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Man-up! How to Win Points with ANY Woman https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/man-win-points-woman/ https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/man-win-points-woman/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 21:42:17 +0000 http://chicagoarthurmurray.com/?p=666 Man-up! How to Win Points with ANY Woman Whether you’re looking for a date, a more long term relationship, or trying to spice up the one […]

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Man-up! How to Win Points with ANY Woman

Whether you’re looking for a date, a more long term relationship, or trying to spice up the one you’re in, there’s a couple of sure fire ways to impress any partner.  What is a woman looking for, exactly? I certainly can’t speak for all women, but most want to spend their time with someone who’s fun, interesting, confident, romantic in the right moments, and has depth of character.  So how can you show her all of that without saying a word? Here’s an idea.

1. Being able to dance shows your James Bond versatility

Would you like to show a lady you can be fun, casually confident, and cool but still be more into HER than a Baseball game or sports bar scenario?  What about dinner and a fun evening of dancing at a blues, jazz or Salsa club? Taking her for a spin on the dance floor shows a mysterious side that will keep her guessing…and interested.  Want to show her (and anyone else you’d like to impress!) that you have a sophisticated and elegant side to your personality? ..to show that you have the chops to be at a high end business function as well?  Having the skills to Waltz, Foxtrot or Tango at a classy event or fundraiser will surely sweep her off her feet.

2. Ladies love the true Chivalry involved with a dance experience.

You ask a lady for a dance, take her hand and walk her onto the floor.  You take her in your arms, and take control.  You’re the Man, and you lead.  The best part?  She loves it!!  The dance floor is the place where you can be in complete control, especially if you know how.  You get to tell her what to do without saying a word, and she likes it…no, she LOVES it–she’s intoxicated by it!  And believe me, a few great dances on the dance floor will go a lot further on your ‘Gentlemen scale’ than just opening the car door for her.

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3. It Makes you more interesting

Every woman wants to date a man that is more than just what meets the eye. Skills like cooking, dancing, speaking another language or playing a musical instrument can do nothing but add to the attraction, and increase the activities you can do and enjoy together. Playing sports together may mean competing against each other, not a great idea if someone is a sore loser!  Going to a movie could be fun, but isn’t necessarily focused on any interactive quality time.  Activities where you talk, laugh and have an experience together, like learning to Tango, for example, give you a shared, unique bond where you work as a couple to create something amazing.  Experiences such as those will have a return on investment for years to come!

4. Gives you automatic romance points

Women love a man that can be romantic and thoughtful when he wants to be.   A spontaneous dance moment when out to dinner, on vacation, walking down the street, or just a spin and dip in the kitchen can mean the world to her.  We also know that any relationship will have its ups and downs—good times and disagreements.  The relationships based on respect and long term happiness, are ones that can get back to what you mean to each other in times of conflict.  What better way to show her how you feel, than to spend a quality evening with her (and get out of the dog house if necessary), by taking her out dancing!

5. Confidence is always sexy!

Everyone is attracted to Confidence (as long as it’s not arrogant)–it shows success, belief in yourself, and trustworthiness. Posture alone is one big indicator of confidence, and where better to learn great stance and posture than on the dance floor!  Of course, success at work, being able to provide for yourself and others is a big factor in your own feeling of self-worth and confidence.  But there is more to an exciting life than just work, so feeling good about skills you have outside of your career can be just as important.

 

Fact: A man that can dance is more attractive to almost any woman!  You can visit an Arthur Murray today, and start making the more exciting life you’ve always imagined, a Reality.

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Guaranteed Vacation Boosters: Must-Haves for Any #Tropical Getaway! https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/guaranteed-vacation-boosters-must-haves-tropical-getaway/ https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/guaranteed-vacation-boosters-must-haves-tropical-getaway/#respond Tue, 10 May 2016 17:38:25 +0000 http://chicagoarthurmurray.com/?p=619   Guaranteed Vacation Boosters: Must-Haves for Any #Tropical Getaway! Heading to a beautiful tropical paradise anytime soon?  At the very least, you could be heading to your […]

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Guaranteed Vacation Boosters: Must-Haves for Any #Tropical Getaway!

