Parker Sanchez has been teaching at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Roxbury, NJ since 2007. She has received numerous teaching and management awards from Arthur Murray International, and was a 2014 Arthur Murray International All Star. She enjoys teaching all levels, from beginner through advanced, and loves to help people out of their comfort zones and into a better life through dancing. An alumna of Fordham University, Parker holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in American History, and uses that background to deepen her students' understanding of the history of ballroom dancing. Parker is also a competitive West Coast Swing dancer, and is often found traveling across the country to social dance and compete at swing dance events.

Learning to ballroom dance doesn’t only teach your body a new language, you’ll also learn the vocabulary of the dance floor. Here are ten terms that are commonly misunderstood.

 

1. Ballroom Dancing
A lot of new students come in and tell us, “I don’t want to do ballroom dancing, I just want to be able to dance socially.” But ballroom dancing doesn’t just mean dancing you would do at a ball or competition, it’s an evolving term that means partner dancing in general. We won’t put you in a ballgown or tuxedo on your first visit to the studio, so don’t be afraid to come and give ballroom dancing a try.

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Lots of students tell us they were so afraid or embarrassed to come in for the first time. Don’t be! We love getting new students started on their journey of learning how to dance

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