The holiday season is full of reasons to be excited—charming winter landscapes, time with family and friends, and festivities galore! But if you’re struggling to get into the holiday spirit, none of these things can seem so exciting. To shake those winter blues and get in a festive mood, we suggest watching some of your favorite holiday movie dance scenes! We love dance movies, and holiday movie dance scenes can get you inspired for the holidays and all the fun dance parties that may ensue. Celebrations and dancing go hand-in-hand, so brush up on some of your seasonal stylings by tuning into the below holiday movie dance scenes. Similar to all our favorite Dancing with the Stars routines, these flicks never fail to inspire us!

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Nervous or scared to start dance lessons? You’re not alone—many first-time students often delay coming in because they feel intimidated about trying something new. Maybe dancing makes you feel silly, or you feel like you’ll never be as good as anyone else in class. Perhaps you’re not confident in your abilities, or you think that, just because you’ve never learned to dance before, you can’t pick it up now.

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Want to be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season? Maybe you’re already planning your holiday soiree, or maybe you’re thinking, “slow down, it’s August!” But we are already halfway to Christmas, which means all the festivities will be here before you know it. That’s why we’ve put together a guide so you can plan an epic holiday party this year.

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Throw a holiday dance party in July. Why not? The holidays and end of the year are a great time to host a dance party of your own, but any time is the perfect time for bit of dance fun. You don’t need a salsa club or big ballroom to dance with some friends. Host a dance party in your very own space—home. You certainly have what it takes and our simple guide will walk you through throwing the perfect party. We’ve got you covered every (dance) step of the way!

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Do you wanna dance?

Do you want to learn how to dance? Perhaps you are a dancing neophyte and avoid dance floors at all costs. Wondering how long it will take you to become skillful on the dance floor once you start grooving to the beat?

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Whether you’re a star student at one of our dance classes or this is your first time seeing the name Arthur Murray in your life… you may be wondering: Who is this Arthur Murray character? Especially if you’ve done a little digging, you’ll notice that there are more than 260 Arthur Murray dance studios all over the world!

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We all know that dance is an awe-inspiring art form, but did you realize dance had an effect on other forms of art as early as 3500–3300 B.C.? It’s true. There is evidence that Ancient Egyptians often painted representations of dancers on pottery and, later on, tombs too. It’s a little bit of a brain teaser, but our kinetic art can be portrayed quite beautifully in visual art, and today we’re taking the time to appreciate many of the gorgeous works completed throughout time.

It’s one thing to be on the dance floor, nailing the Samba. But can you imagine if someone were to recreate your precise movements in sculpture or painting form? Talk about the ultimate flattery! As if you needed another excuse to take dance lessons! Take a step back in time with us on a mini-tour of our favorite representations of dance in art. Maybe one day, you’ll be a muse.

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Dancing is one of those special spices in life. It can make you laugh, it can give you confidence, and it can help you meet fascinating new people—it’s arguably the best social activity there is! And once you learn a few solid moves with Arthur Murray New Jersey, it’s certainly not uncommon for you to start searching for more opportunities to show off those moves. After all, you’ve earned ‘em!

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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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Editor's note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy.

So you’ve finally worked up the courage to enter into the world of nightclub dancing. You’ve had some lessons, psyched yourself up for a great night out, rallied your friends and embarked out for your first big adventure! You’re nervous, but optimistic, and you harbor a few hopes that you might even meet someone special. Congratulations! This is a huge step!

Nightclub dancing, you’ll find, is much like an Arthur Murray Dance Party. There are loads of people socializing and you never know when someone will pull you out to dance. Your training has prepared you to accept the hand of any stranger interested in taking you for a spin, but even so there are still a few things to remember when you’re out in the real world.

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