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Emotional Benefits Of Dancing
Emotional Benefits Of Dancing

Dancing is something that almost everyone enjoys, from professional elite dancers through to small children moving to the beat of music without any need for instruction; it’s something that our bodies love to do because it makes us feel good.…

Dancing Is Good For Your Brain

  Exercise in general has long been held in high regard for its endless mental health benefits, but new studies suggest that dancing in particular may improve brain function on a variety of levels and that regular aerobic training which…

A Dance A Day Keeps The Doctors Away

A keep-fit routine can be a bore, especially if you’re feeling tired or down. It’s important to keep trim and strong, but going to the gym or jogging round the block can take a lot of willpower. However, keeping fit…

Do you still have concerns about dancing after 40? lose a little weight, improve your fitness, make new friends, inject a little passion into a relationship and much more. Here at Arthur Murray we have a lot of students who…

Why it’s never too late to learn to dance and how you can start The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” has been debunked time and time again, yet too often people insist that they’ve got two…

Rediscover intimacy through dance with your partner

The great thing about dance is that, due to the wide range of styles available, it can be as intimate or platonic as you need it to be. There’s no need to jump straight into the sensual world of Latin…

Every year, most of us make New Year’s Resolutions. But come mid-January, or late-February if you’re lucky, most of those promises we made to ourselves as the clock struck 12 and Sydney Harbour lit up in a thousand bright lights…

There are so many great reasons why you should dance, we found it hard to narrow them down, but here are Arthur Murray’s top ten reasons you should start dancing. 1. Improved health The health benefits of learning to dance…

  Book your complimentary lesson now and mention to your instructor the “New Years Resolution Promotion” and receive 10% discount on your first course! Offer valid only in CBD, Bondi & Crows Nest studios until the 31st January 2016. Fill out…

Traditional and timeless, the Waltz is often overlooked as being confined to the older generation and is taken for granted as a staple of ballroom dancing. At Arthur Murray we celebrate the many and varied benefits of learning the Waltz…

Some people feel self-conscious when they first learn to dance, others find it a bit contrived, but if you let go and give yourself over to the discipline you will reap the rewards. We explore how relaxing into the art…

  Fighting Fit Taking a regular dance class will provide a cardio workout as you traverse the dancefloor getting to grips with the various step combinations. At first, simply mastering some of the basic moves will get the blood pumping…

Weighty Question The distribution of your weight is very important in maintaining good posture, but it can change with the style of dance. In general, you should stand so that you’re evenly balanced between both legs. Rather than rocking back…

Whether you are looking to lose a little weight, improve your fitness, make some new friends, spice up your social life, inject a little passion into a relationship or keep your brain in tip top condition, taking up dancing after…

Whether you are slow dancing to a romantic love song or shaking your body to a high octane Latin number, nothing wows the crowd – or your partner – more than a daring dip. However, it will only be impressive…

Dancers have naturally lean physiques – not because they watch what they eat, but because they are so active and burn hundreds of calories with each practice session. If you want to lose weight while having fun, come down to…

We’re all guilty of trying to squeeze too much into our lives, but when you don’t find time to dance you will begin to feel frazzled as you miss your regular fix of endorphins. Avoid stressing out and follow our…

Whichever style of Latin dance you choose to learn, you’ll need to get to grips with the idiosyncratic hip action of the Cuban Motion. Once you master what the Cubans do naturally when they dance, you will move in a fluid and…

The phrase Latin Dancing conjures up images of fast, furious steps with unbridled passion, but here is more to this genre of dancing than meets the eye as it spans a multitude of specialties. What’s in a name? Latin dancing covers…

Have you ever noticed that dancers tend to walk taller and stand out from the crowd? It’s not just because they are more aware of their bodies than non-dancers, but they are generally more self-confident. Come along to a free trial…

Dance styles have always influenced fashion designers; John Galliano and Christian Dior took inspiration from the ballet, Cristóbal Balenciaga drew extensively from flamenco, and Josephine Baker, a Folies Bergère dancer in the 1920s, was a fashion icon who predated by…

There is no greater festivity than a wedding to use music and dance for celebration, so it makes sense that these art forms have always been prominent in marriage ceremonies. Whether your wedding day is traditional or contemporary, the dances…

Dancing is a fun and social way of getting regular exercise, yet men tend to view it as a more of a feminine past-time. We’ve compiled six compelling reasons why guys of all ages should reconsider and come along for…

Step out of class and join our fun social dance

  When you take dance classes at Arthur Murray, you not only learn great skills and get in good physical shape, but you also enter a whole new social world with a readymade calendar of fun events. Alongside the health…

In Part 1 of this article we explored how Swing evolved and pervaded the American dance scene, but the dance has also had a huge impact on modern culture. Find out more about its role in society and you’ll want…

      Swing music, and the eponymous dance craze it spawned, was all the rage in the 1920s and 1930s. After a brief loss of popularity it experienced a strong revival in the last couple of decades and is…

As the slowest of the Latin dances, The Rumba is great for beginners to learn because once you have mastered the signature hip roll and the Cuban Motion of the relaxed, romantic Rumba grooves, you can easily move on to…

  Your first dance as a married couple can be anything you choose: slow or fast, a mash-up mix, classic or modern, stylish or cheeky, but it is best to choose a song you know well as it will help…

5 Ways Dancing helps problem – solving James Brown was onto something when he said, ‘The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.’ Moving to a groove gets your heart pumping, improves your social life and…

We’ve all seen the popular dance movies where celebrities strut their stuff in toe-tapping musicals. But the documentaries we’ve reviewed below really get under the skin of dancers and their passion. Take a look if you’re seeking the inspiration to…

The Cha Cha is an expressive and lively dance that is easy to grasp and instantly infectious; the clue is in the title – once you have said, ‘one, two, cha-cha-cha’, you know the rhythm. If that sounds too good…