It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the New Year at Arthur Murray Austin, with a fabulous party that kept everybody talking for weeks. Now here we are, at the brink of springtime and warm weather, and March is proving to be an amazing time to find (and embrace) your inner dancer with our variety of dance classes.
One of the things that we love most about doing what we do is the way that we help dancers of all ages and all backgrounds reconnect with their rhythm and, as a result, with a more healthy lifestyle. Dance lessons are excellent exercise—whether you are a newcomer or a bronze level champ—and they help you gain an appreciation and love for all that your body can do. Dancing is one of the most entertaining way you can get yourself in shape for summer fun! Think about all of the calories you’ll burn in a Swing class or in a Salsa dance lesson.
One of the things we pride ourselves in at Arthur Murray Austin is providing our dancers with a variety of dance classes—because dance lessons are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Not only do we have several levels—newcomer, intermediate, and bronze—but we also have a host of different dance styles to choose from. This month, for example, you could take dance lessons focused on the Tango, Rumba, or Salsa, the Quickstep or Waltz, or you could send your kids and teens to a Lindy Hop class. We also offer workshops for those participating in dance lessons at different levels—core isolations or styling are just a few examples—to allow you to work on your skills.
We don’t believe that dance classes should be the only place where you practice your skills. Dance lessons aim to create a dancer who can “perform” in any situation—and that means you need to practice that as well. Every Tuesday night, we have a practice session where you can put those skills to work and every Friday night we host a party. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, and—most especially—take those dance lessons out of the classroom.
Maybe you think that even though it’s great exercise and a fantastic way to meet people, dance lessons just aren’t…contact sport-y enough for you. You want action! You want the thrill of competition! Mostly, you want the big, fake gold trophy to put in your living room so you can make everyone else feel terrible about themselves!
But you do want your dance lessons to mean more than just an occasional night out on the town. Austin Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the perfect place for you to take on the true dance lesson challenge—competition!
We regularly take students of all levels of experience to competitions, and we host our own Showcase every spring to give students the chance to show off what they have been learning in their dance lessons. Competition is thrilling—and if it helps fuel your efforts in your dance lessons, then even better!
We are able to participate in these kinds of competitions because of the caliber of instructors we have at Austin Arthur Murray Dance Studio. The men and women who teach our dance lessons have many decades worth of combined instructional experience, along with a rich and diverse background of performance and artistic direction. All of this experience and artistic talent works together to create dance lessons that are more than just simple instruction—we are creating true dancers, and we love what we do.
These instructors offer a wide variety of dance lessons to eager students—and every genre has a place in our competitions. You might think Latin dance lessons are your best bet, or have Country Western in your heart. Maybe ballroom dance lessons are the key to unlocking your inner Arthur Murray or swing harnesses the heartbeat of your soul. Whatever the focus of your dance lessons, you can be sure that if you have the competitive spirit and fire, there’s a place for you to strut your stuff.
In the last year, we have brought students to the Houston Area Team Match, where Austin Arthur Murray Dance Studio won Top Studio—all because our wonderful students demonstrated the hard work and fun that happens in each of our dance lessons! We participated in Texas Dance Sport Jam, where 18 students had the opportunity to compete in nearly every type of dance genre, against other amateurs. Our amazing students took quite a few first place titles in the Freestyle competition! At our Austin Showcase, our students showed the community, including friends and family, everything they’d learned in those dance lessons. It’s a tradition that we love dearly at the Austin Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Wherever we go, we are so proud of our students. They come to each dance lesson with willingness, dedication, and enthusiasm—and it makes all the difference!
It’s another Friday night, and date night has arrived—and you are, once again, stumped. You want creativity. You want something unique. You want to wow your partner with a date that won’t just be money spent, but will be time, money, and effort perfectly invested in helping your relationship grow. Movies? Dinner? Shopping? It’s all been done.
Working together to learn something new, getting some good low-impact aerobic exercise, and having time to look deeply into each other’s eyes? With dance lessons, all of those are guarantees—and you’ll have weeks of dance lesson dates to look forward to!
If you’ve been married a while, you’re probably the masters of getting stuff done. You get kids off to school, head out to your jobs, tackle the world’s problems, and manage to all make it home for dinner at the end of the day. Or, in an ideal world, that happens. But sometimes life makes for a long to-do list but not much time building something together. Taking dance lessons together can allow you to rediscover all of the talents that mesh so well together and why you are an outstanding team.
Newlywed or newly dating couples may have an eye-opening experience during their dance lessons as they discover how to work together effectively. Whatever your place in life, you’ll find talents, tools, and skills that will help you navigate the everyday challenges you face together more effectively.
Exercise is so important, for all kinds of reasons that we don’t have to tell you, and we’re much more likely to stick with it if we are doing it with someone we genuinely like spending time with. One of your weekly workouts can move from grinning and bearing it to grinning and loving it with dance lessons. You and your partner will get a good aerobic workout, feel the endorphin high of being kind to your cardiovascular system, and definitely notice the improvement to your health over the course of your dance lessons.
In the daily drama of our hustle and bustle, we often end up living together but not spending much time connecting. We are plugged in and stressed out, and though we take time to talk, how much time to we get to truly reconnect with those we love? This need to reconnect is definitely not limited to partners and spouses. What about our kids? Other family members?
Dance lessons offer an opportunity to step away from the daily demands, turn off the phone, and have some fun together. Mothers and sons, dads and daughters, sisters too busy with young families, or spouses and partners can use dance lessons as a way of carving out much needed time together. Laughing, problem solving, finding your rhythm again—literally and figuratively—are only some of the incredible benefits of dance lessons.
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Country Western Outing at Wild West
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Newcomer Foxtrot I
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All-Levels Foxtrot II
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Silver Viennese Waltz
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