Practice Parties

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  • 21/12/2017
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A Recap of the Fourth Annual Murray Awards!

On Friday, December 15th, we celebrated our fourth annual Murray Awards! It is our end of year Student Appreciation Party and it was a great success! Despite the dreary weather, we welcomed students of both Arthur Murray Cranford and Arthur Murray Hillsborough into our Cranford studio. Both studios are owned by franchisees Danila and Nuria Kartashov. It was an exciting time to have students from both studios in one place for such a grand affair. The event was catered, with tables set out for students and staff to enjoy dinner together. Students excitedly dressed to the nines to show off … Continue reading “A Recap of the Fourth Annual Murray Awards!”

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  • 16/06/2017
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Newsome Twosome – Let’s Celebrate!

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 be joined by your instructors and fellow new students for a full minute of dancing. As most students start with … Continue reading “Newsome Twosome – Let’s Celebrate!”

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  • 11/05/2017
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Why Do I Have To Do A Spotlight?

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 to do this one. It’s not that you weren’t listening, because we know you treasure every word – but anything … Continue reading “Why Do I Have To Do A Spotlight?”

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  • 04/04/2017
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7 Reasons Why Practice Parties Aren’t Scary, They’re Your New Best Friend

“Move your hips more!” Club style dances — Salsa, Bachata, Country, or Merengue — look best when the hips are relaxed. When you are at a practice session, you can focus on fluid, continued movement. “New steps!” Variety keeps both the leader and follower engaged. Syllabus steps are great! But sometimes you can feel limited. By never stopping while you are at a party, you will start to create your own feel for creativity. “Connect with your partner more!” When you are in the studio with your instructor, we work on a very nice BIG frame. It is very rare … Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Practice Parties Aren’t Scary, They’re Your New Best Friend”

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