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Many people choose ballroom styles of dancing because they love the associated romance and elegance. Others choose them thinking that they are the easy option because they might be slower than some of the fast and furious Latin steps. However,…

Dancing can help strengthen both the muscles and bones, while weight lifting is epitomised by muscle bound bodies, but can one discipline help the other or are they poles apart? Builds muscles While body builders concentrate on perfecting each group…

  For optimum fitness, you need to do cardiovascular work as well as muscle strengthening exercise. Dance is the perfect combination of both forms and is not as high impact as the traditional cardio sport of running. What is cardio …

Considered graceful and elegant today, when the Waltz first emerged among the peasants it was considered raucous and racy by the upper classes. Looking back at its history, we see how this beautiful dance has evolved over the years. Where…

There are many similar health benefits between the two disciplines and many dancers advocate yoga as a great way of keeping fit enough for their dance classes, but when compared and contrasted, it seems dancing is generally better for you.…

The summer is a time for shorts and t-shirts, but self-consciousness about all the wobbly bits means we tend to wear more than is sensible in the heat. For a fun, sociable way to get fit and tone up your…

Learning to dance can be daunting for a variety of reasons, but the old adage, “If you can walk, you can dance the Merengue,” really holds true and opens up the wonderful world of Latin dance to even the most…

Is dancing a hobby, a sport, fitness trend, social activity, skill, or all five? Part of the appeal of dancing is that it keeps you fit and healthy without a need for Lycra or a treadmill. It also helps you socialise…

Jan and Gordon McLean have been putting the dance moves on each other for more than 15 years. Traditional dancing is very much alive in their Aberfoyle Park home, where they have built a ballroom for practising. The couple has…

As we begin our journey into 2013, so many of us look at our lives with fresh hopes and ideas of making positive changes. To become healthier and happier appeals to us all and it is for this reason that…

Chris Michaels, our Crows Nest Franchisee, has been fortunate enough to be a part of a select few of Robotics engineers to become part of one of the biggest robotics companies in the world, Aldebaran Robotics. Even though these developers…

The history of the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios began in 1912 with a man named Arthur Murray, an American symbol of entrepreneurial success and social dancing. Murray was among the first to use advertising techniques considered cutting edge at…

Alzheimer’s disease effects the brain, our memory, thinking, and behavioral functions, just to name a few. It is certainly something to try and avoid through keeping the brain active. An ongoing research relating Alzheimer’s and Ballroom dancing has continuously confirmed…

Rarely do we have the privilege to wish Happy Birthday to someone whose age has three digits ! Such is the case with Evlyn Kavanagh a student at our Arthur Murray Studio in Vancouver BC, where she is affectionately called…

International Dancers Festival On the 4th of November the Arthur Murray Dance studios will kick off its 6 week Dancers Festival. It’s a time for celebration with in-studio themed parties, Social dance outing and a great excuse to dance more,…

The new Dancing with the Stars will be returning on Sunday 15 April, Live from 6.30pm on Channel 7. The Stars: Kerri-Anne Kennerley- TV icon Brendan Fevola- AFL superstar Johnny Ruffo- X Factor sensation Danielle Spencer- Singer/Songwriter Erin McNaught- Television…

We found this 1950 Ad Commercial for Arthur Murray Leicester Square London- how very posh it sounds. Interested in swing dance lessons? Contact us today.

A recent article talks of how Clyde Cressler’s dance lessons with dance instructor Elaine Seckar from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Lemoyne temporarily relieves his Parkinson disease. Well worth the read.

There are a lot of new students walking through the door. You all have the chance to develop some really good habits right from the start. To our veteran stu-dents… Re-member, it is NEVER too late to start picking up…

Nathan Burland is on his way to Melbourne & he is all yours between the 12-23 Dec Mr Burland started in 2006 with the Crows Nest studio & has trained & worked under Chris Michaels & Joanne Mid-donte for the…

Know your slow. When you dance, be mindful of your slow beats. These should be held as long as possible in your Latin dances. Hold the count with your feet and dance through it with your body… That is where…

Sagittarius: The month-long cycle that begins with today’s New Moon is a period of relative solitude for you, dear Sagittarius. This is a period of physical and emotional replenishment, review of the past, tying up loose ends in your life,…

Students at Arthur Murray’s Adelaide dance school got in to the true spirit of the holiday with fancy dress costumes, all the guys and goals had a great night of dancing and partying.

Hi Everyone, Thank you for taking part in the 2011 Australasian Dance-o-Rama at The Four Seasons Hotel. The event was a huge success and I hope everyone had a fabulous time, enjoyed the atmosphere, people, location and of course all…

Since writing about my first experiences I have continued to practice and become more confident on the dance floor each week. I decided to perform in the Arthur Murray Show Case. This is where students show off with their instructors…

Quality over quantity! It’s not about how many steps you know, it’s about how you dance them. Keep patient when learning steps. Spend time on them and do them well. Make that Bronze I step look like a Bronze 4…

October 15th, 2004, “Shall We Dance”, the remake of Japanese Award-Winning Film “Shall We Dansu” is released. Featuring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Lopez, “Shall We Dance” tells a story of a man who is wanting a little more…