Ballroom dance lessons aren’t what they used to be. 

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When you’re first starting out in the world of dance, you might wonder which dances you should start learning first. Swing dancing always turns heads in a crowd and the Bachata is too hot to handle. While some dances can be bigger showstoppers than others, we think a great place to start dancing is to learn how to waltz.

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Looking for a fun new hobby in your life? Hobbies encourage you to take a break from work and other responsibilities for a bit and offer you new challenges and experiences. Ballroom dancing is a great hobby to pick up because it allows you to meet new people, get a kick-butt workout, and it’s a lot of fun! 

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Does it feel like a chore to go to the gym day in and day out? Are you tired of doing the same old workout each week? Are you ready to ramp up your fitness but sick of staring at a row of dark and dingy treadmills? 

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Ballroom dancing is a broad term often used to describe several different types of dance styles. However, even if you have never taken ballroom dance lessons, you most likely have at least heard the names of these specific dance styles before. Most of these styles originated in Latin dance but all have become mainstream dance styles that we teach our students. Let’s break them down into dance styles that are best for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. 

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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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