Getting the most out of your coaching experience

We are so fortunate to have a system that keeps us striving and reaching for the best! One of those ways is the Traveling Consultant program. Our Coaches are amazing in so many aspects of dance. They would not be brought into the studio unless they have been through the trenches themselves and have received top recognition for their work. …

Who’s Leading This Dance, Anyway?

We have hundreds of men and women who come in to learn to dance every year. One of the first things they say is that the ladies are always leading. Here’s why. Most women are more knowledgeable about dance than their counterparts, and they are so eager to dance that they end up dragging their partners around. Do you think the …

How to Become a Good Dancer, Part 9 – The BEST 6 Tips

I found this list in the 1947 revised edition of Arthur Murray’s book How to Become a Better Dancer. I think these 6 tips will truly help you become a better dancer, just as Arthur Murray promises. It is so amazing how his concepts still stand the test of time almost 70 years later! Read on; I’m sure you will …

Are we picking up everybody else's Monkeys?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013   As I read and prepare for staff training meetings, I am often pleasantly surprised at how much I learn and grow as a business owner, and a mom.  The book in question this week is “The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey”.  This brilliant book from Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr., and Hal Burrows is …

One Hundred Things I Have Learned through Blogging! – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, February 1, 2013   Wow, next week is my 100th blog!!! What a thrill this has been to write, and hopefully be an inspiration to others. To tell you the truth, this has changed my life. I have written about J. Clair and Troy Woodbury, my family, my 36 years with Arthur Murray Studios, good health, rough surgeries, success, …

Health and Fitness through Dancing – Part 7

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 The Time Machine I believe that while I am dancing, time stops.  I also believe that as I continue to dance, time actually goes backwards and I get younger. Dancing is keeping me happy, healthy, and very young at heart. Who can deny the power of movement to music with an exciting partner and the great …

Christy Melgoza, Adjudicator and Owner Arthur Murray Dance Woodland Hills, Ca

This is the first of many “Dancing with the Stars” blogs Season 12 cast has been revealed!  This years cast of the 2011 “Dancing With The Stars” should be interesting! Check out these pairings! Kirstie Alley, who needs no introduction – Maksim Chmerkovskiy Chris Jericho ,WWE Wrestler  – Cheryl Burke Romeo, rap artist – Chelsie Hightower Chelsea Kane,  a Disney …

ATTENTION ALL LADIES: Arthur Murray Woodland Hills and 818 Freight to hold HUGE Trunk Show

Arthur Murray and ‘818 Freight’ will be hosting a trunk show featuring the latest cocktail and evening dresses from the designer, Sue Wong, and others. Join us for exclusive discounts for Arthur Murray students and their friends. It will be held from 4-6PM at The Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Woodland Hills on Saturday, January 29th, and will include Champagne and …

Katee Shean to Host Arthur Murray Dance Party LIVE Episode 5!

It’s Episode 5 of the Arthur Murray Dance Party LIVE! This week Katee Shean (So You Think You Can Dance Season 4 Runner Up) and Jacob Patrick will be hosting the party! You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime chance to interact with Katee… It’s Episode 5 of the Arthur Murray Dance Party LIVE! This week …

Global Hip Hop Sensation Brooklyn Jai to Host Arthur Murray Dance Party LIVE

Arthur Murray How To Dance Studios and Dance School proudly announces that world renowned hip hop choreographer Brooklyn Jai will be hosting the second episode of the Arthur Murray Dance Party LIVE tonight January 8th, 2011 at 7:45 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.  Brooklyn will be performing a special hip hop dance for our in-house and U-Stream audience. Brooklyn Jai has quickly …

How to Dance With Arthur Murray Announces The January 8th 2011 LIVE ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE PARTY!!

We’re doing it again! Learn how to dance with Arthur Murray Woodland and become an overnight internet STAR! That’s right the Arthur Murray Woodland Hills LIVE ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE PARTY broadcast is BACK after holiday hiatus. This Saturday January 8th 2011 we will be ringing the new year in with our signature Arthur Murray Dance Party broadcast LIVE on Ustream.tv. …