The Arthur Murray Dance Studo has been setting the standard since 1912. Dedicated to Excellence in teaching and the highest degree of customer satisfaction. Using the three-way teaching method, which combines private lessons, group lessons, and parties to practice what you learn, you can set your own pace, while learning in a fun environment.We offer dance lessons of all kinds: ballroom, ballroom dancing, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha, country, disco, salsa, swing, and twist just to name a few. Not only will you improve your dancing, it’s a fun way to exercise, get healthy, and who knows? Find romance!Whether you’re getting ready for a wedding, a competition we’re here to teach you in fun, relaxed environment.
Middle Eastern and flamenco dance instruction on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Eastland Plaza.
Katya Faris teaches beginner-professional how to Bellydance! She is an accomplished performer and teacher of 15 years, and focuses on Egyptian Raqs Sharki, Turkish Orientale, and American Cabaret styles. Instruction is currently at the Windfall Dance Studio, Classes are taught in 4 wk. sessions, and are $55/month prepaid. Level 1, Tuesdays at 6:45, and Level 2, Sundays at 3pm. To register for Level 1, contact Windfall; to register for Level 2,
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet is Jamie Gans on fiddle and Tamara Loewenthal on feet. We are committed to presenting the very best in percussive dance and traditional music from North America and the Celtic countries. We dance, we sing, we play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, jaw harps and more! Our songs and music range from Old Time Appalachian to Irish to French Canadian. In performance, we showcase a variety of step dance styles, from American clogging to English wooden shoe clogging to French Canadian reels and waltzes. We also teach percussive and traditional styles of dance, including calling and playing for square and contra dances. Rhythm is an important component of our work, whether drumming with feet or with our hands against our bodies. We engage our audiences and our students in the joy of movement and sound.
Kristi began dancing at age 4. She trained at two studios (The Dance Center …10yrs. and The Dance Co… 2 yrs.) She danced tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She was a Batchelor Pom for 2 years, and a South Pom for 4, being captain for 2 of those years. She holds numerous awards from UDA: 2 year All-Star, Drill Down Runner Up, Drill Down Champion, and 2 Captain’s Awards. After graduating high school, she began working as a UDA Camp Instructor teaching throughout the midwest and judging competitions. Kristi coached Edgewood Junior High Poms and Edgewood High School Poms for 3 years before opening the studio in 2001. The studio expanded after 6 years of growth and adding 5 competition teams and became Kicks Unlimited in 2007. Kristi coaches the Bloomington High School North Poms, is the Advisor to the IU Hoosier Dance Team, and works as a free-lance choreographer. Kristi also teaches Fitness classes.
One Step Above is an organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging discipline and self-confidence in children and teens. In addition to learning dance, gymnastic skills and technique, students are taught basic values of hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship.Most of our students are boys and girls ranging in age between three and eighteen. Several of our advanced students have chosen to join the One Step Above Dance Company and compete. However, the majority of our students attend regular classes to strengthen their skills and learn an appreciation for dance.
Most of our students are boys and girls ranging in age between three and eighteen. Our students attend regular classes to strengthen their skills and learn an appreciation for dance. We have an annual One Step Above recital. The recital is usually held at a local high school in either March or April. Students who participate in dance classes during the August – April semester will have the opportunity to perform in one of the recital shows. During the recital semester, each child will purchase a costume and shoes. Instead of an admission charge, each family pays a recital fee and may invite unlimited friends and family to the performance. You also purchase a costume wear.We have a schedule similar to the school year. We have one large session, and one small summer session, per year. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday during both semesters. You may enroll by coming to fall registration.Several of our advanced students have chosen to join the One Step Above Dance Company and compete. Membership in the OSA Dance Company requires both time and financial commitments from each student and their family. Each company routine performs at two or three regional competitions each year. Some years the studio will attend a National competition in June. Regional competitions could be in Indianapolis or in surrounding states. Attendance at regional or national competitions (or all company performances) is MANDATORY for all company members.
Windfall is governed by a Board of Directors (made up of people like you) which oversees financial aspects of the organization, develops long-range planning, and oversees the Business Manager and Artistic Director. The Business Manager handles day to day finances and school scheduling and the Artistic Director serves as a liaison to the community. Members of the adult performing company collectively make decisions concerning the artistic direction of the organization.Windfall Dancers’ programming has been extremely diverse, not only serving a wide distribution of ages, but also attracting audiences of varying artistic sensibilities. Currently, Windfall Dancers performs over 20 times per year including two major productions and several outreach performances.