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Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? Try Ballroom Dancing! Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? Try Ballroom Dancing!

OA, or osteoarthritis, is a condition that impacts more than 27 million Americans. In fact, it’s the most common form of arthritis in the United States and, ask anyone who suffers from OA, it’s VERY painful.

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Say “YES” to Dancing and “NO” to Fear! Say “YES” to Dancing and “NO” to Fear!

If you have ever thought about wanting to learn to ballroom dance, it’s likely that a host of anxieties flooded your mind.

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Give Mom the Gift of Happiness and Dance Lessons! Give Mom the Gift of Happiness and Dance Lessons!

When it comes to buying something special for Mother’s Day, you’ve got an online world of ideas at your fingertips. But, the one thing you want for your mom, more than anything else, is to put a smile on her face. You want your gift to make her happy!

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Dancing with the Stars 2018 Focuses on Athletes Dancing with the Stars 2018 Focuses on Athletes

Dancing with the Stars has brought ballroom dancing into people’s homes for 25 seasons now. While dozens of different celebrities have graced the dance floor on the show, for the 26th season, DWTS is going something a little different. All of the contestants are athletes. While current or former athletes have been on the show before (and, in fact, 10 have won!), this is the first time the entire cast is made up of those who used to professionally compete.

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An Arthur Murray Gift Certificate is the Perfect Idea for Mother’s Day An Arthur Murray Gift Certificate is the Perfect Idea for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13. For some, this knowledge means stressing out over buying mom that perfect gift. Sure, she has probably said time and time again that she doesn’t need anything, but you still want to show her how much you love and appreciate everything she’s done for you over the years.

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Grooms, Don’t Worry – You Can Learn to Dance for Your Wedding Grooms, Don’t Worry – You Can Learn to Dance for Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is stressful. There’s so much to do and decide upon that it may seem like it consumes your life for months. While both the bride and groom are stressed about things, the groom often has one more worry on his list: the first dance as husband and wife.

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Spring is the Perfect Time to Learn to Dance Spring is the Perfect Time to Learn to Dance

Look outside your window! The birds are chirping, the flowers are sprouting; spring has sprung! For most, spring means cleaning the house -- putting away sweaters and getting the gardening tool out.

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It’s Spring! Get Off the Couch and onto the Dance Floor It’s Spring! Get Off the Couch and onto the Dance Floor

There are several reasons why spring is a great time to get off the couch and go dancing. There are a lot of weddings during the spring, and many of them will have a dance floor. You don’t want to be that person who gets invited to dance, but makes up excuses.

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Stop Stressing, Start Dancing! Stop Stressing, Start Dancing!

Try as you might, stress is just a part of life. If you manage it well, it can actually help you be productive at work and school. In fact, a little bit of anxiety keeps you on your toes; you won’t get lazy or complacent when you are wide-eyed about everything you do!

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4 Reasons People DON’T Dance 4 Reasons People DON’T Dance

Seems rather counterintuitive, huh? Here you are, reading the blog on a ballroom dance website and we are about to discuss the reasons people don’t dance. Well, the fact is, people avoid dancing – and never even consider taking dance lessons – for myriad reasons.

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Reduce Your Risk of Osteoporosis with Dance! Reduce Your Risk of Osteoporosis with Dance!

In the United States alone, low bone mass and osteoporosis are considered to be major public health threats for men and women over age 50. In fact, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 44 million people in the US have been diagnosed with the disease. (Just consider how many have not been diagnosed!)

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4 Reasons to Start Ballroom Dancing NOW! 4 Reasons to Start Ballroom Dancing NOW!

At Arthur Murray Dance Centers, we offer a variety of exciting ballroom dance classes for anyone to try. Dancing is an extremely beneficial hobby, and there are loads of great reasons to start dancing right now.

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Suffering from Empty-Nest Syndrome? Arthur Murray Has the Cure Suffering from Empty-Nest Syndrome? Arthur Murray Has the Cure

It's a scenario many parents become familiar with quickly; kids go off to college and you suddenly find yourself with a very free schedule and feelings of sadness. In the fall, there’s plenty to keep busy with but come January, when the winter doldrums kick in, the empty nest feelings abound.

