Dance Articles

We are very happy to announce that we have opened a second Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Austin. The new studio is located at 3801 North Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite D220 Davenport Village in Westlake. Please give us a call to book your next class 512-872-3767

Dance Lessons for Physical Confidence


It is well known that dance lessons are good physical exercise, and can help reduce the effects of daily stress. An additional benefit of attending dance classes is that it can improve one’s self esteem and overall confidence. For many people, just making the decision to sign up for dance lessons is the first step to being more confident. Have you ever worried about having “two left feet”, or worried too much that you’ll look “awkward” while dancing? Don’t let that stop you from having fun! That first dance lesson breaks this confidence block as soon as you dance your first steps. Learning to dance not only increases physical strength and stamina, but it also helps one learn how their body moves and responds. Dance lessons teach physical awareness and control, which in turn makes one feel more confident in their own skin. Have you ever noticed how a dancer moves through daily life? Dancers stand taller, walk with confidence, and every movement they make seems to be done gracefully.

Dancing is Great Physical Exercise


We currently live in an amazing age of digital information and communication. While it can be said that the information age has improved our quality of life, there are also studies that show we are spending too much time in front of our screens and not enough time being physically active. A membership at a gym, or joining organized sports doesn’t appeal to everyone. However, almost everyone can have fun and improve their health by dancing. Even moderate dancing can be a great aerobic workout, and increase one’s flexibility and stamina. Just a couple hours of physical activity each week can reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and even reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Regular exercise also can slow the loss of bone density that occurs as we age.

Dance Lessons to Reduce Everyday Stress


Everyone has to deal with stress at some point in their life. A bad day at work, getting stuck in traffic, unexpected expenses, health issues; these are all common occurrences that contribute to the anxiety level in one's life. Stress can be detrimental to our physical health and well being. It can raise blood pressure, trigger headaches, prevent us from eating properly or getting enough sleep. So, how do you deal with stress? Instead of indulging in junk food or blasting away at a video game, consider signing up for dance lessons! Dancing won’t eliminate the stress in your life, but it could make it easier for you to cope with it. We have assorted dance classes to suit all fitness levels and interests. That’s part of the joy of dance lessons, you can find a class that appeals to your musical tastes.