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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If you haven’t noticed by now, we at Arthur Murray of New Jersey are pretty passionate about our company and the services we provide. We consider ourselves the cream of the crop when it comes to dance classes NJ has to offer. Why? What sets us apart and above the competition? These are important questions, and to answer them for yourself you need to know what to look for. Here are a few to help you find your perfect dance studio:

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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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It’s not easy to meet people out in the big bad world, but if you’re dancing, you’re already improving your chances tenfold. Here are 3 tips on how to maximize your opportunities while you’re putting yourself out there:

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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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Life is full of emotions we want to express. Sometimes we’re overjoyed and we want to shout it out loud to the world, sometimes we’re sad and need someone to talk to. Sometimes we’re nervous or anxious or enthusiastic or nostalgic. Life is good, and it provides us with a plethora of feelings to express. The trouble is finding ways to express them. Some people are good with words but have no one who wants to listen, some people have lots of people who’ll listen but aren’t so great at expressing themselves.

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December, January, February, and March are not easy months to endure. They’re cold and unforgiving, and in the wrong year a New Jersian can expect an aching back from shoveling snow, cracked lips from freezing wind, wet socks, frozen fingers, and iced over car windows. It’s no wonder why some people get “seasonal depression” during this time of year. Winter, despite being alabaster white and beautiful, can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for those of us whose lives are already hard enough without all those Winter troubles.

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If you’re a single person looking for a booming social life, odds are your thoughts have turned to dancing at one point or another. Dancing is an amazing leisure activity that showcases skill, passion and romance alongside boldness and sociability.

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Having confidence is the best way to feel good. It’s not the easiest way by far, but it is the most enduring. Some people look at the path one has to travel to achieve self confidence and they cringe. It can be hard and requires you to really dig deep within yourself. What's worse is that the world knows how hard it is, and it preys on those who can’t achieve it.

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