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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

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

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

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

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