Learning to dance also means learning a new language, on and off the dance floor. As a new student at Arthur Murray Dance Now, you’ll learn new dance terms, but more importantly you’ll learn how to move your body in new ways and expand your social circle and make new friends!

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Have you been dancing with an Arthur Murray New Jersey studio for a while? Perhaps you’re starting to feel quite confident on your feet, and you’re really nailing the basics. If so, congrats on the progression! We love seeing our students find their rhythm with our instructors’ help. And we’re willing to bet you feel pretty great about your newfound confidence on the dance floor, too.

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If you’ve never taken up ballroom dancing, it can seem intimidating at first, but it really doesn’t have to be! Most ballroom dancers who are just starting find that it’s much easier (and fun) than they expected.

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2018 was a great year! The United States had record low unemployment numbers, while the #Metoo movement gained quick momentum. From the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to losing the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, 2018 was a memorable year. It was also a memorable year for dance. Take a look back with us at some of our favorite dance events of 2018.

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One of the best parts about ballroom dancing is the connection you build with your dance partner—the way you grow together, move together, and complement one another is totally unique to each and every dancing duo. Having a partner is what makes ballroom dancing so fun and social, and the practice dates back as far as ballroom dancing’s inception.

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Is dancing a sport or art? There are certainly strong-minded folks on either end of that question, but we’re here to say that dancing can be both a sport and an art! Just because there are artistic components to dance doesn’t mean it’s not a sport.

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As you begin toying with the idea of ballroom dance lessons, you may be wondering if there are any unwritten ballroom dance rules you should be aware of. You’d hate the be the one out of the loop, after all! To start your ballroom dancing journey on the right foot, review the below ballroom dancing rules you’ve probably never heard of. You just might be surprised!

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Ballroom dancing is a blast, but your experience can greatly differ depending on your dance partner. How do you find the ballroom dance partner that complements your skills and style perfectly? Well, we’re going to help you find your match made in dance heaven.

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A good ballroom dancer can captivate a crowd with their showmanship, technique, elegance across the dance floor and ability to remove us from our current situations and transport us into the dance.

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Perhaps you didn’t even realize there was a difference between International and American ballroom dance. To help clear the air about this oft-asked question, today’s post will delve into the differences of both types of ballroom dance so you’ll never be confused again!

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