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Here’s a FUN Way to Get in Shape in 2018: Ballroom Dancing Here’s a FUN Way to Get in Shape in 2018: Ballroom Dancing

One of the biggest challenges of losing weight is staying interested in the regime. For many, it's the goal of physical fitness and swimsuit season that keeps them going. But for others, a workout regime needs to be entertaining, fun and engaging to keep them focused.

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3 Reasons to Take Dance Lessons - NOW! 3 Reasons to Take Dance Lessons - NOW!

If you've been thinking about signing up for ballroom dance classes but still haven't decided to make the leap, here are 3 great reasons to not only sign up.

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Stress Relief, Anyone?? Stress Relief, Anyone??

The holidays are a joyous time of year when we get to visit with family and friends, give and get gifts and toast to our good health. The holidays are also a time when we get to be stressed out about seeing loved ones and purchasing the perfect presents!

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They Walked In and Danced Out! They Walked In and Danced Out!

A hearty congratulations to Arthur Murray Charleston's first graduating class of dancers!

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Do You Have Dancing on the Brain? You Should! Do You Have Dancing on the Brain? You Should!

For more than a year, researchers followed two groups of active seniors to find out what type of exercise is the most healthy for their brains.

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Preparing for the Most Important Dance of Your Life Preparing for the Most Important Dance of Your Life

Your wedding is just around the corner and everything is falling into place. The invitations have been delivered, the venue has been booked, the DJ has been scheduled, and everything is ready to go -- except for one little thing: the first dance.

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Can You Imagine LOVING Exercise? Can You Imagine LOVING Exercise?

When it comes to exercising, there may be two types of people in the world. There are those who love to work out; they love running and going to the gym and sweating! And, then there are other people.

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Arthur Murray Charleston Invites Kids, Teens to Try Out Ballroom Dancing Arthur Murray Charleston Invites Kids, Teens to Try Out Ballroom Dancing

When you think about children’s activities, ballroom dancing may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, it should! Children and teens need to be active! When you are searching for something new to engage your kids, consider an activity that works the mind and the body: Ballroom Dancing!

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Dispelling Dance Class Awkwardness: How To Turn Your Social Anxiety Into Major Samba Skills Dispelling Dance Class Awkwardness: How To Turn Your Social Anxiety Into Major Samba Skills

Over the past 10 years, the number of people taking dance classes and attending ballroom events has increased by 35 percent. However, just because more people are participating in the art of dance doesn't mean they all feel completely comfortable in the dance studio.

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Keep Your Wedding Guests Dancing All Night Long Keep Your Wedding Guests Dancing All Night Long

Once the wedding ceremony is over, the party begins! But, how do you get your guests up on the dance floor? To get the room jumping, follow these tips.

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Got Stress? Dancing Is Just What the Doctor Ordered Got Stress? Dancing Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Like it or not, stress is a necessary part of life. Having a bit of stress pushes us to be our best, it keeps us focused and ready to tackle new challenges -- at work and at play.

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Simple Steps to Creating Your Best Bride and Groom Wedding Dance Simple Steps to Creating Your Best Bride and Groom Wedding Dance

With many bride and groom dances going viral in the past few years, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to create the best wedding dance possible. If you are feeling stressed, here are some wedding dance tips to ensure you have a memorable and fun first dance!

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What’s the Origin of Your Favorite Ballroom Dance? What’s the Origin of Your Favorite Ballroom Dance?

Did you know that Arthur Murray was an early pioneer of Swing Dancing? It’s true! First called the Lindy Hop in the 1920s, Swing is an all-American dance. And, talk about fun? What’s better than moving around on the dance floor with your favorite partner?

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The Best First Wedding Dance is Just 4 Tips Away! The Best First Wedding Dance is Just 4 Tips Away!

On your wedding day, it is easy to feel as if you are in a whirlwind. The day goes by so fast, and when you look back you will want at least some of the day's activities to stand out! One of these is the bride and groom dance. Here are some of our dance instructor-approved tips to make your first dance really stand out.

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Getting Started: Entering the World of Ballroom Dance Getting Started: Entering the World of Ballroom Dance

Learning to dance can be a life-changing experience. However, like anything worth doing, learning to dance takes time and dedication. Having a great attitude, choosing a dance instructor, following their lead (literally!) and believing in yourself are the first tools of the trade you need.

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No Need to Get “Dirty,” but it is Time to Get Dancing! No Need to Get “Dirty,” but it is Time to Get Dancing!

