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Bloomingtondance Blog

Welcome to the Bloomington Dance Blog

The owner of Arthur Murray Bloomington and her staff would like to thank you for giving them the chance to teach ballroom and social dance locally for over 24 years. This blog is intended to help spread information about the benefits of dance as well as give the community a place to find information about upcoming events on the Arthur Murray Bloomington Dance Centers calendar.  Happy Holiday’s.

Why Learning a Slow Dance Can Help Your Balance

Why Learning a Slow Dance Can Help Your Balance

A slow dance is crucial for balance, especially for beginners. It takes time to learn movements and steps, rhythms and syncing up with music. Learning a slow dance will give you that time you need to perfect your balance and become more comfortable with yourself and...

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Getting Social While Learning Samba

Getting Social While Learning Samba

Dancing is as much a social activity as it is physical. The samba dance especially gives you this opportunity. It helps to bring out your personality. You communicate a lot to your samba partner and to your other studio mates in the way you dance, and the way you go...

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Let’s Go Do the Hop!

Let’s Go Do the Hop!

Time to Go to the Hop! This song comes from great 1950’s music. Here are some of the best moves for it. The Stroll Step to the right across your left, touching the floor lightly with your toe, bring the right back “home,” and then repeat the move. Bring...

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Get Yourself Prom Ready with Today’s Hottest Moves

Get Yourself Prom Ready with Today’s Hottest Moves

You can’t have a prom without dancing. This requires knowing some of the hottest dance moves of today. A great sample is some moves from famed dancer and recording artist Jordyn Jones. Here are some of her favorites. Slide, Roll, Down Swing the left arm in an arc to...

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Have You Ever Tried the Quickstep Dance?

Have You Ever Tried the Quickstep Dance?

One of the most famous of the ballroom dances, the quickstep was developed as a mixture of the Charleston and the Foxtrot from the early 20th Century and England and New York. Created in tandem with the faster music bands were playing, which required rapid footwork,...

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The History of the Irish Jig

The History of the Irish Jig

Ireland’s staple folk dance, the jig is lively and fun, known for its quick stepping and jumping routines. While the word “jig” comes from the French word “giguer,” meaning “jump,” the dance originated in England in the 16th Century, and was introduced to Ireland a...

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Get Your Spring Moving with Samba

Get Your Spring Moving with Samba

Spring is the season that signifies new life, and there’s no better way to celebrate life than with the zesty, romping fun of samba dancing! This Brazilian style mixes both elegance and athleticism, bringing dancers together in a sultry expression of vivacious...

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Use Dance to Stay in Shape This Winter

Use Dance to Stay in Shape This Winter

Dance has great advantages over any other kind of workout. Exercise regimens become repetitive and dull, which decreases your chances of challenging yourself and your body, and even increases your chance of quitting the exercise altogether. Dancers never have this...

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Chase Away Those Winter Blues with Sizzling Samba

Chase Away Those Winter Blues with Sizzling Samba

Let Your Samba Sizzle Samba is a sensual, sexy style of dance hailing from the African people in Brazil who infused African dance culture with Latin American in the late 16th Century. Mostly a solo dance, samba can also be partnered, and has fast quarter beats with a...

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Time to Feel the Romance on Valentine’s Day

Time to Feel the Romance on Valentine’s Day

Find Romance On the Dance Floor In a world where romance often seems downright impossible, dance can be a terrific way to find love. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio can show you how. Community of Dance Dancing’s a perfect way to meet new prospects, since the very...

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