Festival Season is Here!

Festival

Celebrate your dance studio this Festival season!

Festival is happening across the globe right now for every Arthur Murray, and is a fun opportunity for us as a studio to compete against other studios and be awarded for our accomplishments. With the support shown by you, our growing student body, and our stellar dance instructors, we continue to be a further recognized studio in the Arthur Murray community.

Starting this week, whether you are a student in Napa or Santa Rosa, if you sponsor your dance instructor, perform a spotlight, bring a friend to a group class, and other activities, you will start earning points!

With these points, you will gain a chance to win cool prizes and awesome freebies!

There are different levels of sponsorship to choose from. Check with your instructor or studio manager to help you pick which one is best for you.

Make sure to pick up a Festival Flyer to check out the dates, and party themes at your studio. 

We appreciate you showing your spirit in supporting our team, and the love we have for ballroom dance!

 

 

What an incredible Showcase journey we took this weekend.

It could not have been more amazing! Having the opportunity to dance with our students in their flapper/20's attire, and see them shine through the countless heats, made us oh so proud. Of course, everyone felt a little bit nervous at the beginning, but as we got on the floor we soon saw that all melt away. Through their performances we watched the excitement build, by the time the night was over, everyone wanted to keep dancing!

We really saw the difference it made to our students at Arthur Murray's, and how it brought out a new found confidence in each of them. Here are some highlights from our weekend!

Alexandra, Isa, Jeff and Joanne.

Alexandra, Isa, Jeff and Joanne.

Isa, Jeff, and Joanne.

Isa, Jeff, and Joanne.

Derek, and Portia.

Derek, and Portia.

Raphael, and Trish.

Raphael, and Trish.

Heidi, and Portia.

Heidi, and Portia.

Staff winners of the Jack and Jill competition, Alexandra from Santa Rosa came in 3rd!

Staff winners of the Jack and Jill competition, Alexandra from Santa Rosa came in 3rd!

After this weekend is over, we are truly looking forward to the next Freestyle Showcase coming around September 15th-16th. 

Check out our Facebook page for more photos!

Top 5 Benefits of Doing a Solo.

Maybe you've been dreaming about performing a solo, or have been giving it extra thought recently. Right now is a perfect time to piece together all of those skills you've acquired, and have some fun getting extra creative. With solo extravaganza being right around the corner (April 20th in Napa, 21st in Santa Rosa), trust us when we tell you, performing a solo will be one of the best decisions you will ever make.

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Whether you're nervous or excited, here are the top 5 benefits we see our students gain from presenting a solo:

1. You'll See Yourself Improve- As you progress as a dancer, you definitely want to showcase your talents. What's the point of having a skill, if you never get to show the world, let alone a room full of people. Any chance to shine and stretch as a performer, gives yourself a valuable gauge on where you are, and how to progress. 

2. You'll Develop Your Style-  Focus on frame, posture, and head position. Working on a routine gives you the time you need to add flare, and spice up your moves. If there was ever a time to be over the top, it's now. 

3. You'll Build Your Confidence- Sharing all your hard work with others, will build your confidence as a dancer tremendously! Preparing for this event will help you understand where you are, where you're going, and how to improve to get there. Think about it as more of challenge for yourself and less of a competition with others, and you'll only build your confidence up. 

4. You'll Become Healthier Both Physically and Mentally- We can physically challenge ourselves to exercise, and eat better. A healthy body yields a healthy spirit, and a happier lifestyle. We are also able to challenge ourselves mentally by taking part in competitions that will test our skills

5. You'll Gain a New Experience and Have More Fun- The truth is, it's easy to do the same old thing. But, why not challenge ourselves to try new things and gain new experiences? Like learning how to ballroom dance, bachata, or take part in competitions. That way we meet new people, learn more, have more fun, improve our skills and grow as a person.

Now you know the formula, you + dance solos = an ultimately better life! We hope you feel inspired to start thinking about a routine you'd like to do for Solo Extravaganza. 

Be sure you ask your dance instructor to help you get started at your next lesson.