This week, the world celebrates an iconic movie that introduced us to the sexy Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and naive Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey). Dirty Dancing turns 40 this week! Can’t believe it? Neither can we! However, indeed, the movie, originally a low-budget summer rom-com, was released on Aug. 21, 1987.

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Summer Lovin? Rev Up Your the Romance in Your Relationship with Dance Lesson Summer Lovin? Rev Up Your the Romance in Your Relationship with Dance Lesson

Summer Lovin? Rev Up Your the Romance in Your Relationship with Dance Lesson

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A Dance a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: 5 Ways  Dancing Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle A Dance a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: 5 Ways Dancing Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

A Dance a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: 5 Ways Dancing Promotes a Healthy LifestyleMost Americans find it difficult to find the 30 minutes of recommended time for physical activity every day. The reason for many is that they simply haven’t found a workout they enjoy yet. How about Dancing? Dancing lessons are a fun way to improve your social life. In fact, even at the beginner level, dance programs can be a great way to boost your health.

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3 Reasons “Learn to Dance” Should be on Your Bucket List 3 Reasons “Learn to Dance” Should be on Your Bucket List

3 Reasons “Learn to Dance” Should be on Your Bucket List

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Arthur Murray: The Man, the Myth, the Legend Arthur Murray: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Arthur Murray Charleston, with a Long-Rich History, is the Place to Learn to Dance

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Be a Wallflower No More! Join Arthur Murray Charleston for a Jazzy Great Time at the Green Goat Be a Wallflower No More! Join Arthur Murray Charleston for a Jazzy Great Time at the Green Goat

Join Arthur Murray Charleston this Saturday, July 8, for Jazz & Blues Night at the Green Goat Restaurant. Come early and enjoy a sumptuous meal and stay for a FREE foxtrot lesson starting at 8 p.m. Then, settle in for an exciting, jazzy evening of fun. We’ll shut down the place together a midnight!

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Basic Ballroom Dancing Etiquette Basic Ballroom Dancing Etiquette

Learning how to ballroom dance is a fun activity that gets the heart pumping and the feet moving. By definition, ballroom dance refers to the 10 dances in International Ballroom and International Latin. There is a rich history behind many ballroom dances, and everything from the cha cha and rumba to the jive and foxtrot have different rules and traditions.

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5 Wacky Ballroom Dance Facts that will get you Moving 5 Wacky Ballroom Dance Facts that will get you Moving

Popular TV shows like So You Think you can Dance and Dancing with the Stars may make ballroom dance seem like the hot new thing. However, ballroom dancing has been popular all over the world for decades!

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Worried About Your Wedding Dance? Take Our Dance Class and Worry No More Worried About Your Wedding Dance? Take Our Dance Class and Worry No More

If you're preparing for your own wedding, there's a chance you might be looking back at old family wedding albums. Most of our grandparents were well versed in dancing, as it was a primary way they might have socialized as young people. So their first wedding dance was probably a breeze.

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To Line Dance or Sit it Out? Is that Really a Question? To Line Dance or Sit it Out? Is that Really a Question?

When you think about line dancing, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Is it cowgirls and cowboys two-stepping to the sounds of twangy country music? Or, do you see visions of the Electric Slide and Macarena? Regardless of who you picture dancing, you probably see huge smiles all around. That’s because no matter how you define line dancing, it’s a whole lotta fun!

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Arthur Murray Charleston Invites you to Swing the Night Away on May 13 at the Green Goat Arthur Murray Charleston Invites you to Swing the Night Away on May 13 at the Green Goat

Have you always wanted to dance but swear you have two left feet? Well, we've got some great news for you! While many social dances are romantic and elegant, Swing is just plain fun! There's no right and wrong. No one worries about making a mistake when they are out on the dance floor with friends. The atmosphere is happy and electric.

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Give Mom the Gift of Happiness and Dance Lessons! Give Mom the Gift of Happiness and Dance Lessons!

When it comes to buying something special for Mother’s Day, you’ve got an online world of ideas at your fingertips. But, the one thing you want for your mom, more than anything else, is to put a smile on her face. You want your gift to make her happy!

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The 5 Excuses You Are Making and Why You Should Dance Anyway! The 5 Excuses You Are Making and Why You Should Dance Anyway!

