🎸Heavy Medal Ball: What it's all about & WHAT TO WEAR ⚡️

Heavy Medal Ball

Come February 10th, Arthur Murray Santa Rosa will be holding our biannual Heavy Medal Ball

For those who haven't heard of Medal Ball, it's a super exciting event where Students & Instructors will rock the dance floor in multiple heats, and present dazzling solo performances for a special guest judge.

Attendees will enjoy a beautiful night of dancing, catered food, and yummy cocktails!

Tickets for Arthur Murray Students to participate are $45. 

Visitors are welcome to attend, and may purchase a spectator's ticket for $20. 

Basic participation options are the following : 

  • 6 Freestyle Heats of their choice

  • 3 Freestyle Heats and 1 Solo Routine 

  • 2 Solo Routines. 

  • *Each student may dance up to 4 heats with their Main Teacher and up to 2 Heats with another teacher of their own choice.  

Ala Carte Add On's are available as the following:

  • Amateur 3 Dance- EC Swing, Rumba, & Salsa  ($10) 

  •  4 Additional International Freestyle Heats ($15)

  • Dress Attire: The theme is Heavy Medal Ball, so any variation of formal blended with rock n roll will do just perfectly.  Here are  3 options you may choose from to make it easier :) 

1.) Heavy Medal Hardcore- Acid washed dress, heavy eyeliner, leather gloves, ripped jeans, teased hair.

2.) Heavy Medal Fancy - Business/ Dressy casual, with a dark edge.

3.) Just Fancy - Mid Length dress for women, and business casual for men. 

 

Time & Place:

Saturday, February 10th 2018, 5:00pm

Arthur Murray Santa Rosa

415 Davis Street, Santa Rosa, CA 

Conveniently located in Rail Road Square

Reserve your spot, and be sure to let a staff member know as soon as possible if you're thinking of attending.

We look forward to rockin’ out with you at Heavy Medal Ball!! 🎸💃🏻

What’s in your bag? Arthur Murray Edition

Napa Dance Lessons

Top 5 Dance bag essentials in order of their importance. 

#1 Shoes: An improper shoe will most certainly hamper even the most committed dancer from getting jiggy with it, busting out some fly cha cha moves or gravity defying waltz sequences. Accordingly, a good shoe has the ability to instill a strong confidence and an awesome sense of mojo and swagger. Suede soles are best, but in the absence of suede any smooth soled shoe that is firmly adhered to your foot will help you move with panache. 

#2 Swooshy pants: a swooshy skirt, or a flowy top. The key to the right wardrobe is juxtaposition. Examples: A tight body suit or tight black t-shirt contrasted by swooshy or flowy pants or a skirt. Alternately for the ladies another option is tight leggings with a loose silky top. Fabric that moves when you move is key to the visual affect of any great dance steps. How the steps affect the fabrics you are wearing and vice versa is an important consideration. 

#3 Beverage bottles! Its key to stay hydrated when dancing at the studio. Although we provide water, most students like to bring their own water bottles. For one thing, bringing your own water bottle is better for the environment. Additionally, it is much easier to keep track of your water consumption goals when you have your own bottle. Coffee and tea are also lovely but let’s not forget that water is best!

#4 Superfoods! The importance of food as an energy source cannot be stressed enough. Bring power bars, almonds, fruit etc. Its good to have healthy snacks you can eat on the go, so you don't get overly hungry which makes you want to eat chips and sugar. Another "superfood" of the ballroom is Mints. Everyone loves mints at the studio lest we commit the faux pas of halitosis, but dont forget if the mints have sugar in them they are not a good habit, so bring along sugar free mints instead so that you can pop them with abandon.

#5 Personal hygiene items: You don’t want to be stuck without a hair tie, a comb or deodorant, so its always good to keep a little supply of mini versions of your favorite personal items in your bag. Mini purell, mouth wash, possibly even a little toothbrush. Having these small essentials on hand could make you feel better from time to time.  Since we dance in close quarters with our fellow students, its best for your personal hygiene to be on point at all times.

We hope this helps give you ideas as you are packing your dance bag this week! See you at the studio; and lastly if you like this post please share it with your friends.

The Wacky World Festival

Jennie Orvino performing with Zach Crawford

Jennie Orvino performing with Zach Crawford

Festival is underway!!

We just had our first two Festival parties of the season and had so much fun with all of the wonderful students who were adorned in the wackiest gear they could muster! This year’s theme is Time travel, so we kicked it off with futuristic gear. Funny glasses and shiny pants fluttered about as we all boogied the night away.  Next we traveled back in time to the 80’s and 90’s with last Thursday’s Grunge and Glow party.  

So what is Festival, you might ask?

Festival is a six week themed party period that happens each year in the beginning of summer, throughout all Arthur Murray’s worldwide. It's a great time to get use out of any wacky clothes you have stashed away in your closet, and find an excuse to shop for more quirky apparel you would otherwise have no rational purpose for acquiring. 

During Festival, our students compete for prizes based on participation and school spirit. Our teachers are also competing with each other and teachers worldwide to see whose students are the most spirited! Stop by the front desk for more information on how you can get involved in Festival this year. Or stop by a Thursday night party to check it out for yourself!

Our Festival parties are free and open to the public, so come on in! 

Check out our Calendar to get in on the Fun!

 

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AuthorCara Recine