http://dancefederalway.com Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:26:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 April 2015 is here!!! http://dancefederalway.com/april-2015-is-here/ http://dancefederalway.com/april-2015-is-here/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:25 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1330 We’re in Springtime Bliss here in the month of April, and there is so much to be excited about. With all the events happening in our […]

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We’re in Springtime Bliss here in the month of April, and there is so much to be excited about. With all the events happening in our studio, you’re bound to have a good time dancing with all of your friends because this is where you want to be! Here’s what’s happening in our Month of April! Don’t have access to our calendar? Click >HERE<! :)

April 2nd
Our Spring Showdown is upon us and we’re ready to have a great time dancing at this In-Studio event! Join us for a night full of friendly competition between our students, as we get ready to dance the night away. Tickets to this event are $40, and besides dancing, we’ll have Hors d’oeuvre, some social dancing, and a fun-filled night for everyone to enjoy. Call the studio to reserve a ticket for you and your guests!

April 9th
We’re going out for After Hours this night! Here, we take our dancing out into the real world, and apply everything that we’ve learned on the social dance floor. The location is TBA.

April 17th
We’re “Singing in the Rain” at our Spring Open House, and want all of you to join us! Invite your friends and family member to join! Have them take advantage of our Guest Special, which is 2-30 minute private instruction, and 1-40 group instruction, for just $30! AWESOME! Our Complimentary Group starts at 8:30 pm, and the party starts at 9pm! Don’t miss out on the this fun!

April 23-26th
BANFF Dance-O-Rama is here and our students have been preparing for this all year. We’ll use this week as a Pep Rally week to send our students off to this great dance event!!

We look forward to seeing you in the month of April!! Hooray!

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March Madness 2015 http://dancefederalway.com/march-madness-2015/ http://dancefederalway.com/march-madness-2015/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:00:26 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1311 In the month of March, we have some incredible things happening that are geared toward the enhancement of your dancing! Join us for a crazy month […]

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In the month of March, we have some incredible things happening that are geared toward the enhancement of your dancing! Join us for a crazy month full of awesome, and most importantly, MADNESS!! :)

March 1st | At the Double Tree Hotel in Sea-Tac, we’re hosting our Winter Puget Sound Showcase! Our students have been preparing for the past 6 months some great routines, and this is the day they will show you all  their hard work. Call the studio to inquire about Guest Tickets, and come support your dance peers on Sunday, March 1st!

March 3rd and March 5th | We’re bringing our Visiting Event Officials to get some great feedback from our dancing that we did at our Winter Puget Sound Showcase! On March 3rd, we have Robert Long, Chair of the National Dance Board and Franchisee, here to help us with our dancing! And on March 5th, we have Roberto Gonzalez, Area 6 Dance Director and Member of the National Dance Board, here also to help us with our dancing. We’re so happy and lucky to have these two very distinguished people in our studio to help us become better dancers!

March 6th & 7th | Our studio is closed for “Teacher Rest Day”, so please get your lessons rescheduled if you have them on Friday and/or Saturday!

March 12th | That’s right! AFTER HOURS is back and we’re celebrating this night! An important ingredient in making this happen is YOU! Bring your self, and maybe a guest, to our After Hours Night happening March 12th. This event goes from 9pm to 1030pm, and we want you to use your dancing in “Real Life” situation. We’re taking our students out Social Dancing, so this is perfect opportunity to use all your cool moves out on the Social Floor outside of the studio!

March 17th | Come join us for our “LUCKY YOU” Open House and Guest Party happening this day! We have a Complimentary Guest Group happening at 700pm, and then our Open House Party starts at 745pm. Treat your friends and family to an awesome dance evening, filled with fun, laughter, and most importantly DANCING!! Have them take advantage of our Guest Special for just $30! Call the studio now to find out how your friends an family can take advantage of this great special.

 

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Let’s dance the days away in January of 2015! http://dancefederalway.com/lets-dance-days-away-january-2015/ http://dancefederalway.com/lets-dance-days-away-january-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:11:07 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1280 January is here and we want to be a part of you the “New Year, New Me” movement! Dancing has proven many times to give you some […]

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January is here and we want to be a part of you the “New Year, New Me” movement! Dancing has proven many times to give you some awesome benefits like social ease, exercising, socializing, feeling confident, and many others! You deserve to have all those things as well. Come check us out this month! Walk In, Dance Out! :)

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The Nifty Month of November 2014 http://dancefederalway.com/nifty-month-november-2014/ http://dancefederalway.com/nifty-month-november-2014/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:44:12 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1251 Haven’t gottten a chance to check out what’s happening in the month of November? No worries! Catch our Constant Contact here! ———>>>The Nifty month of November […]

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Haven’t gottten a chance to check out what’s happening in the month of November? No worries! Catch our Constant Contact here! ———>>>The Nifty month of November 2014

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The OH-MAZING Month of October! http://dancefederalway.com/oh-mazing-month-october/ http://dancefederalway.com/oh-mazing-month-october/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:08:47 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1238 Haven’t gotten a chance to check out our October Calendar?! No worries! Access it from right here!  October Calendar HERE!!! Save the date and make some […]

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Haven’t gotten a chance to check out our October Calendar?! No worries! Access it from right here!

