Arthur Murray North Seattle Blog

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

6 Ways To Ask Someone to Dance

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on May 20, 2016 6:20:45 PM

Asking someone to dance can be an unnerving thing to do but definitely a necessary step in making you a wonderful and sought after dance partner! But, how do you do this!?

Here are a few ideas to make it easy for you to get out on the dance floor, and keep in mind that sometimes people do need to take breaks in between dances so don’t let the “no thank you” get you down. There are a lot of other people excited to get out on the floor and boogie down. 

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

How To Keep Your Ballroom Dancing Hot During The Summer

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Apr 29, 2016 8:53:36 PM


Summer is almost here! The season we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the season to walk on the beach with a loved one, go to music concerts with friends, eat out on the patio with foodies - but what does it mean for our ballroom dancing?

There are many pros to dancing in the summer and it’s important to keep at it so we don’t halt our growth.  Here are sure ways to keep our social dancing sizzling even under the sun without letting it wear you down!

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

5 Facts About Arthur Murray Dance Festival

Posted by Igor K on Apr 26, 2016 12:45:53 AM

Arthur Murray Dance Festival is six special themed parties that relate to the theme of the Festival. Every Friday during the festival, every Arthur Murray Dance studio is decorated and your teacher dressed in a fun costume. Every spring this six week activity contest called  "International Dance Festival" is held at every Arthur Murray Dance Studio.  Here are 5 facts about Arthur Murray Dance Festival.

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Topics: New Students, Events

6 Ways To Be An Attractive Dance Partner

Posted by Arthur Murray North Seattle on Mar 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Whether you have danced for four days or forty years, there are many ways to enjoy a night full of dancing, laughter and fun. No matter what the stage of your dancing, every dance partner has be to be courteous, kind and pleasant. Keep in mind you can always learn something, even from the newest dancer in the room!

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Topics: New Students, Dance Advice

6 Questions For Arthur Murray Dance Coach: Lola Valair

Posted by Igor K on Mar 10, 2016 5:06:45 PM

     Every Arthur Murray school brings the most qualified dance coaches in the business. Many of them have traveled the globe as champions and teachers to bring their talents and dance wisdom to you. 

     They possess the highest levels of dance knowledge and the ability to communicate that knowledge in a creative way to vast amounts of people.

     Lola Valair is truly one of the great dance coaches in the Arthur Murray world today. To understand what Lola can do for your dancing, we recommend a coaching lesson with her.

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Topics: Consultants, New Students

Why Ballroom Dancing is Better Than Gym

Posted by Fong Lee on Feb 28, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Ballroom Dancing is an Alternative Way to Stay Fit

     Gym may not be for everyone. Running on a treadmill isn't so exciting and it might be off putting. Listening to music while simultaneously jogging can make the time drag by.  By doing the same thing over and over again, the body will adjust to the exercise and it may not give you the same beneficial effects as when you first started.

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Topics: New Students

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