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Latin Dance Styles 101

Latin dancing is considered one of the sexiest dance styles in the world: it’s intimate, fast, sensual and involves a lot of eye contact, but it’s not nearly as intimidating as many people believe. In fact, the latin dance genre…

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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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Both my wife and I are extremely happy learning ballroom dancing at Crows Nest Arthur Murray Studio. We have found the dancing instructors to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. We are more than happy to continue enjoying our dancing experience and social activities with all the other students. We feel like part of a large joyous dancing family.John & Marilynread more
John Chung
John Chung
11:16 14 Feb 17
We were interested in learning Tango for our daughter's wedding last year, but here we are in our second year at AM, Crows Nest - dancing has now become our passion, due in large part, to the excellence of teaching and supportive atmosphere of this studio! The journey is long and I so envy the folks who have started years ago to achieve the beauty and grace of ballroom and the seduction of Latin dancing. We are determined to continue !!!read more
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
23:35 06 Feb 17
We started dancing in 2009 for our wedding - and had so much fun learning that we kept it up. They have incredible flexibility to do as much as you want, on your schedule, and consist of staff that appreciate busy working (and family!) lives --- while encouraging you to always improve yourselves! As a couple learning they have accommodated both our learning styles very well.read more
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
08:48 04 Feb 17
I walked through the doors at Arthur Murray Crows Nest over 10 years ago having never danced a day in my life… I was looking for something fun to do outside of work and I’ve been there ever since!! There are local and overseas competitions, social nights and lots of glamorous events throughout the year to keep you busy. It’s fun, challenging, incredibly rewarding and you have an absolute blast along the way!!read more
Amy Hendry
Amy Hendry
02:29 31 Jan 17
I have loved dance all of my life but the Arthur Murray Crows Nest experience has taken my love and learning to another level. I have been dancing here for 14 years and will continue until my body gives up. My lessons are so much fun, challenging in a good way and a great form of exercise. Add to that the social side, great people, parties, outings, local and overseas competitions and you have the ultimate hobby.read more
Janet Black
Janet Black
02:19 27 Jan 17