The Leader in Ballroom Dancing since 1912!

Teaching Bloomington, Indiana since 1994.

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Welcome to Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio of Bloomington, IN


Bloomington Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been teaching ballroom and social dance lessons in the Monroe, Green, Brown and Johnson counties for the past twenty-four years.  opening on the east side of Bloomington on Feb. 14 1994, the locally owned studio has helped thousands of people achieve the results they have wanted with their dancing.   The Owner, Barbara Leininger,  received the 2016 Loyd Olcott community service award and in 2008 the Diane Breeden-Lee Community Catalyst Award from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce for her development of the fundraising show “Arthur Murray Bloomington’s Dancing with the Celebrities”.  If you are looking to be active, learn a skill, or just prepare for a wedding dance.  Come on in and try out the fun and easy Arthur Murray teaching method.

A little history of Arthur Murray:

Dance History Arthur Murray Bloomington

Arthur Murray himself first started teaching people to dance in 1912. Starting with a “learn to dance at home” mail order business, he founded his first dance studio in 1923 on 43rd Street in New York City.  Since that time the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios have grown and now have studios throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Israel, and Japan. Arthur Murray’s dream of teaching the world to dance is being fulfilled. Standardized lessons are interchangeable from one Arthur Murray Franchise dance Studio to another. You are guaranteed that your lessons will be honored wherever there is an Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studio.

Your Personalized Dance Program


The Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios have found that students learn most quickly and effectively on a scholastic basis. Your Introductory Program is the first student level. You will be taught the basic patterns of the most popular dances today. Your instructor will explain how the Medal Standards are taught and will plan a personalized dance program to fulfill your specific needs and desires.

The degree of dancing you will achieve varies depending on your desire, goals, commitment, and interest. After your Introductory Program, the dance levels (degrees) progress from Associate and Full Medalist programs in Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Bar Standards. These courses are designed for people like yourself who desire a fundamental foundation or more advanced training in the social, as well as competitive (dance sport) styles.

Social and Competitive Dancing

The majority of students who come to an Arthur Murray Dance Studio are interested in becoming good social dancers and our medallist programs will help you achieve that goal. If competitive dancing (dance sport) is your desire, Arthur Murray Dance Studios can train you in the latest technique, steps, and styles. Indeed, we boast some of the top competitive couples in the world today.

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