

Dancing is as much a social activity as it is physical. The samba dance especially gives you this opportunity. It helps to bring out your personality. You communicate a lot to your samba partner and to your other studio mates … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Do the Hop!

Time to Go to the Hop! This song comes from great 1950’s music. Here are some of the best moves for it. The Stroll Step to the right across your left, touching the floor lightly with your toe, bring the … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Tried the Quickstep Dance?

One of the most famous of the ballroom dances, the quickstep was developed as a mixture of the Charleston and the Foxtrot from the early 20th Century and England and New York. Created in tandem with the faster music bands … Continue reading

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The History of the Irish Jig

Ireland’s staple folk dance, the jig is lively and fun, known for its quick stepping and jumping routines. While the word “jig” comes from the French word “giguer,” meaning “jump,” the dance originated in England in the 16th Century, and … Continue reading

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Time to Feel the Romance on Valentine’s Day

Find Romance On the Dance Floor In a world where romance often seems downright impossible, dance can be a terrific way to find love. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio can show you how. Community of Dance Dancing’s a perfect way … Continue reading

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Group Dance Will Get You Moving!

You might not think of yourself as a dancer, and in fact, idea of dancing may even make your palms sweat. But growing evidence suggests that getting up and grooving is good for your health! Humans naturally want to get up … Continue reading

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Let’s Dance Away Your Winter Blues

With the days growing shorter and shorter, it’s not surprising that many people feel tired, run down and even unhappy. The “winter blues” is quite common when the temperatures drop. With less time to get out socialize, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Liven Up Your Holiday Party with Popular Christmas Dances

If you attended a holiday party any time within the past twenty years,  guaranteed you’ve heard the Macarena, Mambo No. 5 or the Cha Cha slide played at least once during the festivities. (And don’t even get us started on … Continue reading

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Turkey Trot Your Way into Thanksgiving

Dancing the Turkey Trot is the only exercise you’ll need today, it’s also the only exercise you will be capable of doing after your big feast. But the Turkey Trot wasn’t always a fun holiday song complete with twisty dance … Continue reading

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