Heading to a beautiful tropical paradise anytime soon?  At the very least, you could be heading to your nearby Arthur Murray for a Dance Vacation this very week!  Near, or far, it’s important to have an idea of, ‘What’s in your Naked and Afraid pouch?’ in consideration of any future getaways.   Maybe you have your list of amazing sun screens, aloe vera soothers, unscented but effective Mosquito repellent, and your best sun Hat and comfy flip flops.  But what about the best Non-tangibles that will make any vacation unforgettable??

1. A Sense of Adventure

Activity is not always something we think about when heading somewhere beautiful to relax.  But a certain amount of exercise will increase your endorphins and make you feel better– and if it’s a bit challenging, even better!  Snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, dancing, zip lining, swimming or hiking will all burn stress toxins as well as calories and add a dopamine release because you accomplished something!  Balance your beach or pool time with trying something new and moving your body, and you’ll be sure to feel happier, more present and more energized!

Romantic couple on the beach2. Mad Rumba skills

At almost every poolside bar, restaurant or beach party, you will hear a version of ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy’ or ‘Kokomo’ played by some Hawaiian shirted dude on a Casio Keyboard.  A romantic Rumba with it’s spins, turns and dips can replace the boring old slow dance (aka High School hang) to these fun tropical sounds.  And if the music breaks into a faster tempo?  Salsa, Salsa, Salsa!  Rumba is the base of most Latin dances, so the beauty of the Arthur Murray Interrelated system means you can learn 4 dances in virtually the same time as one.  All the same swanky moves can be done in Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, and Bachata—increasing your versatility and your cool factor!

3. Take Time to smell the….Birds of Paradise?

Taking time to enjoy the beauty around us is easily lost in our everyday lives—but it’s there!  When we look at beautiful things we increase our emotional resilience, our connection to the splendor that surrounds us, and our ability to change our mood.  On vacation, the ocean, sandy beaches, colorful fish, flowers, and breathtaking sunsets are just a few of the moments we should take in and capture to be fully engaged, as well as use for future reference.  Being able to refer back to those moments of vacation tranquility when life gets crazy, can bring a sense of calm and reflection to any situation.

Join us this week as we get ready for Summer!  Bring your Sense of Adventure, your Mad Rumba and Latin dance skills, and get ready to Enjoy the week with our #TropicalGetway parties and group lessons!

 

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Medal Ball: A Ticket to Excitement, Confidence and Growth https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/medal-ball-ticket-excitement-confidence-growth/ https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/medal-ball-ticket-excitement-confidence-growth/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:41:24 +0000 http://chicagoarthurmurray.com/?p=593   Medal Ball: A ticket to Excitement, Confidence and Growth Medal Ball is coming this Sunday, May 5th at Alhambra Palace from 2pm to 9pm. There […]

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Medal Ball: A ticket to Excitement, Confidence and Growth

Medal Ball is coming this Sunday, May 5th at Alhambra Palace from 2pm to 9pm. There will be graduation freestyles, solo routines, professional show numbers, great music, food, fun and lots of dancing. Those are the easy facts, but WHY should you attend??

1. Your teacher wouldn’t ask you to go and dance if they didn’t think you were ready!

They are proud of what you’ve accomplished and excited to share it with the Arthur Murray Chicagoland family! We know, from years of doing events that when you step outside of what is normal and comfortable for you, your Confidence will get a giant Boost. Do it for that, and the big Dopamine rush.

2. It’s a great day to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments…including yours!

We know it’s not easy with all you do in your life to graduate from a level. This is a milestone in your dance progress and it deserves some recognition. Pat yourself on the back, my friend, and join us in clapping for you, and everyone else who is dancing and making those spectacular achievements. You’ve earned it.

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3. Are you missing anything?

There will be all kinds of dancers, dances and music to partake in and watch. This is a fantastic opportunity to see if there’s something you would like to add to your program. A personalized program should always be growing to keep it interesting, exciting and challenging for you. So take a look, and talk to your teachers about what you may want to add or do next!

4. Getting feedback from our Celebrity Adjudicators.

Whether you are excited about getting tips from our amazing panel of coaches or not, rest assured that your teachers are! Our panel of judges travels to events around the world because they love to share their passion for great dancing with you. They aren’t here to ‘judge’ you, but to give valuable feedback to you and your team of instructors to help your dancing feel and look even better. Make sure you have your coaching or critique times scheduled so you can hear the feedback directly from them!

Get your tickets today, and we’ll see you on the Dance Floor Sunday at 2pm!

