Arthur Murray Etobicoke has been super busy for 2013! We are in the process of updating our blog with photos and information about our current and upcoming events. This blog will be updated every Monday from our launch date. This will be a source of information about things happening within the studio and a way to keep all of our students and people interested in dance afoot. The site is currently under construction but will be up and running before you know it!
Join Our Karaoke Party This Friday September 28th! See You all There!
Here’s hoping everyone’s having a fantastic Valentine’s Day!
Whether or not you’re coming into the studio to dance tonight, we have some songs that you and your loved one will have a blast dancing to:
· “Smooth” by Santana
· “Oye como Va” by Santana
· “My Maria” by Brooks and Dunn
· “Super Freak” by Rick James
· “Cuban Pete” by Tito Puente
· “Missionary Man” by The Eurythmics
· “Material Girl” by Madonna
· “Party All The Time” by Eddie Murphy
· “Last Dance” by Donna Summer
· “A Wink and a Smile” by Harry Connick, Jr.
· “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole
· “Fly me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
· “You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin
· “Something’s gotta Give” by Sammy Davis Jr.
· “World On A String” by Peggy Lee
· “La Bilirrubina” by Juan Luis Guerra
· “El Costa de la Vida” by Juan Luis Guerra
· “Beautiful Maria of My Soul” Mambo Kings soundtrack
· “Falling Into You” by Celine Dion
· “Power of Two” by Indigo Girls
· “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
· “Innocent Man” by Billy Joel
· “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” Strictly Ballroom soundtrack
· “I Do” by Paul Brant
· “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
· “Stop” by Mark Anthony
· “La Isla Bonita” by Madonna
· “The Girl from Ipanima” by Sammy Davis Jr.
Have a fantastic Valentine’s Day! <3
Although you are all on your way to becoming masters of dance, we thought we’d share some known and unknown facts about ballroom dancing.
1) Originally, the tango was a light spirited Flamenco dance from Spain. The Tangano, an African dance imported with the slaves, is a more likely precursor.
2) The fox has been said to have an unusual gait amongst animals: It can walk with its feet under its body to form a single track which is a theory how the foxtrot began. The foxtrot was danced this way early in its history.
3) The mambo dance originated in Cuba, where there were substantial settlements of Haitians. The mambo was originally any rumba with a riff ending.
4) The samba originated in Brazil. It was and is danced as a festival dance during the street festivals.
5) Originally known as the Cha-cha-cha. It became popular about 1954. Cha-cha is an offshoot of the mambo. In the slow mambo tempo, there was a distinct sound in the music that people began dancing to, calling the step the “triple” mambo. Eventually it evolved into a separate dance, known today as the cha-cha. The dance consists of three quick steps (triple step or cha cha cha) and two slower steps on the one beat and two beat.
Till next time,
Arthur Murray Etobicoke
This years’ first team match took place at our studio here in Etobicoke. We had teams from Yorkville and Woodbridge as well as two teams of our own. As most of you who attended know, the goal was to have as much fun as possible – not something we struggle with at Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Woodbridge won this time, but hey – a little friendly competition keeps things interesting.
Check out some of the amazing pics from the night and maybe you’ll be able to spot yourself or a friend!
|Team Match Jan 2012|
Can’t wait to see all of you at SPOTLIGHT on Feb 24th @ 8:45PM!!!!
Till next time!