Dance Tonight instructors conduct introductory lessons that introduce the basic step for 6-8 dances of your choice. Students might practice the salsa and the foxtrot in a single afternoon, or segue from swing into an elegant waltz, all the while developing a preference for those moves that resonate with their bodies. After they've completed these classes, a basic program further hones their focus. Group sessions and parties enable them to rehearse alongside fellow learners, all of whom benefit from the studio's welcoming, judgment-free vibe.
Though the instructors keep the mood smooth and groovy, they're constantly channeling professional experience; owner Francesca Spumoni and her partner Jacek Kozdroj have competed nationally in American Style Ballroom. They can also assist with special events at their venue or on-location, hosting wedding receptions, school dances, and other celebrations.
Little did Arthur Murray know when he opened the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1912 that it would play an integral part in history. It was a dance studio that helped revolutionize direct mail advertising and led Murray to be the first person in the world to broadcast live dance music on the radio. By the 1930s, he had his instructors teaching new dances including “The Big Apple,” followed by the “Teeny Banana” on first-class steamship cruises. His instructors moved from steamships to big screens, teaching actors dance moves and starring in such films as Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. By then, the studio had inspired the hit song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry” by Betty Hutton and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Today, the studio’s name appears on the pages of Vogue, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Sports Illustrated.
Aside from remaining a presence in media and cities around the world, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio gets feet moving by teaching popular dances that include the cha-cha, fox trot, salsa, samba, and swing. The studio instructs on a variety of dances that help people look cool at bar mitzvahs, nightclubs, crosswalks, and anywhere dance is popular.:m]]
At Cinema Ballroom, swinging students rhythmically master movement in a fun, supportive environment. Experienced professionals guide dancers through each 60-minute class, starting with the basics and progressing into more difficult techniques as students master their new moves and shimmy off their shyness. Dip a chip-toting partner into the spiciness of salsa, learning the cha cha, cumbia, and mambo, or lose your blues in the romantic embrace of the Argentine tango, where fancy footwork blends with raw emotion and the passionate singing of a lovelorn barrel organ. Partners wind their way through elegant waltzes in ballroom class, and Latin dancers incorporate swing, samba, and paso doble into the traditional salsa repertoire. Check the schedule for class times.
The Historic Mounds Theatre - "Raising Your Spirits Since 1922". Whether you want to catch a fantastic play, a dinner theatre performance or rent our space for your own private event, St. Paul's beautiful historic and newly renovated theatre, offers you fine entertainment and a unique and welcoming atmosphere.