Festival Time is Among Us!!

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  Ask anyone at Arthur Murray about Festival and you will see them light up with excitement.  Festival is a six week competition held at every Arthur Murray Studio that celebrates customer service at it’s finest!  Festival begins May 2nd.  Sign up to be a sponsor today.  You won’t regret it!  Here are some pictures from our…..

DWTS: Week 1 Lesson

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  DANCING WITH THE STARS is back in action for its 22nd Season!!  Just like every season, everyone is so excited to see what fun, new adventures each dancer goes on.  As most of you know, learning to dance isn’t about learning to dance.  Dancing teaches us to understand how our bodies work with our partner and…..

What is Lead & Following in Dancing?

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Lady Says:  What was that? Man Says:  I raised my arm to turn you.  You didn’t follow! Lady Says:  I didn’t feel you lead me through anything. Unfortunately, we have all had this conversation with our dance partner or we have heard it from others.  The follower was trying to follow while the leader was trying…..

Country Western Two Step: The Most Popular Country Dance

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HISTORY The Two-Step is a fairly young dance and truly inspired by American heritage. Originally a version of the Waltz adopted in the mid-1840’s, The Two-Step gained popularity as music in the western parts of the U.S. changed to better suit it. It was an offspring of the minuet and they danced it as QQSS. In…..

Your Rodeo Playlist

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It’s Rodeo Time in Houston!! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a spectacular event that is enjoyed by many Texans!  For those who love a good concert, the rodeo brings some of the hottest artists to our great city for us to enjoy.  Here are 10 music hits from some of those artists that will…..

Austin Showcase 2016

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  It’s Showcase Time!!  To start the year off, we will be attending the Austin Showcase on March 5th!  Many have already started to prepare for the event and are getting anxious for the big day.  After you have signed your name to the board and have decided the dances you will be executing, the worry…..

Get MORE Out of Your Group Classes

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One of the BEST benefits at an Arthur Murray Studio is the Group Classes offered to all levels of students.  Its a great way to be introduced to new patterns or dances and also have some fun with your fellow dancers.  Here are some tips for how to make your Group Class a learning tool…  …..

Waltz: The Mother of All Dances

HISTORY Considered the mother of present day dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the seventeenth century and made its way from England to the United States.  The popularity of the Waltz grew with the music of Johann Strauss and eventually blossomed in the 20th century.  It is the basis for many dances and is…..

Nouveau D’Duo

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Bonjour!  On Friday, February 5th at 7:00pm, we have an amazing Newsome Twosome we are calling Nouveau D’Duo planned for our studio.  Since February is the month of romance, the theme is From Paris with Love!  For those that are going to take the floor next Friday, here are some tips for making the most of your new…..

Why We Like Rumba

This next pre-party dance is going to be rumba. So we decided to ask our instructors what it is they like about it. Because its so easy to dance and carry on a conversation with your partner. -April The slower speed allows for more expression of rhythm and musicality. -Chris Because once you know waltz, you…..