Last updated 6 days ago
The West Coast Swing is a spirited, uplifting dance that traces its roots back to the Lindy Hop, the original swing dance. This partner dance emphasizes smooth, fluid movements and improvisation. The West Coast Swing can be performed in a single, double, or triple style of rhythm. Like other styles of swing dance, the West Coast Swing is usually set to the rhythmic tones of jazz music.
To see a skillful demonstration of the West Coast Swing, watch this video. You’ll be inspired to get up and dance yourself as you watch these two dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio perform.
Dancing is a beautiful form of artistic and personal expression. Get started today by signing up for swing dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Call our San Jose location at (408) 899-5354 for our current class schedule.
Last updated 18 days ago
Did you know that dancing can help you improve cognitive functions and even delay or prevent the onset of dementia-related symptoms like memory loss? If you're a senior searching for a fun, exciting, and effective way to keep both your mind and your body healthy as you age, then it might be time for you to add ballroom dance lessons—in styles like tango or salsa—to your weekly routine. Let's take a closer look at the many benefits of dance lessons for seniors.
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Dancing is an excellent activity for those concerned about their cardiovascular health or those who are currently plagued by heart-related problems like high blood pressure or heart disease. This is because it is an aerobic activity that elevates the heart rate, thereby causing oxygen to flow more adequately through the bloodstream. If your heart doctor has recommended that you take up a sport or activity to keep your heart problems in check, consider signing up for salsa or swing dance lessons.
Increase Energy Levels
It's not uncommon for seniors to feel sluggish throughout the week as a result of low energy levels and a lack of motivation. If you’re a senior who is finding it tough to stay active during the day, then you'll be happy to learn that just a few hours of ballroom dance lessons each week could help boost your stamina and leave you feeling more energized.
Add Excitement to Your Social Life
Another major benefit of engaging in weekly tango dance lessons is that it allows you to be surrounded by other seniors with similar interests and a desire to add some pep to their social lives. Meeting up regularly with new friends in an exciting environment is a great way to stimulate your mood and to boost basic brain functions like speech and memory acquisition.
Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose, we offer a wide variety of ballroom dance lessons for seniors. Since our classes cover a spectrum of experience levels, you never have to worry whether your experience or inexperience will make you over or under qualified for a lesson at our studio. To enroll in one of our courses or to arrange to try one out, visit us in person or call (408) 899-5354.
Last updated 23 days ago
If you're eager to enroll in lessons here at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose, then we recommend that you take a brief moment to find out which style of instruction or program type is the right fit for your experience, lifestyle, and personality. The three main dance program categories to choose from are private lessons, group lessons, and practice parties.
The last of these three options, practice parties, is a weekly program that provides experienced dancers with an opportunity to practice what they have previously learned during one of our ballroom dance lessons. Although they are set in a group environment, they differ from group lessons as the lessons focus entirely on instruction and further learning. Finally, private lessons are available for those who want to set their own pace and receive more personal guidance and feedback.
The best way to find out which dance program is the perfect fit for you is to speak with the staff or instructors here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of San Jose. As the second oldest franchise of dance studios in the country, we have decades of experience assisting students of all backgrounds with their dancing goals. Call us today at (408) 899-5354 to enroll for salsa dance lessons, wedding dance lessons, or another style of ballroom dance lessons with us.