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Bloomingtondance Blog

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.

Let’s Dance Away Your Winter Blues

Let’s Dance Away Your Winter Blues

With the days growing shorter and shorter, it’s not surprising that many people feel tired, run down and even unhappy. The “winter blues” is quite common when the temperatures drop. With less time to get out socialize, it’s easy to fall into a slump and even feel sad...

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Liven Up Your Holiday Party with Popular Christmas Dances

Liven Up Your Holiday Party with Popular Christmas Dances

If you attended a holiday party any time within the past twenty years,  guaranteed you’ve heard the Macarena, Mambo No. 5 or the Cha Cha slide played at least once during the festivities. (And don’t even get us started on the Electric Slide or YMCA.) Those...

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Learning the Fun Dance of the Day!

Learning the Fun Dance of the Day!

Every few years, a new song comes out that has its own dance moves. And before you know it, everyone is doing it.  Below is a list of five, both old and new dances move you should teach your kids. The Macarena: This 1990s Spanish dance song was...

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Turkey Trot Your Way into Thanksgiving

Turkey Trot Your Way into Thanksgiving

Dancing the Turkey Trot is the only exercise you’ll need today, it’s also the only exercise you will be capable of doing after your big feast. But the Turkey Trot wasn’t always a fun holiday song complete with twisty dance moves, before that, the...

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Group Dance Classes Offers Easy Socialization

Group Dance Classes Offers Easy Socialization

Group dance classes are a fun way for children and adults to learn how to dance in a friendly social setting. Dance classes are the perfect way to learn basic techniques and get comfortable with the fundamentals of specific dance styles, such...

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Dance Can Help with Mental Well Being

Dance Can Help with Mental Well Being

In principle, all forms of dancing have positive mental benefits; however, some forms of dance will have more/different benefits than other types. For example, a slow dance may not burn many calories or release many endorphins, but may well contribute to long-term...

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The Best Halloween Dances to Learn

The Best Halloween Dances to Learn

Ah, Halloween.  The only day when cosplayers at the top dogs. Apart from an Instagram-worthy costume, what else could you need to make Halloween the best that it could possibly be? Dance moves No amount of costuming prowess can disguise ineptness on the dance...

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Dancing for Charity

Dancing for Charity

Everyone believes in something. Whether it’s helping children in foreign countries or animal rescues, finding ways to raise awareness and funds to help your cause is noble. But what if you’ve run out of ideas?  Hosting an event is a popular form of...

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Why Contemporary Dance is Good for You

Why Contemporary Dance is Good for You

The beauty of contemporary dance lies in the endless possibilities of exploring creativity first. Since it doesn’t have defined rules, it lets you connect your mind with your body giving you a sense of freedom and inner peace. It describes a range of techniques used...

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Why Dancing with Others is Great for Morale

Why Dancing with Others is Great for Morale

Dancing is a fundamental part of being a human being. We know this because there is no part of the world where rhythm is ignored. We also know this because we find ourselves tapping our toes to songs we don’t like. We just can’t help it. Our subcortical brain...

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