 October Calendar HERE!!!

Save the date and make some room for your DANCING!!! :)

 

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Studio Closed this Saturday, July 12th. http://dancefederalway.com/studio-closed-saturday-july-12th/ http://dancefederalway.com/studio-closed-saturday-july-12th/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:37:44 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1182 The studio will be closed for an Teacher In Service Day! Be sure to check out our constant contact for more information! Click Here ————>> Short […]

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The studio will be closed for an Teacher In Service Day! Be sure to check out our constant contact for more information!

Click Here ————>> Short Week Ahead!!

 

– The Staff of Federal Way Arthur Murray

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Happy 4th!!! (and 5th…) http://dancefederalway.com/happy-4th-5th/ http://dancefederalway.com/happy-4th-5th/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:05 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1179 The studio is closed on the 4th and 5th of July in celebration of our nation’s Independence! Take a look at our constant contact, and be […]

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The studio is closed on the 4th and 5th of July in celebration of our nation’s Independence! Take a look at our constant contact, and be sure to mark your calendar!!! We’ll see you then! :)

Click Here —–>>> Happy 4th and 5th (Studio Closed during holiday) Constant Contact 

-The Staff of Federal Way Arthur Murray

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The Jazzy Month of July 2014 http://dancefederalway.com/jazzy-month-july-2014/ http://dancefederalway.com/jazzy-month-july-2014/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:49:21 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1173 Here is our Constant Contact for the Month of July! Read it and don’t forget to mark you calendars! (click here) ——> The Jazzy Month of July […]

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Here is our Constant Contact for the Month of July! Read it and don’t forget to mark you calendars! :)

(click here) ——> The Jazzy Month of July 2014 – Constant Contact

-The Staff of Federal Way Arthur Murray School of Dance

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Some interesting facts about ballroom dancing http://dancefederalway.com/some-interesting-facts-about-ballroom-dancing/ http://dancefederalway.com/some-interesting-facts-about-ballroom-dancing/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:17:15 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1113 The ballroom dancing “closed hold” possibly had its origins when men wore swords. The ladies were always on their right to avoid tripping over the swords. […]

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The ballroom dancing “closed hold” possibly had its origins when men wore swords. The ladies were always on their right to avoid tripping over the swords.

The first record of dance to the rhythm of the waltz is a peasant dance from Provence, France, in 1559.

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.

The fox has been said to have an unusual gait amonst 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.

The mambo dance originated in Cuba, where there were substantial settlements of Haitians. The mambo was originally any rumba with a riff ending.

The “rumba influence” came in the 16th century with the black slaves imported from Africa. The native rumba folk dance is essentially a sex pantomime danced extremely fast with exaggerated hip movements and with an aggressive attitude on the part of the man and a defensive attitude on the part of the woman.

The samba originated in Brazil. It was and is danced as a festival dance during the street festivals.

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.

Sources: www-staff.mcs.uts.edu.au/~don/pubs/modern.html www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/history.htm

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St. Murray’s Day Open House! http://dancefederalway.com/st-murrays-house/ http://dancefederalway.com/st-murrays-house/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:50:55 +0000 http://dancefederalway.com/?p=1101 St. Murray’s Day Open House and Guest Party March 14th!  St. Patrick’s Day is approaching us and we thought we’d put a BALLROOM SPIN on this […]

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St. Murray’s Day Open House and Guest Party March 14th! 

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching us and we thought we’d put a BALLROOM SPIN on this great holiday, and turn it into St. Murray’s Day here in theFederal Way Arthur Murray School of Dance!!! Put on your GREEN and get in here for the biggest guest party that’ll be happening in the month of March!

We’ll be having a great time dancing, and we want you to bring in yourself in for a great time with us!
This complimentary party will feature:
hors d’oeuvres
Guest Prizes
Professional Floor Show
and LOTS OF GREAT DANCING!!!

830pm is when our Complimentary Guest Group stars, then our Guest Group commences at 9pm. Perfect way for you to use those moves you learned in your Group Class!

RSVP your spot today by calling 253.941.1841!

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