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What I Learned From Dancing For the Fun Of It

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jul 7, 2016 8:36:17 PM

     When I decided to take up ballroom dancing a few years back, I had no idea what I was getting into! It is such a fun hobby and, as a single lady solely interested in a new experience, it has proven to be a wonderful way to get me out of my own shell. It’s really great getting to learn a fantastic new skill and meet a whole new group of people in the area. Want to know more what I learned from dancing for the fun of it?

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

Good Etiquette in Social Dancing, the Dying Art Form

Posted by Summer Lenhart on Jul 5, 2016 8:59:20 PM

     The word “etiquette” is a rather old-fashioned word, usually conjuring up images of long, detailed lists of antiquated rules for behavior.  And, indeed, there have been times in Western history when the list of rules were long, complicated and, quite frankly, ridiculous. 

     But what good etiquette, and it’s more common synonym “courtesy,” really boils down to is simply showing respect and care for those around you.  The ability to both generously give and graciously receive courtesy is, unfortunately, a dying art form.  But it’s not difficult to learn.  Participating in ballroom dance lessons can greatly enhance one’s ability to master this crucial art.

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Topics: Dance Advice, Guest Blogging

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect First Wedding Dance - Part 2

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jun 28, 2016 7:38:51 PM

 

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Topics: Wedding, New Students

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect First Wedding Dance - Part 1

Posted by Igor K on Jun 24, 2016 7:22:23 PM

 

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Topics: Wedding, New Students

Dance With Every Lead and FEEL Great

Posted by Igor K on Jun 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

    

  When it comes to ballroom dancing, it is much like everyday life. You will encounter many types of leads along the way, ranging from soft, or barely there, to firm or assertive.

     The key is being prepared for the variety of partners available to you so that you never sit out a dance. Don't forget that the newest dance lead in the room may become one of the greatest in no time, so you want to be supportive of your fellow dancers every step of the way!

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

What Wedding Couples Forget To Do...Until It's Too Late

Posted by Igor K on Jun 14, 2016 6:36:34 PM


     Whether you are getting married in a couple of months or have been married for over ten years, you know there are always big events throughout the year that will have music and a dance floor.

     If you are getting married, the first dance does not need to be a Dancing With The Stars, but it should be just as important as your flowers, invitations, catering and music. Here are few things to know what wedding couples forget to do, until it's too late.

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Topics: Wedding, Dance Advice

The Easiest Way To Learn How To Dance - Arthur Murray Way

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jun 13, 2016 6:47:33 PM


     Learning to dance ballroom takes many things, first of all desire! You will be presented with many different factors such as posture, position, frame, lead/follow, floor craft, timing, use of figures, pattern recall, footwork, technique, style and most important…a smile!

     Considering all these factors can be a bit overwhelming initially so it is best to break it down into the perfect three part format. Learning to dance is fun, easy and interesting if you do it Arthur Murray way!

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

The Surprising Truth About Dance Progress (Arthur Murray Curve Of Learning)

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jun 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Let's talk about the most common question people ask when they walk in to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio: "How long does it take to learn to dance?"

How do you know if you're making progress?

Do you want to be a good dancer and feel comfortable at any social functions but are afraid it may take forever?

Dance instructors usually answer students, wondering about the time it will take, with something as generic as this: “It depends”. This might sound too vague, so here is a more precise answer: 14 to 18 hours.

Here we will explain the truth about dance progress no matter what your dance goals are.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

How To Become a Great Follower

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jun 3, 2016 8:42:52 PM

The Secrets of Being a Great Follower

Imagine how it would feel if every time you go social dancing, you could follow anyone on the dance floor. You didn’t sit down or say no to any dance invitation. You just danced the night away. Today, with these helpful tips we'll show you how to become a great follower.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Guys

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on May 27, 2016 9:04:53 PM

In this day and age, there is so much competition in the dating world. It’s not just in the movies that a pretty, well-dressed  woman walks into a bar and all the sudden, all eyes are on her and the men are plotting their strategy to get her attention.

Here are some easy things to know that will give you an edge when it comes to impressing the woman of your dreams. They all will contribute to your confidence and as many recent studies have found people will go for a more confident date not depending on that person’s physical appearance.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice, Guy Tips

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