Studio Calendar/EventsFind local dance classes, dance activities and ballroom dancing events at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dallas. View all local dance information for Arthur Murray Dance Studio from this month’s studio calendar. Arthur Murray International has over 280 Dance Studios teaching dance around the world. Our dance calendars are updated monthly.
Dances We OfferThey say that dance is a great way to express your emotions. While this may sound like such a cliché, the quote seems to have endured throughout the years mainly because there’s truth to it. It’s wise to choose an activity that encourages you to express your very own creativity. There are several styles to choose from and you need to know how each dance is unique from the other.
Wedding Dance LessonsArthur Murray Wedding Specialists will help you create a special moment where the two of you can enjoy the closeness of one another, dancing to a special song without feeling awkward or afraid. The investment of time and money will be the best one you make for your wedding day. A year from now or twenty years from now you and your spouse will still be dancing!
I fell into dancing right around the time I started graduate school. It happened one evening in February 2007. I remember I used to see the studio every evening off the highway, feeling tired from an overwhelming night of classes and studying and just thinking, "Man, if I could only dance, I am sure I would feel so much better." I remembered that I grew up watching ballroom shows on television and wishing that I could do that one day. I made it my New Year's Resolution that year to do something for myself, so I decided to go back to the one thing I knew I did fairly well as a kid - dancing. I put my fears aside and walked into the Dallas studio and left feeling like a new woman!
I have danced since I was 4 years old. In my home country of Guayaquil, Ecuador social dancing was the norm. I grew up dancing salsa, merengue and the traditional music of my country - cumbia - but ballroom was different for me. Before I joined the studio I had not danced in about 3 years. I was a parent, a wife, and a student who felt overwhelmed with the responsibilities of everyday life and did not think I could in a busy schedule fill in a couple of minutes of fun just for myself.
I started dancing at least once a week, then several times a month, learning a few steps here and there and training my muscles to just relax and enjoy the music. I felt a bit awkward at first dancing without a partner (since my husband does not dance and did not want to join me in my new endeavor), but I did not care. I would continue dancing just to see where it would take me.
Through dancing at the Dallas studio, I have met some new friends, learned new steps outside of my comfort zone and learned how to dress up again. The studio is my other home, the one place where I can unwind and forget about the housework for a bit, and the science project I have to help my daughter finish or the stress of life as a news reporter.
I look forward to my dance classes not only because I can "chill out" for those couple of minutes, but because I can see my friends and also my instructors who make "how was your day?" sound so welcoming and just wonderful.
Why wouldn't I want to do this forever?
I fell into dancing right around the time I started graduate school. It happened one evening in February 2007. I remember I used to see the studio every evening off the highway, feeling tired from an overwhelming night of classes and studying and just thinking, "Man, if I could only dance, I am sure I would feel so much better." I remembered that I grew up watching ballroom shows on television and wishing that I could do that one day....more