Arthur Murray Thousand Oaks - Romance

The Romance of Dance

Every romantic relationship reaches a point of comfort, whether it is a fresh relationship or a seasoned one.  I’m not talking about the good type of comfort, where you forego the need to be dressed to the nines around your significant other. I’m talking about the type of comfort that sets in when you find yourselves on the couch watching Netflix, eating Chinese takeout instead of going out.

Now you’re probably reading along, thinking “hmm, that sounds pretty comfortable to me.”  However, just like the old adage says – everything in moderation. While being a couch potato is nice, it’s also important to stay active and physically involved with your partner. What better way to achieve both than to take Ballroom dance lessons?

Our friends over at Arthur Murray Las Vegas shared a common revelation with us when it comes to couples.  “Holding your partner close and moving to the music is the most romantic skill any couple can add to their lives.” Simply put, just being in close proximity for a period of time can bring back that spark you both miss.

When you’re dancing with your significant other, you are given another avenue to appreciate the connection that exists between you two.  Your eyes meet in a special way, your bodies come together to move in unison, and you learn to breathe together as one – it’s all about connection.  Forget a hug that lasts a few seconds…how about exploring the connection that exists between you two when set to hours of inspiring music.  You will come to appreciate something new about your partner…all fueled by the constant push and pull of romantic connection in ballroom dance.  In just a few sessions, you’ll feel closer to your significant other than the time you did sharing Chow Mein while binge-watching Orange is the New Black.

Of course everyone knows how important it is to exercise – we’ve all heard it before.  However, the lack of desire to visit a gym becomes a giant barrier to entry that keeps people far away in the first place. One of the best ways to get into exercising regularly is to frame it in a positive light.  Why not select a fun activity that you can do with somebody you care about?  Ballroom dance checks both of those boxes.

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Everybody knows that dancing is great cardiovascular exercise, but a lot of people avoid it like the plague, claiming they can’t dance.  A lot of potential students think they have to know how to dance in order to start at Arthur Murray – that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Part of the entire experience is learning something new alongside your partner, challenging each other to step out of your comfort zones, while burning plenty of calories.  MSNBC journalist Ken Richards found that “Depending on the step, ballroom dancing can burn anywhere from 250 calories to 400 calories an hour…which is about the same energy expenditure as a brisk 30-minute walk on a treadmill.” I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather dance the night away with my significant other than walk on a treadmill to burn 250 calories.

Once you’ve been working out, or in this case dancing, and getting closer to your partner, you will notice an increase in your own self esteem. This will not only improve your health, but also better your relationship.  Since you spend time practicing challenging dance steps together, you will be more in-tune with your partner…attentive to both the verbal and non-verbal communications that make relationships special.  At the end of the day, you will come to appreciate the happiness and security that ballroom dance brought to your relationship.

Dancing is excellent for your heart, both physically and romantically, giving you a strong reason to get out of the house and spend some together.  You will quickly learn the importance of working together as a team, developing a common interest that you can both enjoy just about anywhere you find music.

In conclusion, ballroom dance is so much more than just dancing. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with your partner, enjoying your time together in an active way that you can share for the rest of your lives. Start moving and grooving your way to everlasting love!

Live, Love, Dance, and Enjoy!

The Arthur Murray Thousand Oaks Team





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