Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey
Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

The History of Swing Dance
What is swing dance, where did it come from, and can I dance it?

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire A lot of Arthur Murray students recall seeing their parents do the jitterbug or the lindy hop on the dance floor when they were kids. But what exactly is swing dance, can it be done to modern music, and is it realistic for you to dance it? Where Did Swing Come From? It can be hard to pin down the exact etymology of dance, since, like language, there are many stories and legends behind each dance style’s origins. Developed

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

Head to Toe : How Ballroom Dancers Use Their Feet

Ever watch your favorite dance show and wonder what exactly makes one dance different from the next? There are two general categories of dance in the ballroom world; smooth dances vs rhythm dances. Save the long gowns and mini skirts, one of the main differences between the two is how dancers use their feet. Footwork is one of the most important skills dancers can have. But before we get to the feet, just what is a rhythm or a smooth

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

The Dancer Within

What Studio Events Can Do For You A Dancing Extravaganza I’m sure you’ve heard it around the studio, murmurs of night of dinner and dancing, the buzz from teachers and students; it’s Arthur Awards season at Arthur Murray Central New Jersey! Events in the studio may seems mysterious or intimidating, especially when you’ve just started your dance journey. Any event that a studio can put on for its students is designed to be fun and a rewarding experience. Just remember:

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

Screen Time < Dance Time

How Learning to Dance Reconnects You With Your Community One of the best things about learning to dance isn’t actually about the dancing at all. Dancing is about making connections and finding a community. We spend a lot of our time busy on the screen and we forget how to connect with people right here, one on one. A lot of people who learn to dance with Arthur Murray do so while also learning how to reconnect with the people

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