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Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 2

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Dancing continues on Saturday with the open category. For this division, teachers and dancers are not limited to syllabus material. Many let loose on the floor, whether executing well rehearsed choreography or adding their own special touch to the moves. Recognizing the desire for an environment more suited for social dancing, Arthur Murray now includes club-style events. Rather than looking for perfect footwork and frame, adjudicators want to see a strong connection between the dancers – as if the two

Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 1

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Each year in early summer, Cranford and Hillsborough travel up the coast with a team of students to attend the Boston Dance-O-Rama. This year’s team included: Eric Adams, Jerry and Jennifer Cerulli,  Jim and Debbie Ford, Kerry Francis, Wedlyne Pluviose, and Lynn Rabadeau. Located in Quincy, BDOR entices Arthur Murray studios from across the North American continent for four days full of camaraderie, spirited cheering, sparkles galore – and plenty of dancing. This year, BDOR kicked off with a Grease

Newsome Twosome – Let’s Celebrate!

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Congratulations! You’ve just started your dance adventure by becoming a Bronze 1 student. We want to celebrate with a Newsome Twosome. Every new student who joins Arthur Murray Cranford has the privilege of dancing in a Newsome Twosome on the last Monday of every month during the practice party. Those dancing have all just begun their dance adventure  and often have no more than ten lessons under their belt. You will not be on the floor alone (yet!), but will

An Interview With: Keenan!

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What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day? “My favorite part of the Arthur Murray day is teaching lessons. I love sharing and teaching about the thing I love so much.” What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray? “I like to play xbox to distress. I also like to do outdoor things, like dirt biking, hiking, camping, etc.”   How did you start dancing? “I started dancing in elementary school, after seeing my friend

An Interview With: Laura!

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What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day? “Dinner is an exciting hour in the day to be able to get together with the staff to eat and chat! It is great to have time during a work day to have this. Most of all dinner builds camaraderie and being like a family. My favorite part of my day is being a part of the Practice Party. This really is such a party! There is constant dancing, but

An Interview With: Alexis!

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What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day? “I’m not sure I can say I have a single favorite part but I do have a favorite aspect, and that’s the camaraderie and respect that fills the studio from the moment you peer through the glass doors.”   What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray? “When I’m not at Arthur Murray, I am typically enjoying my days with my family, finding new places for good

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A Day In The Life: Keenan

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I wake up at 8:00am to a motivational video as my alarm, and head straight to the gym. There, I do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting and/or plyometric workout. Around 9:00 I head home and eat 3 eggs and half a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast, I do everything I need to do to get ready for the day – it usually takes about an hour. Then I have from 10-11 to do

Your First Group Class

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Arthur Murray studios take great pride in creating strong social dancers. Their secret? The three part teaching system: personal lessons, group classes, and practice parties. Part of the reason people choose Arthur Murray is the unparalleled service offered on your personal lesson. It is a semi-private, comforting environment for you to learn the finer points of dancing. But more often than not, learning to dance is not the hardest part – socializing is. Before attending your first practice party, we

Why Do I Have To Do A Spotlight?

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No matter where you are on your dance journey, your dance guru will eventually bring up the S word. After the dramatic music fades from the background and you’ve recovered from the shock, you find your name next to your instructors name, dancing Rumba, on a page entitled “MJ vs Madonna Spotlight Party”. How did it get there? During the blackout period, your instructor gave you very specific reasons as to what a spotlight is and why they want you

Winning Arthur Murray Swag: A Beginner’s Guide To IDF

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Even if you are new to Arthur Murray, you know we like to party. Each spring we amp up the party during an Arthur Murray worldwide bonanza called International Dance Festival. International Dance Festival is an international competition between all 280+ studios. The objective is to increase student involvement in the studio; what better way than to throw theme parties and special classes?! As a student, you earn points for your studio with everything you do, such as: sponsoring your

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