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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Did you know there are actually four different styles of dance that can be done with a partner and used out socially? Arthur Murray prides itself in teaching the most popular dance moves that can be done in any social situation.
Whenever there's a new dance trend popping up you can be sure that your local Arthur Murray Studio instructors are already well versed and ready to teach people of all ages, ability and experience the new fad that’s come along.

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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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The best way to meet people dancing is to be spontaneous. The only problem with that, with being able to handle any curveball thrown your way, is that it requires some confidence. In this blog post we’re going to talk about three tips to meet people dancing by utilizing the confidence you can gain from dance lessons.

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If there’s one dance that embodies all the qualities people admire in dancers, it's the Tango. Even just saying the world out loud evokes images of sweeping steps, gorgeous frame, and stalking motion. It evokes cool South American nights lit by low burning fires, filled with beautiful couples dancing to the powerful, stunning music.

 

And if that image doesn’t convince you to try Tango today, here are a few others:

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You are a great person, and you deserve to meet people! You’ve got to believe that before you can ever make a change in your life. Yet once you can overcome the fear of trying something new, you’ll be ready to use one of the most tried and true ways to expand your horizons: you’ll be able to meet people dancing.

 

There are tons of great benefits when you meet people dancing. Here are a few:

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