is an Arthur Murray International Travelling Consultant, and Franchisee of the Roxbury, Chatham & Morristown NJ. He was a Professional American Rhythm Grand Finalist (1997-2002). He now serves as a World Championship Adjudicator. Danny is a loving husband to Jennifer and proud daddy of Ava, Ariana, and Marcelo.

It seems there are more and more pastimes available for adults these days, such as going to the movies, joining a book club, taking pottery classes, or even something as obscure as joining a Bridge club. If you allow yourself to be bored, it may be because you're not trying hard enough to find the one thing that tickles your fancy. I must admit that my wife does most of the planning in our household. I typically object at first, but I know full well that whatever she suggests, I will most likely end up having a good time.

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Wedding season is about to take over the social calendars of many, and if you’re smart, you’ll arrive prepared. How does one prepare for the slew of “I do’s”, you ask? Well, getting your dancing skills up to par is definitely the first order of business. You’d hate to look lost on the dance floor. Plus, if you’re single, how are you going to meet anyone by simply staring from the sidelines, swirling your iced-down drink around? That’s no way to enjoy yourself.

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When you’re single, you are always looking for ways to meet new people. Dancing is a great way to meet other singles and provides a way for us to physically and emotionally connect.

Want to know how to meet more singles through dancing? Here are our top three tips.

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I believe that most people at some point have found themselves in a situation where they wished they knew how to dance. They let time slip by, however, until the feeling of inadequacy is such that they finally decide to take dance lessons. That's why Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Northern New Jersey is here.

As dance instructors, we are thrilled when we see a student finally realize dance lessons are not just about learning how to dance. Dancing lessons have limitless benefits, such as BECOMING HAPPIER, gaining confidence, meeting people and making new friends. I say this because we regularly see, within a matter of just a few lessons, a huge transformation in our students. 

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Giving gifts to loved ones always brings both the gift giver and receiver such joy and fun. But what about switching up your gifting this year and giving your special someone the gift of an activity that you can do together?

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Editor's note: This blog was previously posted in November 2014 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy.

Have you run out of gift ideas for your significant other? This holiday why don’t you do something completely out of  YOUR norm? Something completely “UN-YOU.” Honestly, once in a while it's good to go out on a limb and show your loved one that you are crazy about her, so much so that you are willing to do something completely crazy. 

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After retiring, it’s a good idea to try out new hobbies to keep your mind sharp and body healthy. Not retired yet, but looking to shake things up or try something new in this season of life? We have come up with the best retirement activities in New Jersey to keep you young and vibrant through your golden years!

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The first dance between a bride and groom is a long-standing tradition and a powerful exposition of the couple’s dedication, partnership and teamwork. Each first dance is as unique as the relationship itself.

There’s no better way to captivate your wedding guests than for you and your new spouse to wow them with your moves on the dance floor. We love it when brides and grooms showcase a choreographed routine they’ve learned for their first dance.

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Did you know there are actually four different styles of dance that can be done with a partner and used out socially? Arthur Murray prides itself in teaching the most popular dance moves that can be done in any social situation.
Whenever there's a new dance trend popping up you can be sure that your local Arthur Murray Studio instructors are already well versed and ready to teach people of all ages, ability and experience the new fad that’s come along.

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Most people are aware that doing activities like reading, working on puzzles and even playing a musical instrument can stimulate your brain and help you perform better mentally. But did you know dancing has been shown to have a positive effect on cognitive functions too?

Not only is dancing good for your health, a great way to meet people, and a whole lot of fun, but a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that dancing can also help make you smarter! Now, that’s something to tap your feet to!

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