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 still some time to savor what’s left of 2017. If you want to find fun places that include dancing this New Year’s Eve (NYE), look no further! The Dead Line With a Gatsby theme, champagne, a special NYE menu, dancing and …

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 good times. And did you know that going to parties and festive gatherings helps you kick butt in your dancing? Christmas Sweaters Do some of them look ridiculous? Absolutely, but we still wear them because it’s that time of year. When …

Quick Thought: The Extras Make The Difference

When you work out, it’s not the first 20 push-ups, it’s the last 10 that make you ripped. Those first 20 burpees are great, but it’s the last 10 that’ll give you the cardiovascular system of a track star. And 40 sit-ups will help you achieve the result you want, but it’s the last 15 that will give you abs …

Reverse Bucket List

Most of us have heard of a bucket list: listing achievements we hope to one day accomplish before we “kick the bucket”. There’s even a movie by that same name with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. But if I asked you to make a reverse bucket list, would you know where to start? A reverse bucket list is all of …

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: engaging, friendly, patient, extremely knowledgeable, and has been in the industry as a teacher, franchisee, and traveling consultant for over 39 years. And, as it turns out, this all-around cool guy and dancing dynamo has a few nuggets of wisdom in …

Real Men Dance

What’s your excuse for not learning to dance? One of my favorites is real men don’t dance. How crazy is that? In my experience, real men are confident they can be good at anything they choose. Reminds me of a time I was out at the club, dancing with a variety of different women while my buddies mocked me. “What …

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 activities. I was lucky enough to team up with Special Olympics Washington and, after starting a trial period class which later became an ongoing class, would like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned along the way. THE …

Dancing Really is Fun to Watch

Do you appreciate beautiful dancing? If you’re anything like me, you know that all you need to do so is sit on the couch and watch shows like Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and World of Dance. And while it’s easy to sit back and admire those dancers, what I find just as exciting to …

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 for us! Here are 5 ways we may be causing more harm than good. Reminding him what the teacher has told him in the past Pay attention to the things your teacher is asking him to think about, but don’t memorize …

Dance It Off!

I learned early in my dance career that you get more energy from dancing than you put into it. Just like a battery, you can recharge yourself in almost any situation. If you’re ever down, sad, mad or just need a pick me up, dancing can be an answer. I was recently thinking about “dance as the answer” while watching …