Dancing For The New Year

It’s a new year, which means a bright new feel to everything. It’s an excellent time to think about what you want in the new future of your life, both short term and long term. Of course, that leads to one of the most popular New Year’s traditions: New Year’s resolutions. There is no wrong time to start with a life change, but sometimes an outside influence is best to spur someone onward, and January especially can feel like a fresh new leaf everyone is eager to turn over.

Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford

Learning a new skill for a new year is always an admirable undertaking, especially when you consider what an investment it can be in your health and happiness. Taking a dance studio class—be it for social situations, exercise, an upcoming event, or simply for fun—is an investment for the rest of your life, and beneficial in a lot more ways than you might initially expect.

Dance studio lessons offer great exercise, both for the body and mind. It is easier on the joints than running, and it may not even seem like a workout. But dance can lead to weight loss, increased flexibility and mobility, better posture, better coordination, and better endurance. It is an exercise for the mind, too; dance involves learning different steps and styles, and requires active thinking as you move with a partner.

Dancing has always been a social go-to for people around the world, whether it is for weddings, at clubs, or just for a fun Saturday night out. Dancing has been proven to reduce stress, increase self-confidence, and help people overcome shyness. People feel more at ease in social situations, and the growth in confidence extends outside the dance studio as well! You won’t have to ever say “no” to a dance invitation again.

Dance studio classes are an excellent way to make new friends and have more to do in your free time, and they can be a hobby shared with friends and loved ones. It’s a way to build goals and opportunities to succeed, not to mention the sense of accomplishment when you achieve new skills! It is the stress relief of choice of many people across the globe.

This new year, give the gift of dance! Whether it’s a gift to yourself or someone you know, Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford is a place where you can Walk In, and Dance Out—with a new skill for life!

New Year’s Resolution Guest Party at Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford

The end of 2016 is nearly upon us! The holidays are winding down, the days are beginning to get longer, and people are looking back over their New Year’s Resolutions—some with pride, some with amusement, some with exasperation, and some with a last bolt of panic.

The good news for everyone who’s wanted to learn new moves this year: Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford is hosting one last Guest Party before the year is up! The theme is Near Year’s Resolution, so it’s perfect for anyone who has wanted to learn a new skill, get a little exercise, become more social, or try something new.

Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford

Our dance center’s New Year’s Resolution Guest Party starts at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, December 30th. Students are encouraged to bring friends, family, or coworkers to our guest parties. We only ask that they RSVP beforehand with our guest director, Colleen. Refreshments will be served, including champagne to help ring in the New Year (a little early).

The evening begins with a special group class, where guests are offered beginner dance lessons to a couple of different dances so that they can handle a variety of social dance situations. Everything is taught at a beginner’s level, so no prior experience is required. Guests will learn new steps, how to interact with a partner, and about various types of music.

Afterward, guests are immediately able to show off their new moves. The dance center hosts a practice party, where each song comes with announced choreography that people can use, and guests are free to choose partners as they wish. Our students are also there to practice and have a good time, so there are a wide variety of dances and skill levels. Instructors will be there to act as partners and to answer questions, too, but will not be instructing like in class. They’re there to help our dancers have a good time showcasing their new skills.

RSVP by phone at (908) 272-7955 or email us at cranford@arthurmurraynewjersey.com. We’ll see you there!

Photo Credit: Pat & Kerri