Are you still waiting to check "learn the cha cha" off of your New Year's Resolutions list? If your dance lesson daydreams are on hold because of a multitude of excuses, it's time to stop hesitating. For every excuse, there is a reason to rumba, fox trot, waltz and more.

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Questions To Ask Your Dance Instructor Before Your First Ballroom Dancing Lesson Questions To Ask Your Dance Instructor Before Your First Ballroom Dancing Lesson

Interested in taking ballroom dance lessons? Lucky for you, dance training can be a fun and exciting hobby that can bring you many different benefits from losing weight to making friends! Moreover, at Arthur Murray’s Charleston studio, we invite you to get involved for FREE!

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Calling all Chocoholics! Keep Eating...Then Dance! Calling all Chocoholics! Keep Eating...Then Dance!

Nine out of 10 people absolutely love chocolate. In fact, statistically speaking, more than 50 percent of all the people in the world say they “cannot live” without eating chocolate every day.

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Take a Trip Around The World through<br> the Magic of Ballroom Dance Take a Trip Around The World through
the Magic of Ballroom Dance

Ballroom dancing is a dynamic, exciting activity, filled with a rich history. Have you ever wondered about the different types of ballroom dances and where they originated? Read on to find about some fun facts about your favorite dances!

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Put Your Dancing Shoes on & Learn to Salsa Dance! Put Your Dancing Shoes on & Learn to Salsa Dance!

Looking to have fun, make new friends and get fit? It's time to find out how Salsa Dancing can make all the difference! At Arthur Murray Charleston, our highly experienced instructors are ready to get you out on the dance floor. It's easy and so much fun. What are you waiting for?

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Did You Know the Hustle is More Than a Line Dance? Did You Know the Hustle is More Than a Line Dance?

What do you think of when you hear someone mention the Hustle? Does an image of John Travolta moving effortlessly across a technicolor dance floor in Saturday Night Fever spring to mind? Maybe you associate the Hustle with bell-bottoms and shaggy hair.

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3 Steps for an Awesome Father Daughter Dance at Your Wedding 3 Steps for an Awesome Father Daughter Dance at Your Wedding

Your wedding day is almost here, and you are doing the best you can to make it the day of your dreams. The dress is tailored, the bridesmaids have all come together, and the reception is set to go off without a hitch. What about the father daughter dance?

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What to Expect From Your First Ballroom Dance Class What to Expect From Your First Ballroom Dance Class

Whether you're looking to rumba, tango, jive, or swing, ballroom dancing lessons are a great way to get moving for adults of any age or experience level. Some people feel nervous or intimidated before their first lesson, but there's no need! Here are some tips on what you can expect from your first class.

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This gift is forever... This gift is forever...

Flowers. Chocolates. A nice card. All perfectly acceptable gifts for Valentine's Day. But don't you want to WOW your love this year?

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What Ballroom Dance Are You? Take Our Quiz! What Ballroom Dance Are You? Take Our Quiz!

Ballroom dance is incredibly dynamic, just like you! Ever wonder what ballroom dance describes you and your personality? Take our quiz to find out!

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Want to Ballroom Dance? Here Are Some Great Physical and Mental Advantages That Will Come When You Step on the Dance Floor Want to Ballroom Dance? Here Are Some Great Physical and Mental Advantages That Will Come When You Step on the Dance Floor

physical and mental benefits of ballroom dancing

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Your Chance To WOW At Your Wedding:<br>The First Dance</br> Your Chance To WOW At Your Wedding:
The First Dance

Planning a wedding in 2017 is a lot different than it was even 10 years ago. Social media has put weddings in the spotlight. Sites like Pinterest give us a gateway to everything weddings. Boards on centerpieces, gowns, flowers, music. You name it, it’s there. And sites like YouTube allow us to experience these beautiful weddings as if we were actually an invited guest. Some of our favorite videos to watch: THE FIRST DANCE!

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Arthur Murray Opens Its Doors In Charleston Arthur Murray Opens Its Doors In Charleston

Owner JR Duncan has brought Arthur Murray to Charleston with its newest location on 1300 Savannah Highway.

The grand opening is only days away and as Duncan says, “Arthur Murray is so much more than what you expect.”

This is the NEW and improved Arthur Murray, not the one you imagine, which is probably a dimly lit room with an older crowd slowly waltzing to unfamiliar ballroom music.

That image is the old Arthur Murray. We introduce you to Arthur Murray 2016!

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