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The Dance Story of Keith McDonald Part 2

Posted by Keith McDonald on Mar 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM

     
     Students of Arthur Murray Dance Schools have interesting stories about their dance journeys. Here's Part 2 of the dance story of  Keith McDonald.

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The Dance Story of Keith McDonald Part 1

Posted by Keith McDonald on Feb 20, 2017 1:37:56 PM

     
     Students of Arthur Murray Dance Schools have interesting stories about their dance journeys. Let us introduce the dance story of one of Arthur Murray student - Keith McDonald.
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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

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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