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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.

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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Dancing Leads to a Healthier Heart

Dancing Leads to a Healthier Heart

Maintaining a heart health is vital for a long life. Blood pressure, stress, and high cholesterol levels are only a few of the many factors that can put your heart at risk. Thankfully, there are many ways to protect your heart, with consuming healthy diet and exercise...

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How Dancing Makes You More Social

How Dancing Makes You More Social

Learning to dance offers you opportunities no other activity can provide. If you choose to take advantage of these opportunities, your overall health will improves, as well as your social life. Dancing has so many physical benefits but what most people don’t realize...

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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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