Woman love a man who can dance. Dancing at a wedding, salsa club, or ballroom event can be a great way to have fun and meet potential dates. Before you take up ballroom or salsa lessons, there are some dancing traits you need to avoid. As long as you steer clear of these annoying behaviors, you’ll be on your way to being a great dance partner in no time!   

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Whether or not ballroom dancing can improve your health isn’t really up for debate anymore. There is solid evidence and plenty of research and testimonials from doctors to guarantee that on a physiological level ballroom dancing is an astoundingly good way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Yet for all that some people can’t be sure that the activity of dance will appeal to them. “What if I’m not good at it?” they ask themselves. “What if I won’t fit in?” “What if I get hurt?” “What if people laugh at me?”

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I don't know about you, but for me, dinner and a movie doesn't cut it anymore. Whether you've been together for 12 days or 12 years, date night is a time to reconnect and do something productive for your relationship,  not to just stare blankly at a glorified TV screen. 

 

Dancing as a Date Night

Here's where dancing comes in…Dancing as a date night is such a fun activity to do with your significant other on a regular basis. It's active, it's social, it's educational and it's staring into each other's eyes, not a movie screen. You hold hands, stay close, move to music and laugh together! That's right, laugh together. Remember those days?

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It’s time to start thinking about your wedding dance right now. I know, I know, your wedding isn’t for half a year and there’s so much to do! That’s exactly why you need to start tackling this serious part of the your wedding right now. If you ask any wedding couple who is one month away from their big day what their biggest concern is, I can bet it’ll be “the dance”. If you can get ahead of the curve on this, you’ll not only have a reception to remember, you’ll be able to go to it with peace of mind.

Because, really, do you need another thing to worry about on the day of?

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Tango is making a comeback in a big way. At Arthur Murray, we’re not very surprised.

Tango dancing has always been a staple of our education, and always will be. It marries so many fantastic features into one dance that our students can’t get enough of it. Like poetry or visual art, you could spend a whole lifetime exploring the depth and beauty of the Tango and every day you’d find something new and magnificent to love.

If you’re looking for the the next new adventure, look no further than Tango. Here’s why:

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Are you considering picking up a new hobby or improve your lifestyle? Is signing up for dance lessons your first thought? To discover if you’re ready to start a new adventure, consider these 4 things to ask yourself before signing up for dance lessons at your local dance studio.

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It’s time to make a choice: are you going to find a dance studio, or are you going to find THE dance studio?

Plenty of people choose a dance studio every day, performing a quick google search and clicking happily at the first studio name to catch their eye. Knowing little about the world of dancing, they walk in to the first dance studio they find and, so excited to just learn already, they sign up on the spot and never consider that the empty, uncared for studio they’ve just pledged their weeknights to might not be the best choice. I mean, we’ve all seen the movies set in those little studios, nearly falling apart but full of spunk! That’s the sort of place you want to learn, right?

Sorry, but no.

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Salsa! It’s the dance I can’t stop talking about!

Salsa is flirtation, it’s that look you catch someone giving you from the other side of the bar that makes your heart leap. It’s the thrill of meeting someone beautiful and realizing they like the same things you do. It’s a conversation of bodies which can convey so much substance without any words being exchanged. If you go to a club and find a salsa dancer you can connect to, you’ve found a friend.

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A student came up to me at an Arthur Murray event and said “Rocco, I wouldn’t pay a nickel for a dance lesson, but I’d pay just about anything to feel the way dancing makes me feel” I wasn’t sure what to say at first. Was he dissatisfied with his dance lessons, or was he extra satisfied? After thinking about the comment for a while, I decided to approach the student again at our next event to see if he could clarify.

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It may sound morbid, but I promise it’s for your own good when I remind you that life is passing you by every moment you ignore it. I want you to take a dance lesson today, not tomorrow, not next week -- today. Now.

People who learn how to make something of their lives think about their present and their future in a very clever and specific way, one I’ll share with you today in the hope that you can apply it to your own life.

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