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3 Reasons The Blackhawks are the Arthur Murray of the NHL https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/3-reasons-blackhawks-arthur-murray-nhl/ https://chicagoarthurmurray.com/3-reasons-blackhawks-arthur-murray-nhl/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:24:24 +0000 http://chicagoarthurmurray.com/?p=574 3 Reasons The Blackhawks are the Arthur Murray of the NHL By Jill DeMarlo 1. The Blackhawks are a Team that focuses on Playing the Game […]

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3 Reasons The Blackhawks are the Arthur Murray of the NHL
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By Jill DeMarlo

1. The Blackhawks are a Team that focuses on Playing the Game Right.

They are the definition of a true team, a confidence and a legacy that doesn’t waiver on their mission—to play great hockey and win together. They have single-handedly redefined a game that has often been all brute and smack-down brawn. Many have tried to knock them out of their commitment to HOW they play, taking hit after hit, trip after high stick, but it doesn’t seem to faze them.  They continue to do their own dance, sharing their winning strategy and their Hockey passion with the world.  One Goal…to the very end.

And what does a Ballroom Dance Company have to do with hockey, you ask?  History may say there’s nothing manly about it, yet sports teams around the globe are heading to dance floors and Ballet bars near them to improve their footwork, maneuvering skills, flexibility and core strength.  For over 100 years, Arthur Murray has a well played legacy in the Dance industry–sharing their extreme passion for all the benefits and joys of dancing with the world.  Others come up, and often go down but it doesn’t move them from their mission to give everyone that walks in, an amazing dance experience that will hit their desired Goals, and improve their skills.  Whether you want to be the Superstar player at a wedding, or a Salsa club, or you want to improve your Hockey, Basketball, Dating or Golf game, Arthur Murray can help you. They work as a team, like the beloved Blackhawks, sharing the knowledge and skills of the past, as well as the innovation of the present to bring power and experience to each collective school, each professional teacher.  If you like the physical action of Hockey, there’s plenty of it on the dance floor!  And you never know, a well played Salsa or Tango could lead to even better “physical action” later in the evening…

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2. They have individual greats that are the Best of the Best in their positions.

There’s no question that ESPY winner Jonathan Toews is a seasoned team Captain that brings the Blackhawks culture and leadership to every practice, every face-off, and every line he plays on.   Each Arthur Murray location consists of leaders that share their culture of service and standard of excellence to every team of players.  The Blackhawks have a Superstar roster that brings their unique set of skills to the game they clearly love.  Andrew Shaw, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and lead scorer Patrick Kane bring their exceptional passing, skating and puck handling styles to each match-up, year after year.  You want to see some mad skills? Maybe a sweet Hat trick or two??  Each Arthur Murray Pro brings their unique Hustle, skillful Tango, and latest Salsa techniques to every lesson they teach.  Spins, dips, hits, fancy footwork and amazing lines are all part of a great dance lesson AND a great hockey game.   There may even be occasional bumps to the head when you’re dancing, but stop looking down and that won’t happen!  Eyes on the prize…

And what about Rookies, do they have what it takes?  Let’s talk about Artemi Panarin!  He’s come into the team just this year, making and assisting in more goals than any Rookie player.  He’s adapted to the culture in just a few short months.  The teaching team at any Arthur Murray has a wide variety of backgrounds from sports, teaching and dance skills that bring something unique to every team–even our rookies hit it out of the… Rink!

3. An overall standard of Excellence.

From the top down,Stan Bowman to coach Quenneville to the demeanor of Captain Toews, there is a standard of Excellence and consistency—to work with what you have and bring out the best of your players for the good of the whole.   No looking back on losses, or mistakes, those are in the past and we have one thing to do, live in the now and go for the Goal!  Making mistakes is part of life, growth, and every hockey game.  The ability to reset and move on when something goes awry seems to be instilled in the psyche of every Blackhawks player, as it should be for every dance and every life situation.  After all, mistakes teach you how to adapt, adjust, and improve your next direction. They teach you how to train your brain to let it go, switch to the present and think about what can make the next moment amazing.  As the great Wayne Gretsky said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”  And you’ll miss out on 100% of the experiences in life that you don’t get out there and try.   In Hockey, in life, and in Dance, take a risk, strive for the best, and do something fun, do something out of the ordinary.   And if you feel like tripping, try Tripping the Light Fantastic!!

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