Last updated 7 months ago
Your wedding is one of the most momentous occasions of your life, and it takes a lot of planning to make sure it goes off without a hitch. As you prepare for the big day by selecting a venue, hiring a caterer, and booking a DJ or band, don’t forget to give some thought to preparing yourself, as well. In addition to finding the perfect wedding dress or tuxedo, you should also get ready by taking dance lessons at a local dance studio. Keep reading to learn why you should definitely take dance lessons before your wedding.
Delight Your Guests
Your wedding day will be one of the few days in your life when it is truly all about you. As you take the next step in life and commit yourself to your new spouse, the flashbulbs will be popping and all of your guests will be watching your every move. Since you’re the star of the show, it’s important to feel confident in all aspects of the day—including your first dance as a married couple. Whether you choose a slow, romantic song or a more playful, upbeat tune to dance to, you owe it to yourself and your new spouse to look great on the dance floor. A few dance lessons before the wedding will give you the confidence you need for your first dance, and more.
Be Ready for Your Big Day
You wouldn’t let your wedding day arrive without trying on what you’re going to wear, so why would you go on the dance floor without a little bit of practice? Your dance instructor can help you and your fiancé pick a song that reflects your personality as a couple, and you’ll be able to learn the style of dance to go along with that song. Depending on your skill level, you can learn basic steps or ask for a fully choreographed routine to impress your guests on the big day.
Let one of the wedding dance specialists at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose help you prepare for the biggest day of your life. Call us at (408) 426-5802 to schedule a complimentary private dance lesson. When your wedding day arrives, you’ll be so glad you did!
Last updated 7 months ago
Did you know that adults are recommended to get at least 150 minutes of exercise every week? This breaks down to 30 minutes a day for five days each week. Though these guidelines might sound easy to achieve, they can be a lofty goal for many adults with hectic schedules. Exercise is much easier to stick with when you are doing something you enjoy, such as taking dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Read on for a look at the health benefits of dancing.
Unlike some forms of exercise that isolate a specific group of muscles, dance gives you a full-body workout. You may discover muscles you didn’t even know you had! Your legs and feet will be worked, of course, and your arms and core will also be targeted as you keep your posture upright and your flourishes smooth. Because dance is a weight-bearing activity, it can build your bone strength along with your muscles. When you’re looking for a fun way to get in shape, look no further than taking dance lessons.
Calorie Burning Activity
Whether you are beginner, intermediate, or experienced dancer, dancing packs a calorie-burning punch that can help you keep those extra pounds off. The number of calories you burn during each dance lesson depends on your own body and the style and speed of dance you’re doing, but you can rest assured that you’re burning more calories than you would be at home on the couch.
Mental Health Booster
Your body isn’t the only thing getting a workout when you dance. Dance lessons have benefits for your brain, as well. Physical exercise increases blood flow to the brain, and can ease symptoms of stress and depression. As you memorize new steps and work with different partners, your brain will learn to adapt to varying mental challenges, giving you increased intellectual fitness as well as physical fitness.
Are you ready to start dancing? Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose offers dance lessons in ballroom, salsa, tango, swing and more. Call us at (408) 426-5802 to learn about enrolling in dance lessons to benefit your physical and mental health.
Last updated 7 months ago
Bolero has long been known as the “dance of love,” and it’s easy to understand why when you witness the sensual movements and smooth rhythms for yourself. Take a look at this video to see Bolero in action at Arthur Murray.
Bolero is a favorite of many dance instructors and students because it combines grace, poise, and a flirtatious character all into one seamless dance. Its origins can be traced back to Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Latin America. As you can see in this video, it is enjoyable for both the dancers and the crowd, who cheer them on at every turn.
Let yourself experience the wonder and seduction of Bolero and many other dances at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose. Call us at (408) 426-5802 to start your journey into the world of dance. You can also visit our website to learn more about our dance studio and the many styles of dance we can teach you.
Last updated 7 months ago
If you have never danced before, the idea of starting can be a little bit intimidating. However, instead of letting this hold you back, you can use it as motivation to get started on learning something new and fun. For many people, simply starting to take dance lessons provides a boost of self-confidence as they take on something that is a challenge for them. As your dance skills improve and you get more and more enjoyment out of dancing, you may find that your self-esteem improves along with your confidence in your ability to overcome obstacles. Dancing can help you get into great shape, and strengthens the mind-body connection, making you more aware and confident in your body’s ability to move than ever before.
Come experience the link between dancing and confidence for yourself at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose. Give us a call at (408) 426-5802 to learn about the variety of dance styles we offer, and to schedule your first lesson on your way to better self-esteem.
Last updated 8 months ago
If you’re new to dance lessons, it may surprise you that there are different types of dances within the country genre. When you sign up for country dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, you can choose from the country western waltz and the country western two-step. These two types of dance are both spirited, yet romantic.
Country Western Waltz
The country western waltz originated in the 1800s as a modified version of a traditional waltz during a period in which country music truly began to flourish. However, it didn’t become wildly popular until it was featured in a movie, Urban Cowboy. Today, dance club patrons enjoy this romantic waltz with its three-step tempo. The dance itself is the perfect accompaniment to slow guitar strumming with an upbeat drumming. If you’re looking for a dance that’s a little bit faster and more spirited than most slow dances, give the country western waltz a try.
Country Western Two-Step
If you prefer a much faster type of dance, consider enrolling in our dance lessons for the country western two-step. There are many different manifestations of the two-step. It first began to evolve in the 1840s, after which it rapidly grew in popularity as a spirited type of barn dance. This particular dance is typically performed to the unique sounds of a fiddler. Country fiddlers tend to play at a progressively faster tempo, and dancers match their tempo accordingly. The country western two-step is a joyous celebration of movement and music, set to a four-step pattern. You and your partner will turn and twist your way around the dance floor during these lessons.
In addition to offering different styles of country dance lessons, Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers ballroom dance lessons and classes in salsa, tango, and swing. With so many different classes available, you’re sure to find the right style for your personality! To sign up for a class or learn more about us, call our San Jose location at (408) 899-5354.