Arthur Murray North Seattle Blog

Partnership Dancing: the Ultimate Language of Love

Posted by Fong Lee on Jan 22, 2017 7:25:19 PM


     Language is considered verbal or non-verbal forms of communication. The ballroom dancing language improves the mental and physical well-being of a person. The art of ballroom dancing has evolved drastically with different ways of expression, physically and mentally as a means of competition or battle in certain cultures.

     In this article you'll discover the ultimate language of love through the art of partnership dancing.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

The Downside of Ballroom Dancing

Posted by Fong Lee on Nov 18, 2016 1:56:31 PM

     Ballroom dancing can be a challenging and demanding sport. While the payoffs can be different for every person, both in terms of physical appearance and professional success, there are also risks.

     People involved in the sport can experience serious mood swings as a consequence of the ballroom dancing lifestyle. There are several factors that can contribute to this. Here's the downside of ballroom dancing no one wants to talk about.

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Topics: Dance Advice

Arthur Murray Curve of Learning Explained

Posted by Fong Lee on Nov 9, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Arthur Murray Curve of Learning in four stages

     The curve of learning is the phrase used to describe the pace associated with the learning process. Rapid progress and high spirits is what happens during the Curve of Learning on the first few dance lessons and throughout the learning of any dance program.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

Tournament of Champions - Arthur Murray Dance Festival Guide

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Oct 31, 2016 11:46:18 PM

Arthur Murray Dance Festival is finally here. Our semi-annual  dance event has arrived and we're excited for the next six weeks to celebrate with all of you.

Tournament of Champions (TOC) Dance Festival is a six week celebration  to remind us to reward ourselves through all of the fun and benefits of dancing.

Download Arthur Murray Tournament of Champions Guide for the ultimate dance experience at Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

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Topics: Dance Advice, Events

Why you Shouldn’t Learn One Dance at a Time

Posted by Fong Lee on Oct 16, 2016 10:21:24 PM

     We’ve all been there.  We’ve seen an amazing routine on Dancing with the Stars or on YouTube and we think: “Wow, I want to do that.... and I want to do it as fast as possible”.

     While it may be tempting to learn one dance you’ve seen, it usually does not make much sense unless you are going to be on that show. There are many reasons for this.

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

What to Expect from Your First Arthur Murray Medal Ball Experience – Questions Answered!

Posted by Igor K on Oct 9, 2016 10:39:01 PM

     When wondering if you should go to your first Arthur Murray event, it can feel intimidating.  You have now gotten the basics of moving down but still may not feel comfortable dancing in front of people who you have never met before, especially professionals that will be giving you feedback.  

     Luckily, Arthur Murray Medal Ball is the perfect first dance event experience for new dancers. It is a celebration of dance and your individual accomplishments as a student, whether that’s learning the very first step of a new dance or graduating into Gold Level!
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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice, Events

What I Learned About Myself in Ballroom Dancing

Posted by Larry Cole on Aug 16, 2016 7:50:20 PM


     I have always thought of myself as a lifelong learner, someone who loves the challenge of picking up new skills and different viewpoints. I’ve made several runs through “institutes of higher learning”, changed my major career course three times, and I frequently attend one-off courses at community colleges and professional development seminars. I learned and played a variety of sports, have spent several years with yoga instructors of different stripes, as well as a number of meditation courses. 

     Here's what I learned about myself in ballroom dancing...

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice, Guest Blogging

What Do I Wear For Social Dancing?

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Jul 15, 2016 10:08:18 PM

     You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and sign up for social dance classes; congratulations on this big step! 

     Now you’re asking yourself what do I wear for social dancing or when I want to go out dancing?  Don’t fret! This article will address all your questions. 

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

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

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