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The wonders of Waltz

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…

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All You Need to Know About Latin Dancing

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…

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History Of Swing – Part 2

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…

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History Of Swing – Part 1

      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…

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All about the Rumba : The Dance of Love

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…

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All You Need to Know About the Cha Cha

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…

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All you need to know about Salsa

Salsa is back on everyone’s mind with the recent release of Cuban Fury, starring Nick Frost as a former dance prodigy trying to revive his career, but in fact the dance craze has infiltrated society in more ways than the…

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All you need to know about Ballroom Dancing

With shows like Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing hitting our screens year after year, not to mention films like Strictly Ballroom, it seems we are all expected to understand the intricacies of ballroom dancing. At Arthur Murray,…

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Best Songs for Practicing Salsa Dancing

  So, you’ve started taking Salsa lessons and have been told that practice makes perfect – but now you’re in the privacy of your own home, you don’t know where to start. At Arthur Murray, we not only teach you…

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12 Tips for Safe Latin Club Dancing

With so many Salsa clubs appearing around Australia, a night out dancing is a great way to let your hair down and practice all the steps you’ve learnt in class. However, you should be aware of a few ways to…

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Seven Tips for Latin Club Dancing

Latin dance clubs are increasingly popular in Australia and although they are often advertised just as ‘salsa dancing’ they might play music from all sources. Once you have grasped the foundations there can be a lot of freedom in this…

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Dirty Dancing

If you haven’t seen Dirty Dancing, schedule your next weekend in and grab some popcorn to watch this classic romantic chick flick. Originally a low-budget flim, Dirty Dancing turned into a massive box office hit, earning over $214 million worldwide…

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