is the New Student Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Morristown NJ. He's been told his voice "really carries" and that he wears fun socks sometimes. He believes in his work and hopes his efforts can help people who are hesitant about dancing to take that important first step!

Honestly, dancing can be stressful. When life throws the opportunity to dance at us, the vast majority of us sit out. If they’re forced onto the stage, they panic. Panic, of course, is the death of a good performance. That’s why they have bars at dance clubs, because most people can only lose that panic if they’re liquored up.

But that’s not the only way. 

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People define themselves by titles. Are you a father or a mother? Are you a doctor or a manager? Most people have a few titles they identify as, though there’s usually one major one that defines you more than the rest. But what happens when you begin to define yourself in a direction you didn’t mean to go? What happens when you begin to lose your sense of self and you need a confidence boost?

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Dance styling is the silver bullet of our art. If you’ve got physical limitations. If you feel awkward in your own skin. If you’re not sure that you are presenting your true self on the floor then styling is for you. Lets look at what you can learn from Arthur Murray Instructors about dance styling!

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Let’s face it, the image you show to the world is what you get judged by. People don’t get to experience your heart unless they get past your appearances. In work and in play, looks matter. And in today’s culture of style, looking and feeling young gets you ahead. So how can you improve the face you show to the world?

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The first wedding dance is a beautiful statement that has roots going as far back as the institution of marriage itself. If nothing else, the sheer longevity of the wedding dance tradition speaks to its credit. In short: wedding dances are fun, powerful expositions of a couple’s dedication, partnership and teamwork! One of the questions I’ve heard students ask during our first wedding dance lessons is “Is there any history behind the first dance?”

I love the people want to know what sort of tradition they’re a part of, so I figured I’d answer that question today! 

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Salsa dancing is taking New Jersey by storm. At Arthur Murray we’re noticing a huge upswing in people interested in all latin dances but, because of its fantastic qualities, salsa dancing in New Jersey is one of our top picks. We love it! For years we’ve been singing the praises of this amazing dance. If you haven’t heard the buzz, then allow me to explain our love affair with salsa!

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Health and happiness, they’re the big topics of our age. People nowadays want to be healthy to live long lives, increase their ability to perform in the workplace, and wake up each morning feeling fresh and ready for action. I’m here to tell you why dancing is absolutely the best physical and mental exercise to achieve an overall improvement in your health!

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Let’s be honest, googling “best date night ideas” can only get you so far. In the end, you’re going to want to hear some opinions from people you trust. So let’s delve into NJ nightlife and try out a few of the worst date ideas before hitting on a few of the best!

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You’re engaged and planning a wedding! One of the most special moments you will have on your wedding day is the first dance as husband and wife. On a day when everyone will be wanting to hug, kiss, talk to, and photograph you, these three minutes are one of the only times you and your new spouse will be alone in each other’s arms. It should be enjoyable, perfect, and a lifelong memory. So how do you guarantee it will be?

Here are three easy steps for creating the perfect first dance for your wedding:

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Dance lessons are not created equal.

It’s not something most people, even students, consider. Yet the truth remains that dance lessons can vary wildly from studio to studio. Dance lessons can vary wildly from teacher to teacher. After all, we’re only humans and even your amazing dance instructors have their strengths and weaknesses. Yet there’s something different about an Arthur Murray dance lesson. Arthur Murray dance instructors have something that no other type of instructor has: the power of the franchise behind them.

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