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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.

East Coast Swing: Not Just for the East Coast

East Coast Swing: Not Just for the East Coast

East Coast is one of the dances that allows you to enjoy different kinds of upbeat music. East Coast Swing is characterized by three possibilities: single rime (The Jitterbug), double time and triple time. It’s a high-energy dance that gets the party started no matter...

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Every Mom Needs Merengue

Every Mom Needs Merengue

Have you ever wondered what kind of dance someone is doing? If you’re new to Merengue and have seen how amazing it looks, then you’ve probably already asked yourself these questions. What most people don’t know is that learning the Merengue is easy....

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Samba: Time to Infuse Energy into Your Party

Samba: Time to Infuse Energy into Your Party

Once only a colorful street dance from the Brazilian Carnival, the samba is an exciting dance style filled with energy, movement, and pace. Structured around rolling drum rhythms with twisting, staccato steps, the Samba is a vibrant, showy dance that gets your...

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You’re Never Too Young for Dancing

You’re Never Too Young for Dancing

Time and time again, people ask, “Aren’t they too young to learn dancing?” As long as you find age appropriate classes, the answer is no. In fact, children can learn how to dance before they can even speak! Dance is a primal part of human experience across all...

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West Coast Swing Isn’t Just for the West Coast

West Coast Swing Isn’t Just for the West Coast

There are only a few activities in life where we can communicate, connect and express our creativity at the same time. West Coast swing dancing is no longer for Californians. This energizing dance quickly gained popularity in the late 50s because of its refined style...

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Why Wedding Dance Lessons Pay Off on the Big Day

Why Wedding Dance Lessons Pay Off on the Big Day

Picture it: A dashing young prince meets his princess and asks for her hand in marriage. They’ve chosen the venue, the color scheme, the menu for the reception and even the song for their much-awaited first dance together as husband and wife. But one thing is standing...

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Let Salsa Help Your Balance

Let Salsa Help Your Balance

Quick steps, fast beats and a Latin flair are all characteristics of salsa dancing. And while it makes for a fun night out, it’s also an excellent way to get healthy and fit. The best part of it is, salsa dancing doesn’t even feel like exercise at all because...

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Why Salsa Dancing Is Good for Men

Why Salsa Dancing Is Good for Men

Dancing Can Make You Smarter Learning something brand new like exercise for your brain. It requires quite a bit of complex thinking. Since it requires that you think in a totally different way than you are used to, Salsa dancing puts your brain to work similar the way...

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Dancing with a Partner Helps You Exercise

Dancing with a Partner Helps You Exercise

The benefits of ballroom dancing are well-documented. Think about it: Mastering the steps and learning how to maneuver around the ballroom burns a lot of calories. And when you have a partner learning the steps with you, it also becomes a social activity that...

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Does Dancing Make You Smarter?

Does Dancing Make You Smarter?

As beautiful and graceful as dancing is, it’s hard work! And anyone who has watched a dancer perform is sure to agree. Not only does it melt calories, but it takes dedication and determination. But dancing is more than a means to stay physically fit. Did you know that...

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