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By Jazmin on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:57 PM

Dancing can seem like its own language.  Learning to dance can certainly feel like learning a new language.  But, once we get the hang of things like "letters," "words," and "sentence structure," we're ready to learn more!  Maybe we're ready for something like "creative writing."  That's where Dance-O-Rama's or DOR's come in.

By Jazmin on Monday, December 03, 2012 8:06 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKING FINALS to all of our students & competing professionals who participated in last weekend’s “DC DOR.” We’re so proud of how well everyone represented yourselves and the Green Brook & Highland Park Studios

(Always wanted to compete or perform?  Ask us how to get started!  We’ll see you on the dance floor soon!!! )

By Jazmin on Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:21 AM
 

  “…Dancing is a great activity for people age 50 and older because you can vary the level of physical exertion so easily…Ballroom dance, line dancing, and other kinds of social dance are most popular ...because they allow people to get together and interact socially, while getting some exercise and having fun at the same time..."

 
Once you start dancing, you might not want to stop!

(Click Read More below for article excerpts & a link to the full original)
By Jazmin on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:31 PM

 

 You knew dancing was good for you, but did you realize just how good?!  This article is worth repeating and repeating….just like your favorite dance moves!

Click Read More below for a few great highlights...(full article available here)

 

By Jazmin on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:22 PM
In the studio. In the club. In the streets.  It doesn't much matter where or when, just dance -- everywhere!

"The floor" doesn't have to be "just right."  The steps will rarely be "perfect."  Even the timing may not always be "what we learned." Sometimes we just have to let our bodies hear our own music - our own breathing and heartbeats - and we'll find the rhythm and the movement together.  Just dance!

Tango Forever

Argentine Tango: Always stunning. Always perfect to dance anywhere.

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By Jazmin on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:53 PM

One of our American greats, Alvin Ailey, answers the questions why dance? who are we dancing for,? and why keep dancing? with his usual passion and grace:

Now we have to ask and answer the questions for ourselves: so....Why dance?

By Jazmin on Friday, June 22, 2012 3:38 PM

You're invited to join us for a very special evening fundraiser: dinner, dancing, exhibitions, & silent auction...all in support of two very special "Future Stars."

(click here for downloadable flyer)


 

By Jazmin on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 3:45 PM
Coral Gables, FL- 2012 marks 100 years since a shy young man named Arthur Murray stepped onto the dance floor and into the history of American pop culture.  Known best for the iconic Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Arthur Murray was a brilliant marketer and innovator, starting his dance teaching career in 1912. 

“Arthur Murray always looked for new ways to reach people and saw the vast possibilities of mass media,” John Kimmins, President of Arthur Murray International.  “Fueled by a passion for sharing his love of dance, Murray embraced the latest in technology and media to bring joy to millions.”

As a student in college, Arthur developed and marketing the idea of selling dance lessons one footstep at a time by mail.  During the 1920s, he arranged for the first live radio broadcast of dance music, with the help of a group of young engineering students from Georgia Tech, bringing live music to a rooftop party in downtown Atlanta.

When steamship cruises became widely popular , Arthur made sure...
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