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

Dancing for an Event: A How To Guide

So you’ve got a wedding coming up and you want to impress your judgy Aunt Suzie with your killer dance moves. But, where to begin? First, it starts with a mindset. Learning a new skill always takes time. But it will be worth the investment if you plan on using your dancing more than one occasion. 1. Figure out if you’re learning to dance just to dazzle your audience just once (in your face, Aunt Suzie!) or if you’re learning

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

What is Ballroom Dance and Can I Do It?

Ballroom dance can mean many things, from DWTS to a bride and groom’s first dance. Just what falls under the ballroom umbrella? What is ballroom dance anyway? When people hear the words “ballroom dance,” sweeping gowns and royal balls are what most often comes to mind. While that’s not wrong — Cinderella definitely had some lessons — the world of ballroom dance encompasses endless varieties, genres, and styles of dance. In fact, almost any type of partner dance can be

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

Want More Confidence? Learn To Dance

Dance is a great avenue to learn how to be more confident. Learning to dance requires you to put yourself in a situation where you may feel silly, have to introduce yourself to a new person, or learn to do something you and your body are wholly unfamiliar with. Through dance you have the opportunity to overcome these challenges everyday and grow from the experience. Here are four ways that dance can help you become the confident person you’ve always

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

5 Common Misconceptions About Ballroom Dancing

1. I’ll never be able to look like the dancers I watch on TV If you’ve ever had the thought while watching your favorite dance show “I’ll never be able to dance like that,” there are some things you should realize about those shows: a. Those people you see flying across the screen have been eating, sleeping, and breathing partner dancing for their entire lives, or at least for a very intensive period of time. b. The secret to their

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

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

Transform Your Body And Have a Blast Doing It

Dancing for an hour burns about 400 calories. Not to mention, it gives you a rush of feel-good endorphins and lifts mood, improves heart health, and is a life-long low-impact skill. You see it all the time at Arthur Murray, students walking out of their lessons, sweaty but smiling and on a high. It makes a lot of the instructors happy to see their students’ bodies changing, not just dance-wise, but dropping weight, seeing them less awkward when they look

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central New Jersey

Overcome Your Shyness, Find Your Community, Be Yourself

Want to get rid of the butterflies in your stomach every time you talk to a new person or get on the dance floor? There are ways you can overcome that shyness — it’s a learned skill. This year is the year to do something about it! How Dance Helps You Overcome Shyness There are many people who come to a dance studio in hopes that dance will help them overcome their shyness. If you google “how to overcome shyness, you will

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Zach Clark
Zach Clark
Roxanne & Ben were invaluable in helping prep us for our wedding. What a fun and rewarding crash course in the art of the box step and twirl.
R VS
R VS
Ben and Roxanne are both such fun, skilled instructors! My fiancé and I had a four lesson “crash course” with them during which they helped us get ready for the first dance at our wedding. We haven’t had our wedding yet, but we feel so much more confident for the big day after learning the dance they choreographed for our song! We can’t wait to refine it and have a blast.
Daniel Brawand
Daniel Brawand
This place is really sweet. The instructors are all very knowledgeable, kind, and fun! You can tell they really put effort into building a sense of community and non judgement. A refreshing experience to be a part of the little Arthur Murray family for a while while I lived in this part of town. Highly recommend for anyone like me that doesn’t have any experience and wants to give it a go in a welcoming place with folks of all skill levels 👍.
Daniel Stevens
Daniel Stevens
Had our dance lessons here for our wedding. I went in not being able to keep a beat and with no dance knowledge. After just 2 months of classes I felt confident during mine and my wife’s first dance. We worked closest with Ben and he was excellent. Every time we got to work with Bob and Roxanne their enthusiasm rubbed off on us and we had a great time.
Sooseon Kim
Sooseon Kim
Arthur Murray/ An unforgettable Memory, Sooseon Kim “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” Hi. This is Susan Kim. I’m from Seoul, Korea. I want to share a very special experience I had during last summer. I was so lucky to join the ballroom dance classes for 2 weeks at Arthur Murray (Franchised Dance Centers), located in Highland Park, NJ After the first free lesson and consultation with the instructor, Ben, I instantly decided to register Arthur Murray and spend my time & energy on Ballroom dancing. Ben recommended me to choose ‘Starter Program Package’. At that time, I only had two weeks left before going back to Korea. He explained to me, “It would be great to experience as many as possible in various ways. Starter Program consists of Individual Lesson, Group Lesson and Practice Session. How was it? It was an absolutely awesome experience. All the teachers and staff were kind, friendly and gorgeous. Also, the atmosphere of the studio was very comfortable and convenient for the sake of students. Needless to say, Ben was a very gentle, professional and confident teacher. I instantly figured out how extremely well-qualified he was. I was amazed by not only his elaborate teaching skills but also his endless patience with his students.^^ Actually, I never expected that there was a decent dance studio near my place, New Brunswick. I only searched several dance centers in Manhattan and gave up easily due to an inconvenient location. That’s why I was so excited to find out Arthur Murray in Highland Park. “Exposure & Repetition” these two key words that Ben emphasized to me every time. Those two words are still kept in my mind.
Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
We have loved our classes at Arthur Murray! My husband and I have always wanted to be able to dance at weddings and now we can and do! We enjoyed our beginners program so much that we signed up for the next level as a 30th anniversary present to ourselves. The teachers are all wonderful and so are our fellow students. Highly recommend!
Bob Gai
Bob Gai
Great place, awesome people.. You will love it there..!
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