Meet Your Coach: Jessica “The Bolt” Holty!
Jessica Holty has been with Arthur Murray Dance Schools for just over 15 years and started in the Southern...
Meet Your Coach: Bobby Gonzalez!
Roberto “Bobby” Gonzalez has been in love with Arthur Murray since he first walked into a studio in 1981....
Ballroom Dance Lessons for Adults
Arthur Murray is the place for dance lessons for adults! Did you know the average age of our students...
What Are You Up To This New Year’s Eve?
Can you believe 2018 is almost upon us? Whether that makes you excited or totally bummed out, there is...
Holidays: They’ll Help You Become A Better Dancer
The holidays are fast approaching. This means snow-filled drives to see friends and family, lots of food, laughter and...
Quick Thought: The Extras Make The Difference
We asked our Master Franchisee, Russ Clark, to share his thoughts on what makes the difference when it comes...
Bob Long: How Dance Will Improve Your Golf Game (& Other Sports)
For those of you who don’t know Bob Long, he’s everything you look for in an Arthur Murray professional:...
Lessons I’ve Learned From The Special Olympics
Starting in 2017, I wanted to make a bigger impact in my management role, something beyond the normal studio...
5 Ways We Accidentally Sabotage Our Leaders On The Dance Floor
We ladies want the best for our partners on the dance floor. More confidence in him means more fun...
Dance It Off!
I learned early in my dance career that you get more energy from dancing than you put into it....
Meet Your Coach: Bill Jacobson!
Bill Jacobson – the name resonates with Arthur Murray Staff internationally as he has been with the company for...
So, You’re Going Out Dancing
Tips and Pointers To Survive Your Night Out When we go out dancing (or maybe just visualize it), we...
Fun Facts About Arthur Murray
Whether you know about Arthur Murray through his lessons on TV, have stepped foot in one of our studios,...
RPG + Dance?
There exists in this world an incredible category of games called role-playing games, commonly shortened to RPGs. Most, if...
Things I Never Knew About Ballroom Dancing
There are many things in life we don’t know. Unanswered questions, untested theories, and a variety of other unknowns....
Trick or Treat! Dance Tips From Halloween
Halloween: It’s the start of the fall and winter holidays and also promises lots of pumpkins, candy, and costumes...
31 Reasons To Participate in the 31-Day Dance Challenge
For the month of October, the Arthur Murray studios in Tacoma and Tacoma are doing a 31-Day Dance Challenge...
Lessons To Be Learned From A Big Event
Here in the Tacoma, us Arthur Murray-ians (is that what we call ourselves? Is Murray-ers better? Murranes?) just wrapped...
Learning Something New? Stick With It!
When you’re younger, learning new things is required. The newness, the awkwardness, all of it becomes a natural part...
Is Ballroom Dance Truly Timeless?
I think most people fall into the world of ballroom dancing by accident. Sometimes we’re forced into it, other...
Four Tips Only Teachers Know
4 Helpful Teacher Tips Whether you are looking into starting dance or have spent years taking lessons, chances are...
Two Left Feet And Other Myths
Everyone has misconceptions about ballroom dance before they step foot in a studio. While all of those misconceptions are...
5 Things You Should Stop Doing As A Competitor
Competitions are by no means a laid back experience. Everyone handles stress differently. All of the blood, sweat, and...
What if I told you that you could get more out of your life and live longer just by...
Pet Peeves In Dance: No More Tip-Toeing
We all have areas in our dancing that need improvement. Fortunately, there are a few things you can be...
Getting Married? Say “I Don’t” To The High School Sway
We’ve all been to the wedding that had everything: a perfect exchange of vows, great reception venue, and mouth-watering...
Dance Like Nobody Is Watching … Because You’re Having Too Much Fun To Care
If you’re any bit like me, every second of your life is filled with music because music is amazing.
Turning Obstacles Into Success Stories: How Dressing Up A Support Beam Will Change Your Life
Creating Success Most people who come in for lessons tend to be intimidated by the support beam in the...
Watch People & Become A Better Dancer
You know how you see a great routine on Dancing With The Stars and think: “Wow! That’s awesome! I...
Ballroom Dancing + Cartoons = Awesomeness!
When it comes to Disney movies, be you a casual watcher or a die-hard fan, there’s something for everyone.
Put Down Your Phone & Pick Up The Fun!
Back when I was small (okay, smaller… #shortpeopleproblems), I lived by the quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching”.
It’s OK – Dancing With Other People Won’t Kill You!
So, you’re new to this whole dancing thing. It’s scary, you like your comfort zone, and let’s be honest
5 Ways To Take Your Leading From Dum-Dum To Yum-Yum In Seconds
This day and age, chivalry is an art form that has been completely lost.
Five Common Anxieties A New Dancer Can Overcome
Being in the ballroom dance business has taught me a lot about human nature.
An Ode to Foot Positions
Whether or not you’re taking lessons, you may have heard of a mysterious thing called “foot positions”.
5 Dance Phrases to Help You Get More Out Of Your Dancing
Be they catchy and well-loved or used and abused
5 Excuses People Use That Keep Them From Their Best Possible (dance) Life.
Let’s face it. Many times the thought of starting something new, adding in something new, affording something new can...
Four Ways Dancing Can Spice Up Your Relationship
Dancing has many benefits ranging from an enjoyable bit of exercise and boosting your self-confidence
Watch It: Movies That’ll Put You In The Dancing Mood
At some point in your day/week/month, there’s nothing better than popping in a good movie, right?
5 Reasons Why The Dance Floor Is The Best Place to Meet New People
Match.com, eHarmony, and Tinder – what do they have in common?
Top 5 Must-Have Dances to Increase Your Sex Appeal
This new year, shake a little spice into your dance program by checking out our top five must-have dances...
10 Tips for the Best Showcase Ever
We know that Showcase can be a lot to handle, but below are 10 tips on how to have...
Four “Funny” Things Students Have Said To Me
Teaching dance for more than 30 years has exposed me to a variety of wonderful students and interesting conversations.
How A Super Woman Can Become A Super Follow
You’ve discovered dancing, and you love it! So empowering, beautiful, and MUCH bigger than something you can create on...
Need a Brain Boost? Try Dancing!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ may be the closest you get to a ballroom any given week, but you’ve probably...
Winter Showcase 2015
We laughed, we danced, we twirled in circles. Check out Winter Showcase 2015!